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Weekend events in Toronto June 16-18 2017

Weekend events in Toronto include a dizzying number of parties and festivals. NXNE is back, there's also the much-anticipated Taco Fest, Taste of Little Italy, Nuit Rose and a handful of dance parties. Summer is clearly almost here. 

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    • June 16-18
      This is the gaming arm of NXNE and it features loads of vendors and exhibits. Sign up in advance for the Street Fighter tournament.
      Yonge-Dundas Square
    • June 16
      This is a wearable art and performance extravaganza from Montreal. Hosted by Nuit Rose, it will feature some of Toronto's most innovative artists, designers and performers.
      The 519
    • June 16
      Toronto's Rude Collective presents Black. Nuance. Shade. It's a multi-sensory art show exploring the nuances of queer Black identity.
      Blank Canvas Toronto
    • June 16
      This is campy tribute to the 1995 film, featuring an all-star cast, complete with drag queens, show-stopping musical performances, and followed by a '90s dance party!
      Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
    • June 17
      To join in on this adorable light parade, you simply need to wear or carry a light-emitting object. The procession starts at James Canning Garden on Gloucester.
      James Canning Gardens
    • June 17
      There will be stages set up on every corner of the street featuring everything from polka bands, to indie rock, country and folk.
      Roncesvalles Ave
    • June 17
      This community celebration shuts down Church during the day with extended patios, multiple entertainment stages and a high heel race down the middle of the street.
      Church Wellesley Village
    • June 16-18
      College Street is closed down with food, fun and more food. It's free until 1 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
      Little Italy
    • June 18
      Screen Queens takes over the front of the Royal Cinema during Taste of Little Italy for a tailgate party. When the sun sets head inside for a screening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
      The Royal Cinema
    • June 15-18
      Check out 80 Canadian and international exhibitors, three curated exhibitions, readings, panel discussions, book launches, performances and workshops.
      Artscape Youngplace
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    • June 16
      Hang out under the stars at Sugar Beach for this wine and booze event. You'll need a ticket to get in, but trying all the samples should make it worth it.
      Queens Quay
    • June 16-18
      All kinds of award-winning rib makers turn up the heat alongside craft breweries like Flying Monkey, Barnstormer Brewing, Naughty Otter and Left Field.
      Woodbine Park
    • June 17
      An outdoor parking lot BBQ in the Aleyards is a pretty great way to celebrate any dad in your life. Both Rainhard and Shacklands will be pouring beer.
      Rainhard Brewing Co.
    • June 17
      Indulge in signature dishes from some of the city's best restaurants and sample gourmet food and drink all in one place.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • June 17
      The eighth annual festival sees seven local chefs battle for BBQ supremacy. There are also grilling seminars and a cocktail competition. Tickets are $20.
      Danforth Avenue (between Broadview and Jackman)
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    • June 17
      Gallant open for John Legend and his long awaited Darkness and Light Tour. A night under the stars with that voice and that piano and those hits? Yes please.
      Budweiser Stage
    • June 17
      Hear deep, soulful, world beat and house music from this Toronto DJ duo who are both politically active and musically relevant as ever. 
      The Famous Spiegeltent
    • June 18
      Duke Dumont plays inside Noire, which is inside of Rebel at the Cabana After Party, so people will already pretty lit from the first beat drop.
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Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Taste of Little Italy


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