The top weekend events in Toronto: July 10-12
Weekend events in Toronto will have you celebrating the Pan Am Games. The opening ceremony is this Friday and PANAMANIA will be in full swing. If you're boycotting the games due to HOV lanes, government spending or general pessimism, there's plenty of non-Pan Am fun happening around the city. Stop by one of the many food fests or get your EDM fix at Echo Beach.
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Franco-FĂŞte (July 10-24)
Franco-Fete is an opportunity for Toronto's French-speaking residents to get together and celebrate what makes their culture special - and teach others about them too. The festival, at Yonge-Dundas Square, will include a heavy dose on French music.
Beaches Jazz Fest (July 10-26)
The Beaches Jazz Fest continues to expand, this year encompassing three weekends at Woodbine Park, on top of the annual street festival, while still remaining free for everyone. See performances by the Lula All Stars, Chris Thomas King, Ogguere, God Made Me Funky, The Boom Booms and many more.
TO Food Fest (July 12)
Now in its third year, the TO Food Fest has become a summer staple for Toronto. Vendors will include poutine empire Smoke's Poutinerie and newcomers like the Heirloom Food Truck.
Toronto Bastille Day (July 12)
Head to David Pecaut Square to celebrate French culture. There will be tons of live entertainment and traditional French dancing. You can bring your own picnic, or if you feel like spending a few bucks, you can buy some French food.
PAN AM GAMES
Pan AM Games Opening Ceremony (July 10)
The city seems to have spared no expense for the games, and the opening ceremony is no different. The highlight of the night will be Cirque du Soleil performing their world class acrobatic show.
PANAMANIA (July 10-26, August 7-12)
The Pan Am Games aren't just about sports. You'll be able to see acts like The Roots, Flaming Lips, Chromeo, Jann Arden, USS, Lights, Janelle Monae, Colin James, tons of world music artists and lots more - all for free at Nathan Phillips Square and the CIBC PanAm Park. Check the schedule and show up early.
Junction Night Market (July 11)
Looking for a budget-friendly way to spend your Saturday night? Head to the Junction for the Night Market where you'll find prepared food vendors from the weekly farmers' market, local restaurants, breweries, and more. The best part? Everything is $5.
Northern BBQ (July 12)
If you didn't get your fill of BBQ at Ribfest, Northern BBQ is here to help. The event promises to serve you up BBQ greatness in every form imaginable: grilled, fried, smoked, sandwiches or stuck on a stick.
Full Flex Express (July 11)
Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Jack U and more will be taking the stage at Echo Beach this Saturday. You're gonna have to act quickly if you want to snag tickets, there's not many left on Ticketmaster so you may need to turn to StubHub.
Party on the Block (July 10-12)
The Harbourfront Centre is hosting a cost-free three-day block party inspired by neighbourhoods around the world. Expect to find everything from Egyptian and Syrian traditional dancing to live music performances.
Mirvish Village Sidewalk Sale (July 11)
This event has all the bells and whistles of a neighbourhood street fest: local food vendors, retail booths, and live music. The fest is free, so if you just want to do some window shopping you don't have to spend any of your hard-earned cash.
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