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Victoria Day weekend events in Toronto 2016

Victoria Day long weekend events in Toronto will keep you up all day and night, so you won't have to sleep until Monday. There's no need to feel like you're stuck in the city with the amount of fun stuff going on both inside and out this May Two-Four weekend.

Check out our roundup post for information on Victoria Day fireworks celebrations this year.

For more events this weekend click on over to our events section.


Rib Fest at Yonge and Dundas (May 20-21)
Did you know May is BBQ month? Yonge and Dundas will be taken over by the hungery masses for Rib Fest, which will feature some of the best ribs teams from across Canada.

Toast! pop-up at the Distillery District
This highly hyped pop-up continues this week and will be serving up options like birthday cake batter slathered on chocolate sour dough and green goddess goat cheese on pumpkin seed rye from Saturday, May 21 through to Monday, May 23 at 45 Mill St.


Arcade (May 19-20)
A collection of miniature performances, theatres, and cinemas about the forgotten and displaced parts of Toronto's urban landscape at the Bata Shoe Museum.

Franco-FiertĂŠ Fundraiser and launch event (May 19)
Yours truly DJ Phil V and Yung Bambi DJ the French Pride fundraiser and launch party with a special performance from Jezebel Bardot.

Operanation (May 19)
DJ Armand and Dragonette entertain at the year's biggest opera party.

Circus Sessions (May 20-21)
Witness and participate in the two-night performance of Circus Sessions where artists will share exciting new ideas, discoveries, collaborations. France's Adel Node-Langlois will also be presenting an original work.

Echo Beach spring market (May 21)
The Junction Flea Market heads down to the water for one day only.

North American Indigenous Cultural Festival (May 21-22)
The 1st annual festival of its kind, and it all goes down at Downsview Park. Expects lots of food, artisans, live music, and cultural programming.

Trinity Bellwoods drum circle opening circle (May 22)
It's been four years, and it's still going strong -- the open drum circle goes down 12-6 p.m.


Breakbot (May 19)
The French pop smooth operator visits Velvet Underground.

Continuum live band Karaoke (May 19)
Continuum Contemporary Music is teaming up with Univox & Florivox Choirs for a night of live karaoke in the Junction.

Manifesto X Wavelength (May 20)
Two of Toronto's most groundbreaking, community-based arts organizations team up for a night of boundary-busting music and visuals.

Fiddles at Fort York (May 21)
From 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. players of bowed string instruments from different traditions teach workshops and perform a concert, leading up to our community "Around-the-World Jam" at 2:30pm.

Four Tet and Ben Ufo (May 21)
Get ready for DJ sets from two electronic masters at Coda.

Selena Gomez at the ACC (May 22 - ALERT this show is now happening May 25)
Justin Bieber's ex performs at the ACC. I really do love "Can't keep my hands to myself" (as does everyone else, apparently).

Phon.o at Bambi's (May 22)
Berlin-based DJ and producer PHON.O comes to Toronto to provide the soundtrack for a grimey holiday weekend dance party, including local support from BSMNT.


8th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival (May 20-22)
From Rio to Toronto and around the world,the 8th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) gives audiences an even closer look at the sports they love, the teams they follow and the social issues that often surround them. All happening at TIFF.

Punk Singer (May 19)
Take a rousing tour of music, feminism, pop culture and the riot grrl movement through the life and work of Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre.

World Goth Day (May 21)
Celebrate this darkest of days with a screening of Interview with a Vampire.

Scream Queens: A League of their Own (May 22)
Mystery Science Theatre Drunk History Elvira x lots of booze. Get ready to experience movies like never before. Allysin Chaynes hosts.

Bollywood Classics (May 22)
Mughal-e-Azam screens at the Aga Khan Museum.


These are the choice dance parties for the long weekend. My favourite would be
Boy Problems - A Carly Rae Jepsen queer dance party on Saturday, May 21. The most underrated album of last year gets the dancefloor attention it deserves with this one-off, west side dance party.

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