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Weekend events in Toronto July 22-24 2016

Weekend events in Toronto lean heavily on amazing food experiences like the T&T Night Market and KothuFest. If all else fails head to the brand new OssFest or Big on Bloor to walk it off. Have a great, sunny weekend everyone!

Here are my top picks for weekend events in Toronto.

FOOD & DRINK

Lakeshore Rib Fest (Fort York)
Fort York gets its very own Rib Fest! Part of the Northern Heat Rib Series, expect a whole lotta meat grilling, competitions, prizes and (duh) beer.

Homegrown Pizza in the Park (July 22, Christie Pits)
A community pizza night at the wood-burning oven at Christie Pits Park. For $5 you get half a pizza, served by a Homegrown Park Ranger and cooked up by the people at Pizzeria Libretto and A3 Napoli.

Toronto's Festival Of Beer (July 22-24, Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place)
Saturday is sold out, but Friday and Sunday are still calling your name down at the Ex grounds. 333 brews spread out over the property. Buy some tokens and try as many as you can handle. There are also concerts, one of which is House of Pain on Friday.

T&T Night Market (July 22-24, T&T Market)
The night market of all night markets, the T&T parking lot is taken over by hundreds of food stalls, two stages of entertainment and one of the the best summer sunset views of the city skyline you'll ever see.

Momo Crawl (July 24, Little Tibet, Parkdale)
Did you know Little Tibet is in Parkdale? It's true! And this means Momo's! Momos are delicious Tibetan dumplings (meat or veg) mixed with herbs and spices. $20 gets you a passport to 10 momos at resto's all around the area.

KothuFest (Scarborough Civic Centre)
Kothu Roti is one of the greatest dishes on planet earth. It's a Sri Lankan streetfood made up of chopped up roti and a small mountain of other delicious ingredients. This Fest also features music and games... but mostly the gift to your mouth and belly called Kothu.

FESTIVALS

Wayhome Festival (July 22-24, Oro Medonte)
The massive, out of town but worth the trek art and culture fest is finally here! The second edition of the laid-back music and camping extravaganza (you don't have to camp if you don't want to, but it makes things way easier) features headliners LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers. Also so many other bands, both local and international. Have fun!

OssFest (July 23, Ossington Ave)
Ossington finally gets a street fest of their very own! This one has a twist though, it's centered around a Crit Bike race most of the day, and then fun restaurant and shop activities on the street.

Big on Bloor (July 23-24, Bloor Street West)
Look forward to two days of shopping and entertainment when BIG on Bloor closes the street off to cars between Lansdowne and Dufferin. The event boasts a lengthy list of vendors, entertainers, and more. Best part? It's open 'till midnight on Saturday! Full list of fun here.

Figment (July 23-24, Olympic Island)
Redefining how you interact with art, this little festival on Toronto Island (Gibraltar Point to be exact) will feature many large scale interactive artworks. Seriously, just show up with zero expectations and let your mind run free. Last year's fest included a giant fish, forest sound loops, and an intergalactic garden.

Rogers Cup (July 23-31, Aviva Centre, York University)
Stacks of amazing Canadian talent this year on the courts of this ultra important tennis tournament happening in the Northern reaches of the city. We've made a list describing everything you need to know about the tournament, so get your cutest tennis gear on and grab a seat.

Toronto International BrazilFest (July 24, Earlscourt Park)
If you can't make it down to Rio de Janeiro for the summer 2016 Olympics, you can always celebrate Brazil right here in Toronto thanks to the 13th annual BrazilFest. The all-day event runs from noon until 10 p.m and features loads of entertainment, drinks and food.

MARKETS

Summer Post Market (July 24, Steam Whistle Brewery)
From 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. shop vintage, handmade and new clothing and projects from an impressive list of vendors spread out all around the Steam Whistle Brewery.

POKEMON GO

Toronto Gaymers Pokemon Go Village crawl (July 23, Riddle Room)
Gay gamers unite at the Riddle Room! The group will leave around 6 p.m. to stroll the village, get some items via Pokestops, and "possibly some gym takeovers, depending what team you're on." The purpose of this meet up is to promote safe Pokemon hunting.

Pokemon Go Lure Party (July 23, Jack Layton ferry terminal)
Catch them all starting at 6 p.m. right on the water. This might be the nicest Lure Party venues the city has hosted so far. Bring friends, a full battery, and most importantly, lucky eggs.

MUSIC

Black Mountain (July 23, Lee's Palace)
There are a bunch of great shows this weekend, but Black Mountain is one of our country's most underrated treasures. This is a show to see. With their current Polaris Prize buzz and new record praises, grab our ear plugs and see this Vancouver quintet.

DANCING

Edition Special: Disco Disco (July 23,The Piston)
If you've never attended a Disco Disco bash at The Piston, their Edition Special parties are the perfect introduction. The boys of A Digital Needle know disco like no one else in Toronto and they make it easy to reach euphoric levels of dance freedom on the floor with this party.

Have an event you'd like to plug? Submit your own listing to the blogTO Toronto events section and have a great weekend!

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Photo by Jesse Milns.


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