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10 free things to do in Toronto this August

Free events in Toronto this August include major street festivals, outdoor movie screenings, concerts, and impressive pedestrian takeovers. It's a month to celebrate the city's diversity, all while having a good time without spending a dime.

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    • August 4-7
      This free Ontario Place festival celebrates the city's diverse cultural spectrum with music, a market, art installations, and a drone show to cap it off.
      Ontario Place
    • August 6
      Blockobana is a celebration of queer and trans love for people of colour in Toronto. This year's outdoor party is bigger than ever.
      Toronto, ON
    • August 10-13
      What began as a small Kensington Market BBQ has grown into a vibrant arts, culture, and food festival.
      Daniels Spectrum
    • August 17-19
      Toronto’s only outdoor floating film event returns. Mainlanders can enjoy the movie from the beach and boaters can watch from the harbour.
      Sugar Beach
    • August 18-20
      Check out the next wave of Canadian talent starting new movements in hip hop and dance music, featuring free shows from artists like Austra, Dead Obies and Rae Spoon.
      Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
    • August 19
      This is an all-day celebration of local music, art and community at Canoe Landing Park. There'll be free games and activities hosted all day.
      Canoe Landing Park
    • August 19
      Toronto's annual participatory art festival encourages folks to feel like a kid again and interact with larger than life art installations.
      Dufferin Grove Park
    • August 20 - September 17
      Cars are kicked off Bloor and Yonge streets to create paved parks and celebrate the joy of walking through the city.
      Along Bloor and Yonge Streets
    • August 27
      Expect a full day of car-free fun, music, food vendors, performances, shopping and all kinds of street-side surprises.
      Kensington Market
    • July 26 - August 25
      From July 3 to August 25, Eglinton is transformed into an art gallery. Check out installations by local artists inside various businesses along the strip .
      Eglinton Avenue businesses from Mount Dennis to Laird
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