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Weekend events in Toronto July 28-30 2017

Weekend events in Toronto take over streets, beaches and fields for three days of music, dancing and eating. Don't fret if Wayhome is taking some of your friends out of the city — there are so many other concerts, dance parties and beer events here, you'll barely even notice they're gone.

  • Top Picks
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    • July 28-30
      Head just outside of Toronto and see big musical acts like Solange, Frank Ocean, Flume, Justice and Tegan and Sara.
      Oro Medonte
    • July 28-30
      This over-the-top summer sampling event returns to Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place with live music and over 300 types of beer.
      Bandshell Park; Exhibition Place
    • July 30
      Kensington goes car-free from noon until 7 p.m., with vendors, musicians, performers, food and drinks vendors and dance parties taking over the street.
      Kensington Market
  • Events you might want to check out
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    • July 28
      Get a quick dry lesson before heading out onto the water for a guided stand up board journey. It also includes yoga and meditation, a gourmet lunch on the water and a SurfsetTO t-shirt.
      Cherry Beach
    • July 29
      If you've ever wanted to experience a vogue ball, this is your night. The Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance is celebrating with a gala event, ball and dance party.
      Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council - STAC
    • July 30
      Mexican super-group Intocable perform in Canada for the first time ever at this day-long celebration of Mexican culture, food, dance, and music. 
      Yonge-Dundas Square
  • Markets and pop-ups
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  • Music
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    • July 29
      To help celebrate fice years of one of the best record shops in town, June Records has put together a night of its favourite local bands, performers, visual artists and DJs.
      The Garrison
    • July 27-29
      This portion of the Beaches Jazz Festival will put music on street corners, stages and in bars and restaurants all along Queen Street East.
      Queen Street East
    • July 28
      Two-time Juno Award-winner Derek Miller Band will bring their bluesy, soul- stirring roots rock to this free, outdoor show. Jace Martin co-headline.
    • July 28
      J. Cole brings his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour to the ACC. This will be a perfect summer night of hip hip from one of the best artists in the game right now.
      Air Canada Centre
    • July 28
      Party under the sea with this night of pitch perfect performances from the Esprit Orchestra. Catch three 45-minute sets throughout the evening.
      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
    • July 28
      Hailed as "West Africa's Newest Superstar", Afrobeats hit-making sensation Mreazi makes a stop in Toronto, all the way from Nigeria.
    • July 28-30
      This is a three day experience of yoga, meditation, oracle readings, workshops, crafting, music, dancing and camping.
      3550 18th Side Road
    • July 28
      The acclaimed indie rock band from Chicago released an album last year and they've been touring it ever since. This one's for fans of Bon Iver with a Chicago soul twist.
      The Danforth Music Hall
    • July 30
      This summer retro show will get you dancing with headliners Sean Paul, Ginuwine and Brandy.
      Echo Beach
  • Food & Drink
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  • Film
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  • Parties
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    • July 28
      Toronto Drag Queen Juice Boxx presents the Save a Horse, Ride a Drag Queen edition of her country music dance party and drag show. DJ Joe Blow brings all the honky tonk vibes.
      Glad Day Bookshop
    • July 28
      This high energy dance party that will transport you back to the days when dancing in public with plastic shirts and neon hair gel were totally acceptable.
      Round Venue
    • July 29
      One of the city's longest-running dance parties returns for a night of soul, funk, disco, house, samba, salsa and all kinds of other global rhythms. Legendary DJs Jason Palma and General Electric bring the beats.
    • July 29
      The hottest new dance party in the Village from DJs Diego Armand, Sammy Rawal and Tamika has everyone talking. Show up early for this sweaty night of house, trap, dancehall and more.
      Glad Day Bookshop
    • July 29
      Head to this dance party and pretend like you're living the OC life. It's a night of 200os jams, and the venue is being transformed into a The Baitshop.
    • July 29
      Take in a full, three hour set on six decks from these UK techstep DJs making noise across the pond and beyond. Marcus Visionary and Lush open the night.
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Jesse Milns


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