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15 things to do in Toronto this week

Events in Toronto this week are about to get hype as Drake's OVO Fest returns and VELD is on. Hopefully you're hungry, because there's plenty of summertime grub to go around. The Caribana festivities are in full effect and there's lots of free stuff happening, too.

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    • July 26 - August 11
      There's a new barbecue player in town as Budweiser pops in to venues around the city to pair brews with classic barbecue goodies.
      Multiple Venues
    • July 30
      Toronto is a wonderland and John Mayer is dropping by as part of a two-stop stint during his North American summer tour.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • July 30 - August 25
      Channel your inner Michael Scott at this off-Broadway hit musical that captures the essence of the folks at Dunder Mifflin in all their glory.
      CAA Theatre
    • July 31
      Electro and live instrumentals come together with Toronto’s Ghost Cavern playing alongside a screening of Jonathan Levine’s new comedy Long Shot.
      The Lower Junction
    • August 1
      The melancholic and tragic sounds of love and loss are captured with Montreal's Ada Lea as she paints a vivid picture of both through her indie rock sounds.
    • August 2
      One of the best Caribana parties of the year is back for seconds to feature some of the city's hottest DJs playing sweaty beats late into the night.
      Masonic Temple
    • August 2-5
      Don't forget the wet naps as this huge annual rib festival features ribbers from all over the province dropping by for a weekend of sticky-fingered fun.
      Thomson Memorial Park
    • August 2-5
      A huge fleet of the city's best food trucks is pulling to Woodbine Park for a huge, four-day festival featuring all kinds of great street food treats.
      Woodbine Park
    • August 2-19
      One of the greatest movies ever is celebrating 40 years since it captured the gritty life of New York street gangs in the rough and tough late 1970s.
      The Royal Cinema
    • August 3
      The biggest celebration of the year is back to cap off a month of parties and events with a massive parade full of music and dance.
      Exhibition Place
    • August 3-4
      VELD is back with a stacked lineup of performances by hip-hop and electro artists like Cardi B, Tiësto, Skrillex and Kygo.
      Downsview Park
    • August 4
      New this year is a festival dedicated to the robust taste of rum with a focus on blends from the Caribbean to coincide with Caribana.
      Ontario Place
    • August 4
      Over 100 vendors are serving up traditional Indian food of all kinds at this huge festival with demonstrations and activities all day long.
      Nathan Phillips Square
    • August 4
      Dance it out beachside on this long weekend edition of Sunnyside featuring local and international DJs spinning hours of electro under the sun.
      Sunnyside Pavillion
    • August 4-5
      OVO Fest back with a big lineup of old school R&B singers and Drake. It's totally sold out, but if you're willing to fork over the $$, you can still snag a ticket.
      Budweiser Stage
Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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