weekend events toronto

35 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto mark the opening of the CNE and with it new attractions, cheap eats, outrageous food, a huge inflatable Godzilla and lots of classic fun. Taste of Manila is back with lots of tasty treats and plenty of festivals, parties, music, movies and markets.

  • Top Picks
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    • August 16 - September 2
      One of the year's most anticipated events returns as the CNE kicks off two weeks of carnival festivities like rides, games, food, shows and lots more.
      Exhibition Place
    • August 17
      The MOCA is getting into the after-hours party game with an artists' takeover of two floors of the museum for a night of music, art and installations.
    • August 17-18
      The biggest celebration of Filipino culture is on with a massive street festival featuring hundreds of food vendors, shopping, performances and lots more.
      Bathurst and Wilson
    • August 17-18
      Wavelength is back with a weekend of music and art that highlights the city's indie scene, with performances by Milk & Bone and many more.
      Stackt Market
    • August 17
      It's a night of dancing, DJs, live performances, food trucks, drinks and free dance lessons to get your feet moving at this big Latin block party.
    • August 18
      Part of Bloor Street West and Yonge are shutting down for a car-free day of fun as the streets open up for yoga, music, dance, workshops, games and more.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 18
      Rescheduled from the spring, P!nk is ready to bring her Beautiful Trauma tour back to Toronto for the first of two shows.
      Scotiabank Arena
  • Events you might want to check out
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  • Film
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    • August 16
      The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is ready to put on their annual free outdoor film screening, this time featuring Wajib, plus food, music and food.
      Christie Pits Park
    • August 16-17
      It wasn't the best at capturing the enigma of the novel, but it did the job, especially with Leo DiCapp starring as the mysterious Gatsby himself.
      Ontario Place
    • August 16-18
      It's been 50 years Woodstock and this mini film festival includes several docs that capture the music, artists and excitement that made it what it was.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • August 18
      Witness the film that saw Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke fall in love at this free outdoor screening of this futuristic sci-fi drama.
      Christie Pits
    • August 18
      It's been 15 years since the Toronto-filmed Scott Pilgrim came out and series creator Bryan Lee O'Malley is dropping by to introduce the film.
      The Royal Cinema
  • Music
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    • August 16
      The vibes are hot with a solid lineup of local acid-electro DJ Korean Town Acid, Blk riot grrrl rapper Myst Milano and DJ NDN.
      Yonge-Dundas Square
    • August 16
      The Danforth is celebrating 100 years of music with two nights of concerts, including Montreal's indie punk rockers Wolf Parade and Bad Waitress.
    • August 16
      The bass is getting slapped with Japanese pop rocker Miyavi and his deep grooves and dance beats that are sure to get your feet moving.
      Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    • August 17
      Also part of the Danforth's birthday celebrations, Vancouver's power-pop ensemble is coming with their melodic sound to play alongside Kiwi Jr.
    • August 17-18
      Hot summer beats are on at this big block party featuring a ton of reggae, soca, Afrobeat, hip-hop and R&B singers, plus activities, food and drinks.
      Ontario Place West Commons
  • Parties
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 17
      The alleys are the place to be this weekend at this alleyway jam with a night of art, skateboarding, music and dance between the streets.
      Victoria St. Lane
    • August 17
      Take the day off to party beachside as Sunnyside hosts its biggest event yet with Joe Claussell spinning the beats from open to close.
      Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe & Concert Park
    • August 17
      Summerdaze is back with a huge lineup of electro DJs from all over the world spinning the beats alongside food, drinks, body painting and an arts market.
      54 Fraser Ave
    • August 17
      Get your freak on and rock the boat with all the greatest hip-hop and R&B from the 90s a.k.a. the decade that changed music as we know it.
    • August 18
      The king of smooth mixes and sweet beats is here to spin the tunes poolside at the all-day summer party under the sun.
    • August 18
      Global sounds are reaching Cherry Beach this weekend with a lineup of DJs that socialize in glitchy, Italo tunes at this edition of Promise.
      Cherry Beach
  • Markets and pop-ups
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