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31 things to do in Toronto this weekend

Weekend events in Toronto have lots of end-of-summer adventures to be had before it's back to the grind. Fan Expo is in full effect and there's lots of beer and barbecue to be had. There's plenty of festivals, parties, music and movies on, plus lots more CNE games, food and fun

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    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 22-25
      All-things fandom are on at this annual pop culture convention with special guests, a big market, workshops, performances and lots more.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • August 23
      The Jo Bros are keeping things cool as they arrive for a night of 80s-soaked fun and a slew of new music at part of their Happiness Begins tour.
      Scotiabank Arena
    • August 23-25
      Ribs, chicken wings, corn, sausages and corn bread are just some of the grilled goodies on at this big festival dedicated to all-things barbecue.
      Ontario Place
    • August 23 - September 1
      Back again is this community arts festival dedicated to folks from across the rainbow with theatre, performances, music, parties and a makers market.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 24-25
      One of the biggest street festivals of the year is back to celebrate traditional Tamil culture with food, music, dance, art and entertainment.
      Markham Road
    • August 25
      Take a scroll through a car-free Kensington as Pedestrian Sundays embodies that summertime vibe with arts, music, games and food in the street.
      Kensington Market
  • Events you might want to check out
    Date
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  • Food & Drink
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  • Music
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    About the Event
    Location
    • August 23
      It's pop night at Indie Fridays with free performances by singer Madison Olds, the infectiously catchy Lo Lo and the irresistible duo Neon Dreams.
      Yonge-Dundas Square
    • August 24
      New this year is a music festival dedicated to African, Caribbean, Latin and Canadian artists with a hug lineup of musicians from all over.
      Fort York Garrison Common
    • August 24
      Heavy metal riffs and booming drums make up the sound of this storied English band whose legacy in the genre spans more than forty years.
  • Film
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 23
      Look who's appreciating now? The glitz and glam of this once-panned-now-beloved cult film is on in all its sexy glory.
      Revue Cinema
    • August 24-25
      Strap in for Francis Ford Coppola’s tripped-out take on war as Martin Sheen goes on a journey through the jungle to get a glimpse of Marlon Brando.
      Fox Theatre
    • August 25
      The Christie Pits Film Festival is wrapping up its series of dynamic duos for another year with one, final free/PWYC outdoor screening.
      Christie Pits
    • August 25
      Eastern Promises is back to shine the spotlight on another film that brings the East to the West with Edward Yang's story of reckless youth.
      The Royal Cinema
  • Parties
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    Location
  • Markets and pop-ups
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  • Ongoing events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 16 - September 2
      The CNE fun is just getting started as another weekend of fun arrives with rides, games, shows, shopping, food, drink and lots more.
      Exhibition Place
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Hector Vasquez


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