Events in Toronto this June will keep you well fed and entertained as you welcome summer to the city. An impressive list of concerts and festivals - including the beast that is Pride Month - take over streets, parking lots, and parks across the city. And there's lots of free stuff to do too!Events you might want to check out:
Lulaworld (June 1-10 @ Lula Lounge)
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of Lula Lounge, Lulaworld brings together artists with roots in Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and beyond for 10 days of performance.
Field Trip (June 3 @ Fort York, Toronto)
Field Trip takes over Fort York for two days of music, art, comedy, family activities and food. Feist and Broken Social Scene headline the laid back outdoor festival.
Manifesto 11 (June 10 @ Echo Beach)
Manifesto takes over Echo Beach for its biggest and greatest festival lineup to date. You'll see Majid Jordan, The Internet, Isaiah Rashad, Jidenna, Sean Leon, Tika Simone and more.
The Stop's Night Market (June 13 @ 181 Sterling Rd)
This all-you-can-eat fundraiser for the Stop Community Food Centre always feels super festive. It features bite-sized snacks as well as beverages from loads of Toronto food and drink producers.
Luminato (June 14-25 @ Various locations)
This is an arts and cultural festival unlike any other in Toronto with performances and so much more in venues (including a block party at the new Drake Commissary) across the city.
Taco Fest (June 16-18 @ Ontario Place)
Tacos, guacamole, churros, tequila, hot sauce and everything Mexican take over Ontario Place, showcasing Toronto’s best and most celebrated chefs with an authentic Mexican twist.
NXNE (June 16-25 @ Various locations)
NXNE is a big, cultural beast in Toronto that features a city-wide music festival, a two-day music fest in the Port Lands and much more.
Taste Of Toronto (June 17 @ Fort York National Historic Site)
Taste food from 60 of Toronto’s top chefs and sip beverages from 30 purveyors while taking in great views and some lively entertainment.
Pride Beach (June 22 @ The Drake Hotel)
After the success of last year's collaborative effort between Collectif Nude and the Drake, they've come together again for a hotel-wide celebration of queerness with DJs performances and surprises.
TD Jazz Fest (June 23 - July 2 @ Multiple Venues)
Joss Stone, Gregory Porter, Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin headline the city-wide jazz fest happening in some of the best sounding venues in Toronto.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO