Free events in Toronto this July range from huge park parties and history lessons to street festivals and a giant outdoor art show - and that's not even mentioning all the free movies and live music happening almost every day of every week.Events you might want to check out:
Indie Fridays (July 7 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Every Friday in July there is free music at Yonge-Dundas Square. Shows start at 8 p.m. and include bands like Turbo Street Funk, Derek Miller band, The Pack A.D. and Rita Mae.
Light up the Night (July 8 @ Fringe Club)
This is a dance party under the stars in a park with the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Maker Extravaganza 2017 (July 8 @ Toronto Reference Library)
The city's most creative people and their projects gather to share their latest creations, demonstrate their newest projects and make things together.
Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (August 10-13 @ Daniels Spectrum)
What began as a small Kensington Market BBQ has grown into a vibrant contemporary arts, culture and food festival.
Wrestle the North (July 12 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
This event from Beat the Streets will have free giveaways, games and wrestling featuring the best U-18 team from Canada facing off against teams from the US.
Shield to Shore (July 14-16 @ Harbourfront Centre)
Explore the music and culture of the St. Lawrence River Basin through this weekend-long showcase of music and performances featuring Tuns, Lisa LeBlanc and Boogat.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (July 14-16 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
This year, see work by over 320 contemporary visual artists and makers in dozens of artistic genres. There's also a beer garden.
OssFest 2017 (July 22 @ Ossington Avenue)
The Ossington crit race and street fair returns this year with live music, local makers and a scavenger hunt.
Big on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture (July 22 @ Bloor Street West)
This outdoor street fest shuts down Bloor between Dufferin and Lansdowne for a celebratory car-free weekend with live murals, sculptures, paintings and installations by over 20 local artists.
Soul Sunday Street Party (July 30 @ Trinity Common)
July's edition of PS Kensington includes a dance party in the middle of the street. Expect lots of artists, dancers and general, car-free loving humans.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO