Weekend events in Toronto take over streets, beaches and fields for three days of music, dancing and eating. Don't fret if Wayhome is taking some of your friends out of the city — there are so many other concerts, dance parties and beer events here, you'll barely even notice they're gone.Events you might want to check out:
Wayhome (July 28-30 @ Oro Medonte)
Head just outside of Toronto and see big musical acts like Solange, Frank Ocean, Flume, Justice and Tegan and Sara.
Toronto's Festival of Beer (July 28-30 @ Bandshell Park; Exhibition Place)
This over-the-top summer sampling event returns to Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place with live music and over 300 types of beer.
Promise Cherry Beach (July 30 @ Cherry Beach Park)
The word-of-mouth phenomena and dreamy afternoon dance social returns for another party on the beach.
Pedestrian Sundays (July 30 @ Kensington Market)
Kensington goes car-free from noon until 7 p.m., with vendors, musicians, performers, food and drinks vendors and dance parties taking over the street.
Toronto Supreme SUP Safari (July 28 @ Cherry Beach)
Get a quick dry lesson before heading out onto the water for a guided stand up board journey. It also includes yoga and meditation, a gourmet lunch on the water and a SurfsetTO t-shirt.
Toronto Pin & Patch Show (July 29 @ Narwhal Art Projects)
Toronto’s first ever pin and patch show gives shoppers the chance to purchase enamel pins and embroidered patches directly from some of the city’s best designers.
June Records 5 Year Anniversary Party (July 29 @ The Garrison)
To help celebrate fice years of one of the best record shops in town, June Records has put together a night of its favourite local bands, performers, visual artists and DJs.
4th Kiki Awards Ball (July 29 @ Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council - STAC)
If you've ever wanted to experience a vogue ball, this is your night. The Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance is celebrating with a gala event, ball and dance party.
MexFest (July 30 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
Mexican super-group Intocable perform in Canada for the first time ever at this day-long celebration of Mexican culture, food, dance, and music.
12 Beers of Summer (July 28 @ Gladstone Hotel)
The bi-annual 12 Beers event returns. Get out your finest Hawaiian shirt and grab your ticket for this all-you-can-taste beer party with bands and DJs.
Rose All Sun Day (July 30 @ Dundas and Carlaw)
Gather your rose-loving squad, wear all pink or white and sip your favourite pink stuff all day on the patio. There'll be games, a BBQ and all kinds of prizes.
Momo Crawl T.O. (July 30 @ Little Tibet, Parkdale)
Explore the restaurants in Little Tibet with the Momo Crawl. Momos are yummy steamed Tibetan (and Nepalese) dumplings, in case you didn't know, and a $20 passport gets you 10 of them on your journey.
Vintage Menswear Pop-Up (July 29 - August 4 @ 1470 Yonge Street)
Find a curated collection of vintage designer menswear, which will include pieces from designers like Armani, Valentino and Paul Smith.
Geary Ave. Flea (July 30 @ The Artisan Factory )
Find food, drinks and vintage shopping opportunities at from places like Studio 342 Antique & Retro, Blood Brothers Brewing, Baldassarre Pasta Fresca and more.
Vintage Summer Bummer Sale (July 30 - August 20 @ Super Wonder Gallery)
Pick any two items for only $10 at this great big clothing sale. Adidas, Kappa, Nike, vintage Club Monaco & Gap, Levi's and Supreme are some of the brands included here.
Etsy Sunday Market (July 30 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Take in some local snacks while browsing goods and pieces from makers and artists who create unique things you didn't even know you needed in your life.
11th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase (July 29 @ Geary Lane)
The Toronto Animated Image Society brings together some of the best independent Canadian and international animators with two 60 minute programmes of short animated films.
Night of the Living Dead (July 29 @ Imagine Cinemas Carlton)
Celebrate the life and death (and maybe life again?) of zombie movie director George Romero with a free screening of his greatest film.
Pitch Perfect (July 30 @ Cafe Diplomatico)
The patio is small, but the screen is massive, so arrive early to get a seat and watch Pitch Perfect under the stars.
Bee Nation (July 30 @ Christie Pits Park)
Hot on the heels of its world premiere at Hot Docs 2017, this movie tells the story of First Nations kids competing at the highest level in provincial and national spelling bees.
StreetFest (July 27-29 @ Queen Street East)
This portion of the Beaches Jazz Festival will put music on street corners, stages and in bars and restaurants all along Queen Street East.
Indie Fridays (July 28 @ Rebel)
Two-time Juno Award-winner Derek Miller Band will bring their bluesy, soul- stirring roots rock to this free, outdoor show. Jace Martin co-headline.
J. Cole (July 28 @ Air Canada Centre)
J. Cole brings his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour to the ACC. This will be a perfect summer night of hip hip from one of the best artists in the game right now.
Symphony of the Sea (July 28 @ Ripley's Aquarium of Canada)
Party under the sea with this night of pitch perfect performances from the Esprit Orchestra. Catch three 45-minute sets throughout the evening.
Mr. Eazi (July 28 @ Rebel)
Hailed as "West Africa's Newest Superstar", Afrobeats hit-making sensation Mreazi makes a stop in Toronto, all the way from Nigeria.
Camp Summerdaze (July 28-30 @ 3550 18th Side Road)
This is a three day experience of yoga, meditation, oracle readings, workshops, crafting, music, dancing and camping.
Whitney (July 28 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The acclaimed indie rock band from Chicago released an album last year and they've been touring it ever since. This one's for fans of Bon Iver with a Chicago soul twist.
Throwback Bash (July 30 @ Echo Beach)
This summer retro show will get you dancing with headliners Sean Paul, Ginuwine and Brandy.
Big Juicy Jamboree (July 28 @ Glad Day Bookshop)
Toronto Drag Queen Juice Boxx presents the Save a Horse, Ride a Drag Queen edition of her country music dance party and drag show. DJ Joe Blow brings all the honky tonk vibes.
Dance Night 95 (July 28 @ Round Venue)
This high energy dance party that will transport you back to the days when dancing in public with plastic shirts and neon hair gel were totally acceptable.
Footprints (July 29 @ Rivoli)
One of the city's longest-running dance parties returns for a night of soul, funk, disco, house, samba, salsa and all kinds of other global rhythms. Legendary DJs Jason Palma and General Electric bring the beats.
J E L L Y (July 29 @ Glad Day Bookshop)
The hottest new dance party in the Village from DJs Diego Armand, Sammy Rawal and Tamika has everyone talking. Show up early for this sweaty night of house, trap, dancehall and more.
California: An OC-Inspired 2000s Dance Party (July 29 @ Sneaky Dee's)
Head to this dance party and pretend like you're living the OC life. It's a night of 200os jams, and the venue is being transformed into a The Baitshop.
Calyx & Teebee (July 29 @ Nest)
Take in a full, three hour set on six decks from these UK techstep DJs making noise across the pond and beyond. Marcus Visionary and Lush open the night.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO