Events in Toronto this June kick off summer festival season with music, brews and ribs — sometimes all in one place. New this year is a Banksy exhibition, while NXNE makes a triumphant return to Yonge-Dundas Square.Events you might want to check out:
Field Trip (June 2-3 @ Fort York National Historic Site)
This annual downtown music and arts festival is on all weekend with a solid list of headliners — plus food, comedy and art to boot.
NXNE (June 8-17 @ Multiple Venues)
Taking over venues across the city is this 10-day music festival that includes a club and game portion, and a free festival during the last three days.
The Art of Banksy (June 13 - July 11 @ 213 Sterling Road)
In what will be the world’s largest collection of Banksy’s works ever exhibited, over 80 works by the mysterious British street artist will be on display.
Open Roof Festival (June 20 - August 22 @ Sterling Road)
Movies, music and beer is going down at Open Roof's new location on Sterling Road, with outdoor movie screenings and live music every Wednesday.
Pride Weekend (June 22-24 @ Church-Wellesley Village)
Pride Month gets a huge send-off at this massive street party with food and drink vendors, as well as performances and activities throughout the Village.
Taste of Asia (June 22-24 @ Kennedy Road)
Modern and traditional food favourites from all over Asia come together to showcase Asian culture with performances and artisans.
Toronto Craft Beer Festival (June 22-24 @ Ontario Place)
Now with an extra day of suds in the sun, this craft beer festival gathers local, independent brewers and pairs their creations with food, music and activities.
TD Jazz Festival (June 22 - July 1 @ Multiple Venues)
A sure sign of summer is this internationally-recognized jazz festival, with musicians and artists flocking to Toronto from all over to play.
Bud Light Dreams (June 23-24 @ RBC Echo Beach)
Electro, EDM and trance artists arrive for this huge, two-day music festival featuring Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade and Galantis.
Toronto Rib Fest (June 29 - July 2 @ Centennial Park)
Arguably one of the largest ribfest celebrations of the year, some of the biggest names in the rib game serve up some of the best ribs in the country.
by Lisa Power via blogTO