Events in Toronto for Canada Day weekend 2018 are set to keep you busy while celebrating our glorious country. Electric Island is on over at Hanlan's Point and Union Summer is back after a brief hiatus. If you're looking for fireworks, here's where you can find them.Events you might want to check out:
Scarborough Night Market (June 29 - July 1 @ Agincourt Mall)
The flavours of Hong Kong hit Toronto in celebration of Canada Day with food, music, shopping and free outdoor movies all weekend long.
Electric Island (July 1 @ Hanlan's Point)
Electric Island returns for a Canada Day celebration with DJs and performances by Anna, The Martinez Brothers, Jackmaster and more.
Union Summer (July 1 - August 19 @ Union Station)
This huge summer market shows off the best of the newly renovated station with vendors, shopping, programming and events all summer long.
Queen's Plate Festival (June 29 - July 1 @ Woodbine Racetrack)
Dress your best for this weekend-long festival of horse racing, big hats and performances by country singer Brad Paisley.
CITE Opening Weekend (June 30 - July 1 @ The Bentway)
One of the city's newest public spaces starts the season off with a two-day party and a summer-long celebration of skateboarding arts and culture.
Canada Day Celebration (July 1 @ Downsview Park)
Downsview Park is hosting a family-friendly Canada Day celebration complete with activities, live entertainment and ending with a fireworks display.
Indie Fridays (June 29 @ Yonge–Dundas Square)
YDS's free concert series of showcases highlighting emerging artists spans all summer, kicking off with DJ Shub, DATU and hey! dw.
Gordon Lightfoot (June 29 @ Massey Hall)
It doesn't get much more Canadian than the legendary icon Gordon Lightfoot as he takes the stage for the first of a two-night stint in Toronto.
Herbie Hancock (June 29 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock arrives as part of the TD Jazz Festival to perform songs from his decades-long career catalogue.
Ralph (June 29 @ The Great Hall Toronto)
Toronto's own Ralph has been getting noticed for her synth-pop stylings that mix disco and smooth soul for some seriously sensuous vibes.
Toronto Rib Fest (June 29 - July 2 @ Centennial Park)
Arguably one of the largest rib fest celebrations of the year, some of the biggest names in the rib game serve up some of the best ribs in the country.
Duke Eats Food Festival (June 30 @ 1290 Finch Avenue West)
Among all the food to be had, this huge outdoor festival boasts Indigenous markets, cultural showcases and live entertainment.
serpentwithfeet (June 29 @ The Drake Hotel)
New York's serpentwithfeet looks to try new things with his alternative R&B tunes that are oftentimes minimalist and boarding on experimental.
The Devil at Your Heels (June 30 @ The Royal Cinema)
Follow the journey of Canadian stunt driver Ken Carter as he raises the money needed to build a rocket-car for the stunt of a lifetime.
Westwood (June 29 @ Multiple Venues)
Dame Vivienne Westwood: punk, icon, provocateur gets her own documentary chronicling her storied career in fashion.
Christie Pits Film Festival (July 1 @ Christie Pits)
The Canada Day edition of CPFF takes a look at Toronto's Little Portugal with Porch Stores, paired alongside Whatever Happened to Jackie Shane?
Friday Night Live at the ROM (June 29 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
This week's edition of FNL has hot beats and good eats on deck, plus a look at the new exhibition Spiders: Fear & Fascination.
Sunnyside 20 (June 30 @ Sunnyside Pavilion & Cafe)
Sunnnyside's weekly beach party returns for another night under the stars with racing, drinks and DJs Chus + Ceballos.
80's & 90's Video Dance Party (June 30 @ Remix Lounge)
What would a long weekend be without a retro dance party? This one shines a light on new wave legends Depeche Mode in their prime.
Sorry: Justin Bieber Dance Party (June 30 @ Sneaky Dee's)
If you can think of a better way to ring in Canada Day than with our most iconic pop star signing what could very well be the national anthem, I'd like to hear it.
Red Party (June 30 @ Cabana Pool Bar)
Pull out your most passionate red dress, suit, tie at this all-red, all-day pool party with music by DJ La Roque and Jed Harper.
by Lisa Power via blogTO