Weekend events in Toronto are stacked with big and loud, small and chill things for everyone. Ossington shuts down for a big street festival and Pedestrian Sundays is on in Kensington. Catch a free outdoor movie, check out a market, or hit up a party. It's summer!Events you might want to check out:
OssFest (July 28 @ Ossington Ave)
Ossington Avenue shuts down for a day-long street festival with entertainment, food, activities, and wellness programming.
Pedestrian Sundays (July 29 @ Kensington Market)
Kensington goes carless this Sunday to make space for dancing, music, vendors, food, and meditation in the street.
Seinfeld Pop-Up (July 28 @ Lloyd's on Queen)
What's the deal with pop-ups? Lloyd's is hosting a Seinfeld-inspired pop-up with all the noteworthy food and drinks from the show.
Kothu Fest (July 28 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
A celebration of Sri Lankan street food hits the heart of downtown with tons of vendors, music, and activities on throughout the day.
AlohaFest (July 28 @ Mel Lastman Square)
A huge celebration of Polynesian culture is on this weekend with performances, kids activities, traditional food, and a big marketplace.
J-Town Summer Festival (July 28 @ J-Town Seasonal Festivals)
This growing festival of Japanese culture returns for another year of activities, martial arts, contests, games, and food.
Importfest (July 28 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Cars from all over the world take the spotlight in this day-long festival dedicated to the best-of-the-best in imported cars.
Sunday Social (July 29 @ The Bentway)
It's a party under the highway inside this reclaimed space, complete with drinks, games, food, and a performance by the Canadian National Brass Project.
Backyard Barbecue Party (July 29 @ Track & Field Bar)
Get into some corn hole, hit the crokinole and have a bite this game bar's backyard barbecue with all the meats, cocktails, music, and prizes.
Fusion of Taste Festival (July 29 @ Albion Islington Square)
A spread of goodies from the diverse Albion Islington community is up for the tasting during this outdoor celebration of different cultural offerings.
Momo Crawl (July 29 @ Multiple Venues)
Parkdale's Little Tibet is hosting its annual Momo crawl dedicated to the beloved little dumplings at various spots all over the neighbourhood.
Evanescence (July 27 @ Budweiser Stage)
Evanescence's powerful presence has continued to captivate a generation of music lovers, and now they're here alongside violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Darlene Shrugg (July 27 @ Lee's Palace)
Toronto's own avant-pop power group takes a trip into the nether-reaches of deep soundscapes with synth heavy, orchestral, hi-fi rock tunes.
Indie Fridays (July 27 @ Yonge–Dundas Square)
Catch up-and-coming indie stars Iskwé, POSEY and Lydia Ainsworth at this week's edition of Indie Fridays, plus graffiti artists showing their stuff.
Rise Against (July 28 @ RBC Echo Beach)
Politically-charged with a hint of sorrow, Chicago's punk rockers are dropping by Toronto as part of their Mourning Amerika tour.
Us The Duo (July 29 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
America's Got Talent's famous singing folk-pop couple Michael and Carissa Alvarado bring their cuteness to the stage this weekend.
Insomniac Film Festival (July 27 @ The Royal Cinema)
Films by young, up-and-coming filmmakers get a screening at this festival dedicated to youth and student works.
Jumanji (July 27 @ Downsview Park)
Away form the city lights, an outdoor screening of Jumanji is on. It's BYOC+B (chair/blanket) and there's the chance to win a prize pack.
Generation Wealth (July 27 - August 2 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Take a look inside the lives of the ultra-wealthy as artist-photographer-filmmaker Lauren Greenfield captures the human consequences of fame and greed.
Charade (July 28 @ Sorauren Park)
Snuggle up on a summer evening and catch an outdoor screening of the 1963 classic, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Grant, plus pizza and prizes.
Waste Land (July 29 @ Christie Pits)
This week's edition of Cinematic Cities takes us to the edge of Rio de Janeiro, where the world's largest landfill transforms into a work of art.
ROM Summer Fridays (July 27 @ The Royal Ontario Museum)
Drink up and explore the museum at this big summer bash. Live music and a discount admission are also on, plus snacks and performances.
Cher Tribute (July 27 @ Glad Day Bookshop (Church))
Do you believe in life after love? The iconic queen gets a party with DJ Michael K, DJ Maggy, and drag performances by Queen Farra N Hyte.
Get On Up (July 28 @ Nest)
Summer wouldn't be complete without a huge jam dedicated to the hottest hits and rarest gems from the golden age of hip-hop and R&B.
Brave Festival Closing Party (July 28 @ Bill Boyle Artport)
One of the city's newest festivals get a big send-off with a night of live music, performances, installations, DJs, and surprises.
Promise Cherry Beach (July 29 @ Cherry Beach)
Cool down and chill out at this good-vibes-only beach party. This week is all about deep house grooves with Brooklyn's Justin Van Der Volgen.
Toronto Artisan Market (July 28 @ Christie Pits Park)
Take a trip through Christie Pits during this curated artisan market with handmade goods, crafts, and activities.
The Leslieville Night Market (July 28 @ Jonathan Ashbridge Park)
Back again is this neighbourhood night market, bringing together local goods, crafts, a farmers market, food, and drinks all evening long.
Love Toronto Summer Fest (July 29 @ Kensington Market)
Show your love for Toronto by supporting local brands specializing in all-Toronto merch, taking place during Pedestrian Sunday.
Toronto Pin and Patch Show (July 29 @ The Great Hall)
Looking to express yourself through pin or patch? Local makers will be selling handmade pins and embroidered patches made by the artists.
by Lisa Power via blogTO