If you think construction is slowing you down in Toronto, this weekend is going to be gangbusters with the incredible lineup of festivals in the city this weekend!
Expect over a million people in town this weekend Torontonians! Pride Festival weekend begins tomorrow with the Trans March, followed by the Dyke March on Saturday. On Sunday, June 25th, hundreds of thousands will gather to celebrate the 37th Annual Pride Parade, one of the largest Pride parades in the World
Toronto Pride Parade Route: The parade begins at 2pm at Bloor and Church Street. The parade will travel South on Yonge to Dundas Square.
The Luminato Festival creates a home for artists to play, share and create by transforming parks, theatres, and public spaces across the city. The main hub of the festival is located at David Pecaut Square in their pop-up venue The Famous Spiegeltent.
NXNE: North by Northwest Festival
The weekend of June 23, will be the closing of their 10-day NXNE Summer Festival with a major 3-day music festival situated in the Port Lands at Cherry and Commissioner Street. Expect dozens of major acts including Passion Pit, Kaytranada, and Post Malone. The festival is essentially a gathering spot for artists, industry professionals and fans.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
This weekend kicks off the TD Toronto Jazz Festival that runs until July 2, 2017. From quaint venues to large concert halls, this festival should be on your entertainment to-do list. This weekend, legendary the Aaron Neville Duo will host a free show at 8:00OPM on June 24th on the OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave. Other artists performing at other venues this weekend include Joss Stone at the Danforth Music Hall and Randy Bachman and Band with guests Walter Trout and Laila Biali, at The Concert Hall.
Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Come on out and enjoy the 2nd annual Toronto Craft Beer Festival! It’s Summer and there is no better time to enjoy a wide variety of finely crafted beers and cider with live music throughout the day. Entry is $27.50 per person and the festival is located on the West Island of Ontario Place, 995 Lake Shore Blvd. West Toronto.
Indigenous Arts Festival
Between June 21 to 25th, 2017 – Celebrate the food, visual arts, traditional and contemporary music, dance and theatre created by indigenous artists at the Fort York National Historic Site.