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The top 6 in the 6ix: can't miss Toronto events July 31 - August 7

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Sarah Sahagian Jul 31, 2016 9:46 am

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!

Electric Island Concert

If you like electronic music, you’ll love electronic music on the beach. Hop on the ferry and head to Hanlan’s Point to check out The Electric Island Music Festival, featuring such edgy artists as Guy Gerber and Paul Kalkbrenner. Tickets start at $50.84.

When: August 1

Where: Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island

Open Mic Night at Comedy Bar

Is experimenting with standup on your bucket list? Well, look no further than Comedy Bar, host of one of the best open mic nights in the city.  Show up around 9:30 pm to toss your name in the bucket, then stand up to the mic when your name is called to deliver a five-minute set. Who knows? You could be the next Aziz Ansari. Tickets are $5 each.

When: August 2

Where: 945 Bloor Street West

Jerk Festival

Hot weather calls for some truly hot food, so you’re in luck, because the Jerk Festival is coming to Etobicoke! Go sample a variety of delicious jerk dishes, then browse the arts and crafts stalls for souvenirs. Make sure you show up with an empty belly to maximize your foodie experience! Advanced tickets for adults start from $7, and children under age six get in free.

When: August 5 – 7

Where: Centennial Park

Time Music Festival

It’s summer, so it’s imperative to attend as many outdoor music festivals as possible. Why not take in Time Music Festival’s stellar lineup, including Harrison, Run the Jewels, and Brood? As a bonus, this festival of ultra modern music will be held in historic Fort York, just about as old a setting as you can get. That should delight any fans of irony out there. Tickets start at $20.

When: August 6

Where: Fort York

Krinos Taste of The Danforth

Few Toronto foodie events are as legendary as Taste of The Danforth. It’s Canada’s largest street festival, and it boasts enough delicious food options that even the pickiest eaters are sure to find something they love. Nosh on everything from kebabs to ice cream while, then maybe take in a few of the festival’s free outdoor dance and music performances. With subway service at Taste of the Danforth’s doorstep, it’s easy to stop by and enjoy this proud Toronto tradition.

When: August 5 – 7

Where: Danforth Avenue from Broadview to Jones

Waterfront Artisan Market

Why not check out the Waterfront Artisan Market? Set in the beautiful HTO Park, the market features a carefully curated collection of food and craft venders, from Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops to Karizma jewelry. It’s a great outdoor event for both foodies and shopping enthusiasts alike!

When: July 30 – August 1

Where: HTO Park between Rees and Spadina


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Sarah Sahagian

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