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13 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, June 3

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 02, 2017 7:00 am 1,163

Let this gorgeous sunny Saturday begin! Check out what is happening in and around Toronto on this beautiful summer weekend.

Inside Out

What: Inside Out, Toronto’s very own LGBT film festival, is back for another action-packed season and will feature a hefty mix of world premieres, local features, industry programs and a festival lounge. There’s a variety of movies taking place all weekend, make sure to check the website for full listings and times.

When: June 3 and 4
Where: Events happening throughout the city

Toronto Festival of Clowns

What: Now entering our 12th year, the Toronto Festival of Clowns returns to the city, bringing five full days of clown festivities. The annual festival aims to bring together clowns and physical theatre artists of all disciplines and backgrounds and provide a common space to showcase their work.

When: June 3 and 4
Where: Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

ROOF FEST at Mascot Beergarden

What: There’s no better way to kick off the month than with an epic rooftop party. Admission is, you guessed it, FREE before 10 pm. Here you’ll be able to take in the amazing views, sip on brews, taste Mascot’s delicious menu and kick it with some of the best DJs in the city.

When: June 3 and 4
Where: Mascot Brewery, 31 Mercer Street

Pride Month Toronto 

What: Now celebrating its 35th year, Pride Toronto is back for another exciting month filled with plenty of fun. The heart of the celebration is in Toronto’s gay village but opportunities for entertainment can be found in LGBTQ-friendly bars, restaurants and nightlife spots across the entire city. There’s a variety of events taking place this weekend including Field Trip Festival with Pride Toronto sponsored artist Tei Shi and Senior Pride Network. Check Pride website for full event details.

When: June 1 to 25
Where: Events located throughout the city

Mac and Cheese Festival

What: This deliciously free festival will feature over 50 variations of mac and cheese on, as well as, an all-cheese marketplace, craft brewers, wine makers, carnival games, marshmallow fire pits, a gaming zone, and live entertainment on site.

When: June 3 at noon
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

What: In celebration of World Environment Day, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup invites locals to lead their own shoreline cleanup or to join one! Let’s work together to get Toronto’s shorelines clean.

When: June 3 to 5
Where: Locations throughout the city

Ketchup Slip ’n Slide

What: Yes, you read this event name right. there’s an actual Ketchup Slip n’ Slide taking place in Toronto this weekend. The event hosted by “self-proclaimed Ketchup Chip keener”, and former Toronto Blue Jay Brett Lawrie, offers a chance for fellow ketchup fiends to suit up in coveralls, helmets, and goggles then hurl themselves down a condiment covered slide in an attempt to set a world record we never even considered: The Most Canadians to Slip Down a Ketchup Slippery Slide in One Hour.

When: June 3 at noon
Where: Front Street West and Simcoe Street

Appleseed Cider Festival

What: Are you looking for a sweet event this summer? Or perhaps a dry one? Whatever you prefer, Appleseed Cider Festival has you covered! There will be two sessions available, one for families and one that’s 19 plus.

When: June 3 at 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street

Field Trip

What: Field Trip is back to take over Fort York for two days of music, art, comedy, family activities and plenty of food. Musical guests include Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, Feist, A Tribe Called Red, and so many more!

When: June 3 and 4
Where: 100 Garrison Road

Dundas West Fest

What: Come and celebrate the vibrant community of Dundas West and experience all that it has to offer. Recognized as one of the city’s coolest neighbourhood street festivals, Dundas West Fest is a collection of local restaurants, clothing vendors, coffee shops, antiques, bars and a couple small stages. A festival of food, music, and lots of fun.

When: June 3 at 10 am
Where: 204-1457 Dundas Street West 

Food Truck Festival at Boyd Conservation Area

What: The conservation area in Woodbridge hosts their first every food truck festival the first weekend in June. Adults can enjoy half-price admission, while kids are free. Come and feast on plenty of delicious food truck offerings and step up your picnic game at this majestic greenspace.

When: June 3 at 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Boyd Conservation Area, 8739 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge

The Riverdale ArtWalk 2017

What: The Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, the Riverdale ArtWalk is a great place to connect with artists and buy that perfect piece for your home.

When: June 3 at 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Jimmie Simpson Park & Community Centre

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest ‘Celebrates 150’

What: Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Riverside! Spanning 10 vibrant blocks between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street on historic Queen Street East. This year, the festival is celebrating Ontario and Canada’s 150th anniversary and Indigenous roots with special events and festivities.

When: June 3 at 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Riverside (Queen St E between the DVP and Empire Ave)


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