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13 things to do in Toronto this weekend: August 5 - 7

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DH Toronto Staff Aug 04, 2016 10:00 am

Happy first August weekend!

As prime summertime, the city is bustling with events and free festivals. This weekend sees the return of the annual Krinkos Taste of the Danforth, among many other family friendly activities.

Enjoy your sunny weekend, Toronto!

Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge

Bringing back the beat! Check out this free event featuring a mix of live music, DJs and dance, celebrating all that is hip-hop and electronic music.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 5 –  7

Jerkfest

Arts, crafts, cultural entertainment, and a lot of food.

Where: Centennial Park, at the base of Ski Hills, Etobicoke
When: August 5 – 7

Kultura Festival

The 11th annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival returns this month with live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations and a bustling marketplace.

Where: Several venues, including Nathan Phillips Square
When: August 5 – 7

Krinos Taste of the Danforth

One of Toronto’s most famous summer events, The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival and is back for its 23rd year.

Where: Danforth Avenue
When: August 5 –  7

TIME Festival

Embrace brings us Joey Bada$$, Run The Jewels, Kehlani, and so. much. more. Make sure to check out one of our local faves, CRSB.

Where: Fort York Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road
When: August 6 at noon

Castaway

Looking for a small city getaway? Surf the Greats and MEC Outdoor Nation invite you for an unforgettable day camp in TO Surf City. Although registration is full, keep an eye out for last minute openings!

Where: Snake Island, Toronto Islands
When: August 6 at 1 pm

Toronto FC

Support our MLS team, in town for a home game this weekend!

Where: BMO Field, 170 Princes’ Blvd
When: August 6 at 7:30 pm

Chocolate Tour of Toronto

Join an expert guide on the for a two hour stroll through Toronto’s Fashion District on a culinary journey to taste a few of the city’s top chocolatiers and treat-makers.

Where: Meet in front of 425 King Street West
When: August 6 at noon

DJ Vas

As part of the Union Summer events, DJ Vas will be spinning a free set outdoors on Saturday evening! If you’re in the area, be sure to pop by.

Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
When: August 6 at 6 pm

Yogapalooza
Yogapalooza is Toronto’s free family-friendly outdoor yoga festival. The festival offers a uniquely inclusive opportunity for individuals and families to explore yoga in its various forms.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 6 – 7

Run For Palestine

Run for Palestine is a family oriented day welcoming all members of the community where participants can walk or run 5 km or 10 km with funds raised for humanitarian projects for Palestinians.

Where: Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, 2001 Lake Shore Blvd West
When: August 7 at 9 am to 3 pm

India Day

Celebrate India Day at Yonge-Dundas Square and experience great cuisine, culture and entertainment all day long.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: August 7 at 10 am to 8 pm

Almanac Island Dinner

Board a private ferry and head to Toronto Island for an afternoon of food, drinks, and fun. Eight of Toronto’s top chefs are working together to put on this clam bake and summer feast in support of the non-profit group Artscape.

Where: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island
When: August 7 at 3 pm


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