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The top 6 in the 6ix: can't miss Toronto events July 24 - 31

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Sarah Sahagian Jul 23, 2016 8:00 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!

Toronto Burlesque Festival

Are you in the market for an activity that’s not for the whole family? Well then we have an idea for you! The Toronto Burlesque Festival features all sorts of artistic beauty – and a side of sexy fun. Since its inception in 2008, the festival has showcased the talents of Toronto’s outstanding burlesque scene, as well as top acts from around the world. Featuring accomplished performers, including Betty Quirk and Coco Framboise, this event will make you feel hot even if it’s unseasonably chilly.

When: July 28 – 31
Where: Revival Bar and Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Start your long weekend the way God intended, by eating food prepared by some guy in a truck. The Toronto Food Truck Festival is sure to please its patrons with vendors like Bacon Nation, Chimney Stax Baking Co, and the classic Canadian standby, Beavertails. We advise you attend on an empty stomach.

When: July 29 – 31
Where: Woodbine Park

OVO Fest 

It’s that time of year ago, aka time to pay tribute to the 6ix God himself. Go see the music festival Drake founded when it hits the Molson Amphitheatre on July 29. This year’s fest promises such headliners as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Go jam to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” on a sticky summer night, like you know you want to. Tickets start from $42 each.

When: July 29
Where: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

It’s time for one of Toronto’s most beloved annual traditions, the Caribana Grand Parade! Full of colourful costumes and sublime steel pan bands, this celebration of Caribbean culture is sure to delight. The parade route starts at Exhibition Place and stretches for 3.5 KM along Lakeshore Boulevard. Millions enjoy this event each year, so make sure you don’t miss out!

When: July 30
Where: Parade route starts at Exhibition Place

VELD Music Festival

If EDM is your preference, you’ll be in paradise at VELD Music Festival. This two-day outdoor concert features such renowned acts as Deadmau5, Duke, and Flume. One-day passes start from $109.50, whereas a two-day general admission pass will set you back $158.50.

When: July 30-31
Where: Woodbine Park

Free Outdoor Screening of Romeo + Juliet at Christie Pitts Park

Do you enjoy spending time at the park? Do you love vintage 90s movies by Baz Luhrmann movies? Do you wish there were a way to combine these two passions? Well now there is! Because there will be a free screening of Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play at Christie Pitts Park. Film starts at sundown. As the website says, BYOBlanket!

When: July 31
Where: Christie Pitts Park


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Sarah Sahagian

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