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Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events June 25 to July 1

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Ainsley Smith Jun 22, 2018 11:19 am 346

It’s the start of a new week, which means it’s time to start filling your next seven days with Toronto events.

From free movie screenings to the tastiest foodie adventures and Canada Day celebrations, we’ve got your week planned out!

City Cinema: Rockumentaries

What: This Tuesday is the kick off to Yonge-Dundas Square’s City Cinema Rockumentaries series. This week moviegoers can enjoy a screening of Festival Goers, a documentary about a cross-Canada tour of the same name, combining live concert recordings, behind-the-scenes tour footage, and oral history interviews with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band.

When: Every Tuesday, June 26 to August 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Free

Shakespeare in High Park

What: Toronto’s annual Shakespeare in High Park is back. The untraditional rendition of Shakespeare returns on June 28 and will run until September 2. The longest-running outdoor theatre event is celebrating its 36th year and takes on two classics this year, the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet and the frolicking comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

When: Tuesday to Sunday, June 28 to Sept 2
Time: 8 pm
Where:
 High Park Amphitheatre
Price: Pay what you can

Toronto Ribfest

What: If nothing says “Canada Day” to you more than a saucy rack of ribs, you’ll find no shortage at Ribfest. In addition to two stages with live music all day, perks for the kids include free KidzZone activities, a massive mobile midway, and a variety of daily activities.

When: June 29 to July 2
Time: Friday to Sunday, 11 am to 10 pm; Monday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Etobicoke Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road
Price: Admission is free

CITE – A Celebration of Skateboard Arts and Culture

What: The Bentway and Build for Bokma have announced a new summer-long celebration of skateboard arts and culture called CITE. On subsequent weekends during the summer, visitors can enjoy a variety of workshops including skateboard clinics, building skate sculptures, videography, screen printing, and designing skateboards, in addition to a speaker series.

When: June 30 to August 12
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: The Bentway Skate Trail
Price: Free to the public

Canada Day Weekend

What: Come and celebrate the 151st birthday of our wonderful home and native land this weekend. There’s plenty of family-friendly events and activities taking place throughout the city, so regardless of where you live there’ll be something fun happening near you.

When: June 29 to July 1
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by event

Queen’s Plate Festival

What: Running from June 29 to July 1, the three-day festival is jam-packed with live entertainment, activities and, of course, the 159th running of the Queen’s Plate, which kicks off the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown on June 30.

When: June 29 to July 1
Time: Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 12 pm; Sunday, all day
Where: 
Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd.
Price: 
Tickets start at $30

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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