13 things to do in Toronto today: Saturday, August 26

Aug 25 2017, 4:15 am

It’s the last Saturday of August, basically officially the last Saturday of summer.

Be sure to take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather today! Enjoy your weekend, Toronto!

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What: No summer in Toronto is complete without a visit to the EX! Come and check out the incredible food, catch a show, and try your hand at winning some ridiculously large prizes.

Where: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
When: Now until September 4


What: What began in 1990 as a way to introduce Taiwanese composers to the Canadian public is now an annual festival. This year’s theme is Kan Pai Japan.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: August 26 to 27

 CNE Food Truck Frenzy

What: Situated on Princes’ Boulevard just inside the historic Princes’ Gates, the Frenzy returns for another year of extreme carnival eats.

Where: CNE Grounds, 210 Princes’ Boulevard
When: August 26 to 27

Shakespeare in High Park

What: Toronto’s annual Shakespeare in High Park is back for another exciting summer and will be taking on two classics this year. This season’s performances will include Twelfth Night and King Lear, with all screenings starting at 8 pm. Tickets are pay what you can.

Where: High Park Amphitheatre
When: August 26 to 27

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

What: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ is Toronto’s newest late summer festival and it’s taking every tried and true summertime attraction and mashing them all together into one single event. This event promises all the BBQ and craft beer you could ever need, live country bands, line dancing lessons, bourbon tasting bars, axe throwing, BBQ cook-offs, and more.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
When: August 26 to 27

Woodbine RibFest

What: If you haven’t had your fix of BBQ this summer, you’re in luck as Woodbine Racetrack is hosting its own mouth-watering Ribfest this weekend. Come and enjoy delicious ribs and BBQ, food trucks, live country music and thrilling horse racing.

Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd
When: August 26 to 27

Korean Harvest Fest

What: Similar to Thanksgiving, this festival celebrates the fall harvest. The Korean community will be coming together to share Korean culture, with k-pop and dance competitions, traditional fan dancing, bands, and numerous booths for both traditional and modern Korean cuisine and accessories.

Where: Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
When: August 26 to 27

The Fantasy Sports Show

What: With a focus on education, The Fantasy Sports Show offers you the chance to meet and learn from the top fantasy experts, headlined by The Fantasy Footballers.

Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
When: August 26 to 27

Movies in the Square

What: The Friends of Sorauren Park have planned another season of outdoor movies and special events this summer. The family event takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month and this month’s feature will be Disney’s Jungle Book. 

Where: Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Ave
When: August 26

Leslieville Beer Fest

What: Come and bid farewell to summer at this old fashion neighbourhood street party. Ticket are $20 and include three beer tokens and a beer mug.

Where: Dundas Street East
When: August 26, 1 pm to 8 pm

Toronto Cider Festival

What: This year’s Toronto Cider Festival will showcase amazing ciders paired with delicious food, live entertainment, and local Canadian talent. In honour of Canada 150, the Cider Festival will allow you to celebrate the end of summer in true Canadian style.

Where: Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
When: August 26, 11:30 am to  10:30 pm

Coconut Festival

What: Toronto is hosting the fourth annual Coconut Festival this month, and invites Toronto’s various communities to learn about the coconuts’ various health benefits and diverse addictive delicious culinary and lifestyle uses. The event will feature 60 vendors dealing with coconut in food choices, wellness program, cleaning, cosmetics, fashion and more from Asia & Pan America.

Where: David Pecaut Square, 215 King Street West
When: August 26, 10 am to 8 pm

All You Can Eat Cereal Party

What: Remember Saturday mornings as a kid? Plenty of cartoons and sugary cereal… thing’s were good! Well, now you’re invited to take a walk down memory lane and enjoy all your favourite cereals for one afternoon in Toronto.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street
When: August 26, 10 am to 1 pm

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