As if you didn’t already know, it’s Monday.
But before you start getting depressed, don’t worry. 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!
Hop on a streetcar headed East, because it’s time for the Beaches International Jazz Festival’s famous street fest. The street festival sees Queen Street close from Woodbine to Beech, with jazz bands taking over every corner for free performances. The festival includes everything from classic jazz to funk, so there’s no doubt you’ll find your jam at this annual event.
Where: Queen East from Woodbine to Beech
When: July 21-23, from 7pm -11 pm
Beer aficionados, rejoice! The Toronto Festival of Beer is a 3-day event where you can sample cold beverages from over 100 breweries around the world. There’s something for every palate, from Heineken to Fruli’s premium strawberry beer. The event also contains a healthy selection of, well, both healthy and unhealthy foods. In a beautiful display of irony, band The Temperance Movement will perform at the festival on July 24. Tickets range from $42.50 to $80.50 in price.
When: July 22-24
Where: Exhibition Place
Too poor to travel to Hong Kong or Vietnam this summer? Well, you’re in luck! Because the Waterfront Night Market aims to bring the market experience found in parts of Asia right here to Toronto. It’s chalk full of street food venders with delicious dishes to sample, so come on an empty stomach. If you prefer shopping, the event features an array of craft, clothing and jewelry stalls, too.
When: July 22-24
Where: 222 Cherry Street
Are you a music lover who fancies getting out of the city for a bit? Well, consider taking the pilgrimage to Oro-Medonte, Ontario for the WayHome Festival. It’s your chance to rock out in a field with a bevy of beautiful bearded men! This year’s lineup is particularly impressive, boasting Arcade Fire, Metric, and CHVCHES. Standard passes for the three-day event cost $249.99.
When: July 22-24th
Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Do you love going to concerts, but wish the whole experience were more aerobic? Well, the Night Nation Run touts itself as the first running music festival in the world. You can complete a literal 5Km racecourse while enjoying a show of lasers and EDM. Don’t forget to wear your runners! Tickets are $79 per person.
When: July 23
Where: Woodbine Racetrack at 555 Rexdale BLVD
In case you missed Canada’s impressive showing at Wimbledon, we Canadians rock at tennis now. It’s our country’s new thing, so why not see some live games this summer? Come on, you know you want to watch Milos Raonic show off his serve. Tickets start at $43.
Where: Aviva Centre at York University’s Keele Campus
When: July 23-July 31