Summer is in full swing, which means there is no shortage of awesome Toronto events and activities taking place throughout the city this week.
From outdoor festivals to food events and family-friendly activities, here are the top events taking place over the next seven days.
What: One of Canada’s largest Latin-themed celebrations is Toronto’s TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, which takes place over three weeks and features music, food, dance and family events. If you’re looking for an event that includes food, dancing, music, and culture, you won’t want to miss this!
Where: St. Clair Avenue West, between Winona Drive and Christie Street
When: July 3 to 23
What: The Toronto Fringe Festival is back for another exciting year and kicks off this week with plenty of live theatre, music, and art. With over 60 ticketed events and over 50 free, drop-in events that includes live performances, buskers, and an outdoor stage and rink, there’s something for everyone at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: July 5 to 16
What: For two mouth-watering weeks, residents can savour delicious prix fixe dishes from over 200 of the city’s finest restaurants. Reservations have already started, so make sure to check out the event website to see what’s available.
Where: Various restaurants throughout the city
When: July 7 to 23
What: A festival that needs almost no introduction, the Beaches International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 29th year. The festival will be kicking off this week and will feature plenty of live music, community events, food, and street fests.
Where: The Beach Neighbourhood
When: July 7 to 30
What: Come see Creole (French Caribbean), Spanish, and Jamaican communities display their creativity and pay tribute to the Caribbean founders with “Rum ‘n Reggae”, music and of course, plenty of food. The event will also include a three-day exhibition of Carnival and historical artifacts at Metro Hall.
Where: David Pecaut Square, 215 King Street West
When: July 7 t0 8, 11 am to 11 pm
What: This weekend, you and the entire family can participate in the Toronto Bubble Run at Woodbine Racetrack, which includes an incredible ‘foam bog’ that will cover everyone from head to toe in colourful foam. The finish line will include even more foam, DJs, and all the selfie opportunities you can handle.
Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd
When: July 8, first heat is at 8 am