What to do in Toronto over the Long Weekend

School’s out for summer…well, almost. This weekend is the beginning of summer vacation for many families in Toronto. While Canada Day falls next Tuesday, many Canada Day events will be starting this weekend. With the beginning of summer vacation comes a weekend filled with awesome events and festivals filling the city streets. So, if you are wondering what to do in Toronto this weekend, we’ve got your plans made.

What to do in Toronto This Weekend: June 28th & 29th

Toronto Ribfest (June 30-July 3): Toronto’s west end Centennial Park will be hosting the 18th annual Toronto Ribfest. If you love barbecue, this is the place to be this weekend. The park will be hopping with a KidZone, a massive mobile midway, performances on 2 stages and some of the best rib crews in North America.


Family Pride (June 28 & 29): World Pride events have transformed our city over the past week. Family Pride is a kid-friendly space at the festival, where families will find activities and entertainment for kids. Family Pride is located at the Church Street Junior Public School. For all the details head to the Family Pride website.


Canada Day Extravaganza at Harbourfront Centre (June 27-July 1): All weekend long the Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a Canada Day extravaganza. Visitors will be entertained with musical performers, arts and crafts sale and a spectacular fireworks show on June 30th.


Scotiabank CHIN Picnic (June 28, 29 & July 1): Celebrate Toronto’s cultural diversity at this annual music and culture festival. Located at Exhibition Place, the CHIN Picnic hosts a Grand Festival of Fireworks on Saturday night that is sure to light up the night sky. Families will enjoy exploring the midway rides, the Infinite Fantasy Circus Family, Tiger Paws Exotic animals and so much more.


StoryMobs Cross Canada: This weekend the first ever nationwide StoryMob will take place. Four Toronto public library branches will host events on June 28th. Toronto will be joined by 9 other location across Canada. The StoryMob events will focus on Nicholas Oldland’s children’s book “The Busy Beaver”. Children will be reading aloud, crafting and having an awesome time. For location information check the official StoryMob website.


What are your plans for this weekend?

Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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