10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend (June 3-5)

It’s the first weekend of June and Toronto is coming in hot with back-to-back events, concerts, and outdoor celebrations. The first street-wide festival of the season will take place this weekend, plus beachside and pool-side performances by some of the biggest EDM artists of the moment. We’ve officially entered the most exciting time of year here in our city, and Toronto is brimming with things to do this weekend.

Here are 10 of the best things to see, do, and experience around the city on this gloriously warm weekend.

Do West Fest

A street-wide celebration is making its way to Dundas St West. Dubbed “Toronto’s official start to summer,” Do West Fest (formerly Dundas West Fest), promises to deliver three days of non-stop fun to the west end. As always, the festival will occupy 14 blocks of Dundas St West, stretching from Ossington to Lansdowne in the heart of Little Portugal.

where: Dundas St West, Ossington to Lansdowne
whenDate: June 3-5, 2022

Pride Month Kickoff Party

Stackt Market will transform into a celebration of all things Pride to kick off the month of June. The event will feature epic programming, events, art installations, and musical performances celebrating Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community. Get ready to dance, eat, shop, and support the city’s 2SLGBTQ+ artists and creators.

where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St
whenDate: June 4, 2022

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Attention Potterheads, this is not a drill! The highly-anticipated production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally in Toronto. This version of the world’s most award-winning play features an all-Canadian cast and it’ll bring the wizarding world of Harry Potter to life on the Mirvish stage.

Featuring “spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces,” this show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!

Where: 244 Victoria St
When: June 3-5, 2022

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RÜFÜS DU SOL at Woodbine Park

One of the biggest EDM groups out there is coming to Toronto for a beachside performance at Woodbine Park. This is sure to be one of the best outdoor concerts of the season here in the city, so it’s not one to miss. General admission tickets start at just under $180 each.

Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St E
When: June 3, 2022, 6 p.m.

Loud Luxury at Cabana Pool Bar

It’s going to be a jam-packed summer at Toronto’s Cabana Pool Bar. The waterfront venue is gearing up for its busy season and kicking things off with a performance by one of the biggest EDM duos of the moment. On Sunday, June 5, Loud Luxury will hit the stage at Cabana for an outdoor performance overlooking the city skyline, accompanied by DJs Manzone & Strong.

Where: 11 Polson St
When: Sunday, June 5

Taco Fest

A mouthwatering food festival dedicated to all things taco-related is coming to Street Eats Market. Sink your teeth into savory and crunchy tacos of all varieties. This is one of many food festivals to come over the next few months in Toronto. And if you can’t get enough of this beloved Mexican staple, a massive taco and tequila festival will hit the city later this month.

When: June 3—5, 2022
Where: 500 Progress Ave

Sponsored Pick: Niagara Falls Comic Con

Niagara Falls Comic Con will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this weekend at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. The show will feature more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, a video gaming arena, Falls Horror Fest, and more.

When: June 3—5, 2022
Where: Niagara Falls Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave

The Colourway

A whimsical walkway has popped up in Toronto. The free outdoor pop-up, called The Colourway, is a series of rainbow arches made out of 5,000 recycled pool noodles. If you snap a photo of The Colourway, you’ll be given access to all kinds of deals and freebies at participating storefronts in the area, including free pizza, gym passes, clothing discounts, and more.

where: 1479 Yonge St
when: Until June 24, 2022

Canada’s Wonderland & SplashWorks

Canada’s premier amusement park has reopened with new attractions, restaurants, and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Plus, SplashWorks has a brand new cliff-jumping attraction called Mountain Bay Cliffs, along with Canada’s largest outdoor wave pool, 17 water slides, and a Lazy River.

Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: June 3-5, 2022

Cirque du Soleil

After a long hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has finally brought its iconic Big Top back to Toronto for a breathtaking performance. This Victoria Day, the city will be treated to Cirque du Soleil’s most critically acclaimed show, called KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. The performers will take the stage at Ontario Place for a “mind-boggling” limited series of shows that combine acrobatics with art, poetry, and humor.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W
When: Until July 17, 2022

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