10 FREE Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (June 14-16)

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This weekend promises to be a busy one in Toronto.

Not only is it Father’s Day on Sunday, but this weekend also brings the Taste of Little Italy and The Exotic Car Show to the streets of Toronto.

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Here’s our weekly roundup of fun (FREE!) things to do this weekend in Toronto…

1. Markham Village Music Festival

Where: 141 Main St. N., Markham
When: Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The 42nd edition of the Markham Village Music Festival brings four stages of entertainment, craft and food vendors, a carnival and a farmers’ market to Morgan Park.

2. Day of Delight

 

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Where: Dufferin Grove Park
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy puppets, parades, a piñata and cake at this free park event. The event, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Resident Theatre Company at Dufferin Grove Park, will also include live music, dancing, and tours of the park’s popular field house.

3. CPAC Summer Festival

Where: Mel Lastman Square – 5100 Yonge St.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Chinese Professional Association of Canada is hosting its 16th annual CPAC Summer Festival this weekend. Head on down to Mel Lastman Square for cultural performances, ethnic foods, not to mention games and prizes.

4. Riverside Culinary Walk

Where: 630 Queen St. East, within Dark Horse
When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explore Riverside with chef Scott Savoie. In addition to learning all about the neighbourhood’s culture and heritage, participants will also get to meet the neighbourhood’s best chefs and bakers. Note: As of 12:30 p.m. on Jun. 14, this event has sold out. Only registered participants can attend.

5. Bumble Sweat Session

Where: 95 Fort York Blvd.
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This Bumble Sweat Series isn’t just for singles. Bring your partner or a friend for an awesome outdoor workout and you could win a FREE pair of Pumas just for attending.

6. PollinateTO

Where: 131 The Esplanade
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Swing by and pick up a free pollinator kit and feel good about improving local growing conditions. The kits include three native wildflower plants, tips on creating pollinator-friendly gardens, two pocket guides on bees and wildflowers, and a list of the best native plants for Toronto gardens.

7. Baby Point Sidewalk Sale

 

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Where: Baby Point Gates
When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This annual sidewalk sale and festival is fun for the whole family. Check out the bouncy castle, birds of prey demonstration and a live mariachi band. Whether you live in the neighbourhood or have always been curious about Baby Point, this festival is worth exploring.

8. Special Energy Healing Event

Where: 108 Yorkland Blvd.
When: Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Do you suffer from lingering pains? This special healing event aims to improve your overall energy and well-being so you can tackle the challenges of day-to-day life. The event is free to attend, though donations are greatly appreciated.

9. Hello Summer Craft Fair

Where: Swansea Town Hall – 95 Lavinia Ave.
When: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Shop for unique jewelry, handmade clothing, baby items and so much more at the Hello Summer Craft Fair. Help support local artisans by coming out to this FREE event.

10. Drag Queen Storytime

 

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Where: 750 Spadina Ave.
When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pride Month brings Drag Queens and families together for a fun hour of storytelling, dress-up and a little Jewish flair. The readers, Fay and Fluffy will also be reading at The ROM later in the day.

BONUS

Pride Toronto Presents: Abbi Jacobson in Conversation with Rachel Giese

Where: 789 Yonge St.
When: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Broad City” star Abbi Jackson will discuss her new book in a conversation hosted by Rachel Giese. The event is sold out, however, there will be a rush line at the door starting at 2 p.m.

Theory X With Monument Lab

Where: The Bentway
When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join High Line research residents and Monument Lab founders, Kevin Lum and Paul Farber on a special speakers series. Speakers for this event will discuss their theories on Toronto.

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