Five Things to do in Toronto this Weekend

Oktoberfest, Nuit Blanche, dance parties and more

There’s a lot of fun stuff happening in Toronto this weekend, so grab your coziest sweater and get out there. Check out our list of the top five things to do over the next three and a half days below.


Live Music

Toronto will host the Pixies for two great nights this weekend. Expect the classic indie band to perform at Massey Hall tonight (September 29) at 8 p.m. and tomorrow night (September 30) at the same time.

Ottawa’s METZ will be turning up the noise at Lee’s Palace tonight (September 29), with doors at 8:30 p.m. Click here for more information.


If that’s not enough music for one weekend, Indie88 presents Closer to the Heart, the ninth annual benefit concert for Regent Park School of Music. The concert will be held on Sunday (October 1) at 8 p.m. at Lula Lounge on Dundas Street West, and will feature performances by Matt Mays, The Sheepdogs’ Ewan Currie, David Baxter, Stephen Stanley, Blue Rodeo’s Bazil Donovan and more.

Click here for more details and ticket information.


Nuit Blanche

For one night a year, Toronto is transformed into a city of art. Interactive installations pop up all throughout the city, attracting crowds from all over the GTA. This year’s Nuit Blanche takes place this Saturday (September 30) from sunset to sunrise. If you’re a fan of Stranger Things or Riverdale, be sure to check out Netflix’s installation, where you can walk through a real-life version of the Upside Down. For more ideas, check out our list of this year’s must-see installations.


The ROM’s Friday Night Live

The ROM’s Friday Night Live series kicks off tonight (September 29). Every Friday until November 24, the Royal Ontario Museum is transformed into a dance party with live music, food, drinks, and art exhibits. Tonight’s theme is celebrating the world of fashion, and will feature DJ Mista Jiggz, DJ Gimmemar, and more. Click here for more details and ticket information.

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Toronto Oktoberfest

Fall marks Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival. Put on your lederhosen and make your way to Ontario Place this weekend for a massive Oktoberfest celebration. The event will take place in a huge tent and will feature various traditional beer ceremonies and tons of music, food, and — you guessed it — beer. Find event details here.


Toronto Antique and Vintage Market

If you love browsing for great vintage finds, check out the Toronto Antique and Vintage Market. The market takes place on Saturday (September 30) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (October 1) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Exhibition Place’s Queen Elizabeth Building. Expect a lot of antique and retro art, house decor, jewelry and other unique finds.