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Five Things to Do in Toronto this Weekend

Summer may be winding down, but the lineup of events in Toronto is packed with tons of options to get you outside. Why not take a road trip this weekend? Or check out a local show?

Don’t know where to start? Check out our list of five things to do in Toronto below.

1. Live Music

Portugal. The Man will be hitting the  Danforth Music Hall on Friday, August 18. Tickets are still available online.

Green Day makes an appearance at the Budweiser stage this Friday as part of their Revolution Radio tour, with special guests Catfish and the Bottlemen. Get your tickets here.

Princess Nokia plays the Velvet Underground this Sunday, August 20th after postponing her scheduled Toronto appearance in June. She will play two shows, at 6pm, and 9:30pm. Tickets available online and at the door.

2. The EX

A long running tradition for many Torontonians, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the food-filled, action packed, family friendly event to close off another Toronto summer. If you haven’t already experienced the relentless cries of “Let’s go to the Ex!” you surely will as the CNE officially kicks off this Friday, August 18th. It’s everything you’ve come to know and love, with the bonus of crazier food creations, a brand new Gaming Garage, and even more live performances. If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, the CNE will be running until September 4, giving you time to enjoy the last weeks of the season.


3. Camp Wavelength Music Festival

Extensive flooding on Toronto Island this summer has caused Camp Wavelength to alter the original programming, resulting in the two day event, DAY CAMP IN THE CITY, alongside ticketed 19+ shows at venues around Toronto throughout the weekend. The event itself is free with a suggested $10 donation, and will feature live music, arts, crafts, and activities at Sherborne Common. For more information about Camp Wavelength 2017, visit their website.

4. The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival is more than just food, it’s a family friendly festival of music, activities, and of course, some of the best local and international cuisine. The “feastival” originated in the UK and it’s making it’s first ever North American appearance north of Toronto at Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte this weekend. As far as the music goes, Weezer, The Strumbellas, De La Soul,  Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and Magic! are a few of the names on the lineup this year. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.

5. Movie in the Park

Another season of film screenings in the park draws to a close for the Christie Pitts Film Festival. In celebration of another successful summer, CPFF will be hosting a closing weekend event, with two surprise (hint:boxing-themed) films. Catch one, or both, of the mystery films on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th at Christie Pitts park. For more information, visit the CPFF website.

    (lead image by Sarah Fish via Music In Minnesota)

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