Five things to do This Long Weekend in Toronto

Some spooky screams, free markets, Ben Howard, The Gorillaz and more

Make the most of your long weekend and head out to some of the great events you can find throughout the city. From spooky scream parks to free markets, there’s so much to check out over the next three days.

Take a look at this list of five things that you can’t miss this long weekend.

Screemers Haunted Scream Park

Queen Elizabeth Building | October 5 & 6, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am | Tickets

Screemers is one of Toronto’s first and best haunted attractions, and has been the city’s only Haunted Scream Park for 26 years. This event takes over an entire parking lot, turning the concrete patch into a horror movie. If you’re looking for a good spook on the first weekend of October, head to Screemers this Friday or Saturday night to be scared stiff.

Catch a Show

There are tons of great shows playing around the city this weekend that you have to check out. Head to the Budweiser Stage tonight to catch English singer-songwriter Ben Howard performing some dark and dreamy tunes. You can also catch Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies at Lee’s Palace tonight for their album release show.

Bob Moses is a Garmmy-award winning Canadian electronic duo that you can see at the Danforth Music Hall this Saturday, or catch St. Paul & The Broken Bones at The Danforth Music Hall on Sunday.

What better way to spend Thanksgiving Monday than at a concert? English virtual band The Gorillaz will be bringing their hit soulful tunes and breezy bops to the Air Canada Centre.


Toronto Art Crawl Night Market & Live Auction

The Great Hall | October 5, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Tickets

The second annual Toronto Art Crawl Night Market & Live Auction takes place tonight from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The event boasts the work of 50 Toronto artists and designers, and there is lots of delicious food, live music, and a cash bar. A live auction filled with art, fashion, jewellery and more will take place from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m., and if you arrive right at 6 pm you will get one of 25 swag bags.

Really Really Free Market

Campbell Park | October 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Really Really Free

The Really Really Free Market comes back to Campbell Park on the first Saturday of every month all year round. At this market, everything is free, there’s no money and no swapping allowed. You can bring in items to share before 3 p.m., and during the market you can take as much as one large shopping bag of free stuff home per person. After the market at 3 p.m., you can take as much as you can until it closes at 4 p.m.!

Brewer’s Backyard Celebrates Thanksgiving with Torontoberfest

Evergreen Brickworks | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Free

Torontoberfest will be back at Evergreen Brick Works on Monday for a killer lineup of Ontario craft brewers. The event will close out the season at the Oktoberfest-themed celebration. You’ll find delicious brews from the likes of Anderson Craft Ales, Beau’s Cowbell, 5 Paddles, Muddy York, and Shacklands. There will also be tons of delicious food vendors like Los Vietnamita and Delight Bite.