Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

Featuring the Inside Out launch party, Canada's Wonderland Opening Day, rad concerts, and more!

It’s going to be a huge weekend, Toronto!

It may be rainy out, but these exciting events will definitely make you want to leave the dry comfort of your home. With the 2019 Inside Out Launch Party, Canada’s Wonderland Opening Day, Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta, and more, you’re sure to find something to do this weekend.

Check out our list of five things to do this weekend in Toronto.

Inside Out 2019 Launch Party

Artscape Daniels Launchpad | May 3, 8:30 pm – 1:00 am | Admission By Donation

Kick off Indside Out, Toronto’s LGBT Film Festival, in style! You can check out the launch of the Official Program for 2019’s festival, which runs from May 23rd to June 2nd, and celebrate with food and drinks. The party is set to feature a silent auction, a dance party, and performances from renowned Toronto artists like Priyanka, Valeroo, Sammy Rawal, and more!

Canada’s Wonderland Opening Day

Canada’s Wonderland | May 3, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm | Tickets

It’s the moment that the kids and the kids at heart have been waiting for! Today marks the opening day at Canada’s Wonderland, kicking off the 2019 thrill seeker season. Head to the park to enjoy live entertainment, thrills, and family fun, and even try out the all-new record breaking dive roller coaster, Yukon Striker!

Catch a Concert

Snow Patrol is set to hit The Danforth Music Hall tonight, so if you want to catch some indie hits or Grey’s Anatomy classics, this is the show for you! If you’re looking for more of a moody folk vibe, head to Ten Kills The Pack at the Rivoli, where frontman Sean Sroka will be playing tunes “for every late night bar dweller, every person unsure about their “path” and for every introspective human being overanalyzing their life choices.”

Deer Tick hits the Opera House on Saturday with Courtney Marie Andrews, which will make for a stacked lineup of gritty, bluesy rock tracks. This American alternative rock band will be delivering a variety of killer distorted bangers, so you won’t want to miss out on this rambunctious live show!

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta

Assembly Chef’s Hall | May 4, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am | Tickets

You can take part in Cinco de Mayo festivities at Assembly Chef’s Hall on Saturday, May 4th. Toronto’s first chef-driven food market is set to host an authentic Cinco de Mayo Party, which will feature games, special food options, DJs, and more. Tickets to the event include a food voucher, which can be redeemed for any full-size meal at a vendor inside the street market.

Punk Rock Flea Market

Lee’s Palace | May 5, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Free

Welcome, punk rockers of Toronto. Head to the third installment of the city’s Punk Rock Flea Market, where you can check out some of the best selections of curated vendors, punk rock tunes, cold brews, and good times. This free event will feature a variety of products for sale, such as embroidered patches, non-binary art, handmade soap, jewelry, hot sauce, vintage clothing, and more!