It finally feels like summer here in Toronto and with the long weekend right around the corner. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the city. Here are 7 killer things to do in Toronto on Victoria Day Long Weekend 2017 (besides watch fireworks!):
If you’re a beer lover this two day event is made for you. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is back again at Fort York Garrison Common with Spring Sessions. Aside from all the beer you could ever dream of there will be live music courtesy of Elliott BROOD and The Trews, and some of Toronto’s favourite food vendors like Smoke’s Poutinerie and Oyster Boy all under one perfect cottage themed brew party.
If you’re looking to get wet n’ wild this weekend, yes, there is a foam party taking place this Sunday in Toronto. Toronto Foam Festival 2017 party will bring sound systems, a laser light show and huge cannons to shower summer lovers with foam. If you’re in the mood to go back to your collage raving roots, this one’s for you. It’s taking place at Orchid Entertainment Complex and is 19+.
Seafood lovers, the Lobster Clam Jam is calling your name. This food festival caters to every taste bud with its wide selection of meat, fowl, game, fish (and of course, lobster and shellfish) dishes. Launched in Montreal, Quebec in 2013, Lobster Clam Jam began with the idea of showcasing great food by home-grown talent, and creative and delicious cocktails by marquee mixologists.
Get inspired this weekend and stroll through art at ArtFest Toronto. This free festival that takes place throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District celebrates painting, photography, sculpture and fine craft. Along with the art, there will be live music and gourmet food vendors.
Shop local handmade, locally crafted goods, beauty, home decor, art and vintage on Sunday May 21st between 10am-5pm at the newly renovated Great Hall Toronto (Lower Hall). The Trinity Bellwoods Flea Market is all about unique vendors, artisans, sweet treats and delicious local eats and of course good Queen Street vibes.
The Black Owned Summer Pop-Up Market is a market with a movement! It’s happening Sunday from 2pm-7pm and will feature great products and services by black-owned businesses, performances and giveaways. Their mission is to help create sustainable growth for black-owned businesses as a form of economic empowerment in the black community.
The Ontario Place waterfront park will be partially open this Victoria Day long weekend to accommodate the Culinary Ontario Festival. Taking place as part of festivities to celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary, the free festival will feature foods from around the province including local and emerging chefs, a children’s cooking competition, art installations and live music. Also, Canada’s very first drone night show is taking place at Ontario Place on Saturday, May 20 at 11pm.