After what seemed like an impossible feat, summer has finally emerged triumphant and glowing. The warm weather is here to stay, ushering in a never-ending list of festivities and events – it’s almost too hard to choose. But don’t fret, we’ve compiled a list of the most worthwhile events happening in Toronto this month, so you can spend the rest of your time capitalizing on vitamin d. See a list of the top things to do in Toronto this month: June 2017 below…
June 1 – July 28
What: A mouth-watering streetfood market returning for its third consecutive year! Formerly Front Street Foods, Adelaide Eats will be taking place on the second-floor terrace of Adelaide Place (150 York Street). Tempt your taste buds and indulge in a lineup of dishes and delicacies designed by Toronto’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers, food entrepreneurs, and artisanal food makers.
Vibe: A delicious smorgasbord of eats
Ontario Craft Brew Week
June 10 – 17
What: A celebration of beer that will garner more than a few “bottoms up!” Visit breweries, restaurants, and pubs in Toronto as they participate in Ontario Craft Brew Week, promoting some of the best craft beers across Ontario. Think Steam Whistle, Big Rock, High Park Brewery and more. If the thirst is strong, grab your tickets sold per individual event here.
Vibe: The best way to quench your thirst
The Stop’s Night Market
What: An all-you-can-eat fundraiser for the Stop Community Food Centre: in other words, a guilt-free, happy-conscious feast. The event will feature bite-sized snacks as well as beverages from loads of Toronto food and drink producers, as well as 60 of Toronto’s best chefs. Notable restaurants include Baro, Fat Pasha, Gusto 54, Oyster Boy, Rasa, Soi Thai and more. Better yet, all proceeds go to helping the community.
Vibe: The most delicious fundraiser of all time
June 14 – 25
What: Toronto’s annual multi-arts festival, featuring Canadian and international works that explore, celebrate and respond to Toronto’s diverse and multicultural make-up. This includes music, dance parties, performances and more; don’t miss Tributaries, Until the Lions, or En avant, marche! See a full list of events here and check back for a contest coming to Vv soon.
Vibe: An awe inspiring exploration of art
Taste of Toronto
June 15 – 18
What: A gathering of more than 25 of Toronto’s latest and greatest restaurants. Come hungry – taster size signature dishes with four menu options per restaurant will be served as well as opportunities to participate in free cooking demonstrations and interactive masterclasses with world-class chefs. Not to mention, shop from over 60 food and drink exhibitors too!
Vibe: A top notch feeding frenzy
NXNE Musical Festival 2017
June 16 – 25
What: A cultural-beast of a musical festival, spanning across the city for 10 days. Headliners and must-see concerts include Post Malone, Kaytranada, Passion Pit, Sleigh Bells, Tinie Tempah and many more. Full weekend wristbands are $125 or you can get single day tickets for $80 – with this lineup, it’s totally worth it!
Vibe: A city-wide eargasm
What: The night you get serenaded into a deep melodic trance. It’s John Legend’s voice we’re talking about – what else could happen? Catch him with special guest Gallant at the Budweiser Stage and prepare yourself to be in tears. Tickets are starting at $40.
Vibe: A dreamy night with everybody’s favourite romantic
The Food Dudes Presents: Block Party IV
What: The Food Dudes’ signature event experience taking over the lakeside paradise of Toronto Event Centre. In other words, a superb slate of the finest chefs, artists, entertainers and party people, making it a true feast for the senses. Grab early bird tickets while you still can!
Vibe: An immersive block party of food
FNL colour ROM Proud
What: A night of being loud and proud and covered in glitter at the Royal Ontario Museum. While FNL is a regular occurrence, this edition is anything but. Keep your pride celebration festivities going and add in a little art viewing too. The top art exhibits include Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, The Family Camera, and Out of the Valuts.
Vibe: The most colourful night at the museum
What: One of the most important parades of the year! Stand together, stand tall and be proud at the Toronto Pride Parade 2017. Gear up in your most outrageous getup and join the LGBT community on June 25 for the largest Pride Celebration in North America. Expect incredible performances, floats, and exuberance. Side note: Stay tuned for a roundup of the best Pride parties happening this month.
Vibe: The most vibrant display of love
Did we miss any must-attend events in Toronto during the month of May? Let us know in the comment section or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.
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