With summer in full gear, it’s time get out of that post-winter funk and truly enjoy everything that Toronto has to offer. For your planning pleasure, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Toronto Events: June 2015 Edition.
Power Ball 2015: Obsessed with Excess
Thursday, June 4
Toronto’s hottest art party of the year is back and bigger than ever. Held every year at the Power Plant by the waterfront, the Power Ball 2015 will host the city’s artistic elite. With the theme “Obsessed with Excess,” expect to see party goers dressed to impress in excess. If you have yet to get your tickets, fear not because we’re giving two away for you and guest!
Saturday, June 6
The fourth annual Moonlight Gala will take place on June 6 in beautiful Kleinburg, Ontario, where guests will be treated to an (inter)stellar evening, in honour of celebrating the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. With Beverly Thomson emceeing and Jeanne Beker and Catherine Nugent as two of the event’s honorary patrons, guests will be in fantastic company. Be sure to get your tickets here.
Burger Brawl – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
Wednesday, June 10
Round three of Toronto’s first ever Burger Brawl will go down on June 10 at Canteen, where winners of the first two rounds, Chef Vittorio and Chef Eric Wood, will battle it out for Toronto’s finest burger. The winner will go on to compete in Vancouver against Chef Trevor Bird. May the meat be forever in your favour.
Honda Indy Toronto
Returning for another year of action on the streets of Downtown Toronto, the Honda Indy race is the Paris Fashion Week of racing. In addition to the actual race, the weekend festivities will also feature live entertainment, food trucks, craft beer and much, much more.
Ontario Craft Beer Week
June 12- 27
Speaking of craft beer, Ontario’s hosting a whole week dedicated to the boozy art, with featured events held across the province. Hosted by over 50 Ontario craft breweries, you can be sure you’ll find a beer fit for everyone’s palate.
NXNE: North by North East
Kicking off Toronto’s music festival season, North by North East (aka NXNE) will feature a slew of new and up-and-coming musicians from around the world. Featured performers include Willow Smith, Action Bronson, and so many more super cool artists. Be sure to make your way down to the Yonge-Dundas square on June 21 for a free swagged-out concert! You’re welcome.
Biker Chef Ivan Flowers Hits Hogtown
Attention foodies: this is going to be one epic event! Bicker Chef Ivan Flowers is coming to the #the6ix to join forces with Boehmer’s Paul Boehmer to collaborate on a badass “Biker Chic” menu. Guests will be treated to featured dishes like Kurabuto Confit Pork Belly, Chicken Fried Quail and Prosciutto Lobster Roulades. Drooling yet?
One of the biggest art festivals in North America, Luminato will take place all over Toronto and has, throughout the years, featured more than 7,500 artists from around the globe. For those looking to inject a little culture into their lives, Luminato is your answer!
One thing you need to know about this year’s Pride festival is that the legend Elton John (yes, you read that right) is rumoured to be in attendance. ‘Nuff said.
Presented by Bud Light, Toronto’s annual Digital Dreams festival is what every EDM junkie in the city looks forward to. Featured artists include electronic heavyweights like Armin van Buuren and Zedd!