Top Toronto Events in June 2018

Top Toronto Events in June 2018

What is there to do this June in our amazing city? From celebrating Pride to helping fund Cancer research, here's a roundup of 8 best events you should check out. 

Toronto Pride

Where: All around the city
When: June 1-24
Price: Depends on the event
Website: pridetoronto.com

June is also known as pride month. Come celebrate the diversity that makes Toronto so great with one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the world. Starting June 1st with Pride Flag Raising on the City Hall and continuing with various parties and panels around the city until June 24, when the big Pride Walk will start at the corner of Bloor and Church Street. During the whole month, you can sing Showtunes Karaoke, join Cabana Pool Party, visit Toronto Aqueerium at night, listen to Toronto Symphony Orchestra, join panel discussions about human rights or just march  on June 23 at Toronto Dyke March and June 24 at Toronto Pride parade. There will also be various neighbourhood events available, so make sure to check this year's Pride Guide.


Gatsby Garden Party at Spadina Museum

Gatsby Garden Party

Where: Spadina Museum
When: June 23-24
Price: $12.50 +HST per day
Website: spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com

Step back into the roaring 20s and experience how Gatsby and Daisy lived back in the day. For two full days, Spadina Museum will be transformed into Fitzgerald's popular book, complete with games of croquet, swing dancing lessons and live music. Silent films will be shown in the garage cinema and you are even invited to join the gambling den for some bootleggers fun. Just be prepared to have your mugshot taken in on of the photo booths if you get caught. Visitors are encouraged to come in period garb, as there's a price for the best period costume.


Etsy Made In Canada Spring Edition

Made in Canada: "Spring" Edition

Where: Campbell House
When: June 23
Price: Entry fee usually $2
Website: Facebook Event

A day after spring has ended, Etsy is finally bringing its Made in Canada: Spring Edition event to ToAfter the popularity of the Made in Canada fall event, they are launching another series of events to add a bit of locally-made flair into your life. If you love home-made and locally made knicks and knacks, as well as samples of local foods and drinks, this little event is ideal for you. Come support some local Etsy sellers and participate in various workshops. There will be variety of goods available. from fashion industry to local food crafters and home-made bath-bomb sellers.


Redpath Waterfront Festival 2017

Redpath Waterfront Festival

Where: Toronto Waterfront
When: June 22-24
Price: Free
Website: towaterfrontfest.com

Come experience the Toronto Waterfront and celebrate summer with Redpath Waterfront Festival. You can expect a giant beach ball installation to spice up your Instagram feed, surfing hula-hoop artists, nautical contortionists and H2O themed aerialists at Sherbourne Common. Royal Canada Navy will introduce their renowned tall ship: The HMCS Oriole. This will be its first appearance after 25 years. For refreshments, Waterfront Artisan Market will introduce tons of crafters, chefs and bakers at their unique open-air market. As for kids, aside of water-themed performances, there will be a carousel available to ride, carnival games and circus-tricks workshops. Rumour has it, the infamous giant rubber duck will make an appearance as well.


Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Where: Ontario Place
When: June 22-24
Price: $15-$50
Website: tcbf.ca

June 22 is a time for the real beer lovers to rejoice. Toronto Craft Beer Festival will be hosting almost 30 independent craft brewers of beers and ciders. Festival-goers older than 19 years old will be able to enjoy good drinks with delicious food, amazing music and many fun beer-themed activities. Music lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy the tunes of The Hot Karls Cover Band, Butch Haller, Community Soul Project, Wing Night and during Sunday, there will even be a special 80's themed segment. Not drinking? That's cool too, they are offering special "designated driver" tickets at discounted price.

Wicked

Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre
When: June 20-August 5
Price: $29 - $149
Website: mirvish.com

We are not in Kansas anymore, Toto! What happened before little Dorothy dropped to Oz? Is the Wicked Witch truly that horrifying? If you've been asking yourself these questions, this summer you might just get your answers. Wicked, the Broadway musical sensation is one of the longest running shows around the world with 3 Tony awards and a Grammy for their original cast record album. They told the story of blurring lines between good and the wicked all around the world with long-running production in London and Australia and a movie in the making. So don't miss this opportunity to learn the real story of the Wicked Witch of the West and come see the performers during their stay in Toronto. You might just learn you have been changed for good after seeing this show.


Journey To Conquer Cancer

Journey to Conquer Cancer

Where: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
When: June 17
Price: $45-$75
Website: runorwalk.ca

Run to defeat cancer! Journey to Conquer Cancer is an annual Run/Walk to help fund Canadian Cancer research and raise awareness. With 5km, 3km or 1 kilometer routes available, everybody, at any fitness level, can join, including children and parents. You can even bring your dog for a walk, if you want to. Not feeling like walking or running? That's ok, you can still donate. About 90% of the donations are going directly to the research centers, the rest is recycled to the event itself.


Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

Luminato Festival

Where: All across the city
When: June 6-24
Price: Vary
Website: luminatofestival.com

Each June international arts festival Luminato brings various forms of art to Toronto's parks, theatres and public spaces. From movies to art installations and theatre performances, Luminato is creating a space for artists to create, network and share with the world. There will be a contemporary adaptation of Swan Lake at Bluma Appel Theatre, Malapso Dance Company will be performing at Elgin Theatre, The Ward Cabaret will introduce its performance inspired by Toronto's culture and much more. The well-known international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will have a rare public appearance to talk about human right issues that the world faces today at Roy Thomson Hall. Renowned Scottish illusionist Scott Silven will be hosting a night full of illusions, fine dining and whisky at Casa Loma.

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