June is the Pride Month and 2019 marks 50 years from Stonewall Riots, which means Toronto will be in full-on pride mood for the entirety of the months, celebrating Marsha P Johnson and the heroes of the Riots and birth of Pride. Summer is coming as well, which means plenty of waterfront festivals, music and culture around the city as well. Which event are you going to? Let us know in the comments!
Where: Across Toronto
When: June 1-30, festival weekend June 21-23
Toronto Pride is one of the biggest events celebrating LGBTQ culture across the world. During Pride Month you can visit Family Pride program, Trans Pride, the Dyke March and the famous and fabulous Pride Parade on June 23. This year marks 50 years since Stonewall Riots and the birth of Pride, which makes 2019 special year dedicated to Marsha P Johnson and her life, celebrating and showcasing drag performers.
Where: Across Toronto
When: June 7-23
Luminato is a festival celebrating art and artists, giving people a space to express themselves. In June, Toronto artists will take over parks and other public spaces, fill theatres and galleries, showing their work across multiple media and art forms. Notable exhibitions will be The House of Mirrors – a giant mirror maze at Harbourfront Centre, Maada’ookii Songlines – the 200 person choral and Kazuo Ohno and Leonard Cohen inspired contemporary dance performance called Flowers at Bluma Appeal Theatre.
Adam Sandler 100% Fresher
Where: Budweiser Stage
When: June 7
Comedic icon Adam Sandler will be coming to Toronto with his stand-up comedy act 100% Fresher. The actor had his 100% Fresh comedy tour sold out and featured on Netflix. Building on this hype, he prepared a fresher, better performance this year, touring North America from June 1st.
Mississauga Waterfront Festival
Where: Port Credit Memorial Park
When: June 14-16
Mississauga Waterfront Festival is one of the biggest family festivals in Toronto. Enjoy colourfull carnival, concerts, rides and much more on the waterfront. For kids, there will be face painting available, petting zoo and many fun games and activities to bring joy and whole-weekend entertainment to the whole family.
Where: Downsview Park
When: June 15
In celebration of Toronto’s worldwide cuisine and it’s street food, Foodalicious is bringing together the best food trucks from around the city. For the lovers of diverse cuisine or for those with curious and adventurous taste palettes, this is the time to taste as much of Toronto street food scene as you can. For families with kids, there will be a kids zone and also live music and other entertainment for you to enjoy the day to the fullest.
Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
Where: HTO Park & Waterfront
When: June 29 – July 1
Canada Day weekend will be full of fun on the Toronto Waterfront. Every three years, the Redpath Waterfront Festival welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ships and this year they are back! Besides that, there will be street food vendors, kids games, live music and much more for those feeling adventurous.