This weekend sees the opening of World Pride Week. What better place to celebrate than in a city with one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the world? Join in as Toronto becomes the first North American city ever to host this ultimate celebration of Pride.
World Pride is a 10 day celebration of Gay culture, which sees Toronto’s historic Gay Village become a pedestrian-only party zone filled with music, bustling crowds, vibrant costumes, and of course plenty of guys and gals. Many bars are open until 4am or later so you can keep the party going all night long.
More info: http://worldpridetoronto.com
June 19-28. Toronto Jazz Festival – Featuring Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge and Deborah Cox. $35. torontojazz.com
June 20-22. Toronto Waterfront Festival – Includes the Toronto Wine and Spirit Festival, Kids Zone and the Dock Dogs World Qualifying Championships. towaterfrontfest.com
June 20-22. Salsa at Blue – Dance lessons, live music and a parade. bluemountainvillage.ca/salsa
June 20-22. Oakville Ribfest – Sheridan College. oakvillefamilyribfest.com
June 21. Wonder Jam – Concerts and free admission to Canada’s Wonder- land. $50. wonderjamfestival.com
June 21. Hungama (Mississauga) – Free music concert. Celebration Square. desifest.ca
June 21. Fords in the Park (Milton) – Over 500 vintage Ford vehicles and live DJ entertainment. Tractor and wagon rides available. countryheritagepark.com
June 21-22. Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival – Raising funds for the SickKids Foundation. Centre Island. dragonboats.com