Events happening in Toronto this weekend: May 26-28

Queer queen and American singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko is gracing the stage at The Danforth Music Hall for her Panorama Tour. (Courtesy: Hayley Kiyoko/Facebook)


This weekend the city is getting a taste of summer temperatures. To accompany the warm weather, we’ve got an amazing round of events to ensure those sunny days are packed with fun activities. You can check out new artwork, marathons, markets, live performances, and more. Here’s what you can enjoy this weekend:

Friday, May 26:

Beyond Concrete Opening Night Party 

Enjoy new artwork and live performances at the Beyond Concrete Opening Night Party at The Bentway. The event will include conversations with artists, food trucks, bar service and so much more. The party kicks off at 7 p.m. at 250 Fort York Blvd. 

For details, click here. 

Indigenous Grooves 

Indigenous Grooves is an electronic powwow that celebrates Indigenous women. The evening includes a concert, dance performance and even an Indigenous marketplace. The series is a first of its kind and features a lineup of all-Indigenous, all-women and non-binary DJs, electronic music artists, traditional singers and dancers, and vendors. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at TD Music Hall. 

For information, click here. 

Eclipse: Twilight Fangirl Picture Show 

Are you team Edward or team Jacob? No matter the answer, there will be an army of supporters behind you at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, as fans gather to watch the Eclipse: Twilight Fangirl Picture Show. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $15.

For more, click here.

Saturday, May 27:

Hayley Kiyoko 

Queer queen and American singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko is gracing the stage at The Danforth Music Hall for her Panorama Tour. The multi-talented artist is known for her hit songs, “Girls Like Girls”, “What I Need (feat. Kehlani)” and “Curious” among others. Kiyoko is also an actress and is known for her roles in Lemonade Mouth, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Jem and the Holograms, Insidious: Chapter 3, and XOXO. Kiyoko’s show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are still available.

For ticket details, click here. 

Marathon of Sport Toronto 

The 2023 Toronto Marathon of Sport, motionball’s flagship event in support of Special Olympics Canada, is back at the University of Toronto (UofT). The annual event will host 60 teams participating in a variety of sports across UofT’s campus. The marathon begins at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. 

For information, click here. 

Doors Open Toronto 

Doors Open Toronto has returned with an exciting list of indoor and outdoor experiences. Each May, Doors Open Toronto invites the public to explore the city’s most-loved buildings and sites, free of charge. The event provides rare access to buildings that are not usually open to the public and free access to sites that would usually charge an admission fee. 

To learn more, click here. 

Todotoronto Asian Heritage Month POP-UP Market at Chefs Hall

Todotoronto is collaborating with Chefs Hall for an Asian Heritage Pop-Up Market filled with several of Toronto’s Asian-owned small businesses. There will be food from 17 chefs inspired by international cuisines. A 360 photo booth is also available. The market is from 12 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. 

For more, click here.

Sunday, May 28:

First Pedestrian Sundays happening at Kensington   

This Sunday marks the year’s first Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington market. From May to Oct. starting at 1 p.m, the streets of the market are open for Torontonians to walk through without worrying about car traffic. 

For details, click here. 

The Sashbear Walk    

Since 2013, the annual Sashbear Walk unites families, friends, those with lived experience, mental health providers and supporters throughout the community on a walk in support of those with emotional dysregulation. Registration is at 9 a.m. and activities run until 12:30 p.m. 

For information, click here.

The Word On The Street Annual Festival  

The Word On the Street Festival (WOTS) is an outdoor event that has been held annually since 1990 in downtown Toronto. WOTS is a free community street festival that features over 100 authors, including Canadian and Indigenous writers. It starts at 10 a.m. at Queen’s Park. 

For more, click here.



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