The Civic weekend marks the midway point of summer. Many of us will be heading to the cottage for the holiday weekend. If you’re staying in Toronto, there is lots going on. Check out these things to do August long weekend in Toronto 2016.
Rogers Cup Toronto 2016
The world’s best men’s tennis players will be playing at the Rogers Cup 2016 at the Aviva Centre at York University in Toronto over the August long weekend. Expect to see top seeds including Novak Djokovic and Canada’s own Milos Raonic. Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have withdrawn from the tournament. The semifinals take place Saturday, July 30, 2016 and the finals are Sunday, July 31, 2016. Tickets on July 30, 2016 are $50-$325 while tickets on July 31, 2016 are $125 to $450. Purchase tickets for the Rogers Cup online.
Drake’s OVO Fest at TD Echo Beach
Drake brings his OVO Fest to TD Echo Beach at Ontario Place on the August long weekend from Friday, July 29, 2016 to Monday, August 1, 2016. Performers include Machel Montano with Beenie Man and special guests. TD Echo Beach is located at Ontario Place at 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Tickets for OVO Fest are $60 and $90.
Matilda The Musical at Ed Mirvish Theatre
Matilda The Musical, the award-winning musical of the imaginative girl who takes a stand to change her destiny, is being performed at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $55, $85, $95, $115 and $150.
Toronto Blue Jays Games on August Long Weekend
The Toronto Blue Jays are at home during the Civic weekend playing against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:07 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 1:07 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 is a Jr. Jays Saturday while the Ballpark Beach Bash is Sunday, July 31, 2016. Tickets for the Toronto Blue Jays are $297, $125, $115, $112, $76, $70, $58, $52, $49, $42, $30 and $23.50 and can be purchased online.
Thank You For Being A Friend at Al Green Theatre
Are you a fan of The Golden Girls? Watch Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose in puppet form trade barbs and laughs at Thank You For Being A Friend at the Al Green Theatre. Performances on the Civic weekend are on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
These are just some things to do August long weekend in Toronto. Whatever you end up doing on the Civic weekend, have a great time.
If summer isn’t summer without an outdoor music festival, the VELD Music Festival 2016 is for you. Taking place at Downsview Park on the August long weekend 2016, the VELD will host Deadmau5, Matoma, Loud Luxury, DVBBS, Gryffin, Atlas, Netsky, Yellow Claw, The Chainsmokers, Flume, Steve Aoki, Galantis, Duke Dumont, Hucci, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Martin Garrix, Kygo, Jai Wolf and more. General Admission 2-Day tickets are $159.50, VIP 2-day tickets are $229.50 and General Admission Single Day tickets are $109.50 and can be purchased online.
Discover the diverse music Toronto has to offer at the TD IRIE Music Festival 2016 at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and Sunday, July 31, 2016. On Saturday, headliner Bushman performs while on Sunday, DaVille is the main attraction. Enjoy the Dance Immersion Summer Dance Showcase on Sunday. The festival takes place from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Free admission.
The 3rd Annual Toronto Food Truck Festival takes place July 29-31, 2016 at Woodbine Park. Enjoy dishes from more than 50 Food Trucks, while listening to live music. Beer will be for sale. Food Trucks will be offering Fish Tacos, Lobster Poutine, Beavertails, Chimney Stax, Burritos, Churros, Portobello Burgers, Butter Chicken and more. Contestants will be participating in eating challenges on the main stage such as the Fire Wing Challenge, the hands-free Pasta Challenge and other challenges to win prizes. SickKids Foundation is the charitable partner of Canadian Food Truck Festivals. Free admission. Please make a cash donation to the hospital on the way into the festival. Hours are Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Woodbine Park is located at 1695 Queen St. E. (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Avenue).
The Dale Chihuly exhibit continues at the Royal Ontario Museum. Read Blogger Diana Condolo’s review of Chihuly at the ROM.