The May long weekend in Toronto is May 18-20, 2019. The Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and while many people will be up north opening up their cottages, just as many people will be in Toronto celebrating this fun weekend. Here are a few of our favourite things to do May long weekend in Toronto 2019.
Brampton’s own Alessia Cara performs at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $58.19, $66.22, $93.59, $107.28, $119.24 and $141.61 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is located at 1 Front Street East.
Artfest at the Distillery
No one needs an excuse to visit the gorgeous Distillery District in Toronto with its charming shops, galleries and restaurants, but if you do, Artfest at the Distillery will be taking place throughout the Victoria Day weekend. This is a great place to shop for handcrafted gifts for weddings, showers, graduations…or just for yourself. You’ll find jewellery, painting, photography, sculpture, fine crafts and enjoy live music while shopping. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from May 18-20, 2019. Entrance to Artfest at the Distillery is free.
Enjoy Spring Beerfest TO at Fort York Garrison Common on May 18-19, 2019 of the Victoria Day weekend in Toronto. This event will be one of the most popular things to do May long weekend in Toronto. Taste beer from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, Creemore Springs Brewery Limited, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Goose Island Beer Co., Mill St. Brewery, Granville Island Brewing, Great Lakes Brewery, Big Rig Brewery, Sawdust City Brewing Co., High Park Brewery, All or Nothing Brewhouse, Batch, Lost Craft Beer and S&E Brewing Co. Purchase food from popular Toronto food vendors to be announced. Live music performances each day. Tickets are $34.52 including fees and can be purchased online. Tickets include entry to the festival and a commemorative sampling mug. Fort York Garrison Common is located at 250 Fort York Blvd. Toronto Festival of Beer hours are Sat., May 18, 2019 and Sun., May 19, 2019 from noon to 7 p.m.
Dear Evan Hansen at Royal Alexandra Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen is being performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre during the Victoria Day weekend 2019 in Toronto. The six-time Tony Award winning musical focuses on Evan, a shy high school student who is encouraged by his therapist to write positive letters about each day to himself. Through one of his letters, Evan unwittingly becomes involved in a tragic incident. Performances during the May long weekend take place Fri., May, 17, 2019 at 8 p.m., Sat., May 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sun., May 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $69, $99, $118, $159, and $250 and can be purchased online. May not be appropriate for ages 12 and under. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre. The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located at 260 King Street West.
You may have seen the film version starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. August: Osage County is being performed at Soulpepper Theatre from May 18, 2019 to June 19, 2019 with a performance on the May long weekend on Sat., May 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts centers around the cancer-ridden, drug-addicted, Violet Weston whose husband is missing. When Violet’s three daughters return home to Osage County, Oklahoma to support their mother, relationships crack, revealing a disturbingly dysfunctional family. Run time is 3 hours and 15 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Tickets are Adults $64; Students (with ID) $38. Hurry, tickets are selling quickly. Purchase tickets online.
The Strokes at Budweiser Stage
The Strokes perform at Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre) on Mon., May 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $77, $126, $154.50, $184, $420, $500 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster. Budweiser Stage is located at Ontario Place at 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Rib Fest at Yonge and Dundas Square
If you are looking for some tasty things to do May long weekend in Toronto, get your fill of ribs at Yonge and Dundas Square Rib Fest on the Victoria Day weekend. Rib Fest will feature the best rib teams from New York BBQ, Kentucky Smokehouse, Oak & Barrel and Louisiana BBQ. Enjoy craft beer from Craft Heads Brewing, Flying Monkeys, Amsterdam Brewing, Barnstormer Brewing and Naughty Otter. Other food vendors will sell funnel cakes, blooming onions, ice cream, poutine, burgers and sausages. Dates and hours are Thurs., May 16, 2019, Fri., May 17, 2019 and Sat., May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun., May 19, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park
Fireworks will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 beginning at 9:45 p.m. at Ashbridges Bay Park in Toronto. You’ll be able to see the fireworks anywhere along the beach from Ashbridges Bay Park to the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. There is a parking lot on Ashbridges Bay Park Road, but you should get there early to get a spot; otherwise take the Queen Street East streetcar to Coxwell Avenue or take the Bloor-Danforth subway and exit at Coxwell subway stop and take the 22A or 22B south to Queen Street East. Event is rain or shine.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox
The Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on Mon., May 20, 2019 at 1:07 p.m. Tickets are $20.50, $37.50, $40.50, $56.50 and $75.50 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.
Have a great Victoria Day weekend. Let us know in the comments if there are other things to do May long weekend in Toronto 2019.