Toronto Events and Things to Do in June 2024

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Standing in front of Queen Vic at The Art of Banksy in Toronto
Standing in front of Queen Vic at The Art of Banksy in Toronto

June has arrived and that means exciting Toronto events will be taking place all month, especially outdoor festivals and concerts. Tourist season is in full swing so there are many high profile events taking place in June 2024. Continue reading to learn about Toronto events in June 2024:



Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wearing the City Connect Night Mode Jersey
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wearing the City Connect Night Mode Jersey

Toronto Blue Jays Games at Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays are a very popular summer draw in Toronto. Check out their new City Connect uniforms , which they will be wearing during select games. The Blue Jays have several home games at the Rogers Centre in June 2024 including the following:

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 3:07 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, June 2, 2024, 1:07 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates
Monday, June 3, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:07 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles
Friday, June 14, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Cleveland Guardians
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 3:07 p.m. – Cleveland Guardians
Sunday, June 16, 2024, 1:37 p.m. – Cleveland Guardians
Monday, June 17, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Chicago Red Sox
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Chicago Red Sox
Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – Chicago Red Sox
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – New York Yankees
Friday, June 28, 2024, 7:07 p.m. – New York Yankees
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 3:07 p.m. – New York Yankees
Sunday, June 30, 2024, 1:37 p.m. – New York Yankees

Purchase Toronto Blue Jays games tickets online at Ticketmaster or at the Rogers Centre Box Office.

Taste of Little Italy 2024

One of the most anticipated Toronto events in June 2024 is the return of Taste of Little Italy to College Street from Friday, June 14, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024. Hosted by Little Italy BIA, the free street festival features a main stage, live music performances, extended patios, carnival rides and vendors. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample food from a variety of restaurants (food must be purchased).

Taste of Little Italy hours are Friday, June 14, 2024 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, June 16, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The free festival takes place on College Street from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street in Toronto.

Toronto Jazz Festival 2024

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival takes place from June 21-30, 2024 with a variety of live performances at Toronto venues. Some of the performances include:

Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Concert Hall, 888 Yonge Street
8 p.m. – Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Tickets $45-$89.50 plus taxes and fees

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
8 p.m. – Al Di Meola with Vesuvius Ensemble – Tickets $65-$110 plus taxes and fees

Friday, June 28, 2024

Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
8 p.m. – Andre 3000 with New Blue Sun Live – Tickets $60-$135 plus taxes and fees

History, 1663 Queen Street East
8 p.m. – Lake Street Dive – Tickets $54.50-$69.50 plus taxes and fees

The Concert Hall, 888 Yonge Street
10 p.m. – Kuruzu – Tickets $34.50-$54.50 plus taxes and fees

Saturday, June 29, 2024

TD Main Stage – OLG Grove – Free

5 p.m. – Samba Squad with The Path of the Drum
6:45 p.m. – Veronica Swift
9 p.m. – The Shuffle Demons

The Concert Hall, 888 Yonge Street
8 p.m. – Cory Henry – Tickets $33.50 – $49.50 plus taxes and fees

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Superblue – Tickets $60 plus taxes and fees

Purchase tickets online at TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Christ with Shopping Bags by Banksy reflects the artist's sentiment that the true meaning of Christmas is being overridden by consumerism.
Christ with Shopping Bags by Banksy

The Art of Banksy in Toronto

If you are a fan of world-famous street-artist Banksy, you’ll want to catch The Art of Banksy, which opened in Toronto at Lighthouse Artspace on May 29, 2024. The unauthorized exhibit, which is the largest collection of Banksy works in the world, features more than 120 of Banksy pieces including his Mona Lisa painting, which is on loan to the collection from Brad Pitt. The collection includes prints, canvases, screenprints, sculptures, hand-drawn sketches, and limited-edition pieces, as well as video testimonials. Tickets for The Art of Banksy start at $44.99 and can be purchased online. Lighthouse Artscape is located at 1 Yonge Street. Read about my preview of The Art of Banksy.

Concerts at Budweiser Stage in June 2024

The amphitheatre at Budweiser Stage is the perfect place to take in an outdoor summer concert in Toronto. Concerts in June 2024 at Budweiser Stage include:

Pixies and Modest Mouse with special guest Cat Power Summer 2024 – Saturday, June 8, 2024, 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

Styx & Foreigner with John Waite – Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour – Friday, June 14, 2024, 6:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

John Summit – Saturday, June 15, 2024 and Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour with special guest Allison Russell – Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

Brooks & Dunn Reboot 2024 Tour with special guests David Lee Murphy and ERNEST – Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

Arkells Doubleheader Weekend with special guests Tegan and Sara – Friday, June 21, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Arkells Doubleheader Weekend with special guests GROUPLOVE – Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Maroon 5 Live In Concert with special guest Maren Morris – Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Santana and Counting Crows: Oneness Tour 2024 – Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Norah Jones Visions Tour 2024 – Thursday, June 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Caifanes and Cafe Tacvba North American Tour 2024 – Friday, June 28, 2024, 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.

Budweiser Stage is located at Ontario Place at 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W.



Lite-Brite: Worlds of Wonder

Illuminarium’s new cinematic show Lite-Brite: Worlds of Wonder is on every Saturday from May 8, 2024 to June 30, 2024. The show combines the nostalgia of Lite-Brite with the cutting-edge technology of Illuminarium. You’ll see thousands of colourful, interactive lights, and can play games at 12 gaming stations, as well as create your own art in this immersive experience. Did you have a Lite-Brite growing up?

Lite-Brite at Illuminarium shows are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Illuminarium Toronto is located at 28 Gristmill Lane in the Distillery District

Admission is Senior: $33.50 | Adult: $38.50 | Youth: $33.50
Reservations/advance tickets are required.

 

Cirque du Soleil's Echo Human Cradle 003_ photo JFSAVARIAxECHO
Cirque du Soleil’s Echo Human Cradle 003_ photo JFSAVARIAxECHO

Cirque du Soleil ECHO

One of the most exciting Toronto events in June 2024 is Cirque du Soleil’s ECHO, which tells a story of connection, intention, and the bond between humans, animals and the world. The circus show features acrobatics, tech, and artistry, as ECHO highlights our interconnectedness by taking us on a journey of hope, optimism and empathy.

Cirque du Soleil ECHO runs until August 4, 2024 at Humber Bay Shores at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W. The show is 125 minutes long including a 25-minute intermission.

Tickets are $88, $124.50, $146, $152.50, $160, $95, $228, $254 and $350 and can be purchased at online at Cirque du Soleil.

Luminato Festival 2024

The Luminato Festival returns to Toronto from June 5 to 16, 2024. The free festival showcases the work of Canadian and international artists in arts events across the city, including the following:

  • Theatre performances
  • Night Market at Mel Lastman Square
  • Dance performances
  • Urban Circus
  • Workshops

Check out the Luminato website for dates and times.

I hope you enjoyed learning about Toronto events in June 2024. Let me know in the comments section if you are planning on attending any of them.

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