Toronto RibFest
Photo: Toronto RibFest (Instagram)

Summer is basically on our door step now that June is here. That means more daylight and free time to go out and enjoy what the city has to offer. To help you how to start your summer off right we have the top Toronto events this June.

ALL-STAR GALA

WHEN: June 15, 2018
WHERE: Toronto Events Centre (15 Saskatchewan Road, Toronto)
COST: $90 – $125 (19+ Event)

All-Star Gala 2018

The All-Star Gala will surely be the event to remember this June. This gala will be bringing together an assortment of professional athletes, celebrities and personalities, from hockey and other sports, including emcee Jay Onrait from TSN. All net proceeds go to the Dr. Seeds Research Project on congenital heart disease at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Expect great drinks, luxury silent auctions, and great entertainment.

For more information and tickets to the All-Star Gala, you can click here.

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BRUNCH FEST 2018

WHEN: June 1-3, 2018
WHERE: 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto
COST: $10 – $17 (19+ Event)
Brunch Fest 2018
Photo: Bud Light Radler Brunch Fest (Instagram)

Name a better combination than breakfast and lunch. We’ll wait. Toronto has a Brunch Festival coming to the city and it’s going to be delicious. Both TasteToronto and Budlight Radler are teaming up to bring Toronto the it-list for the best brunch places in the city. Get the best of the best of all things both breakfast and lunch. Other things to look forward to include, freshly brewed coffee, speciality coffee and so much more.

For more information and tickets to Brunch Fest 2018, you can click here.

LUMINATO

WHEN: June 6-24, 2018
WHERE: Multiple Locations
COST: Prices Vary
Luminato 2018
Photo: Luminato (Facebook)

It’s a staple Toronto event every June, so of course we had to add it to our list. This year this international arts festival aims to be a reflection of the world we live in today. It will include critically-acclaimed, globe-spanning, and expansive theatre, dance, music, talks and more. One thing we’re looking forward to is the talk with Amal Clooney, her first in Toronto.

For more information and tickets to Luminato, you can click here.

NXNE GAMELAND

WHEN: June 8-10, 2018
WHERE: The Concert Hall (888 Yonge Street, Toronto)
COST: Free

NXNE Game Land

Gamers here is something for you all to enjoy. NXNE will be having its own leading eSports event. The games will be SuperSmash Bros, Street Fighter V and Dragon Ball Fight Z. With these games expect pro gamers and amateurs to battle it out as they compete for cash prizes. It’s a great event to compete with some of the best or pick up some techniques to beat all your friends.

For more information on NXNE Game Land, you can click here.

HQ TRIVIA’S SCOTT ROGOWSKY & ACQUAINTAINCES

WHEN: June 9, 2018
WHERE: The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West, Toronto)
COST: $20
Scott Rogowsky & Acquaintances
Photo: The Comedy Bar

If you haven’t been living under a rock then you know everyday at 3 and 9 PM it’s HQ Triva time. But this time at 9 PM you can see HQ Triva host Scott Rogowsky in front of your eyes and not your phone screen. He’s making the trek across the border to do two live stand up shows in Toronto. So if you love the jokes he cracks between questions on HQ you’re bound to enjoy this.

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For more information and tickets to the Scott Rogowsky’s comedy show, you can click here.

THE STOP’S NIGHT MARKET

WHEN: June 12-13, 2018
WHERE: 181 Sterling Road, Toronto
COST: $100
The Stop Night Market
The Stop Night Market (Facebook)

Toronto has really become a lover of night markets. Now instead of waiting until Christmas time, you can enjoy a night market during the nice spring/summer nights. The Stop’s Night Market brings together a multitude of things into a unique space. Whether you are into food, art, design performance or anything creative this can be the ideal place to visit.

For more information and tickets to the Stop’s Night Market, you can click here.

TORONTO REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

WHEN: June 22-24, 2018
WHERE: HTO Park (339 Queens Quay West , Toronto)
COST: Free
Toronto Redpath Water Festival
Toronto Redpath Water Festival

Duck, duck, duck, beach balls? Last year Toronto’s waterfront (and everyone’s Instagram feed) had the world’s largest rubber duck. This year we’re getting the HTO Pendulum Wave. It’s SIX 6′ 5” beach balls swinging like a pendulum. Besides the Instagram worthy pics you can also expect other things from this festival. With music, food, nautical programs and entertainment both in the water and on land, the festival has something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information on the Toronto RedPath Waterfront Festival, you can click here.

BUBBLE TEA FESTIVAL

WHEN: June 23, 2018
WHERE: The Canary District (494 Front Street East, Toronto)
COST: Free
Bubble Tea Festival
Bubble Tea Festival (Facebook)

Bubble tea has really been taking over Toronto lately. And this Bubble Tea Festival is just another addition to that addiction. There’s much to expect from bubble tea flavours you’ve never had, Asian inspired desserts and games and activities to back it up. Boba, Bubble Tea, delicious, whatever you call it, this is sure to be tasty event to go to.

For more information on the Bubble Tea Festival, you can click here.

PRIDE PARADE

WHEN: June 24, 2018
WHERE: (Church/Bloor Street – Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto)
COST: Free
Pride Parade
Photo: Mark Blinch (Reuters)

June is Pride Month. With so many events celebrating our LBGTQ+ communities we had to highlight the biggest celebration of the all. The Pride Parade is great to experience at least once to enjoy all the celebrations from the bigger than life floats, presentations and dance formations. Indulge in the kings and queens who strut down for the parade goers to see and join in one of Toronto’s most inclusive events.

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For more information on Pride Parade, you can click here.

RIBFEST

WHEN: June 29 – July 2, 2018
WHERE: Etobicoke Centennial Park (256 Centennial Park Road, Toronto)
COST: Free
Toronto RibFest
Photo: Toronto RibFest (Instagram)

There’s a lot to enjoy at Toronto’s RibFest. The festival will be featuring live and local music to help set the vibe. With various genres of music on the setlist, expect to be moving and grooving to the beat. In between all the food you can enjoy some games and activities for both adults and kids. And of course, there’s the food to look forward to. It’s no shocker but you’re probably going to have some AMAZING ribs to eat. Not a ribs kind of person? No worries. There’s other food festival staple foods like burgers, fries, chicken, veggies and so much more. Food, music, fun and good vibes, this is the perfect event to end off the month of June.

For more information on RibFest, you can click here.