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Toronto’s Best Outdoor Events: August 28-29

During this last weekend of August, try your best to get outdoors and enjoy the city. There’s lots happening this weekend but here are our top five:

Todmorden Mills Trail

Todmorden Mills Trail

1. Free Weekends at Toronto’s Historic Sites

This is your last chance to take part in the free weekends at Toronto’s historic sites that have been happening all summer. Visit Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House, Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, Montgomery’s Inn, Scarborough Museum or Todmorden Mills for free!

  • Highlight: Free admission to explore the city’s historic sites.
  • When: Aug 28-29
  • Where: Various locations
  • Cost: Free

2. Buskerfest

Watch hundreds of street performers, contortionists and acrobats. Colorful slapstick, circus acts and silent comedy will take place all weekend. While you’re in the neighbourhood take a nice stroll through Victorian Gardens in St. James Park.

  • Highlight: Color, fire and fun for free.
  • When: Aug 26-29
  • Where: St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
  • Cost: Free

3. Live Green Toronto Festival

Live music, local food and hundreds of green products turn Yonge Street green! Make it a truly green experience and walk or bike instead of driving your care to get here!

  • Highlight: Bikes, bees and worms all in one place.
  • When: Aug 28, 11-9 & Aug 29, 11-5
  • Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
  • Cost: Free

4. Chinatown Festival

Celebrate Asian culture, mythology and art! There are games to play, prizes to win and 100+ corporate and retail booths to peruse.

Highlight: The Asian street market!

  • When: Aug 28 & 29
  • Where: Spadina & Dundas
  • Cost: Free

5. Underwear Affair

Participate in a fun run-walk charity to raise money for research of cancers that strike “down there.” You’re encouraged to run in your underwear or at least in costume.

  • Highlight: Running around in your underwear for cancer research.
  • When: Aug 28
  • Where: Woodbine Park
  • Cost: $10
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