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What's On In Toronto | Weekend May 20–23, 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Welcome to the long weekend, Toronto. No need to join in the mass exodus up North for the Victoria Day long weekend – there’s plenty in the city to keep you busy. From fireworks, to beer festivals and craft shows, we’ve got you covered for the best ways to celebrate May 2-4 in the 6ix.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Kpop Con

Korean pop lovers, gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Kpop Con 2016 – part concert, part convention, part fan-meets – you won’t want to miss out on this massive celebration of all things Kpop.

Got7 | © MelzinhaKpop4 / YouTube
Got7 | © MelzinhaKpop4 / YouTube

FOOD | Up Your Matcha Game

Matcha isn’t just for tea-time – from gelato, to lattes, to a matcha éclair – up your matcha experience at any of these ten matcha-loving spots in Toronto.

Japanese Special | Courtesy of Millie's Creperie
Japanese Special | Courtesy of Millie's Creperie

SATURDAY

ART | Artfest Toronto’s Spring Craft Show

What better way to spend the long weekend than surrounded by art in Toronto’s historic Distillery District? Stroll through the cobblestone lanes and celebrate painting, photography, fine craft, sculpture, and live music from Toronto’s top artists at Artfest Toronto’s Spring Show.

Festival at the Gooderham & Worts Distillery District, Toronto | © mark.watmough / WikiCommons
Festival at the Gooderham & Worts Distillery District, Toronto | © mark.watmough / WikiCommons

DRINKS | Toronto’s Festival of Beer: Spring Sessions

This May Two-Four, skip the crowds in cottage country, and have a staycation with Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Expect your favourite brewers – including Great Lakes Brewing, Granville Island, and Beau’s – and bites while you booze.

Beer Flight | © Danielle Griscti / Flickr
Beer Flight | © Danielle Griscti / Flickr

SUNDAY

FOOD | Halal Food Fest

From cooking demos, to performances, and samples galore, make your way to the Halal Food Fest for a fun – and delicious – way to spend your weekend.

Lamb and Chicken Wing Skewers | © Alpha / Flickr
Lamb and Chicken Wing Skewers | © Alpha / Flickr

DRINK | Explore Niagara’s Wineries

If you’re looking for a quick jaunt from the city, head to Niagara and check out some of the best wineries in Ontario – in our very own back yard.

The Good Earth | Courtesy of The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
The Good Earth | Courtesy of The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

MONDAY

FIREWORKS | Victoria Day Fireworks

Celebrate Victoria Day with a bang – head to Ashbridges Bay Park for an impressive 14 minute pyrotechnic show Monday evening (the expected start time is 10:00PM).

Fireworks | ©Chris/flickr
Fireworks | ©Chris/flickr

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