The Civic holiday weekend is August 4-6, 2018. That means there is one more month to enjoy all the summer has to offer! If you’re not heading up north to the cottage, there are many things to do on the August long weekend in Toronto. Check out these Civic Holiday Weekend events in Toronto 2018.
Rogers Cup Toronto 2018
One of the most popular Civic Holiday Weekend events in Toronto 2018 is the Rogers Cup. The world’s best men’s tennis players will be playing at the Rogers Cup 2018 at the Aviva Centre at York University in Toronto on the Civic Holiday weekend. At publication, the top seeded men’s players are scheduled to play at the Rogers Cup Toronto 2018 including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic, Dennis Shapovalov, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zuerev. The Rogers Cup 2018 runs from August 3-12, 2018 with the semifinals taking place Saturday, August 11, 2018 and the finals are Sunday, August 12, 2018. Purchase tickets for the Rogers Cup online.
Willy Wonka The Musical at Lower Ossington Theatre
Charlie Bucket’s adventures at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory are the subject of this musical, which features the songs from the film starring Gene Wilder. Performances on the Civic Holiday weekend are Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $54.99, $64.99 and $69.99 and can be purchased online. The Lower Ossington Theatre is located at 100 Ossington Avenue.
Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour at Scotiabank Arena
Brian Adams performs songs from his latest album, Ultimate, as well as previous hits at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) on Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $80, $86, $92, $95, $99, $104, $113, $119, 123, $135, $197, $199, $205, $220, $227, $236, $249, $259, $289, $307, $315, $333, $375, $420 and $431 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
If you love ribs, you’ll want to check out Scarborough Ribfest 2018 at Thomson Memorial Park on the Civic Holiday weekend from August 3-6, 2018. Ribs aren’t the only thing on the menu; you’ll also find hot dogs, French fries and corn on the cob. There will be musical performances each night including:
Friday, August 3, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Tom Hayes & the Twisters
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Ella Muse
Sunday, August 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Green River Revival
Monday, August 6, 2018, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – The Backtrack Band
Other attractions at Scarborough Ribfest include Midway rides, a karaoke competition, skill-testing games, a beer garden and as well as crafters and vendors. Hours are Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. No pets allowed. Thomson Memorial Park is located at Lawrence Avenue East and Brimley Road. Free parking.
If you’ve always wanted to know where to eat in Kensington Market, this food tour is for you. You’ll stop at cafes, shops and bakeries in Kensington Market, as well as learn about the history of the market on this popular Toronto food tour. The Kensington Krawl – Toronto’s Most Eclectic & Unique Market tour takes place on the Civic Holiday weekend on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online.
An outdoor music festival represents the epitome of summer for many! The VELD Music Festival 2018 returns on the Civic Holiday Weekend from August 4-5, 2018. Taking place at Downsview Park, the VELD will host DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Loud Luxury, Cosmic Gate, Yellow Claw, Tommy Genesis, Andrew Rayel, Alan Walker, Aly & Fila, Rezz, Seven Lions, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Benny Benassi, Killy, Joyryde, 88Glam, Bonnie X Clyde, Vini Vici, Migos and more. General Admission 2-Day tickets are $199.50-$209.50 plus admin. fees; VIP 2-day tickets are $269.50-$279.50 plus admin. fees; and General Admission Single Day tickets are $119.99-$139.99 plus admin. fees and can be purchased online. Downsview Park is located at 35 Carl Hall Road.
The 5th Annual Toronto Food Truck Festival takes place August 3-6, 2018 at Woodbine Park. Enjoy dishes from more than 50 Food Trucks, while listening to live music. Beer will be for sale. Some of the food trucks at the festival include Beavertails Pastry, Fry Hard, Mustache Burger, Cold Pressed Juice and Smoothies, Fidel Gastro’s, Jerk Brothers, Philthy Philly’s Cheesesteak and Poutinerie, Malaysian Kitchen, Buster’s Sea Cove, Food Dudes and The Apple Fritter Factory. Contestants will be participating in eating challenges on the main stage such as the Fire Wing Challenge, the hands-free Pasta Challenge and other challenges to win prizes. SickKids Foundation is the charitable partner of Canadian Food Truck Festivals. Free admission. Please make a cash donation to the hospital on the way into the festival. Hours are Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday, August 6, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodbine Park is located at 1695 Queen St. E. (Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Coxwell Avenue).
Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park is featuring performances of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream throughout summer 2018. Staged at the High Park amphitheatre, the performances are pay-what-you-can, although there is also preferred seating, which is $25, and can be reserved online. Performances during the Civic holiday weekend 2018 include A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 and Sun., Aug. 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. and Romeo and Juliet on Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 at 8 p.m. Run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Preferred seat reservations will be held until 7:45 p.m.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet IMAX film continues at the Ontario Science Centre.
The Art of Banksy exhibit continues at 213 Sterling Road, Toronto until August 19, 2018. The exhibit features over 80 of the artist’s works.
These are just some Civic Holiday weekend events in Toronto 2018. Whatever you end up doing, hope you have a great August long weekend!