11 Exciting Activities You Can Do This Stunning Long Weekend
Somehow we are already making our way to the July long weekend. Since the warm weather hit, the time has been flying by with all the events and activities going on. Make sure you check everything off your summer bucket list before it’s too late. There are lots of fun things going on this long weekend (new and old) that you might want to check out here:
1. Visit The Bata Shoe Museum To See Manolo Blahnik: The Art Of Shoes
Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes is an intimate retrospective spanning 45 years of work by one of the most influential figures in his field; his inventiveness and superb craft has managed to cross boundaries between fashion and art.
Dates: May 16, 2018, to January 6, 2018
There’s no better way to make the most out of a balmy summer long weekend than to hit the Toronto Islands – Toronto’s own little escape from reality, where the only reminders of the city chaos are the peaceful and stunning views of the skyline across the water.
3. Do Yoga Or Play Volleyball At Ontario Place
Ontario Place is the perfect spot to spend the day if you’re looking for lots of activities in one spot! You can play volleyball, rent a boat, do yoga, skate outdoors, watch a movie in The Cinesphere, play games and so much more. There are also some special events going on for Canada Day!
4. Check Out The Waterfront Festival
Check out Aqua Cirque, to see H20 themed surfing hula hoop artists, contortionists, tricks, flips and acrobatics. On Friday and Saturday, you can unwind with a large glass of wine, craft beers and spirits while enjoying live music from local bands at the 10th annual Wine & Spirit Festival. Shop local at the Waterfront Artisan Market, a lively open-air market with over 50 artisans and food vendors.
Dates: June 22, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Getting out of the city every so often is necessary, especially when we have such beautiful beaches such a short drive away. Whether you prefer to lay out under the sun or take a dip in the water, there’s something for everybody.
The outdoor market at Union Station is coming back this summer after a year off and it all starts this weekend with an amazing list of vendors that’ll make the market a must-visit.
Dates: July 1, 2018 – August 19, 2018
Summer weekends were made for road trips, and where better to take a scenic hike? You don’t have to drive very far to find yourself completely surrounded by nature. If you’re looking to exercise, to take photos, or walk your dog, these are all great options for a hike right outside the city.
If you haven’t heard, Toronto will be experiencing a mini-heatwave, with temperatures reaching to the mid-30s this long weekend. With that in mind, it’s imperative that you cover your bases and find the closest pool to you ASAP.
9. Dress Up For The Queen’s Plate Festival 2018
The Queen’s Plate is Canada’s oldest thoroughbred horse race and longest continuously run race in North America. Bring your fashion game forward and walk the red carpet in style at the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois. Expect lawn games, style contests, cocktails and lots more!
10. Catch The Toronto Blue Jay’s Play Against The Detroit Tigers
Spend your long weekend at the ballpark with lots of festivities going on to enjoy. On July 2nd, the first 20,000 fans to arrive at the stadium will receive a J.A. Happ Bobblehead presented by Honda.
Dates: June 29, 2018 – July 2, 2018
With more than 400 live and preserved specimens, you will learn about new scientific discoveries, participate in cutting-edge interactive experiences, and unravel the myths about one of the most successful yet misunderstood animals on the planet.
Dates: June 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019
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What activities are you doing this long weekend? Let us know in the comments!
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