Life isn’t always easy and it becomes even more exhausting when you have to pay for fun — especially in a city as expensive as Toronto! But this month, you won’t have to worry about that. We’ve found 8 free events that won’t burn a hole in your pocket this August, so you can just focus on having a good time.
These 8 free Toronto events will add a little more guilt-free fun to your August 2019!
Taste Of Danforth – August 9-11
Canada’s largest festival is taking place from August 9 to 11, welcoming you to a huge party in Greek Town — and the best part yet? It’s free! Grab your friends and spend the weekend eating delicious food (all food is $6 or less!) and enjoying all of the free entertainment and activities.
Toronto’s Fashion Photo Walk 2019 – August 10
This event takes a super fun approach in uniting content creators, bloggers, and photographers from all over the city. For Toronto’s Fashion Photo Walk, you’ll get to spend the day at High Park snapping perfect pictures with like-minded individuals. If you have a zeal for creativity, then you won’t want to miss this! Just don’t forget to register before you go.
Clothing Repairathon – August 10
This thoughtful initiative by Withrow Park Farmers’ Market takes place on August 10. Guests can get their clothes repaired for free by the event’s volunteers. In fact, if you are interested in learning how to sew buttons or do alterations, the volunteers will be more than happy to teach you, too. It’s an event worth visiting if you have any pieces that needs some extra love!
#NationalFaceMaskDay At LUSH — August 11
Because LUSH knows that Sundays are for self-care, the beauty brand is launching the first-ever #NationalFaceMask day on Sunday, August 11. So what does that entail? Freebies! By visiting any LUSH store across North America, you can score a free face mask sample. And when you get a chance to try it out at home, snap a selfie with the hashtag #NationalFaceMaskDay and you’ll be entered to win $500 in LUSH products.
Yoga In The Square – August 12
Get outside and give your body the loving it needs with free yoga at Yonge and Dundas Square. From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday of the month, you can find your inner sanctuary through thoughtful movement with Lululemon. The next session is on August 12, but if you can’t make it, there will be sessions on August 19 and 26. While there will be mats available, they are limited, so if you have your own, bring it! Register for the next class here.
Open Streets TO – August 18
Cooped up at home? Come out and celebrate summer at the Open Street TO event, which will be taking place all over the city. The event starts at Ossington and Bloor, and goes all the way down to Yonge and Queen. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., walk, play, and bike around the streets with your neighbours! Last year featured live music and art, yoga, games, and more, so you can bet it’s gonna be a good time.
TaiwanFEST – August 23-25
Located at the Harbourfront Centre, immerse yourself in Taiwanese art, music, dance, and food at TaiwanFEST. There will be street art, amazing performances, and delicious delicacies to explore. This year the festival runs from August 23 to 25, so round up your family and friends — it’ll be a weekend packed full of fun!
Toronto Buskerfest – August 30
Get ready for the famous Toronto Buskerfest! The family-friendly event will take place at Woodbine park from August 30 to September 2. All of the best buskers will be in attendance offering laughs and hours of entertainment. While the event isn’t technically free, it is by donation, so you get to choose what you pay. Not to mention, the entrance donation goes to a great cause and will support Epilepsy Toronto.
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