Summer’s not over yet, and we’ve got the plans to prove it. Get ready for a wild month full of spectacular concerts, immersive experiences, the return of some of Canada’s biggest and most anticipated festivals and more.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition is a wild ride through Isla Nublar, in what feels like a totally cinematic experience. There’s still some time to walk among giants this summer and get an up-close and life-sized look.
The biggest community event in Canada has finally arrived. The entire month of August is dedicated to the Ex or Canada National Exhibition. From exhilirating rides to fair food so crazy your 4 year old little brother could have imagined it, and so much more. You won’t want to miss this incredibly exciting event coming to Toronto this August.
3. Escape the city and enjoy an evening kayak
Escape the city and into nature on these after-hour experiences as you take on the water by night on a glow-in-the-dark kayak with Bluetooth capabilities. There are two different companies we highlighted in this article, both with different price points and different offerings like solo and tandem kayaks.
Cross these enchanting candlelight concerts off your bucket list at a stunning open-air venue. From 100 Years of Warner Bros. that showcases iconic soundtracks, tothe best of R&B, a tribue to Abba and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, there’s something for everyone’s taste.
There’s still time to enjoy this epic adventure before it leaves Toronto for good and this August is a great opportunity. You can become the heroes of Hawkins at Stranger Things: The Experience, an exciting and immersive adventure. Become a part of a storyline where you save Hawkins from the Upside Down then celebrate your victory over at Mix Tape, a retro space where you can order a Chips Ahoy cookie sundae from Scoops Ahoy or a slice of ‘za from Surfer Boy Pizza.
Kensington Market is one of the most fun and eclectic neighborhoods in Toronto, filled with amazing small family-owned spots which makes it perfect for a foodie tour. They also have Pedestrian Sundays until September where cars aren’t allowed on the roads and the neighborhood is a free-for-all of food, art, and people watching.
This escape room is based on the concept of a haunted pirate ship that actually takes place on a real moving ship! Head to Toronto’s harbourfront and take part in Escape the Ghost Ship, a fully immersive escape room experience where the winners get a mighty bounty and bragging rights for escaping.
Toronto’s biggest electronic music festival, Veld is taking place over the weeked of August 4th, 5th, and 6th with huge headliners like Above and Beyond, Tiesto, and Zedd to name a few. The venue is Downsview Park and tickets cost $409 for a general weekend pass, though single days are available as well.
110 rare masterpieces from the private collections of Dalí’s archivist will make an appearance at this unique exhibit, surrounded by themed music and performance lighting for an all-encompassing experience like no other. https://feverup.com/m/135306?utm_source=secrettoronto&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=135306_yyz&utm_content=divina-dali-toronto”]Divina Dalí[/trackLink] is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the artist’s mesmerizing oeuvre outside of museums, so don’t miss it.
July and August are the best months for lavender, and there are at least 4 fields we can recommend around Toronto that’ll have you feeling like you’re in the South of France. Avalon is a special case as they allow you to actually pick your own lavender by offering you shears and a bag that are included in the price of your ticket, coming out to $17. Take advantage of lavender season and enjoy the fresh smell of lavender for a couple more months.
11. Take in these breathtaking waterfalls just a short drive outside the city
Within an hour’s drive, you can feel like you’ve been taken out of the hustle and bustle of the city with a hike to a stunning waterfall. Ribbon, cascading, and curved waterfalls surround GTA and you can go chasing them with our handy guide to the 7 most breathtaking waterfalls we know of, and of course we had to mention Niagara Falls, but there are plenty more that are off the beaten path.
12. Spice up your palate at Taste of India
The return of Taste of India has nearly arrived! Early this month, you can enjoy Taste of India, from August 4th through 5th, a festival dedicated to the amazing range of food and culture of India. Considered the largest Indian festival in North America and what’s even more impressive is that it’s totally free. Food, performances, and music will take over Nathan Phillips Square, and we hope to see you there.