Sunday, May 24, 2015

Unique Things To Do This Summer

By Wendy Kam Marcy

As much as I love traveling I always make it a point to stick around for the summer. Toronto offers so many unique festivals, shows and activities, there is definitely no shortage of cool things to do at any given week.

A lot of these events are put on by our friends and fellow small biz owners. They are more unique, less commercialized and not always widely advertised so mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun in the sun!

May 28 | Singles Night at Metro will be hosted by media personality and romance expert Jen Kirsch. Yes, we're talking about THAT Metro in Liberty Village which named as one of the Top Ten Places in the City to meet singles.

May 29 | Last Midnight MRKT before summer break! There will be local retailers, street food, craft cocktails and music.

June 5-7 | Every food lover’s dream comes true at the inaugural Mac and Cheese Festival. Taste, indulge and vote for your fave while giving back to the community through FoodShare Toronto.

June 7 | Dani Gagnon who you likely know from The Like Button is also part of a grunge rock band! Rock it out with her at the KINK Album Release Party featuring Black Cat Attack.

June 7, 14 & 21 | Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy Spadina Museum's Music in the Orchard, a series of popular outdoor musical performances.

June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12 & Oct 10 | It's peony, tulips and lily season so head to the Toronto Flower Market to celebrate locally grown flowers and buy direct from the growers that cultivate them and the florists that style them.

June 14 | Local Toronto vendors who make vegan food, art, and other products will be showcasing their goods at the Vegan Pop Up at D-Beatstro.

June 14 | I was in Thailand for Songkran (New Year) and got blasted with 20 waterguns and buckets of water. Now you can too at the Toronto Watergun Fight. BYOW of course!

June 20 | Head down to the eclectic neighbourhood known as the Junction to celebrate Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year with food, music, shows and workshops for the whole family.

June 23 | Learn what blogging and content marketing can do for your business. I'll be teaching my monthly Camp Tech workshop on content development, editorial schedules, SEO, how to work with influencers and host contests/giveaways.

July 1-Dec 31 | Are you an Andy Warhol fan? Andy Warhol Revisited: A Mirror For Today is a rare opportunity to view one of the world’s largest collections of his original prints and paintings.

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