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A bustling city of activity, Toronto is never short of entertainment. With summer creeping around and the concrete jungle starting to heat up, it's time to mark your calendars for the largest festivals happening in Toronto this June.
The iconic festival celebrating love, equality, and peace returns to be bigger than ever. Toronto's Pride Festival continues to be one of the largest LGBTQ+ events around the globe. This year's theme focuses on Freedom and pays tribute to the first freedom fighters, the Stonewall Rioters. The festival features over 20+ events leading up to the parade, which starts its march at Toronto City Hall. Paint the town in rainbow and join the numerous block parties, live concerts, street performances, and free events happening throughout the city.
On June 29 and 30, RBC Echo Beach transforms an electronic dance music-lovers dream into a reality with the Bud Light Dreams Festival. The biggest names in electronic music call all dance music dreamers to shake up downtown Toronto's sandy beaches. Zedd, Rezz, Louis the Child, Nghtmre, Don Diablo and more headline a dream-like weekend.
For ten days in June, experience a jazz-packed week with internationally renowned musicians performing across the city celebrating the best in jazz. Find free and ticketed performances from June 21-30 at multiple venues all over downtown Toronto. Watch performances from artists like the legendary Diana Ross and nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Norah Jones. This year's festival is the largest one yet, with over 175 free concerts offered throughout the week.
After experiencing some of the best festivals in Toronto, be sure to stay in one of the best hotels in the city. Enjoy luxury, comfort, and convenience at the Best Western Plus Toronto Airport Hotel
- the best choice for a city explorer.