As our regular 680News.com series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
Rogers Cup Free Family Weekend: Play on some of the same courts as the champs do at the Rogers Cup Family Weekend. Bring your racket and take part in on-court tennis clinics, show off your skills at the Rogers Fastest Serve Zone and take part in a scavenger hunt. The Rexall Centre, 1 Shoreham Dr. Saturday and Sunday. 9:30 a.m. Free.
Scarborough Ribfest: What goes better with summer than barbeques? Head on out to Scarborough Ribfest for mouth watering barbecued ribs and other delicious foods. After chomping down on some good eats, enjoy live music, check out local vendors, take a ride on the midway or belt out your favourite tune at karaoke. Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Rd. Friday-Monday. 11 a.m. Adults: $2.
TD Irie Music Festival: Celebrate Toronto’s diversity at the TD Irie Music Festival. Experience the sights and sounds of some of the top musicians and dance artists from the GTA, across Canada and around the globe. The festival promotes a greater understanding between diverse cultures and traditions. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St.W. Friday-Monday. Free.
Simcoe Day at Fort York: Revel in a piece of Canadian history as Fort York salutes the first Lieutenant Governor, John Graves Simcoe, founder of Fort York and the Town of York, now known as Toronto. The event will include live tactical demonstrations by the Fort York Guard in additional to thrilling musketry, cannon, and fife and drum displays. Historic Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd. Monday. 10 a.m. Free.
Artfest Toronto: Sixty-five artists and artisans from across Canada will set up shop at one of the city’s most beautiful historical districts this weekend to celebrate summer and art. Purchase handmade pottery, glass, leather, jewelry, paintings while enjoying live music, gourmet food and more at Afrofest Toronto. The Distillery District, 55 Mill St. Friday-Sunday. 11 a.m. Free.