It’s the May 24 long weekend and from HabourKids circus spectacle to the World Café, there’s plenty to do in Toronto.

National Adoption Weekend

Looking to expand your family? Open your home and heart to a new dog or cat during Canada’s National Adoption Weekend.

When: Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17

Where: PetSmart locations across Canada


HarbourKIDS circus spectacle

The three-day festival promises "fascinating, freaky" shows staring daring circus professionals.

When: Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18

Where: Harbourfront Centre

Cost: Free


Kensington Market’s 1st annual Beer & Ball Festival

The five-night festival, which wraps up Friday night, promises "great beers on tap" from the Kensington Brewery, pinball tournaments and live music.

When: Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15

Where: The Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave.

Cost: 3$ for pinball tournaments.


The World Café

The three-day food festival offers an assortment of international flavours to visitors as vendors sell their wares at the Harbourfront Centre.

When: Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18.

Where: The Habourfront Centre

Cost: Free


May 2-4 Kegger: Dazed and Confused

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is hosting the event, which will feature a screening of the classic coming-of-age film "Dazed and Confused," Pong on a big screen and beer "served as it should be" in red plastic cups.

When: Sunday, May 17

Where: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West

Cost: $18 includes the screening, a can of Steam Whistle and a large popcorn


Shakespeare in Action – TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club

A theatre program for kids ages seven to 12, where Shakespeare’s plays are read aloud and kids can play drama games  with help from professional actors and educators.

When: Saturday, May 16

Where: Library locations across the city

Cost: Free


Murder at the ROM – A murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues has left behind. There are multiple suspects and you have to crack the cryptic code to solve the mystery

When: Saturday, May 16

Where: The Royal Ontario Museum

Cost: $34.99


No Flat City

An outdoor photography exhibition that seeks to dispel the myth that the Toronto region is flat, by exploring the unusual and unexpected characteristics of the landscape.

When: Ends Tuesday, May 19

Where: Exhibition Common at the Harbourfront Centre

Cost: Free



The one-day festival celebrating the launch of the Pan Am Path Art Relay will include a wide array of eco-art and kid friendly activities, including a performance from Juno Award Winner Quique Escamilla.

When: Saturday, May 16

Where: Centre for Urban Ecology in the Humber Arboretum at Humber College and University of Humber Guelph

Cost: Free


Pirates and Princesses

Bring your eye patches and tiaras, the family event hosted by Black Creek Pioneer Village will offer storytelling, a ball and a treasure hunt

When: Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18

Where: Black Creek Pioneering Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway

Cost: General admission rates