Here’s our picks for the parks today and through the weekend. Be sure to check out our full events calendar for everything that’s happening in Toronto parks this weekend. Don’t forget to submit yours!

Fables for the Future in Dufferin Grove Park

Thursday, Clay and Paper Theatre begins its run of Fables for the Future in Dufferin Grove Park. Giant puppets, masks, original and vibrant design, live music, dance, a robot and signature Clay & Paper Theatre satire and wit gone awry. This is a show for adults and accompanied children that explores the beauty and strangeness that confronts the world at the beginning of this 21st century. Can we trust the narrators? Is the narrator a trickster in disguise? Are all fables fabulous?  Come and see the magic unfold at 7pm until Aug 21.

Sensing the Savannah Family Nature Walk in High Park

Park trees are a big topic these days. High Park is home to a huge Black Oak Savannah. Explore the savannah & learn about the flora and fauna that reside here at 6pm on Thursday. Grandparents, parents, teens, children and babies alike will love this chance to discover the natural wonders in High Park’s incredible savannahs.

Play the Uke in Corktown Common

On Saturday, Uke Can Sing will gather people outdoors in Corktown Common where leaders K Funk and Lady Ree will teach participants how to sing and play the ukulele.
Come see the infamous singing ukulele ladies of the TTC Subway Musicians program – join them for a whimsical and educational jam session. Borrow a ukulele from K Funk and Lady Ree (limit of 30, first-come-first-serve) or bring your own!

Theatrical Tour-de-Force in Panorama Park

This Sunday, and running until Aug 21, The Cavalcade of Marvels brings spectacle, fun and frivolity to Panorama park. We wrote a blog post about one of their magical experiences in the park. Now, be part of a production at 2:30 on Sunday when a theatrical tour-de-force, combining carny music, street magic, puppetry and awesome showmanship in a Rexdale park.

Moonlight Movies Thurs, Fri and Saturday

Park People and local Friends Groups have been bringing movies to parks all summer long through Moonlight Movies in the Park. This weekend is jam-packed with movies starting with Bend it Like Beckham at Maple Leaf Park, The Lego Movie at Littles Road Park and Madagascar at RV Burgess. Preshows start at 7 and screenings begin at sundown-around 9pm.