The summer in Toronto is the perfect time to get outside and experience the diversity, festivals and events the city has to offer. Not looking to spend a fortune? You don’t need to break the bank to savour your summer in the city.Enjoy the warm air and experience the greatness of the city with our list of free events in Toronto this summer.Pride ParadeThe Pride Festivals premier event is the annual Pride Parade. Featuring over 120 marching groups and 40 registered floats there’s much to see and experience at the Toronto Pride Parade. Celebrate diversity in the city and head down to the parade route in the Church and Wellesley village between 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 23rd.Evergreen BrickworksEvergreen Brickworks offers free events and entertainment from May to October. With their mission to actively engage Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments, visit Evergreen Brickworks for children and family activities, guided walks and art and performances. Explore the surrounding ravines or indulge in the weekend Farmers or Artisan Markets.Harbourfront Free Flicks FestivalWatch a few of your favourite films, with a few of your favourite friends, under a tapestry of stars at the Harbourfront Free Flicks Festival. Located at the Sirius Stage on Lake Ontario’s shore. Free movies will be screened all summer long. To stay up to date on show times and film listings, click here!Toronto Jazz FestivalToronto plays host to not one, but two annual jazz festivals. The TD Jazz Festival runs from June 21stto June 30th. Widely known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals with more than 1500 jazz musicians performing across the city. Though a number of events require purchased tickets, there are still many free performances you can take advantage of. Click here for a full schedule of events.Beaches Jazz FestivalThe second of Toronto’s annual jazz festivals is the Beaches Jazz Fest. A more casual, month long affair running from July 5thto July 28th. Most performances take place at Jimmie Simpson Park or Woodbine Park and all events are 100% free! Enjoy all the beaches village has to offer from local art and food vendors, to unique shops along Queen and an amazing boardwalk with sandy beaches with the smooth jazz playing in the background.NXNE 2019 Now in its 25thyear the annual NXNE festival combines music and gaming in the heart of downtown Toronto. This week-long festival running June 7thto June 16thlets you experience featured bands in conventional and unconventional spaces, including; the airport, parks, streetcars etc. For priority access to all shows, wristbands can be purchased for only $29. Or enjoy the free entertainment of NXNE all week across the city.Redpath Waterfront FestivalThe annual Waterfront Festival features on-land and on-water entertainment including live music, food and activities for the whole family. After the visit from the world’s biggest rubber duck in 2017 and the giant beach balls pendulum of 2018, this year’s Waterfront Festival welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ships to Toronto’s Waterfront. Open to the public and free to attend, make the Redpath Waterfront Festival part of your weekend plans June 29thto July 1st.Stage Show in High ParkGet cultured at Shakespeare in the Park, Canada’s longest running outdoor-theatre. From July 4thto September 1stdrop into the High Park Amphitheatre to watch one of Shakespeare’s timeless tales Much Ado About Nothing or Measure for Measure. General admission by pay-what-you-can or reserve premium tickets online for $25.Taste of the DanforthYou don’t have to be Greek to celebrate their culture and heritage at the Taste of the Danforth. Local vendors line Danforth from Broadview to Jones, offering tasting menus for patrons to sample multiethnic treats. The Celebrity Stage features a variety of performances from musicians to dancers. Running from August 9th to 11th, visit the Danforth and taste and experience being Greek for a day.Caribana’s Grand Parade Dance along to the music of the Caribbean as you watch the colourful floats and processions pass by. Held annually at Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard, witness over 10,000 masquerades dance their way down the 3.6 km stretch in elaborate costumes, at Caribana’s Grand Parade. The parade will be held Saturday August 3rd, experience the event for free along Lakeshore Boulevard. BuskerFestWrap up the summer at Toronto’s annual BuskerFest running from August 30th to September 2nd. Located at Woodbine Park, in the heart of The Beaches community BuskerFest features the best of the best music, magic and mime. From comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, beat boxers and so much more. Entry by donation, all funds collected go towards Epilepsy Toronto.