59 of the best things to do in Toronto this month

It’s April, and it’s finally spring in Toronto! With the warmer weather, the city is bustling during the day and comes alive at night, meaning we can enjoy some of the best music, theatre and shopping the city has to offer — there’s plenty to keep you busy. Here are the most important dates, events and festivals that every Toronto resident needs to know for April.

Events, festivals and important dates in Toronto

April: Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation, and Prevention Month in Canada

April: Sikh Heritage Month

April 1: April Fools Day

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day 

April 2: National Caregiver Day

April 3: RuPaul: House of Hidden Meanings 

April 3-7: The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark at Elgin Theatre

April 4: Bad Bunny at Scotiabank Arena

April 4: Lil Xan at The Axis Club

April 4-7: Toronto Ukrainian Film Festival

April 4: Refugee Rights Day in Canada

April 4-7: Searching for Eastman at Berkeley Street Theatre

April 5: Kane Brown at Scotiabank Arena

April 5-6: LANY at History

Courtesy tofoodanddrinkfest.com

April 5-7: T.O. Food and Drink Fest

April 5-7: Toronto Dance Festival

April 6: Toronto West Beer & Bourbon Fest

April 6: Alice Phoebe Lou at The Axis Club

April 6, 14, 16: Noah Kahan at Scotiabank Arena

Courtesy Urban Playground Toronto

April 6: Giant Pillow Fight Toronto 2024

April 6-7: Toronto Vintage Show

April 7: World Health Day

April 7: PinkPantheress at The Danforth Music Hall

Courtesy Blue Jays Nation

April 8: Blue Jays home opener versus the Seattle Mariners

April 9: Harmony & Hope with Andrea Bocelli and Chai Lifeline Canada

April 9-12: Toronto Indie Horror Fest

April 9-14: Grand Slam of Curling at Mattamy Athletic Centre

Courtesy Carol Rosegg

April 9-21: Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis with Colin Mochrie

April 9-21: Women of the Fur Trade at Aki Studio

April 9-28: shaniqua in abstraction with A Crow’s Theatre

April 10: International Day of Pink

April 10: Eid al-Fitr 2024

April 10: Andrea Bocelli at Scotiabank Arena

April 11-14: TIFF Next Wave Film Festival

April 12: Alex Porat at The Axis Club

April 12: 416 Fits Fashion Show

April 12-14: Toronto Silent Film Festival at Revue Cinema

April 13: Golf Fest Toronto

April 13-14: The Baby Show at the Enercare Centre

April 16-19: The Music of Star Wars at Toronto Symphony Orchestra

April 17: Equality Day in Canada

April 18: Fran Lebowitz at Roy Thomson Hall 

Courtesy @nickiminaj/Instagram

April 18, 30: Nicki Minaj at Scotiabank Arena

April 18-20: NOMADA at Berkeley Street Theatre

April 19: Taylor Swift Night at Lee’s Palace

April 19-21: Living Luxe Design Show

April 20: NBA playoffs begins

April 20-21: WWF Canada’s CN Tower Climb for Nature

April 22: First day of Passover

April 22: The NHL playoffs begin

April 22: Earth Day

April 23-28: HUFF at Crow’s Theatre

April 25-May 5: Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

April 26-May 18: Don Pasquale at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

April 26-May 19: Tyson’s Song at Factory Studio Theatre

April 28-May 5: The Festival of Literary Diversity 2024

April 29: Belle and Sebastian at History

April 30-May 1: girl in red at History

April 30-May 1: Laufey at Massey Hall