Finally, an event to which you can wear a beret without looking like a douche! Indulge in all things French at the Bastille Day Celebration, hosted by Wychwood Barns. Start off the day with a picnic (with cheese and baguettes galore, no doubt), participate in themed games and activities, and peruse a market full of goods made by French artisans and craftspeople. The traditional “Bal Populaire” will cap things off, with prizes, music, dancing, and, of course, wine.
It’s going to be hard adhering to the “day of rest” idea this summer, with Sunday Serenades taking over Mel Lastman Square every weekend. Your toes will tap, your fingers will snap, and before you know it you’ll be dancing up a storm to some of the most talented big bands in the GTA. Check out Sophisticated Swing (July 13), the Mississauga Swing Band (July 20), the Toronto All-Star Big Band (July 27), the Bob Cary Orchestra (August 3), the Metro Big Band (August 10), and the Swing-Shift Big Band (August 17).