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Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of July 5-7

Afrofest at Queen’s Park (Image: haven’t the slightest)

In this edition of The Weekender, the city’s annual summer prix fixe extravaganza, the Toronto Fringe Festival and three more things to do in Toronto.

FOOD
Summerlicious
The 25th annual foodie fest kicks off this weekend with 196 restaurants serving prix fixe menus for the next two weeks. Top spots include Aria, Splendido and Momofuku Daisho. July 5-21. Various prices. Various locations, toronto.ca

FESTIVAL
Afrofest (FREE!)
The celebration of African culture, art and entertainment (which is also celebrating its 25th birthday) brings two days of music, bustling marketplaces, workshops and all kinds of art to Woodbine Park. A prayer for Nelson Mandela will conclude the festivities. July 6-7. Woodbine Park, afrofest.ca

MARKET
Parkdale Flea Market (FREE!)
The Parkdale Flea Market is the city’s newest hipster pop-up for antiques, vintage collectibles and handcrafted trinquets. The market opens Sunday with more than 50 booths set up inside and outside the Goodfellas Gallery on Queen Street West. July 7. 1266 Queen St. W., parkdaleflea.com

THEATRE
Toronto Fringe Festival
Toronto’s largest festival brings over 1,000 performances to venues across the city, including tents, alleyways and even car backseats. There’s also food, free concerts and yoga with beer. July 3-14. $10/$5 children (per play). Various locations, fringetoronto.com

MUSIC
Toronto Urban Roots Festival
The Fort York Common hosts four nights of label-defying, radio-averse tunes from bands like Juno-winners Arkells, Celtic punk outfit Flogging Molly and She & Him, Zooey Deschanel’s collaboration with folk singer-songwriter M. Ward. Food trucks will be on hand and there’s also a giant Jenga game. July 4-7. $50-$70 (single day)/$150 (weekend). Fort York Garrison Common, torontourbanrootsfest.com