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Five things to do this weekend: Caribbean Carnival, food trucks and Kurt Russell, oh my!

CityNews | posted Friday, Jul 31st, 2015

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July 31 – Aug. 3, 2015

We have a variety of happenings for the August long weekend, ranging from the Caribbean Carnival to a food truck festival. Check out our selection of events below.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival: Grand Parade

The 46th edition of the popular cultural festival culminates with the colourful grand parade, set for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. starting at Exhibition Place and continuing down Lake Shore Boulevard West.

For route information of this event, head over to caribbeancarnival.com.

Click here for what you need to know for the Caribbean Carnival, including road closures and a parade route map.

Indie Friday at Yonge and Dundas Square

The free concert series put on by Virgin Mobile continues Friday night at 8:30 p.m., with Toronto’s Tre Mission – nominated for Juno Rap Recording of the Year in 2015 – and Mississauga-based Keita Juma taking the stage.

Below is a sample of Keita Juma’s latest album, Chaos Theory, or click here for a mobile-friendly version.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Sample the most delicious food on four wheels at Woodbine Park on Saturday and Sunday. Also on tap, the ever-entertaining eating challenges. Admission is free to the event, which runs from noon until 9 p.m. on both days.

For food truck bios and directions, go to torontofoodtruckfestival.com.

Pan American Food Festival

And if food trucks aren’t your cup of tea, you could always check out the Pan American Food Festival at Daniels Spectrum at 585 Dundas St. E. The festival showcases restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of cuisines of the Western Hemisphere, and spotlights Mexican cuisine this year. The event also features entertainment that runs until midnight each night.

For details, visit panamfoodfest.com.

Russell Mania!

A summer-long series celebrating Kurt Russell’s best films continues at the TIFF Lightbox on Saturday. This weekend’s selection is the classic 90s Western Tombstone, starring the man himself, plus Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, and Bill Paxton. “Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.”

Showing begins at 9:30 p.m. Click here for ticket information.

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