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5 things to do this weekend: Aerobatic aircrafts and merengue moves

Diana Pereira and Patricia D’Cunha | posted Friday, Sep 4th, 2015

As our regular series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Sept. 4-7, 2015

Air show: Get your earplugs ready. The aerobatic aircraft at this annual air show will be noisy and, as always, will feature several jets including the CF-18 belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Exhibition grounds, 210 Princes’ Blvd. Saturday – Monday, noon to 3 p.m. CNE price of admission for adults is $18. cias.org

Hispanic Fiesta: Bailamos! You’ll definitely feel like dancing after Spanish Flamenco and tango dancers take to the stage at Mel Lastman Square. And you cannot help but move to the rhythm of salsa and merengue music. More than 300 dancers and musicians from 20 different countries will showcase their heritage. And of course, after all that impromptu dancing, you will need to sample some culinary treats from the various countries. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. Friday – Monday. Free.hispanicfiesta.com

Artfest at the Distillery: There’s something about walking on cobblestones that just takes your worries away. You can do just that at the art and craft show at the Distillery this long weekend. Now in its ninth year, the summertime event features paintings, sculpture, live music and more. Click here for an exhibitor and program list. Friday – Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Historic Distillery District, 55 Mill St. Free admission. artfestontario.com

Hot & Spicy Food Festival: You may want to keep a mickey of milk on you if you go this annual culinary festival. Spicy food from around the world will be on hand. And if the food sweats aren’t enough for you, you can sweat as you dance off the curry with The Arsenals taking stage with their Jamaican ska and reggae classics at 9:30 p.m. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. Friday – Monday. Free admission. harbourfrontcentre.com

Open Streets Toronto: Let’s get physical. This festival focuses on any activity that gets you off your couch. Participants are encouraged to bring their feet, bikes and/or yoga mats. Olivia Newton John would be proud. Bloor between Christie Street and Parliament Street, Yonge between Queen and Bloor. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free. openstreetsto.org

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