Summer is almost here, and with its impending arrival, Torontonians can once again look forward to finally ditching their jackets, lounging on patios, and, of course, enjoying these upcoming events and festivals.

The city will be transformed into an artist’s playground from June 6 to 24 for Luminato 2018. Every year, the arts and cultural festival takes over theatres and public spaces across Toronto for a massive showcase of artistic talent. Whether you love dance, film, music, or theatre, there’s a Luminato event for you. More: Luminato 2018

NXNE will take place all across the city from June 8 to 17. This annual10 – day summer festival is considered the city’s leading music event, featuring live musical performances, comedy shows, art installations, and a free three-day music festival at Yonge and Dundas. More:NXNE

Tacos, guacamole, and churros-is your attention piqued yet? Then you don’t want to miss Taco Fest at Ontario Place from June 15 to 17! Enjoy all things Mexican with some of the city’s best chefs at this electric event. This is one fiesta you don’t want to siesta through. More: Taco Fest

The Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto returns June 22 to 24, and this year’s on-land and on-water programming is one you can’t miss! There’ll be a water-themed circus show and a waterfront artisanal food and drink festival, and, for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Oriole tall ship will sail into Toronto. More: The Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto