A Little Retail Therapy in Toronto’s Riverside (5 Cool Buys at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest 2024)

It may be called Riverside Eats & Beats, but there’s more than just delicious food and sensational music to expect at one of the East End’s most anticipated festivals–there’s fun shopping to be had too!

On Saturday, June 8th, 12-6pm, Riverside’s annual Eats & Beats Streetfest makes its grand comeback. From Davies Ave to Empire Ave along Queen East, the streets will come alive with fun activities, exciting outdoor dining, and of course, special sidewalk sales!

With all the festival-only deals and discounts, you might want to set aside a budget for a little retail therapy. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while, no? Especially, when it means supporting small local businesses! 

Here are 5 Cool Buys at this year’s Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest:

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House of Dwir

Address: 657 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4

Known for their genderless clothing, House of Dwir is bringing their avant-garde spirit to Riverside Eats & Beats for a pop-up at Riverside Common Park. Head over to their booth and check out small-batch, handmade apparel, jewelry, and accessories from this inclusive fashion brand.

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Second Voyage Vintage

Address: 734 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2

From chic secondhand clothing to eclectic home decor, Second Voyage Vintage is a haven for vintage lovers. Check out their sidewalk sale during Riverside Eats & Beats and find one-of-a-kind pieces for your home and wardrobe. While you’re there, have a spin at their bingo machine–discounts of up to 50% off await lucky winners!

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Irish Design House

Address:756 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

It’s a big day for Irish Design House; aside from Riverside Eats & Beats, it’s also their 10th anniversary! To celebrate, they’ll be putting on a sidewalk display featuring their finest traditional Irish items and in-house clothing brands. With the code “EATSANDBEATS”, get 10% off your purchase. There will also be a raffle, so don’t forget to throw your name in there!

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Arts Market

Address: 790 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

For the festival, Arts Market will be inviting four artisans, who will be stationed outside the store to talk about their creations and discuss the creative process behind the handmade items. Stop by, shop small and local, and learn a thing or two from these talented individuals. If you love DIY, you definitely don’t want to miss this. 

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UNTITLED by Flaunt Boutique

Address: 792 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

Take a break from the Riverside Eats & Beats street festivities and drop by UNTITLED by Flaunt Boutique for a consultation. If you want to change up your hair for the day, they’ll be doing express festival hairstyles at the salon. There will also be haircare products on sale so take advantage of these exclusive deals.

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest is just two weeks away, so follow @riverside_bia on Instagram for updates!