August Fairs & Festivals

August Festivals

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It’s the last month of the summer so be sure to get out with the family and enjoy the long, warm days at a summer festival! We’ve rounded up the top family festivals in Toronto and the surrounding area. You’ll find loads of summer fun to add to your family calendar. Head out to food festivals, community fairs, ethnic and cultural celebrations, fireworks, dancing, kids activities, ribfests, cotton candy, music and more! We are always adding to these listings so keep checking back and have a fun summer!

August Festivals

GTA and Southern Ontario

KidZfest
Jul 23, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
Canada’s Wonderland
If you’re looking for things to do in Toronto with kids, head up to Vaughan for Canada’s Wonderland’s KidZfest. This is the ultimate family event...
Caribana
Jul 28, 2022 
to Aug 1, 2022
Toronto’s Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day...
Kempenfest 2022
Jul 29, 2022 
to Aug 1, 2022
Barrie Waterfront
Kempenfest is Barrie’s signature event, celebrating 50 years July 29 – August 1, 2022, located across two-kilometers of Barrie Ontario’s beautiful waterfront. The annual event...
Toronto Food Truck Festival
Jul 29, 2022 
to Aug 1, 2022
Woodbine Park
Woodbine Park has never tasted this delicious before. Back for another year, The Toronto Food Truck Festival is serving up some real must-eats! As always,...
Smorgasburg Food Market
Jul 30, 2022 
to Jul 30, 2022
7 Queens Quay East
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting thousands of people to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles and Miami each weekend...
On the Water We Love Festival
Aug 4, 2022 
to Aug 4, 2022
A journey of discovery and recognition of life-giving water along the Collingwood shoreline, exploring water-based themes of ecosystems, industry, recreation, access, safety, and conservation. The...
Stouffville Ribfest
Aug 5, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
Memorial Park Stouffville
Four Ribbers will be returning to Memorial Park, alongside a vast array of food vendors, merchants, craft beer vendors, and entertainers on the main stage....
Orillia Waterfront Festival
Aug 5, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
Port of Orillia
The Orillia Waterfront Festival features entertainment, food, a vendor market, new and used boat sales, a Cardboard Boat Race and a dog diving contest!
Pickering Food Truck Festival
Aug 5, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
The Esplanade Park
You’ll want to bring your friends and kids to Esplanade Park for some unbelievable food! We’re transforming the park to a foodie haven, jam-packed with...
TD JerkFest
Aug 5, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
Centennial Park
After a two year hiatus, the 21st annual TD International Jerk Food and Music Festival returns to Centennial Park in Etobicoke, 256 Centennial Park Road...
AlohaFest Toronto 2022
Aug 6, 2022 
to Aug 6, 2022
Mel Lastman Square
After a 2 year absence, Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) is excited to present the 6th AlohaFest Toronto, the city’s...
Dance Together Festival
Aug 6, 2022 
to Aug 6, 2022
Amos Waites Park
The Dance Together Festival offers free open-air dance workshops and events that celebrate positive and accessible dance experiences. The festival is co-produced by a creative...
The Mississauga Midway Fun Fair
Aug 7, 2022 
to Aug 7, 2022
Erin Mills Auto Centre
Presented by Erin Mills Auto Centre and the Mississauga News, The Mississauga Midway Fun Fair, finally returns! Join us on August 7th from 11:30 am...
Kaboom Festival
Aug 13, 2022 
to Aug 14, 2022
Downsview Park
Kaboom Festival is a celebration of African-Caribbean culture and music through varied experiences that promote identity and the bridging of diaspora communities. Delivered in a...
Great Lakes Farms PeachFest
Aug 13, 2022 
to Aug 14, 2022
Great Lakes Farms
Enjoy picking with the family, and take home a peach crisp, peach pie, or enjoy some alongside some ice cream for the ultimate summer treat!...
Taste of Portugal at Canada's Wonderland
Aug 13, 2022 
to Aug 14, 2022
Canada’s Wonderland
Step into a festival celebrating the time-worn charm of Portugal, with lively street entertainment and traditional Portuguese foods! The sounds, sights and flavours of the...
Play ON! Canada's Sports Festival
Aug 14, 2022 
to Aug 15, 2022
Rose Cherry Place
Canada’s Largest Ball Hockey Tournament is coming to Mississauga August 13-14, 2022 It’s time to get out and play again. Only $49 to play for...
Dockside Festival of the Arts
Aug 19, 2022 
to Aug 21, 2022
Muskoka Wharf Special Event Park
Dockside Festival of the Arts, since 1991, is a celebration of summer in Gravenhurst with 100 artisans, gourmet food, music, family fun, and more. The...
Elora Riverfest
Aug 19, 2022 
to Aug 21, 2022
Bissell Park
Get ready for a full weekend of music, arts, food and culture! Riverfest Elora 2022 will be held in Bissell Park on Friday, August 19,...
CNE - Canadian National Exhibition
Aug 19, 2022 
to Sep 5, 2022
Exhibition Place
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event. Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the...
Afro Carib Fest 2022
Aug 20, 2022 
to Aug 21, 2022
Thomson Memorial Park
The award winning Afro- Carib Fest is back, LIVE and Outside in person on Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st, 2022 at the Thomson...
Fan Expo Canada
Aug 25, 2022 
to Aug 28, 2022
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
FOUR DAYS OF FUN-FILLED, FAN CULTURE! Experience the largest Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in North America. Four days of citywide events, family-friendly...
TAIWANfest Toronto: The Stories of Independence
Aug 26, 2022 
to Aug 28, 2022
Habourfront Centre
What does independence mean? Is it the freedom to write our own stories, to build bridges with those around us, or learn from the hardship...
Halal Ribfest
Aug 26, 2022 
to Aug 28, 2022
Downsview Park
Canada’s Largest Halal Barbeque and Food Truck Festival! Come out and see the best grillmasters prepare tender, juicy ribs and mouth-watering bbq for you. Ready...
Taste of the Caribbean at Canada's Wonderland
Aug 27, 2022 
to Aug 28, 2022
Canada’s Wonderland
Feast your senses at the lively and colourful Taste of the Caribbean food festival where guests will enjoy island flavours from jerk chicken to seafood...
BTA Park-Up FEST
Aug 27, 2022 
to Aug 27, 2022
Thomson Memorial Park
“Behind The Art ” (BTA) Park-Up FEST is a community-oriented arts festival that celebrates diversity, showcases artists whilst educating the community about various artists forms...

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