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July 2019

Union Summer

Thursday, July 18 - Saturday, August 3
Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6 Canada
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Union Summer - Presented by TD, returns May 31st for the annual summer market, bringing together Toronto's top chefs, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. Union Summer features free daily programming on the TD Stage, handpicked from local artists and cultural organizations. Programming will include lunchtime and evening performances, MusicVaultz Concerts and Wednesday night movie nights featuring current and classic flicks. The market, a lush green space designed to feel like an oasis at the city's front…

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Music Wonderland (3-4 years old)

Thursday, July 18 - Thursday, October 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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Music Wonderland is a class specifically designed to nurture this important developmental stage through the learning and enjoyment of music with parents and new friends. Music Wonderland begins teaching music through a very natural approach. Children are invited to listen and react to music through body movement and making sound with the keyboard. The music being taught is expressive and helps children learn the concepts of strong and weak, fast and slow, smooth and bouncy... Contact us for FREE/NO OBLIGATION…

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Salsa in Toronto Festival

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 28
St Clair Salsa in Toronto, St Clair Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Salsa in Toronto Festival

The largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada, the award-winning TD Salsa in Toronto Festival spans over a four week period and features the annual TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival (July 6 & 7). As part of Canada’s #1 annual Latino-themed cultural celebration, TD Salsa on St. Clair takes over midtown Toronto and is the only festival where people do more than just eat and watch entertainment – they take part in non-stop dancing in the streets! Come and…

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Taste of Regent Park

Thursday, July 18 - Wednesday, August 28
Regent Park, 585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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“Taste of Regent Park is so positive – children, families, friends building a strong community; seeing the same faces, learning about different cultures, eating amazing food!” Taste of Regent Park is a family-friendly festival that animates our community’s namesake green space, also known as “Big Park,” with a celebration of food, community and culture. Held on Wednesday evenings through the summer, Taste of Regent Park features an affordable produce market providing local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. A pay-what-you-can community meal…

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Shakespeare in the Park

Thursday, July 18 - Friday, September 13
High Park, 1873 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3 Canada
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Shakespeare in High Park, one of Toronto's favourite summer traditions, returns for its 37th season with two adaptations of the Bard's most popular and enduring works. The battle of sexes is on full display with a comedic tale of love and desire, Much Ado About Nothing, and the timeless story of morality and power, Measure For Measure. Performances (Measure): Tue, Thu, Sat @ 8pm Performances (Much Ado): Wed, Fri, Sun @ 8pm Pay-what-you-can at the gate or reserve a premium spot online…

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Peak To Shore Music Festival

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Free
Peak to Shore

Five days, 10 Venues, 30+ free concerts! Featuring some of Canada’s finest talent on stages throughout Thornbury,Blue Mountain Village and Collingwood.

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Movie Nights at Celebration Square

Thursday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky for Movie Nights! Celebration Square is a fully-accessible outdoor space that is open to all members of the community. Watch classics, blockbuster hits and family feel-good favourites on the big screens. All films featured at Movie Nights offer closed captioning and pathways are situated throughout the events to accommodate people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Season Schedule: Thursday, May 23,…

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Burlington Food Truck Festival

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON Canada
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Free

Burlington Food Truck Festival is expanding to 3 days! 40 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country, this is a festival you won’t want to miss! Show some of your Burlington love by bringing your friends and family. Oh and don’t forget, there will be FREE ADMISSION, a children’s midway, local performers, cold beer and eating challenges geared to entertain the masses!

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Beaches International Jazz Festival Concerts in the Park

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21
Woodbine Park, The Beaches
Toronto, ON Canada
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Woodbine Park will be home to the TD Main Stage and SING! A Capella Stage, bringing you live music all weekend long. Please check our website for band listings: https://beachesjazz.com/events/td-weekend-series-july-19-21/

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Cultura Festival

Friday, July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars. Co-presented by Councillor John Fillion and North York Arts, Cultura also serves to benefit the local community, with proceeds of busker performances donated to support local charities.

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BIG on Bloor Festival

Saturday, July 20
Bloordale Neighbourhood, Bloor Street West from Dufferin to Landsdowne
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free
Big on Bloor Festival

The BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture is an exceptional community and city-building Festival presenting hundreds of culturally significant events, activities, displays and exhibitions. Organized by BIG (Bloor Improvement Group), the Festival is a summer event presented along a car-free stretch of Bloor Street West between Dufferin and Lansdowne to celebrate local arts, culture and community. It has drawn up to 100,000 people. BIG on celebrating arts, culture, community and small business, up to 100,000 people attend each…

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Free Yoga Class in Trillium Park

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, September 29, 2019

Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Free

This Summer, Ontario Place will offer FREE yoga classes in Trillium Park every Saturday and Sunday mornings along with monthly sunset sessions led by renowned yoga instructor, Alexandria Santaguida, who has had the pleasure of teaching yoga to thousands of people and children across the GTA. Each class is approx. 60 minutes and offers a mix of hatha and vinyasa yoga. Classes focus on mindfulness, strengthening your core, body and alignment. The class is great for yogis of all levels.…

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Festival on High

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sutton High Street Sutton, Ontario L0E Canada + Google Map
Free

7th Annual Festival on High Street on Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live music; set the kids loose on inflatables and activities and get their faces painted for free; hunt for bargains along a street-long sidewalk sale and vendor market; and relax on a free horse-drawn wagon ride (starting at 11 a.m.) through town.

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Swan Lake – let’s talk about it! (ages 6-12)

Saturday, July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Public Library – Malvern branch, 30 Sewells Road
Toronto, Ontario M1B 3G5 Canada
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Free

Tutus, pointe shoes, cross bows and magic spells all come together in telling the famous story of Swan Lake. Join Siegfried and Odette in their battle over the forces of evil, and take home a Swan Lake inspired craft, for your own retelling of the tale. For ages 6-12. Drop in. No registration required.

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Unionville Concert Sundays

Sunday, July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, July 28, 2019

Unionville Millennium Bandstand, 146 Main St Unionville
Markham, ON L3R Canada
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Free

Markham Concert Band is again hosting local concert bands for your entertainment! This FREE concerts begins at 7 pm each Sunday in July at the Unionville Millennium Bandstand, and we'd love to see you there!

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Beaches International Jazz Festival Streetfest

Thursday, July 25 - Saturday, July 27
Beaches Streetfest, Queen Street East
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

StreetFest is a Beaches International Jazz Festival signature event showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Ska and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer. This season over 45 bands will entertain you along a closed to traffic 2.5 km stretch of Queen Street East located between Woodbine Avenue to the west and Beech Avenue to the east between 6pm and 11pm each night. It’s an annual pilgrimage for tens of thousands of music…

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Cultura Festival

Friday, July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019

Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars. Co-presented by Councillor John Fillion and North York Arts, Cultura also serves to benefit the local community, with proceeds of busker performances donated to support local charities.

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5th Annual AlohaFest Toronto

Saturday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mel Lastman Square, North York Civic Centre
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) is excited to present the 5th anniversary of AlohaFest Toronto, the city's original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. On Saturday July 27th from 11am-7pm, we will share the Aloha spirit through cultural musical and dance performances, fun kids’ crafts and unique items available at the AlohaFest Marketplace. AlohaFest Toronto is one of the few places in the city where guests can indulge in both local favourites and unique…

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Summer Family Fun Day at YMCA Cedar Glen

Sunday, July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, 13300 11th Concession
Schomberg, Ontario L0G 1T0 Canada
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Free

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre opens to the public one day this summer, free of charge! Enjoy outdoor activities, walking trials, and games for all ages throughout the day. There will also be opportunities to win prizes! • Outdoor maze • Archery • Climbing wall • High ropes • Nature hikes • Photo scavenger hunt • Crafts and Kids’ Zone • BBQ lunch: For only $5, a delicious lunch will be available and more! Learn how children can experience YMCA…

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Clay Activity: Beach Creatures

Sunday, July 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Have you been to the beach this summer? We’re bringing beach vibes to the Museum this Sunday, complete with music, sidewalk chalk, and sea critters made of clay. Who will you bring to the beach? Snails? Whales? Starfish? Join us on the plaza (weather permitting) and in our Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio to make your own collection of beach critters. You can take them home and paint them with acrylics once they dry. Admission is free…

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Vaughan Celebrates Concerts in the Park 2019

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Various Locations in Vaughan, Various
Vaughan, ON Canada
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Free

The annual FREE Concerts in the Park series returns on select Wednesdays in June and July presented by TD and Event Sponsor Tim Hortons. The series features free city-wide professional entertainment for all ages with genres ranging from Motown, funk, and rock to pop! This year is an extra special one as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! Details at vaughan.ca/concerts June 5 Honeymoon Suite Launch Concert Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Transit Square 100 New Park Place, Vaughan June 19 Matt Cage…

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August 2019

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Friday, August 2 - Monday, August 5
Woodbine Beach Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd East
Toronto, Ontario M4L 3W6 Canada
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Free

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, admission is free and there’s something for everyone. Entertain yourself with some of Toronto’s best local talent, participate in our live-eating challenges and enjoy a cold beer!

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Tile Painting: Flora and Fauna

Sunday, August 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Ceramics has always been inspired by nature. Take a trip to our Chinese and Japanese Galleries on the second floor to see objects decorated with nature-inspired stories. Using Q-tips and a technique called “pointillism,” tell your own stories inspired by summer birds, fish, blossoms, branches, and more on ceramic tiles! Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying adult must purchase a general…

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Joseph Brant Day Festival – A Celebration of Burlington

Monday, August 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Salle Park Burlington, ON Canada + Google Map
Free

Celebrate Joseph Brant Day this Civic holiday at La Salle Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! Museums of Burlington is proud to present this free event, celebrating our local heritage, multi-culturalism and community. The day will feature main stage entertainment, food trucks, free children’s activities by local organizations, a Museums Children’s STEAM zone, a vendor’s market, and community displays. Bring your own water bottle and fill up at the quench cart.

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Wigwam Chi-Chemung: Eagle Drum Girl

Monday, August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail Pavilion, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
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Free

This family friendly event is Inspired by the teachings of Elder Dr. Duke Redbird. Young People’s Theatre, will perform a theatrical reading of Elder Redbird's play, Eagle Drum Girl, featuring Elder Redbird himself! The reading will be followed by an activity for all ages to partake in, and a visit to the Wigwam Chi-Chemung boat.

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Taste of the Danforth

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11
Greek Town, Toronto, Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
Free
Taste of the Danforth

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees annually. As we enter our 23rd year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food!

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17th Annual Canada International Children’s Art Festival

Saturday, August 10 - Friday, August 16
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1 Canada
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Free

The theme of this year’s Festival is “Waterside”. We want to educate children and make them more aware of our concerning state of environment. By expressing this theme through art, they will become more engaged with the theme as they express their love for life and to take responsibility of our future. CICAF’s mission is to promote and develop children’s artistic potential, their appreciation for art and to encourage all children’s artistic expression in a global manner. Our goal is…

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Clay Activity: Fantastic Beasts

Sunday, August 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

The jaguar was very important to many Ancient American peoples who considered it the god of the night. Explore figures that combine humans and animals in our collection, then create your own fantastic beast in the Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio. You can even turn your creatures into usable pots like the Ancient Americans did. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult…

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Pan American Food & Music Festival

Saturday, August 17 - Sunday, August 18
Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St East
Toronto, ON M5B 2R8 Canada

The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. The fifth annual PAFMF will be presented on August 25 and 26, 2018, with a programming focus on Ecuadorian food and music in celebration of Latin and Pan American cuisine and culture. This free event is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the growing cultural identity shared among Canadians and the 41 other countries of…

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Burlington Children’s Festival

Sunday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON Canada
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Free

Come celebrate Burlington's annual Children's Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid.

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Open Streets TO

Sunday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

Come walk, bike, and play in the streets with us, on Yonge St (Bloor to Queen) and Bloor St (Christie to Sherbourne)! Open Streets TO opens streets to people by briefly coming them to cars so we can play in the streets and meet our neighbours. Activity Hubs along the route will be programmed with free and fun activities for people of all ages and abilities! To see the route, activity hubs, and to get more information visit our website.

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Family Fun Day at Ajax Downs

Sunday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ajax Downs, 380 Kingston Rd East
Ajax, ON ON L1Z 1W4 Canada
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Free

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Family Fun Day hosted at Ajax Downs. All proceeds go to the Ajax Pickering Hospital! Entertainment by Dan the Music Man! Free Treats for Kids, Crafts, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, 50/50 Draw, prizes and More! Live Horse Racing begins at 12:55pm! Enjoy the BBQ (for a nominal fee)

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Tile Painting: Make a Splash!

Sunday, August 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Paint your own tile coasters using tape and a paint splatter method in all the colours of the summer! We’ll be outside on the plaza (weather permitting) and in the Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio getting messy. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying adult must purchase a general admission ticket. Children cannot be left unattended at any time.

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TAIWANfest

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Free

Taiwanfest is an annual free event at Harbourfront Center. Celebrate with cultural entertainment, art, music and food. This years theme is Riding the Waves of Vietnam 2019. August 23-25, 2019  

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Food Truck’N Friday

Friday, August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Free

For the 1st time ever Food Truck'N Friday is coming to Mississauga for 5 dates throughout the summer. Toronto's best food trucks, free admission, rain or shine! Save the dates, plan accordingly, tag a friend & bring the kids. Don't miss our big 905 debut, it all starts on May 10! Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 10:00pm Friday, August 23, 2019 -…

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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough ON
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Free

Afro-Carib Fest (ACF) is a FREE fun-filled weekend for the whole family to celebrate the diversity of African and Caribbean cultures through music, arts, dance, and cuisine. Join us August 24-25 2019 for live music and dance performances from diverse local and international artists, cultural vendors, ethnic food, drum and dance, kids zone, beer tent, dance competition, raffle draw, and much more!

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Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Ave
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2J1 Canada
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Free

Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).

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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Creemore Creemore, ON Canada + Google Map
Free

There's a Party Brewing! Join us for some good old fashioned fun at the annual Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival. Help Creemore Springs celebrate our 31st anniversary in the beautiful village of Creemore! Poke along the main street of Creemore & enjoy live music, great food & drink, fun games, kids' activities, wagon rides, brewery tours, classic car exhibit, makers market & more! The charming village of Creemore, Ontario is nestled in a valley between the Mad and Noisy Rivers…

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Toronto International Buskerfest

Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2
Woodbine Park, The Beaches
Toronto, ON Canada
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Buskerfest

Bringing more than 100 street performers from across the world to the beach in Toronto in support of epilepsy. 4 days and 4 nights of continuous non-stop, side-splitting hilarity at Woodbine Park in Toronto! Visit the Family Fun Zone This area will features non-stop fun for the entire family. There will a face painting, balloon twisting, workshops for kids, a midway and busker acts from an incredible line up of international performers, all geared especially to the family audience. Admission…

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October 2019

Leaside Block Party

Saturday, October 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trace Manes Park, 110 Rumsey Road
East York, ON M4G 1S8 Canada
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Free

On October 5th, join us for the second annual Leaside Block Party in support of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The neighbourhood will be gathering together for fun activities, delicious eats, entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of ways to learn about Holland Bloorview! Come celebrate this free block party showcasing the Leaside community & Holland Bloorview and help create a world of possibilities for kids with disabilities!

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