Summer Fairs & Festivals in the GTA

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Summer is festival season! We’ve rounded up the top family festivals in Toronto and the surrounding area. Covering Toronto, York, Durham, Peel, Halton and Grey Simcoe Counties – 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!

June Festivals

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

Start:
May 24, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
The Distillery Historic District
Welcome to SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, celebrating the best in a cappella music from around the world. Now heading into our 8th year, we ...
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Brooklin Spring Fair

Brooklin Spring Fair

Start:
May 30, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Luther Vipond Arena/Brooklin Memorial Park
Enjoy four days of fun at the annual Brooklin Spring Fair! Each year over 30,000 people enjoy the Fair which features a Midway, Demolition Derbies, a ...
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Bread and Honey Festival

Bread and Honey Festival

Start:
May 31, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Memorial Park
Since 1973 our festival has been held annually on the first weekend in June, in the Village of Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario. Where's the best location for ...
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Union Summer

Union Summer

Start:
May 31, 2019
End:
Aug 3, 2019
Venue:
Union Station
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 ...
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Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest

Start:
Jun 1, 2019
End:
Jun 1, 2019
Venue:
Riverside Toronto
Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen St. East between the Don Valley ...
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Riverdale Art Walk

Riverdale Art Walk

Start:
Jun 1, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre
Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre in Toronto’s flourishing Queen ...
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Unionville Festival

Unionville Festival

Start:
Jun 1, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Historic Main Street Unionville
Hey Unionville, the first weekend in June signifies "Festival Weekend" in our village. Our committee is busily planning the festival events for your enjoyment for this ...
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Burlington Kite Festival

Burlington’s Annual Kite Festival

Start:
Jun 2, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Brant Hills Park
Join us for Burlington's 25th annual Kite Festival. Build a kite or bring your own and help fill the sky with colour. Join us for some ...
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Durham Pride Parade & Festivities

Durham Pride Parade & Festivities

Start:
Jun 2, 2019
End:
Jun 2, 2019
Venue:
Arbour Park
Join us on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for the Annual Durham Pride Parade & Festivities in the Park. The Parade will begin at 12 p.m. and ...
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Mac n Cheese fest

Mac and Cheese Festival

Start:
Jun 7, 2019
End:
Jun 9, 2019
Venue:
Roundhouse Park
Featured on Food Network Magazine, North America’s largest food festival that celebrates everything mac and cheese returns for its 5th year! To celebrate our 5 year ...
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Caledon Fair

Caledon Fair

Start:
Jun 7, 2019
End:
Jun 9, 2019
Venue:
Caledon Fairgrounds
Join us at the 159th Annual Caledon Fair June 7, 8, 9! Running in Caledon Village since 1860 during the reign of Queen Victoria. The fair ...
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Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Start:
Jun 8, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
Every year in June, music takes over Downtown Burlington & Waterfront. The largest music event of the year features emerging artists and blasts from the not-so-distant ...
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Ribs & Brews Festival

Ribs & Brews Festival

Start:
Jun 9, 2019
End:
Jun 9, 2019
Venue:
Clarington Fields
Bowmanville is gearing up for an unforgettable weekend filled with live music, rides for the kids, plenty of food, and entertainment for the whole family. Parking ...
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Markham Village Music Festival

Markham Village Music Festival

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 15, 2019
Venue:
Main Street Markham & Morgan Park
Music and Entertainment for all ages! Friday night is a special night The Festival starts Friday night at 6 pm with The Taste of Markham, a ...
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Taste of Little Italy

Taste of Little Italy

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Little Italy in Toronto
Join us on College St. this summer as College Street, from Bathurst St. to Shaw St., closes to vehicle traffic as we welcome thousands of pedestrians ...
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The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jun 14, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Port Credit Memorial Park
The Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF) is now celebrating its 23rd year. The festival is recognized as Mississauga’s Signature Family and Friends event. We have achieved a ...
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Foodalicious

Foodalicious

Start:
Jun 15, 2019
End:
Jun 16, 2019
Venue:
Downsview Park
Foodalicious is a celebration and appreciation of Gourmet Street Food. We are bringing together up to thirty of the best Food Trucks, Food Vendors and Artisans ...
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Irie Music Festival

Irie Music Festival

Start:
Jun 21, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
Mississauga Celebration Square
Join the celebration of music—from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts ...
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Oakville Family Ribfest

Oakville Family Ribfest

Start:
Jun 21, 2019
End:
Jun 23, 2019
Venue:
Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus
Kick off summer in Oakville! The Oakville Family Ribfest is a Rotary-sponsored fundraising event that brings people together to have fun, and enjoy great food and ...
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Junction Summer Solstice

The Junction Summer Solstice

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 22, 2019
Venue:
The Junction
Celebrate the longest day of sun in one of Toronto’s most surprising neighbourhoods, The Junction Summer Solstice is a chance for locals and visitors alike to ...
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Fairbank Summerfest

Fairbank Summerfest

Start:
Jun 22, 2019
End:
Jun 23, 2019
Venue:
Fairbank Village BIA
Fairbank Village BIA, a Business Improvement Area servicing Eglinton West of Dufferin is proud to announce the annual Fairbank Summerfest along Eglinton Ave W., West of ...
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July Festivals

Union Summer

Union Summer

Start:
May 31, 2019
End:
Aug 3, 2019
Venue:
Union Station
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 ...
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Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Start:
Jun 28, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Main Street Stouffville
The Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a traditional community fair on the Canada Day weekend celebrating our strong rural agriculture; where neighbours, family and visitors are invited ...
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Redpath Waterfront Festival Tall Ships

Redpath Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jun 29, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Waterfront – Dockside Drive
Visit the ships – the schooner, the better! Every three years, the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ...
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Collingwood Festival for Canada

Collingwood Festival for Canada

Start:
Jun 29, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Collingwood
Music, Food, Fun, Fireworks and More! Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, June 29 - July 1. This glowing ...
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Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Caledon Fairgrounds
Welcome to the 26th Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival! A FREE family event featuring Classic Car Show, All Dat Strawberry Breakfast, Vendor Village, BBQ, Flag Raising ...
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Canada Day Together Festival

Canada Day Together Festival

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 1, 2019
Venue:
Churchill Meadows
Mississauga largest Canada Day Together Festival takes place annually in the Churchill Meadows area of Ward 10 in Mississauga. Join us this year for our back ...
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Salsa in Toronto Festival

Salsa in Toronto Festival

Start:
Jul 1, 2019
End:
Jul 28, 2019
Venue:
St Clair Salsa in Toronto
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 ...
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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 5, 2019
End:
Jul 5, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
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 ...
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Markham Ribfest

Markham Ribfest

Start:
Jul 5, 2019
End:
Jul 7, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Markham
Markham Rotary Ribfest kicks off July 5-7th. There’s load of stuff to do! Get active in the action-packed kids zone, check out all the food truck ...
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Downtown Oshawa Summer Fest

Downtown Oshawa Summer Fest

Start:
Jul 6, 2019
End:
Jul 6, 2019
Venue:
Memorial Park Oshawa
Don't miss the 1st annual Downtown Oshawa Summer Fest, Saturday July 6th 2019 at Memorial Park. There will be Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Live Entertainment in ...
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Maker Festival

Maker Festival

Start:
Jul 6, 2019
End:
Jul 7, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Reference Library
Please note: The Maker Festival has been cancelled. Maker Festival is a celebration of Toronto's tech, DIY and maker communities. The Festival returns July 6-7, 2019 ...
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The Bentway Block Party

The Bentway Block Party

Start:
Jul 7, 2019
End:
Jul 7, 2019
Venue:
The Bentway
A FREE family-friendly day-long celebration! The Bentway is pleased to announce the return of The Bentway Block Party for its second year. This family-friendly day-long block ...
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Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Start:
Jul 9, 2019
End:
Aug 3, 2019
Venue:
Exhibition Place
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week celebration of Caribbean music, delicious cuisine and exciting revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and ...
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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 12, 2019
End:
Jul 12, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
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 ...
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Night It Up!

Night It Up!

Start:
Jul 12, 2019
End:
Jul 14, 2019
Venue:
Markham Civic Centre
Night It Up! is an outdoor festival showcasing a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by local talents’ nightly performances, styled in the vein of ...
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Carabram

Carabram

Start:
Jul 12, 2019
End:
Jul 14, 2019
Venue:
Multiple Venues Brampton
Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend ...
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Markham Diversity Festival

Markham Diversity Festival

Start:
Jul 13, 2019
End:
Jul 14, 2019
Venue:
Aaniin Community Centre Park
Join thousands of most diverse city Markham, York Region residents as we celebrate our strength in diversity and build a united Canada. Canadian multiculturalism is at ...
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CPAC Summer Festival

CPAC Summer Festival

Start:
Jul 15, 2019
End:
Jul 15, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
GET READY FOR A DAY FULL OF FAMILY FUN! We’re very excited for you to join us at Mel Lastman Square in North York for a ...
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Peak to Shore

Peak To Shore Music Festival

Start:
Jul 17, 2019
End:
Jul 21, 2019
Venue:
Blue Mountain Village
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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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 19, 2019
End:
Jul 19, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
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 ...
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Beaches International Jazz Festival Concerts in the Park

Beaches International Jazz Festival Concerts in the Park

Start:
Jul 19, 2019
End:
Jul 21, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Park
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 ...
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Burlington Food Truck Festival

Burlington Food Truck Festival

Start:
Jul 19, 2019
End:
Jul 21, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
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 ...
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Festival on High

Festival on High

Start:
Jul 20, 2019
End:
Jul 20, 2019
Venue:
Sutton High Street
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 ...
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Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Start:
Jul 20, 2019
End:
Jul 20, 2019
Venue:
Neilson Park
Junior Carnival is an annual parade that gives children the opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture and share it with their community. Young masqueraders dance through the ...
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Big on Bloor Festival

BIG on Bloor Festival

Start:
Jul 20, 2019
End:
Jul 20, 2019
Venue:
Bloordale Neighbourhood
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 ...
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Beaches International Jazz Festival Streetfest

Beaches International Jazz Festival Streetfest

Start:
Jul 25, 2019
End:
Jul 27, 2019
Venue:
Beaches Streetfest
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 ...
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Tirgan Festival

Tirgan Festival

Start:
Jul 26, 2019
End:
Jul 28, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
A weekend-long festival celebrating Iranian arts and culture; featuring theatrical performances, dance, music, a DJ night, numerous kids programs, a traditional tea house, and lots of ...
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Collingwood Elvis Festival

Collingwood Elvis Festival

Start:
Jul 26, 2019
End:
Jul 28, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Collingwood
It may be the largest of its kind, but it’s also a friendly place with a real sense of community. That’s the beauty of the Collingwood ...
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5th Annual AlohaFest Toronto

5th Annual AlohaFest Toronto

Start:
Jul 27, 2019
End:
Jul 27, 2019
Venue:
Mel Lastman Square
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 ...
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Oakville Children's Festival

Oakville Children’s Festival

Start:
Aug 17, 2019
End:
Aug 17, 2019
Venue:
Queen Elizabeth Park and Community Centre
Join us at the Oakville Children's Festival on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Park. Enjoy FREE live performances by Children's entertainers. Take part in interactive building ...
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August Festivals

Symphony in the Barn 2019 Weekend Festival

Symphony in the Barn 2019 Weekend Festival

Start:
Aug 2, 2019
End:
Aug 4, 2019
Venue:
Glencolton Farms
Tickets are now available for Symphony in the Barn's annual Weekend Summer Festival, August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, at Glencolton Farms in beautiful Grey ...
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Joseph Brant Day Festival - A Celebration of Burlington

Joseph Brant Day Festival – A Celebration of Burlington

Start:
Aug 5, 2019
End:
Aug 5, 2019
Venue:
La Salle Park
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 ...
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The Feast of St. Lawrence

The Feast of St. Lawrence

Start:
Aug 9, 2019
End:
Aug 10, 2019
Venue:
St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood in Old Town Toronto has been a food destination since before this city was established in the 1800s. Today, ...
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Grace JerkFest

Grace JerkFest

Start:
Aug 9, 2019
End:
Aug 11, 2019
Venue:
Centennial Park
Grace JerkFest is an annual festival which takes place around the second weekend in August every year. JerkFest celebrates the world renown jerk cuisine ...
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Port Credit Buskerfest

Port Credit Buskerfest

Start:
Aug 16, 2019
End:
Aug 17, 2019
Venue:
Port Credit
Port Credit takes it to the streets! Port Credit’s Mainstreet comes alive for two days of circus style entertainment! ...
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Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition

Start:
Aug 16, 2019
End:
Sep 2, 2019
Venue:
Canadian National Exhibition
Toronto’s iconic summer tradition, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), returns August 16 to September 2, 2019 with all-new features and popular favourites that continue ...
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Pan American Food & Music Festival

Pan American Food & Music Festival

Start:
Aug 17, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Yonge-Dundas Square
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 ...
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Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO

Start:
Aug 18, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Various venues in Toronto
Come walk, bike, and play in the streets with us, on Yonge St (Bloor to Queen) and Bloor St (Christie to Sherbourne)! Open Streets ...
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Family Fun Day at Ajax Downs

Family Fun Day at Ajax Downs

Start:
Aug 18, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Ajax Downs
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Family Fun Day hosted at Ajax Downs. All proceeds go to the Ajax Pickering Hospital! ...
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Aurora Ribfest

Aurora Ribfest

Start:
Aug 23, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Machell Park
It's all about the "Ribs, Bibs and Sauce"! The tastiest event of the year will be taking place at Machell Park, as the rib ...
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Afro Carib Fest

Afro Carib Fest

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Albert Campbell Square
The award winning Afro-Carib Fest is here for an unforgettable experience, on Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25, 2019 at the Albert Campbell ...
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Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ

Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ

Start:
Aug 30, 2019
End:
Sep 2, 2019
Venue:
Downsview Park
Toronto Rib, Bacon and BBQ Fest is a celebration and appreciation of Great BBQ Ribs and Chicken. We are bringing together 4 of the ...
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Enchanted Garden Weekend

Enchanted Garden Weekend

Start:
Aug 3, 2019
End:
Aug 5, 2019
Venue:
Royal Botanical Gardens
Calling all gnomes, fairies, pixies, and sprites! Make your way to Royal Botanical Gardens where a touch of magic awaits you. Meet mystical creatures, participate ...
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Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth

Start:
Aug 9, 2019
End:
Aug 11, 2019
Venue:
Greek Town, Toronto
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 ...
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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 24, 2019
Venue:
Downtown Creemore
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 ...
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Buskerfest

Toronto International Buskerfest

Start:
Aug 30, 2019
End:
Sep 2, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Park
Bringing more than 100 street performers from across the world to the beach in Toronto in support of epilepsy. 4 days and 4 nights ...
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Taste of Regent Park

Taste of Regent Park

Start:
Jul 3, 2019
End:
Aug 28, 2019
Venue:
Regent Park
“Taste of Regent Park is so positive – children, families, friends building a strong community; seeing the same faces, learning about different cultures, eating ...
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Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Start:
Jul 9, 2019
End:
Aug 3, 2019
Venue:
Exhibition Place
The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week celebration of Caribbean music, delicious cuisine and exciting revelry. It is the largest cultural event in ...
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Toronto Food Truck Festival

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Start:
Aug 2, 2019
End:
Aug 5, 2019
Venue:
Woodbine Beach 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 ...
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Pickering Food Truck Festival

Pickering Food Truck Festival

Start:
Aug 9, 2019
End:
Aug 11, 2019
Venue:
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 ...
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Toronto Vegandale Food Drink Festival

Toronto Vegandale Food Drink Festival

Start:
Aug 10, 2019
End:
Aug 10, 2019
Venue:
Fort York
Over 100 of the best vendors from across North America will be available for one day only, dishing up incredible vegan food, drinks and ...
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Burlington Children's Festival

Burlington Children’s Festival

Start:
Aug 18, 2019
End:
Aug 18, 2019
Venue:
Spencer Smith Park
Come celebrate Burlington's annual Children's Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid ...
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TAIWANfest

TAIWANfest

Start:
Aug 23, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
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 ...
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Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 24, 2019
Venue:
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
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 ...
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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Start:
Aug 24, 2019
End:
Aug 25, 2019
Venue:
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre
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, ...
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