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

Brooklin Spring Fair

Brooklin Spring Fair

Start:
May 31, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
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 Truck and Tractor Pull, vendors, great food and live entertainment ...
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Bread and Honey Festival

Bread and Honey Festival

Start:
Jun 1, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
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 fun festivities for the whole family? Come join us at the 44th Annual Streetsville ...
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Horse Day at Belle Wood Equestrian Centre in Pickering!

Horse Day at Belle Wood Equestrian Centre in Pickering!

Start:
Jun 2, 2018
End:
Jun 2, 2018
Venue:
Belle Wood Equestrian Centre
Join the horses at Belle Wood Equestrian as we celebrate for the Ninth Anniversary of “Horse Day” an event that was developed in Canada to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse! Belle Wood Equestrian is looking forward to ...
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Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest

Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest

Start:
Jun 2, 2018
End:
Jun 2, 2018
Venue:
Riverside Toronto
Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018! Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway ...
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Unionville Festival

Unionville Festival

Start:
Jun 2, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
Venue:
Historic Main Street Unionville
Hey Unionville, the first weekend in June signifies "Festival Weekend" in our village. Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd for 2018. Our committee is busily planning the festival events for your enjoyment for this fabulous weekend. More details will ...
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Riverdale Art Walk

Riverdale Art Walk

Start:
Jun 2, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
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 East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto's season, the Riverdale ArtWalk ...
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Mill Pond Splash

Mill Pond Splash

Start:
Jun 3, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
Venue:
Mill Pond
Mill Pond Splash is a lively, family oriented event showcasing environmental conservation and our natural heritage. With wildlife displays, live music, tree and shrub planting, stream sampling, and environmental displays - there's lots to see and do! ...
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Burlington Kite Festival

Burlington’s annual Kite Festival

Start:
Jun 3, 2018
End:
Jun 3, 2018
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 free family fun, entertainment and vendors ...
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Caledon Fair

Caledon Fair

Start:
Jun 8, 2018
End:
Jun 10, 2018
Venue:
Caledon Fairgrounds
Join us at the 158th Annual Caledon Fair June 8, 9, 10! Running in Caledon Village since 1860 during the reign of Queen Victoria. The fair has traditional shows for livestock, horses, and crops as well as a Midway, Truck ...
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Mac n Cheese fest

Mac and Cheese Festival

Start:
Jun 8, 2018
End:
Jun 10, 2018
Venue:
Milton Fairgrounds
Canada’s largest most epic block party celebrating mac and cheese featuring top chefs (some of whom have been featured on Food Network and Netflix), unlimited rides, fun in the games area, two outdoor movie nights, live shows and concerts, shop ...
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Sound of Music FEstival

Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Start:
Jun 9, 2018
End:
Jun 17, 2018
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 past. A mix of free and ticketed concerts continues all over town for nine ...
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Markham Village Music Festival

Markham Village Music Festival

Start:
Jun 15, 2018
End:
Jun 16, 2018
Venue:
Main Street Markham & Morgan Park
The Festival will be holding their 41st edition on Main Street on Friday evening, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 all day and evening. Once again, there will be four stages of entertainment, craft & food vendors, farmers market and much more! Morgan Park ...
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Beaches Rib Fest

Beaches Rib Fest

Start:
Jun 15, 2018
End:
Jun 17, 2018
The Beaches Rib Fest – Beach BBQ & Brews is Toronto/GTA’s #1 Father’s Day destination for 9 years and running! We’ve brought in the BEST RIB TEAMS in CANADA to take to the grill, all for you. Our Craft Beer ...
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The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jun 15, 2018
End:
Jun 17, 2018
Venue:
Port Credit Memorial Park
The MWF attracts over 65,000 people to the village of Port Credit over the course of the three-day weekend to enjoy live outdoor concerts, family activities, food and entertainment. This year’s Festival will take place Friday June 17 through to ...
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Irie Music Festival

Irie Music Festival

Start:
Jun 22, 2018
End:
Jun 23, 2018
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 exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more ...
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Oakville Family Ribfest

Oakville Family Ribfest

Start:
Jun 22, 2018
End:
Jun 24, 2018
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 entertainment ...
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The Junction Summer Solstice Festival

The Junction Summer Solstice

Start:
Jun 23, 2018
End:
Jun 23, 2018
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 explore everything this area has to offer. It is a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy ...
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July Festivals

Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

Start:
Jun 29, 2018
End:
Jul 1, 2018
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 to enter into competitions and games; enjoy the food and entertainment with a friendly ...
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Collingwood Festival for Canada

Collingwood Festival for Canada

Start:
Jun 30, 2018
End:
Jul 1, 2018
Venue:
Downtown Collingwood
Music , Food, Fun, Fireworks and More! Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, July 1-3. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbour front community of Collingwood is a traditional tribute to ...
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Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Start:
Jul 1, 2018
End:
Jul 1, 2018
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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Peak to Shore

Peak To Shore Music Festival

Start:
Jul 4, 2018
End:
Jul 8, 2018
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 6, 2018
End:
Jul 6, 2018
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 renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and ...
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Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Start:
Jul 8, 2018
End:
Aug 12, 2019
Venue:
Exhibition Place
The Peeks 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 the largest outdoor festival in North America. The carnival is celebrating its 51st anniversary ...
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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 13, 2018
End:
Jul 13, 2018
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 renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and ...
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Carabram

Carabram

Start:
Jul 13, 2018
End:
Jul 15, 2018
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 of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area. Venues across Brampton ...
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Festival of India

Festival of India

Start:
Jul 14, 2018
End:
Jul 15, 2018
Venue:
Sherbourne Common
Free Event – Two days of festivities - including a FREE vegetarian feast along with a host of other family-friendly activities, including: music, dance, & drama performances, bustling South Asian Bazaar, exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and heritage, traditional face-painting, outdoor yoga festival, Bhakti Cloud – a tent for ...
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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 20, 2018
End:
Jul 20, 2018
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 renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and ...
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Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Start:
Jul 21, 2018
End:
Jul 21, 2018
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 streets in their brightly coloured costumes. This parade, similar to the Carnival is made ...
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Big on Bloor Festival

BIG on Bloor Festival

Start:
Jul 21, 2018
End:
Jul 21, 2018
Venue:
Bloordale Neighbourhood
BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture returns for its 11th year on July 21st, 2018. A hub of art, food and fun, Bloor Street will be car-free from Dufferin to Lansdowne and extend until July 28th at various ...
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Beach Balls Redpath Festival

Redpath Waterfront Festival

Start:
Jul 22, 2018
End:
Jul 24, 2018
Venue:
sherbourne
Three days of free entertainment and events are happening along the waterfront from Spadina to Lower Sherbourne. BEACH BALLS HTO Pendulum Wave is a giant beach ball installation made up of six 6.5ft beach balls suspended by a and swaying ...
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Cultura Festival

Cultura Festival

Start:
Jul 27, 2018
End:
Jul 27, 2018
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 renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and ...
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Collingwood Elvis Festival

Collingwood Elvis Festival

Start:
Jul 27, 2018
End:
Jul 29, 2018
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 Elvis Festival! Anyone who attends can let loose, release their inner Elvis and feel ...
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August Festivals

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Start:
Jul 8, 2018
End:
Aug 12, 2019
Venue:
Exhibition Place
The Peeks 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 the largest outdoor festival in North America. The carnival is celebrating its 51st anniversary ...
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Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth

Start:
Aug 10, 2018
End:
Aug 12, 2018
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 is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for ...
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Habari Africa Festival

Habari Africa Festival

Start:
Aug 10, 2018
End:
Aug 12, 2018
Venue:
Habourfront Centre
Now in its fourth year, Habari Africa Festival features local and international artists who bring the evolving traditions and vibrant diversity of African culture to Toronto. The festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that displays the rich and ...
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Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition

Start:
Aug 17, 2018
End:
Sep 3, 2018
Venue:
Exhibition Place
Marking 138 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and ...
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Burlington Children's Festival

Burlington Children’s Festival

Start:
Aug 19, 2018
End:
Aug 19, 2018
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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Picasso's Picnic Kids' Art Festival

Picasso’s Picnic Kids’ Art Festival

Start:
Aug 25, 2018
End:
Aug 25, 2018
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 businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families) ...
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Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival

Start:
Aug 25, 2018
End:
Aug 25, 2018
Venue:
Markham Civic Centre
The Markham-Milliken Children's Festival is celebrating its 18th year in the heart of Markham! Ontario's largest annual children's festival takes place at the Markham Civic Centre and features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities ...
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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Start:
Aug 25, 2018
End:
Aug 25, 2018
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 our 30th anniversary in the beautiful village of Creemore! Poke along the main street of Creemore ...
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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest

Start:
Aug 25, 2018
End:
Aug 26, 2018
Venue:
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre
The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, prize giveaways, business expo and ...
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