Fall is a short but sweet season in Toronto. It is a slim window between the sweltering summer heat and the bone chilling temperatures of winter. Whether you are participating in one of the many events and activities happening during the fall in Toronto, going apple or pumpkin picking or finding somewhere to catch sights of the fall foliage, there’s plenty to add to your fall must-do-list in the city.
If you’re looking for something to do between now and mid-December, here are a few events to add to your fall itinerary.
When: September 28 to 29, 2019
Celebrate the fall harvest with pumpkins, apple cider, activities, demonstrations and much more at the Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
When: September 26 to 28, 2019
Join thousands dressed in lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent as you celebrate German Culture in Toronto! Food, beer, music and a fun fair modeled after the original Munich event.
When: October 5, 2019
A contemporary art event that magically transforms Toronto’s streets and parks into an artistic playground with exhibitions, live performances and creative programs.
When: October 12 to 14, 2019
Enter your child into the Customer Contest of Little Miss Pumpkin Fest Contest. Participate in the Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a shot at pumpkin bowling. You don’t want to miss out on their large Pumpkin Patch and Food Truck Frenzy featuring Toronto best food trucks!
When: October 17 to 19, 2019
Canada’s largest DIY consumer show, dedicated to the creative arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting and other textiles.
Durham VegFest 2019 in Ajax
When: October 20, 2019
Vegan? Vegan curious? You will enjoy delicious, non-GMO options from Copper Branch, vegan perogies from Perogi Me!, nut cheeses from Mama Vegan, street-meat style vegan meals from Rescue Dogs, Globally Local and much more.
When: October 18 to 20, 2019
Beer fans have something to look forward to this fall at Evergreen Brick Works. The cask-conditioned beer festival will involve 400 casks and more than 200 beers and ciders. Breweries and cider producers from across Canada and the United States will be participating.
12th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Giveaway
When: October 26, 2019
Enjoy a barbeque, face painting, magic, photo booth, music, raffle draws and much more. Last year more than 800 pumpkins made their way to different home. This year, they are looking to giveaway more!
Treats in our Streets
When: October 26, 2019
Celebrate Halloween at this popular trick-or-treat event. Families are welcomed by businesses in downtown Burlington to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the city, collecting goodies. Treating stops are highlighted on maps provided.
Toronto Chocolate Festival
When: October 1 to 31, 2019
If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to carve out time for this festival. Started in 2005, this month-long, city wide festival aims to incorporate as many chocolate-centric events as possible. Join in on chocolate afternoon tea as well as craft beer and chocolate pairing.
Toronto International Festival of Authors
When: October 24 to November 3, 2019
Presenting the finest international and Canadian novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers in intimate and interactive settings.
Halloween in Toronto
When: Throughout October (Halloween Night: Thursday, October 31, 2019)
Get spooky in Toronto with tours, events, screenings and parties that go beyond the usual. From haunted walks, parties, LGBTQ events, horror theatre and more, be sure to have some good ghoulish fun throughout October.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
When: November 1 to 10, 2019
Once a year, the country comes to the city bringing along over 300 vendors, regel horse shows, entertaining dog competitions and everything else in between. This is a true Canadian tradition.
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Legends Classic
When: November 15 to 18, 2019
The legends of hockey gather for a weekend full of tributes and fan events dedicated to Canada’s game. Legends Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidstrom will battle for bragging rights, alongside two star-studded teams of Hall of Famers and hockey all-stars.
Santa Claus Parade
When: November 17, 2019
A Toronto tradition since 1913, see fantastic floats, marching bands, dancers, prancers and hundreds of excited kids hoping to get a glimpse of the man of the hour.
Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
When: November 21 to 24, 2019
Calling all foodies, make your way to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this November for Canada’s biggest and best food and beverage event. Expect some of the best national chefs, local culinary stars, celebrated winemakers, brewmasters and mixologists to be in attendance. Best of all, there will be tons of food and drink samples to enjoy! Bon Appetit!
Streetsville Christmas in Village
When: November 22 to 23, 2019
A whimsical two-day festival, complete with unique market vendors, beer and mulled wine, live entertainment, children’s crafts and activities and much more!
One of a Kind Show & Sale
When: November 21 to December 1, 2019
The place to go to find unique, handmade goods and that perfect gift. 11 days, 800 makers, 1000s of things to explore. Since 1975, they have connected makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence and a passion for buying local.
Toronto Christmas Market
When: November 14 to December 22, 2019
Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this month-long event captures all the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market.
Cavalcade of Lights
When: TBD (November 30, 2019)
Kick off the holiday season right with the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree at this annual celebration. For more than 50 years, this festive evening features performances by top Canadian musical acts, fireworks display and skating party at Nathan Phillips Square.
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