Summer is right around the corner which means the city will be buzzing with live events, festivals, concerts and much more! To help you stay ahead of the game, here is a look at what’s up and coming in the 6ix!
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When: June 1-30
One of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, which has an attendance of over 1 million people. It includes a special Family Pride program, Trans Pride, the Dyke March and the famous Pride Parade.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
When: June 21-30
Delivering the sounds of the world’s greatest jazz musicians from the quaint and most intimate of venues to large concert halls, this festival should be a part of your summer calendar.
Queen’s Plate Festival
When: June 28-29
The 160th Queen’s Plate features world-class thoroughbred racing, the city’s hottest fashion, a culinary experience and outstanding entertainment!
Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
When: June 29 to July 1
With a footprint of 2 kilometres along Toronto’s scenic waterfront, this action-packed festival has something for everyone.
Salsa in Toronto Festival
When: June 23-July 7
One of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada, spanning 3 weeks and culminates in Salsa on St. Clair, a scintillating two-day street fest!
Toronto Fringe Festival
When: July 3-14
This has become the largest theatre festival in Ontario, showcasing 150+ productions every July at 30+ venues around downtown Toronto.
Honda Indy Toronto
When: July 12-14
Among the most respected motorsports events in North America, this week-long festival-like atmosphere attracts top drivers and includes the fastest racing series on the planet.
When: July 5-21
Three courses, prix-fixe menus offered by some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the city! Check out several of the 200 participating restaurants and you can experience an amazing array of culinary excellence.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
When: July 5-28
Unfolding each summer in the heart of the lakeside neighbourhood, this celebration of music features a dynamic musical roster, multiple stages and even a line-up of gourmet food trucks!
Toronto Festival of Beer
When: July 26 to 28
Celebrating Canada’s rich brewing history by featuring unique Ontario craft brewers plus brands from around the world!
Toronto Summer Music Festival
When: July 11-August 3
Bringing world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts, guest lectures and masterclasses.
Toronto Caribbean Carnival
When: July 3-August 3
An exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual performing arts. For over 50 years, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.
Veld Music Festival 2019
When: August 3-4
Spanning across two days with over 30 internationally acclaimed Dance Music and Hip-Hop acts, this year’s Festival showcases some of the most revered names in the music industry. Prepare for Veld!
Taste of the Danforth
When: August 9-11
Bringing the delectable cuisine of Greece out of local restaurant and into the streets. Greektown hosts this popular event every year bringing in millions of victors.
The Color Run Toronto
When: August 18
Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community.
Fan Expo Canada
When: August 22-25
Boasts the largest all-ages comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada and the third largest in North America. It is packed with family-friendly activities including retailers, artists, comic creators, authors, writers and celebrity guests from film and television.
Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)
When: August 16-September 2
This annual fair herald the end of summer and is a tradition for generations of Canadians and visitors. Midway rids, live music and crazy culinary concoctions are fun for everyone.
Toronto International Buskerfest
When: August 30- September 2
A showcase of hundreds of the most spectacular acts. Fearless. Funny. Wacky. See it all at Toronto’s wildly successful street performer festival.
Toronto International Film Festival
When: September 5-15
The world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from across the world in venues across the city!
JFL42 Comedy Festival
When: September 19-29
42 Things. 10 Days. 1 Pass. The biggest names in comedy come to town when Just for Laughs presents a new kind of interactive festival featuring 42 cool things around the city!