Add some excitement to your trip to Toronto with these amazing annual festivals.


When: July 5 to 21, 2019

Three course, prix-fixe menus offered by some of the finest chefs in the city. Check out several of the over 200 participating restaurants and you can experience an amazing array of culinary excellence. Bon appetit!

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.

Small World Music Festival

When: August 17 to 19, 2019

Capturing the world in a four-day festival, Small World’s signature annual event brings the sounds of Mali, Spain, Estonia and more to Toronto stages.

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.

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle

When: September 6 to 8, 2019

Get the blues along with 50,000 others at Port Credit’s premiere music festival. Over 150 Canadian and international acts converge on this lovely lakeside event.

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!

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Originally posted by: Tourism Toronto

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