Looking for a reason to visit Toronto this summer? Here’s a look ahead of the best events, festivals and sports happening around the city. Want to stay close to the action? Book ahead by clicking here.

Best for Family Fun

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE): August 17-September 3
Thrilling rides, international cuisine delights and non-stop fun for the entire family at this annual fair.

Children’s Festival: August 19
Located in Burlington, enjoy free family fun, entertainment and vendors at one of Ontario’s best festivals.

Toronto International Buskerfest: August 31-September 3
North America’s largest street performer festival includes contortionists, magicians, fire jugglers and more.

Best for Feasting Foodies

Summerlicious: July 6-22
Three course, prix-fixe menus offered from over 200 restaurants around the city.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer: July 26-29
Features more than 120 brands from around the world and many Ontario craft brewers.

Best for Art, Theatre and Fandom Seekers

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair: July 6-8
The largest outdoor art fair of its kind in Canada, free to attend.

Toronto Fringe Festival: July 4-15
Features more than 155 indie theatre shows.

Fan Expo Canada: August 30-September 2
The largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada packed with celebrity guests.

Best Cultural Celebrations:

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival: July 7-8
One of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada.

Philippine Festival Mississauga: July 7-8
Musical performances, Filipino inspired dishes and shopping.

Bollywood Monster Mashup: July 20-21
Enjoy free admission to the largest South Asian festival in Canada.

Mississauga Latin Festival: July 28-29
Entertainment, food, art and exhibits.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival: August 2-6
A cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts.

TD Mosiac 2018 – South Asian Festival: August 3-4
Free outdoor festival with South Asian music, dance, comedy, folk and Bollywood performances.

Taste of the Danforth: August 10-12
Celebrate the flavours of Greece from dozens of restaurants in GreekTown.

Mississauga Italfest: August 17-18
Share and celebrate Italian culture, art, history, landscape, food, music and traditions.

Japan Festival: August 25-26
The largest Japanese cultural event in North America.

MuslimFest: August 31-September 2
Celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment.

Best for Sports Seekers:

Honda Indy Toronto: July 13-15
The fastest racing series on the planet.

Rogers Cup: August 4-12
The best tennis players in the world compete for the Rogers Cup trophy and $3 million in prize money.

Looking for more? There lots to catch including the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Wolfpack, Toronto Argonauts, RBC Canadian Open and Toronto FC.

Best for Music Mistros:

Beaches International Jazz Festival: July 6-29
Street fest with gourmet food trucks and an unparalleled musical roster, free to attend.

Toronto Summer Music Festival: July 12-August 4
Classical music event with concerts, masterclasses, lectures, interviews and workshops.

Small World Music Festival: August 17-19
International and Canadian artists represent the diversity that Toronto is renowned for through music.

Toronto has no shortage of amazing concert venues. This July and August you can catch the following artists at some of our favourite venues.


Kaleo July 3 Rebel
Got7 July 3 Air Canada Centre
Jethro Tull July 3 Budweiser Stage
Chromeo July 3-4 The Danforth Music Hall
Styx / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts July 4 Budweiser Stage
Tory Lanez July 4-5 Rebel
Logic July 5 Budweiser Stage
Shania Twain July 6 & 7 Air Canada Centre
Greta Van Fleet July 6 & 8 Rebel
Beck July 7 Budweiser Stage
Courtney Barnett July 9 & 10 The Danforth Music Hall
Dave Matthews Band July 10 Budweiser Stage
Charlie Puth & Hailee Steinfeld July 11 Budweiser Stage
Food Fighters July 12 Rogers Centre
Beth Hart July 13 The Danforth Music Hall
Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang July 13 Budweiser Stage
Zac Brown Band July 13 Rogers Centre
Weezer & Pixies July 14 Budweiser Stage
Eagles July 15 & 18 Air Canada Centre
Janelle Monae July 16 Rebel
Kesha & Macklemore July 16 Budweiser Stage
Vans Warped Tour July 17 Budweiser Stage
Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker July 19 Budweiser Stage
Radiohead July 19 & 20 Air Canada Centre
Yanni 25 July 21 Budweiser Stage
Kevin Hart July 21 Air Canada Centre
Panic! At The Disco July 22 Air Canada Centre
Arcade Fire July 22 Budweiser Stage
Bebel Gilberto July 24 The Danforth Music Hall
Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd July 24 Budweiser Stage
L7 July 25 The Danforth Music Hall
The Cult, Bush & Stone Temple Pilots July 25 Budweiser Stage
Suicidal Tendencies July 25 & 26 Rebel
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson July 26 Budweiser Stage
David Cross July 27 The Danforth Music Hall
Busta Rhymes & Lil Kim July 27 Rebel
Evanescence July 27 Budweiser Stage
Us The Duo July 29 The Danforth Music Hall
Legend Night 2018 July 29 Air Canada Centre
Sleep July 30 The Danforth Music Hall
The Piano Guys July 31 Budweiser Stage
Sylvan Esso August 1 The Danforth Music Hall
Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson August 1 Budweiser Stage
Kenny Chesney August 2 Budweiser Stage
Bryan Adams August 3 Air Canada Centre
Taylor Swift August 3 & 4 Rogers Centre
Bazzi August 4 The Danforth Music Hall
Arctic Monkeys August 5 Air Canada Centre
Gary Clark Jr August 6 & 7 The Danforth Music Hall
Black Label Society August 7 Rebel
Shakira August 7 Air Canada Centre
The Smashing Pumpkins August 8 Air Canada Centre
Chicago / REO Speedwagon August 8 Budweiser Stage
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage August 9 Budweiser Stage
The Gaslight Anthem August 9 & 10 Rebel
Toots and the Maytals August 10 The Danforth Music Hall
Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper August 10 Budweiser Stage
Aubry & The Three Migos Tour August 10, 11 & 12 Air Canada Centre
Lynrd Skynrd August 11 Budweiser Stage
Bad Bunny August 11 Rebel
Rascal Flatts August 16 Budweiser Stage
Dean Brody August 17 Budweiser Stage
Blue Rodeo & Serena Ryder August 18 Budweiser Stage
Nick Cannon August 19 Air Canada Centre
Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch August 20 Budweiser Stage
G-EAZY August 22 Budweiser Stage
Dimmu Borgir August 23 The Danforth Music Hall
Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town August 23 Budweiser Stage
311 & The Offspring August 28 Budweiser Stage
Counting Crows August 29 Budweiser Stage
New Order August 30 Budweiser Stage
Ed Sheeran August 30 & 31 Rogers Centre

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