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.
|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|