Festivals

Aug 17 - Sep 03 2018
The President's Choice SuperDogs are back at the Canadian National Exhibition with shows daily!
Aug 22 2018 (Wednesday)
The Guitar Guys are a Toronto-based string ensemble, offering an innovative musical experience that combines the warm classical string sound with a variety of musical genres including contemporary pop, jazz, and classical music.
Aug 24-25 2018
Toronto Cider Festival will be once again creating an environment where Toronto’s vibrant community can kick back, relax and celebrate the end of summer with delicious ciders in hand! In 2018, we'll be bringing together over 100 kinds of cider from the best apple growing regions across Canada.
Aug 25-26 2018
The Pan American Food & Music Festival (PAFMF) is Canada’s only annual festival that celebrates the Western Hemisphere’s rich diversity of cuisine, music and art. This free event that brings together Canada and the 40 other countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean is presented annually in Toronto to reinforce the city’s cultural diversity.
Aug 28 2018 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
In collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival and Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto Hailed by more than 100 critics and journalists from around the world, Yiddish Glory is an astonishing program of songs written by Jewish lyricists and composers during World War II in the Soviet Union.
Sep 03 2018 (Monday)
For the first time, the Aga Khan Park’s serene reflecting pools are transformed into a dramatic exhibition venue. This free outdoor art installation, presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, presents large-scale portraits by photographer Aida Muluneh.
Aug 31 - Sep 03 2018
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery is an outdoor fine art and craft show running for 4 days over the holiday Labour Day Weekend. Plan something special for the last summer weekend. Celebrating Canada’s top artists in painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more. Step back in time where history meets leading edge and traditional artists. Stroll the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission
Sep 15 2018 (Saturday)
Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon—brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation in your local park. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by enjoying bonus activities, perusing our Kula Market of local artisans, and stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe for a healthy snack or lunch. From dancing with DJs on the main stage to trying something new like hooping and acroyoga, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognized teachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled day.
Sep 29 2018 (Saturday)
Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event invites adventurous residents and visitors to take to the streets from sunset to sunrise. Experience Toronto transformed by hundreds of Canadian and international artists. One night only, all night long.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
Celebrate the harvest season with your community in beautiful High Park. Activities include pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, harvest lunch at the Children's Garden, period music and dancing. Browse local vendors, artisans and makers and enjoy tasty roast potatoes and warm apple cider.
Jun 30 - Oct 01 2018
Don’t miss the return to the Aga Khan Museum of a popular work from our 2015 exhibition Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation, which highlighted the work of Arab artists examining how private life is shaped by current political events. This summer, Saudi-Arabia-born artist Manal AlDowayan is back at the Museum with a fuller version of Suspended Together – (Standing Dove, Eating Dove), the pair of porcelain birds that were visitor favourites. This summer’s installation, Suspended Together, which floats above the courtyard café in the Museum’s atrium until October, is a flock of 30 birds representing Manal alDowayan response to Saudi Arabia’s travel restrictions.
Oct 03-05 2018
Experience a diversity of the best established and emerging dance happening in Toronto, across Canada and around the world at the 4th edition of Fall for Dance North (FFDN), Toronto’s Premiere International Dance Festival.
Jun 09 - Oct 20 2018
In the hands of internationally renowned director Robert Lepage, Shakespeare’s drama of the clash between populism and elitism in ancient Rome becomes a powerful tragedy for the 21st century – a visually stunning production unlike any you’ve seen on a Stratford stage before.
Jul 31 - Oct 27 2018
To prevent a potential tyrant from gaining control of the state, men of honour are willing to stain their hands with blood. But no one can foresee the twists of fate that follow the last twist of the knife, and the assassins' actions soon plunge their world into war.
May 16-19 2019
Featuring free and ticketed events all weekend long, it’s a new festival for children showcasing the best programming for children from around the corner and around the world.
Jun 01-02 2019
Breakin' Convention is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage. In addition, spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin' Convention an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Breakin’ Convention is curated and hosted by U.K. hip hop pioneer Jonzi D.