Tirgan Festival

July 25, 2019

July 28, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Distillery District & Harbourfront Centre, Toronto


Events Description

TIRGAN, world’s Largest Celebration of Iranian Arts & Culture Right here in Toronto.

Tirgan, which takes place every two years, is the largest festival celebrating Iranian arts and culture outside of Iran. Since its modest beginnings in 2008, the reputation of this festival has spread beyond Toronto and the number of visitors has gradually increased.

Tirgan refers to an ancient Persian/Iranian festival traditionally held in the month of July, inspiring what is currently the world’s largest celebration of Iranian arts and culture, taking place in Downtown Toronto. Through music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature, visual arts, food and crafts, Tirgan Festival highlights the richness of the contemporary and traditional art and culture of Iran.

This year’s theme is “UNITY”; honoring our historical commitment to the celebration of diversity, talent, freedom, and equality.


Although Tirgan Festival is based on the Iranian/Persian arts and culture, the programs are increasingly multilingual and the focus is on inclusivity of all cultures. Furthermore, there is a diverse mix of local and international artists coming from the US, France, Sweden, Azerbaijan, and Iran.

Tirgan is committed to continuing a cross-cultural dialog and promoting inclusivity by focusing on the purity of the arts, while steering clear of partisan, political, and religious topics.

Who is it for?


Tickets : Free & Ticketed events
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Date & Time: July 25 to 28, 2019
Programs & Schedule
Venue: Distillery District, Harbourfront Centre

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible
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