Festivals in Toronto

Upcoming Festivals in Toronto


06 Jan

The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

January 6, 2019 To January 27, 2019

$5

The first annual Sketch to the Death! sketch comedy tournament will take place Sunday, Sunday, Sundays in January at The Social Capital Theatre. Sketch to the Death! ...  »

17 Jan

Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto

January 17, 2019

4165689046

Free

A showcase of the best of FEMALE Directed Short Films from around the world today. Thursday January 17th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. An event for ...  »

18 Jan

Various Venues, Toronto

January 18, 2019 To January 27, 2019

Mostly Free

DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, brings you 10 days filled with immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, engaging talks, and more design and art than ever before. With ...  »

18 Jan

Elmhirst's Resort, 1045 Settlers Line, Keene

January 18, 2019 To January 20, 2019

1-800-461-1940

$20 & up

Each year, snow kiting continues to grow as a sport, and so does our Snow kiter’s weekend. Open to newcomers and experienced enthusiasts alike, the weekend ...  »

18 Jan

The Historic Distillery District 55 Mill Street, Toronto

January 18, 2019 To March 3, 2019

Free

The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is returning for the another year to the Distillery Historic District! Visitors will be taken on ...  »

19 Jan

Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton

January 19, 2019 To January 20, 2019

519-941-9300

By Donation

Rediscover the joys of the winter season and great Canadian outdoors with friends and family at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre in rural Caledon. Highlights of ...  »

19 Jan

Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto

January 19, 2019 To January 20, 2019

$18

This year’s Winter Fest will feature even more excitement for fans of all ages, with select player, prospect, and alumni appearances, Sportsnet personalities, Jr. Jays activations, ...  »

25 Jan

Various Venues, Toronto, ON

January 25, 2019 To February 7, 2019

Varies

Toronto’s winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 220 restaurants and experience unique culinary events. Produced by the City of ...  »

25 Jan

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington

January 25, 2019 To January 26, 2019

$25 to $30

The Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival is the culmination of the Festival of Beer, an exciting celebration of beer and beer food pairing in partnership with local ...  »

26 Jan

Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto

January 26, 2019 To January 27, 2019

By donation ($15 min)

Totally unique and completely captivating, DanceWeekend is a veritable feast of globally inspired dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. A platform for over 350 ...  »

30 Jan

Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

January 30, 2019 To February 17, 2019

$25

Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The Festival is collectively curated and produced ...  »

31 Jan

Regent Theatre, Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto

January 31, 2019 To February 3, 2019

$13

Pendance is an independent film festival supported by a bevy of great sponsors and key artists in the Canadian film community. Among 41 short films selected for premieres, 31 ...  »

01 Feb

Toronto Reference Library, Yonge Street, Toronto

February 1, 2019 To February 3, 2019

(647) 878-6934

$10 & up

The Toronto Tea Festival has gathered world-renowned tea sommeliers, published authors, historical fashion experts, musicians and vendors who are keen to steep the enquiring, novice and aficionado ...  »

01 Feb

Various Venues, Collingwood

February 1, 2019 To February 12, 2019

$14.99 & up

Collingwood Whiskylicious is a unique 10-day festival that gives Collingwood’s outstanding chefs the chance to share their sweet and savoury creations, inspired by Collingwood Whisky. Whiskylicious ...  »

02 Feb

Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington

February 2, 2019

716-845-7000 ext. 100

$10-$12

WNED-TV presents our first-ever Kid Fest in Canada! Children and parents can enjoy a fun-filled family day filled with meet-and-greets with beloved PBS KIDS characters, as well ...  »

09 Feb

Village of Yorkville Park, Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

February 9, 2019 To February 10, 2019

Free

Celebrate winter with the Annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, a free public event taking place throughout the Village of Yorkville Park and surrounding area. The Village of Yorkville Park ...  »

10 Feb

Vellore Village Community Centre, Vaughan

February 10, 2019

905-832-2281

Free

Vaughan Celebrates its 30th annual Winterfest. This free, fun-filled, winter carnival offers first-class entertainment, indoor & outdoor activities, meet & greets, a free pancake breakfast, outdoor firepits, ...  »

13 Feb

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, Toronto

February 13, 2019 To February 24, 2019

$20 + Applicable Charges

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR MEL HAGUE Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 40th year. Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists exploring new ...  »

13 Feb

Various locations,Toronto

February 13, 2019 To February 18, 2019

416-888-7208

Varies

Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the varied experiences of black ...  »

14 Feb

Chez BonBon, 234 Queen Street East, Toronto

February 14, 2019

$12 to $30

Join us for the 4th Annual GeekFest Toronto - A 1-day Marathon of Films, Docs and Talks on things Geeks Love. And, maybe, just maybe, a chance ...  »

16 Feb

Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham

February 16, 2019 To February 17, 2019

Free

Piggy Banks for the Life Moments Help Unionville celebrate the Year of the Pig and kick off your family-day long weekend at the Varley Art Gallery. In ...  »

16 Feb

The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

February 16, 2019 To February 18, 2019

416-249-4000 ext 34

$8 to $25

The much-anticipated KidsfestTO, happening at the International Centre, Family Day Long Weekend 2019 is back and is gearing up to provide laughter, fun and play for kids 12 and ...  »

17 Feb

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

February 17, 2019

Free

A Vegan Feast of Delicious African and Caribbean Foods. Delicious African and Caribbean Vegan Foods Latest Health & Wellness Information Vegan food preparation & cooking demonstrations Learn ...  »

22 Feb

Various Venues, Danforth, Toronto

February 22, 2019 To February 24, 2019

$10 - $25

Winterfolk is an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural ...  »

01 Mar

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

March 1, 2019 To March 2, 2019

647-660-5845

$18.99 & up

Toronto’s biggest indoor beer festival Toronto Winter Brewfest returns this March for another year of brews and bites! With double the number of independent brewery booths ...  »

02 Mar

Various Venues, Toronto

March 2, 2019 To March 22, 2019

(416) 656-2445

PWYC to $25

Storytelling Toronto presents the 40th annual Toronto Storytelling Festival! This is one of the world’s largest and oldest urban storytelling celebrations, and has been a major ...  »

06 Mar

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto

March 6, 2019 To March 24, 2019

416-364-4170, Press 1

PWYC to $15

New Ideas Festival is an annual three-week juried festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week and staged readings ...  »

07 Mar

Various Venues, Toronto, ON

March 7, 2019 To March 17, 2019

$16 & up

TOsketchfest will welcome over 80 sketch comedy acts from cities across North America and beyond March 7-17, 2019. The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s premier festival celebrating ...  »

09 Mar

Sherbourne Common, Dockside Drive, Toronto

March 9, 2019 To March 10, 2019

[email protected]

Free

Toronto’s very own cabane à sucre is returning to downtown Toronto Waterfront with one epic weekend fuelled by maple syrup! Warm up with a glass of hot ...  »

09 Mar

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Canada 

March 9, 2019 To March 10, 2019

Free

Celebrate Toronto – Festival honouring Toronto’s 185th Anniversary  Celebrate Toronto, the festival honouring Toronto’s 185th Anniversary, will be held at Nathan Phillips Square. Come by our ...  »

16 Mar

Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen Street East, Toronto

March 16, 2019

Free

We know, that you know that Street Food feeds the soul. Street food is also unpretentious and can lead to a more profound understanding of a people ...  »

06 May

Various Venues, Downtown, Toronto

May 6, 2019 To May 12, 2019

Varies

Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is recognized as one of the premier music conferences and festivals in North America. Known for its world ...  »

11 May

Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street, Toronto

May 11, 2019

Free

Located on the Toronto Waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is Toronto’s largest greenspace and provides critical stopover habitat for migrating birds. There have been 318 native species recorded ...  »

23 May

Yonge–Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E, Toronto

May 23, 2019 To May 26, 2019

FREE

Join us at Yonge-Dundas Square to try some of Canada's best food trucks and over 50 varieties of gourmet poutine.  »

07 Jun

Various Venues, Toronto

June 7, 2019 To June 16, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

NXNE is a ten day music and arts festival. Primarily a music focussed festival, NXNE  also includes films, Interactive and Gaming Conference and talks. The festival will ...  »

07 Jun

Various Venues, Toronto

June 7, 2019 To June 23, 2019

4163684849

Varies

Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian ...  »

08 Jun

Spencer Smith Park, Lakeshore Road, Burlington

June 8, 2019 To June 16, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

So much music, so much fun. Every year in June, music takes over Burlington Downtown and Waterfront. The largest local music event of the year features an ...  »

21 Jun

Yorkville, Toronto

June 21, 2019 To June 30, 2019

Free and ticketed events

One of the premiere jazz festivals in North America, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival celebrates its 33rd edition when it runs from June 21 – 30, 2019. With more than 1,500 musicians  ...  »

29 Jun

David Pecaut Square, 215 King Street West, Toronto

June 29, 2019 To June 30, 2019

647-831-7223

Free

Moksha Canada Foundation is proud to present the Diversity Festival Tour 2019. This festival tour will be an excellent occasion to showcase the diversity found in the heart ...  »

05 Jul

The Beach, Toronto

July 5, 2019 To July 28, 2019

Free

The annual Beaches International Jazz Festival showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more. Sounds of Leslieville &...  »

05 Jul

Tudhope Park, 500 Atherley Road, Orillia

July 5, 2019 To July 7, 2019

$65 & up

Mariposa Folk Festival is a celebration of music, dance, story and craft, and so much more. Taking place in a beautiful lakeside setting, Mariposa features some of ...  »

11 Jul

Downtown Toronto

July 11, 2019 To August 3, 2019

416-408-0208

An international classical music festival and academy now entering its 12th season, Toronto Summer Music (TSM) brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of ...  »

26 Jul

Bandshell Park, 200 Princes' Blvd. , Toronto

July 26, 2019 To July 28, 2019

$40 to $150

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring 300+ brands ...  »

08 Aug

Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 8 Line South, Oro-Medonte

August 8, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Pass 229.99 & up

Boots2019 Headliners: Jason Aldean Miranda Lambert Maren Morris & Cole Swindell Kane Brown & Kip Moore  »

16 Aug

Main Street Unionville, Markham

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

9054715299

Free access

The TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant five-day event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages on beautiful Main Street Unionville, ...  »

16 Aug

Bissell Park, 127 E Mill St, Elora

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Weekend Pass: $115 & up

Get ready for a full weekend of music, arts, food and culture! Riverfest Elora 2019. Riverfest Elora returns this year for festival number 11. Get ready for three days ...  »

17 Aug

Diane Hamre Recreation Complex, 1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

FREE

Excitement is coming to Newcastle at the Diane Hamre Recreation Centre!! Pie in the Sky Kite Festival is a Free 2-day family festival that will have fun ...  »

23 Aug

Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive, Toronto

August 23, 2019 To August 24, 2019

$30 - $60

The award-winning Toronto Cider Festival is back for its milestone event, once again creating an environment where Toronto’s vibrant community can kick back, relax and celebrate ...  »


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