Festivals in Toronto in August 2019

CNE

A list of festivals happening during the month of August 2018 in and around Toronto.
Festivals include CNE, Caribana Grand Parade, Tamilfest, Taste of the Danforth and more!

19 Jun

181 Sterling Road, Toronto

June 19, 2019 To August 21, 2019

$15

Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF) celebrates a decade of outdoor screenings with a knockout line-up of films including Canadian Jasmin Mozaffari’s hotly anticipated debut Firecrackers (2018) ...  »

30 Jun

Christie Pits Park, Bloor Street West, Toronto

June 30, 2019 To August 25, 2019

Free/PWYC

This summer, join your friends and neighbours at Christie Pits Park for a cinematic journey from city to city around the world! On Sunday evenings from June 30...  »

02 Aug

Woodbine Park, Queen Street East

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free

Come Join Us at Woodbine Park For Great Food! Cold Beer! Live Music! & Eating Challenges! Bring your Friends! Bring your Family! Come and enjoy some delicious ...  »

02 Aug

Thomson Memorial Park, 1005 Brimley Rd, Scarborough

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free Admission

Enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more… Midway rides, and skill testing games, Karaoke competition everyday, Creative designs by crafters and ...  »

02 Aug

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto

August 2, 2019 To August 3, 2019

Free

We are a youth-oriented dance festival, featuring dance schools local and international. We want to showcase the variety in dance, which often mirrors the diversity in the ...  »

02 Aug

Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

August 2, 2019 To August 4, 2019

Free

Mississauga Latin Festival is back and is celebrating its’ 10th Anniversary! The event features large musical and folkloric performances, a children’s play area, food vendors, exhibitors, ...  »

02 Aug

David Pecaut Square, 215 King St W, Toronto

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free

Enjoy Franco-Caribbean culture through music, dance, cuisine, crafts and many different aspects at Toronto Kompa Zouk Festival (FKZO). On Sunday have a family day filled with activities ...  »

02 Aug

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free & Ticketed events

Soak up some island flavour on the waterfront and experience the rich legacy of Caribbean music heard throughout Canada and around the world. Harbourfront Centre brings the ...  »

03 Aug

Cobourg Beach, 138 Division St, Cobourg

August 3, 2019

1-888-262-6874

Free Admission

Dig up your shovels and pails and get down and dirty in Cobourg this summer for the Annual Sandcastle Festival! Also come and enjoy a free movie ...  »

03 Aug

Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Rd, Toronto

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$159.50 & up

The seventh annual Veld Music Festival is presented by INK Entertainment, Canada’s leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Spanning across two days with over 30 internationally acclaimed Dance ...  »

03 Aug

Exhibition Place, Toronto

August 3, 2019

0 to $25

The Grand Parade is the largest event of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. This event continues to attract local, regional, national, and international attention by visitors and media. ...  »

03 Aug

2268 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

August 3, 2019

(289) 401-1235

free

CanJam Festival is a Free, First-Class, All-Day, Family and Community Event. Come immerse yourself in Mississauaga’s diverse & vibrant culture, featuring Jamaican-Canadian Music, Arts, Cuisine and ...  »

04 Aug

Garden Square, Brampton & Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

August 4, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free on Sunday, Ticketed Monday

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean at JAMBANA One World Festival 2019! The festival ignites passion and inspires creativity as the festival represents Canada’s ...  »

04 Aug

Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto

August 4, 2019 To August 5, 2019

$54.5 to $709 + charges

B2K, MARIO, PRETTY RICKY, LLOYD, YING YANG TWINS, CHINGY, BOBBY V, DRAKE  »

04 Aug

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto

August 4, 2019

+14167359954

Free

You have 10,000 Taste buds, Fire-Up all of them at Taste Of India Food Festival Toronto @ Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 12:00 Noon till 10:00 pm. Come for ...  »

08 Aug

Various Venues, Toronto

August 8, 2019 To August 18, 2019

416-628-8216

PWYC to $35

SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival. Widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work, SummerWorks annually features over 50 performance projects ...  »

08 Aug

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

August 8, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$49.99-$649.99

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

08 Aug

Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton St, Toronto

August 8, 2019

Free

A showcase of the best DOCUMENTARY Short Films from around the world today. Films from Canada, Ireland, Nepal, UK, USA. See the full lineup of films. Who ...  »

09 Aug

35 Sherwood Dr, Brantford

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

519-754-0169

Free

The Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest is a family-friendly festival is one of Brantford’s most anticipated summer events, welcoming more than 24,000 people. Enjoy a weekend full of ...  »

09 Aug

The Esplanade Park, The Esplanade, Pickering

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Free

Come Join Us at The Esplanade Park For Great Food! Cold Beer! Eating Challenges! Live Music! And Children’s Village! Bring your Friends! Bring your Family! Come ...  »

09 Aug

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Free

Waterfront Night Market(WNM) will treat attendees to an exciting outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian theme ‘street food’ and merchandise for an all-out ...  »

09 Aug

Greek Town, Danforth Ave & Pape Ave, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

(416) 469-5634

Free Admission

The Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees annually. As we enter our 26th year, the Festival is set to be ...  »

09 Aug

Centennial Park , 256 Centennial Park Rd, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$8 & up

JerkFest is an annual event celebrating jerk cuisine and Caribbean culture organized by not-for-profit organization Caribbean Promotions Arts & Culture Inc. It was initially started in 2002 to ...  »

09 Aug

St Lawrence Market, Front Street East, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

416 861 1793

Free and ticketed

The Feast of St. Lawrence celebrates the rich, authentic and delicious history of Old Town Toronto over 2 sumptuous days. The Feast of St. Lawrence begins in spectacular ...  »

09 Aug

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

Free

The award winning festival of Mississauga is celebrating its 14th year by bringing to you the best of art, culture and cuisine from South Asia. The two ...  »

09 Aug

Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

$25 to $30

Hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing in Roundhouse Park, in the heart of downtown Toronto, Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival was created to provide beer lovers the opportunity to ...  »

09 Aug

Various Venues, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 17, 2019

$15 to $18

The Mulan International Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the best of Chinese-language films and historically significant films about China. During the festival, we ...  »

09 Aug

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Free

Harbourfront Centre is proud to present Habari Africa Festival, co-produced by Batuki Music Society. Returning for its sixthedition, this three-day festival celebrates the rich and diverse cultures ...  »

09 Aug

Sutton Fair Grounds, 3 Fairpark Ln, Sutton, Georgina

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$7 to $12

The Sutton Fair & Horse Show is a four-day agricultural fair with something for everyone. Built on tradition, they have horse & livestock competitions, demolition derby & ...  »

10 Aug

Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

August 10, 2019

$10 to $15

Join us for the second annual Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival, an all vegan experience featuring comfort food, craft brews, wine and spirits!  »

10 Aug

David Pecaut Square, 55 John Street, Toronto

August 10, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Free

Don’t miss out on this special two-day event which will showcase the delectable world of confectionery and culinary arts in the Greater Toronto Area. In collaboration ...  »

10 Aug

Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto

August 10, 2019

416-392-2273

Free public event

The Toronto Humane Society’s largest fundraiser and adoption event – Paws in the Park® – takes place on Saturday, August 10th at Woodbine Park in Toronto. Paws in ...  »

10 Aug

Port Credit Memorial Park, 40 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

August 10, 2019

$15.99 to $50

Water Lantern Festival allows you to Light The Water in a way you’ll never forget. Now you can experience the magic of over 1000 lanterns as the ...  »

10 Aug

Rockton Fairgrounds, 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton

August 10, 2019

519-647-2502

Free Admission

Join us for a summer country market in the small town of Rockton. Outdoor vendors, food trucks, local farmers and more!  »

10 Aug

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill

August 10, 2019

905-770-7571

$20

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will be holding their seventh annual Craft Beer Festival to raise funds for charities supported by Rotary. Headlining the entertainment will ...  »

10 Aug

Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St, North York

August 10, 2019

4163926802

Free

Ghanafest will present its annual showcase of the rich culture and heritage of the Ghanaian community in Earl Bales Park (North York). Ghanafest includes traditional food, language ...  »

10 Aug

Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St W, Toronto

August 10, 2019 To August 16, 2019

6479962877

$28 - $188

CICAF’s mission is to promote and develop children’s artistic potential, their appreciation for art and to encourage all children’s artistic expression in a global ...  »

10 Aug

Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St W, Toronto

August 10, 2019

(416) 532-9485 ext 223

Free!

College Montrose Children’s Place (CMCP) is hosting The 7th annual Family Fun Festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park, featuring bouncy castles, a bake sale, live entertainment, face ...  »

10 Aug

Marine Parade Drive, Etobicoke

August 10, 2019

Free

Returning again for our 8th year, this event is not to be missed. This is going to be a street party like no other street party. Bright ...  »

11 Aug

19 Willow Street North, Acton

August 11, 2019

Free

Leathertown Festival celebrates Acton’s rich history in leather craftsmanship and celebrates pioneering Canadian communities. The celebration of craft lives on through the Acton Leathertown Festival; Halton ...  »

14 Aug

Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto

August 14, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$19 & up

dance: made in canada/fait au canada is a biennial contemporary dance festival with the vision to present works by Canadian choreographers who possess unique artistic visions ...  »

16 Aug

Lakeview Park, 299 Lakeview Park Ave, Oshawa

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Free

Come join the Rotary Club of Oshawa for our 17th Annual Ribfest! As always there will be great food and great entertainment.  »

16 Aug

Port Credit Memorial Park, Mississauga

August 16, 2019 To August 17, 2019

Free

Port Credit Busker Fest features acts from all around the world as the village of Port Credit transforms into a hub for street performers. With multiple performance ...  »

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

Mississauga Celebration Square, City Centre Drive, Mississauga

August 16, 2019 To August 17, 2019

Free

Named one of FEO’s TOP 100 Festivals in Ontario, Mississauga ITALFEST is a free festival that shares Italian heritage and culture with the citizens of Mississauga and ...  »

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 ...  »

16 Aug

3400 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

416-693-8300

FREE

Crossroads of the Danforth BIA has presented the Wheels on the Danforth Street Festival providing FREE family fun for all ages where Danforth Road and Danforth Avenue ...  »

16 Aug

918 Bathurst St, Toronto

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$10 - $75

The Spoken Soul Festival is a 3 day arts and culture festival which is rooted in drawing from the Black Experience The SpokenSoul Collective is an artistic collaboration ...  »

16 Aug

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, Toronto

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$6 to $13

To celebrate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, join us for three more days of peace, love and music on the big screen. On August 18, 1969, over a million young ...  »

16 Aug

Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON

August 16, 2019 To September 2, 2019

416-263-3330

Admission prices vary.

Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef ...  »

17 Aug

Yonge - Dundas Square, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto.

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

4164615270

Free

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. It ...  »

17 Aug

stackt market, 28 Bathurst St, Old Toronto, Toronto

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$25-$60

Camp Wavelength is an urban weekend getaway like no other. For two magical days, Wavelength will summon the spirit of summer camp and take festival-goers on a ...  »

17 Aug

Ontario Place, Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$10 to $50

TDotFest! celebrates the best urban music coming out of The 6 along with our Canadian Greats. This popular festival features over 30 artists from all over the city. Hip ...  »

17 Aug

Kawartha Settlers' Village, 85 Dunn Street, Bobcaygeon

August 17, 2019

705-738-6163

$10-$20

Join us for the fourth annual Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival. 10 craft breweries and 2 cideries serving over 20 types of beer/ciders. Delicious local food vendors. Live ...  »

17 Aug

222 Cherry Street, Toronto

August 17, 2019

6473911931

$39.99

Toronto’s Largest Block Party We’re transforming Toronto into Havana for the weekend! Join us for 4 days of music, live shows, food trucks, drinks and a ...  »

17 Aug

Black Creek Pioneer(North Property),7060 Jane Street, North York

August 17, 2019

416-638-4235

$20-$30

Rock and sway to the sounds of Reggae’s finest artists while enjoying children/youth entertainment, ancestral drumming, a unique one of a kind Kijiji market place ...  »

17 Aug

Chinatown, Toronto

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Free

Join us for Dragon Dance & Lion Dance, Traditional Dancing & Opera Performances, Kung Fu Performances, Art & Culture Booths, Multi-Cultural Street Food - BBQ squid, bubble tea, bubble waffle ...  »

17 Aug

Bathurst & Wilson, Toronto

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Free

Flock to “Little Manila” to feast on Philippine delicacies and to savor the authentic Filipino culinary delights at this Street Festival showcasing the best of Filipino Culture ...  »

17 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Park, 2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville

August 17, 2019

905-845-6601

Free

Join us at the Oakville Children’s Festival! Treehouse TV royalty and five-time Juno Award nominees Splash’N Boots will headline the 2019 Oakville Children’s Festival on ...  »

18 Aug

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St, North York

August 18, 2019

416-985-6733

Free

The Greater Toronto Kurdish House is proud to celebrate the 11th Annual Kurdish Heritage Festival. There are going to be various and exciting activities and performances throughout ...  »

18 Aug

Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington

August 18, 2019

Free

Come celebrate City of Burlington's annual Children's Festival! Join us as we celebrate being a kid.  »

22 Aug

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto

August 22, 2019 To August 25, 2019

Starting at $25

FAN EXPO Canada™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. Get an autograph or a photo ...  »

22 Aug

Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton St, Toronto

August 22, 2019

4165689046

Free

A showcase of the best SCI-FI and FAN FICTION Short Films from around the world today. Films from Australia, Canada, Spain, UK, and USA   Who is ...  »

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 ...  »

23 Aug

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto

August 23, 2019 To August 25, 2019

$7.95 to $12.95

Fire up the BBQ & join us for a one of a kind, social summer experience featuring one of the most celebrated forms of cooking. Enjoy craft beers & ...  »

23 Aug

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

August 23, 2019 To August 25, 2019

Free

Dedicated to promoting Taiwanese Arts and Culture, TAIWANfest focus on contemporary artistic expressions and present programs that reflect today’s Taiwan. TAIWANfest continues the “Dialogues with Asia” ...  »

24 Aug

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

Free

Japan Festival CANADA introduces Japanese Food, Culture and Technologies to the large community of Mississauga and Canada. Experience Japan! This culturally colourful event attracts many visitors to ...  »

24 Aug

Dundas & Carlaw, 1173 Dundas Street East, Toronto

August 24, 2019

$25

Welcome to the Leslieville Beer Festival! We are shutting down Dundas Street East from Logan Ave to Carlaw Ave for a good old fashioned neighborhood street party! ...  »

24 Aug

Aaniin Community Centre & Library, 5665 14th Avenue, Markham

August 24, 2019

Free

Beat your end-of-summer boredom with the party kids have been waiting for all summer. Join the City of Markham on Saturday, August 24 at its exciting annual children’...  »

24 Aug

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

Free

The Mabuhay Philippines Festival is FREE and is the largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in Canada. The event will celebrate all forms of artistic expressions ...  »

24 Aug

Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge, Toronto

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

905-597-1533

FREE

Since 2001, the Korean Harvest Festival has been a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy Korean tradition and culture with authentic Korean food, market ...  »

24 Aug

Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street, Toronto

August 24, 2019

Free

Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. ...  »

24 Aug

Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

4163451613

FREE

The award winning Afro-Carib Fest is here for an unforgettable experience! The event is brought to you by Heritage Skills Development Centre ( HSDC) and will take place ...  »

24 Aug

Markham Road, Between McNicoll Avenue & Passmore Avenue, Scarborough

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

4162400078

Free

Tamil Fest 2019 is the largest Tamil street festival of its kind outside of the Indian subcontinent. Last year crowds exceeded 200,000 people over two days including Toronto’s ...  »

24 Aug

127 Church Street, Orono

August 24, 2019

Free

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 24, from noon to 10 pm. It’s Oronofest Time! The Mayhemingways, Manantler craft beer garden, over 50 artisan vendors, children’s activities, food ...  »

29 Aug

Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St, Toronto

August 29, 2019

4165689046

Free

A showcase of the best FEMALE DIRECTED Short Films from around the world today. Who is it for? All ages HOW MUCH Tickets : Free How to get ...  »

30 Aug

Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

August 30, 2019 To September 1, 2019

Free

MuslimFest celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment. The event features local and international artists who will showcase their talent. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy ...  »

30 Aug

Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington

August 30, 2019 To September 2, 2019

Free

Each year, Canada’s largest Ribfest features award-winning Ribbers from all over North America who show off their succulent skills and compete for titles such as “Best ...  »

30 Aug

Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park, 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton

August 30, 2019 To September 1, 2019

Free

The Canadian Food Truck Festivals is expanding to Brampton! Serving up some of the best food from the country, this is a festival you won’t want ...  »

30 Aug

Woodbine Park, 1590 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

August 30, 2019 To September 2, 2019

Admission by donation.

Epilepsy Toronto is proud to announce that the annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will,take place in Woodbine Park in the Beach, and the festival will ...  »

31 Aug

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto

August 31, 2019

Free

Nepalese Canadian Community Services (NCCS) is organizing one of the most awaited Nepalese festivals in North America, the 13th Himalayan Festival (Nepal Festival) 2019. Over the years, this ...  »

31 Aug

Canadian National Exhibition, Princes' Boulevard, Toronto

August 31, 2019 To September 2, 2019

CNE Admission

The annual Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend.  »

31 Aug

Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

August 31, 2019 To September 1, 2019

(416)-646-4677

Free

You’re invited to our fifth birthday bash! We’re throwing a party to commemorate five years since we opened our doors and began our quest to ...  »

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    1. Julie K.

      Wau! So excited. I’m especially looking forward to The Long Exposure Festival and all the August food festivals! 😋

      July 30, 2018 at 4:58 AM

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