Festivals in Toronto in August 2019

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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!

 
Open Roof Festival
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) ...  »

Christie Pits Film Festival
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...  »

Toronto Food Truck Festival
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 ...  »

Scarborough Rib Fest
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 ...  »

Mississauga Latin Festival
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, ...  »

Toronto Kompa Zouk Festival
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 ...  »

Island Soul
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 ...  »

Cobourg Sandcastle Festival
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 ...  »

CanJam Festival 2019
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 ...  »

Jambana™ One World Festival
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 ...  »

OVO Fest 2019
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  »

Taste of India Food Festival 2019
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 ...  »

SummerWorks Performance Festival
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 ...  »

Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest
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 ...  »

Pickering Food Truck Festival
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 ...  »

Waterfront Night Market
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 ...  »

Taste of the Danforth
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 ...  »

Grace JerkFest
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 ...  »

Feast of St. Lawrence
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 ...  »

Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest
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 ...  »

Mulan International Film Festival
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 ...  »

Habari Africa
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 ...  »

Sutton Fair & Horse Show
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 & ...  »

Sweetery Toronto Food Festival
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 ...  »

Paws in the Park®
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 ...  »

Water Lantern Festival
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 ...  »

Rockton Country MarketFest
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!  »

GhanaFest
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 ...  »

Family Fun Festival
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 ...  »

Acton Leathertown Festival
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 ...  »

Dance: made in canada Festival
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 ...  »

Oshawa Rotary Ribfest
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.  »

Port Credit Busker Fest
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 ...  »

Wheels on the Danforth Street Festival
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 ...  »

Spoken Soul Fest
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 ...  »

Woodstock Revisited
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 ...  »

CNE - Canada’s Largest Fair
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 ...  »

Panamerican Food & Music Festival
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 ...  »

Wavelength Summer Music & Arts Festival
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 ...  »

T.DOT Fest
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 ...  »

Bobcaygeon Craft Beer & Food Festival
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 ...  »

Rastafest Reggae Festival
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 ...  »

Toronto Chinatown Festival
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 ...  »

Taste of Manila
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 ...  »

Oakville Children's Festival
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 ...  »

The Annual Kurdish Heritage Festival
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 ...  »

FAN EXPO Canada 2019
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 ...  »

Toronto Cider Festival 2019
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 ...  »

BEER, BOURBON & BBQ
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 & ...  »

Japan Festival Canada
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 ...  »

Leslieville Beerfest
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! ...  »

Markham-Milliken Children's Festival
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’...  »

Mabuhay Philippines Festival
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 ...  »

Korean Harvest Festival
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 ...  »

Butterfly Festival
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. ...  »

Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest
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 ...  »

Tamil Fest 2019
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 ...  »

OronoFest
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 ...  »

MuslimFest 2019
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 ...  »

Canada's Largest Ribfest
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 ...  »

Brampton Food Truck Festival
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 ...  »

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
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 ...  »

Himalayan Mela
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 ...  »

First Five Festival
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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