Festivals in Toronto during October

A list of festivals in and around Toronto during October.

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01 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 1, 2019 To October 31, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

WITCHfest North - A Toronto festival celebrating women in the arts who identify as Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans but open for all to attend and participate!  »

02 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 2, 2019 To October 6, 2019

$15

Fall for Dance North (FFDN) proudly presents its momentous fifth anniversary edition, October 2–6, 2019 at MERIDIAN HALL and Ryerson Theatre in partnership with the Ryerson School of Performance. ...  »

03 Oct

Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham

October 3, 2019 To October 6, 2019

905-642-3247

$5 - $20

Canada’s largest four-day agricultural fair! The Markham Fair is one of the Canada oldest country fairs. Since 1844 the fair has been providing the community with a ...  »

03 Oct

Native Earth Performing Arts, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto

October 3, 2019 To October 13, 2019

Free-$20

A festival of new performance works Caminos are the roads, paths, or life journeys that take us from one place to the next. Now in its third ...  »

03 Oct

University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough

October 3, 2019

416-208-4747

FREE

ARTSIDEOUT (ASO) is a large-scale, one-day, multidisciplinary arts festival at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Involving individuals from various walks of life, ASO celebrates the rich diversity ...  »

03 Oct

AGO's Jackman Hall and CineCycle, Toronto

October 3, 2019 To October 6, 2019

$8 - $15 CAD

Canada’s longest-running Latin American film festival returns to Toronto on October 3-6, 2019. This year’s 4-day festival will feature 50+ short and feature films presented at CineCycle ...  »

04 Oct

Berkeley Church Event Venue, 315 Queen Street East, Toronto

October 4, 2019

$20 to $30

Drink Inc. is excited to be launching the brand-new, first of its kind, Toronto Tequila Festival at Berkeley Church! Join us on October 4th at Berkeley Church ...  »

04 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 4, 2019 To October 27, 2019

Varies

Toronto CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, is back for its sixteenth year. This is the event where chocolate is featured in many of its magnificent and tasty forms. The Toronto ...  »

04 Oct

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto

October 4, 2019 To October 6, 2019

$27.20 and up

Buffer Festival is a showcase of YouTube video premieres, celebrating artistic and innovative content from acclaimed digital creators.  »

04 Oct

The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, Toronto

October 4, 2019 To October 5, 2019

$10 - $90

Reserve your seat at Toronto’s only multi-day food film festival. Don’t miss your chance to screen mouth-watering, thought-provoking, conversation-starting independent films about food from around ...  »

05 Oct

Various locations, Toronto, ON

October 5, 2019 To October 6, 2019

Free

For one sleepless night, the familiar will be discarded and Toronto will transform into an artistic playground, offering a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected ...  »

05 Oct

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty St, Toronto

October 5, 2019

4163049403

$10

We are bringing a craft beer fest to Liberty Village! Come and join us on Oct 5th for some amazing Ontario craft beer. Enjoy beer from 8 craft ...  »

05 Oct

St Clair Ave E, Toronto

October 5, 2019

Free

The Yonge + St. Clair BIA is proud to be hosting the 2019 Fall Art Festival. Together with a sidewalk sale by local merchants, this one-day event will offer ...  »

05 Oct

Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

October 5, 2019 To October 6, 2019

1-647-669-1000

Free

Join us for a celebration to kick off Diwali with fun and food for all ages. Initiated by Indo-Canada Arts, Diwali RazzMatazz provides joyous festive celebration for ...  »

05 Oct

Ansnorveldt Park, 18997 Dufferin Street, Newmarket

October 5, 2019

9058335321

$12 to $15

Join us for the annual Holland Marsh Soupfest to sip and savour delicious soups prepared by some of the finest chefs from around the Province, using local ...  »

06 Oct

Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Ave, Toronto

October 6, 2019

Free

Come celebrate nature at the Annual Salmon Festival at Highland Creek as we showcase the salmon run in Morningside Park! The Salmon Festival is a free, family-oriented ...  »

10 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 10, 2019 To October 20, 2019

Varies

Rendezvous With Madness is one of the largest — and first — art and mental health festivals in the world. Now entering it’s 27th year, Rendezvous with Madness ...  »

10 Oct

Rockton Fairgrounds, 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton

October 10, 2019 To October 14, 2019

519-647-2502

General: $15; Senior $13; Youth (6-15): $7

There truly is something for everyone. Each year sees new features added, along with the tried and true that have been a part of this great agricultural ...  »

10 Oct

Carlton Cinemas,,=20 Carlton Street, Toronto

October 10, 2019

4165689046

Free

A showcase of the Best WEB SERIES from around the world today. This is an amazing lineup of the best of new films from around the world. ...  »

11 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 11, 2019 To October 14, 2019

$20 to $80

Indulge Productions brings a yearly Toronto curated psychedelic festival called Night Owl. Since 2015, Night Owl has been celebrating psych, garage, and experimental music with shows across Toronto ...  »

11 Oct

Burford Fairgrounds, 6 Park Avenue, Burford

October 11, 2019 To October 14, 2019

519-449-5694

$2 - $10

Are you looking for something fun for the whole family? Do you want to watch big machines go fast and get dirty? Or maybe you’re drawn ...  »

12 Oct

Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto

October 12, 2019 To October 14, 2019

416-249-4000 ext 34

Free Event

If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 ...  »

12 Oct

Woodbridge Fairgrounds, 100 Porter Ave, Woodbridge

October 12, 2019 To October 14, 2019

905-265-1782

$10- Free

Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at the Fair! Enjoy an authentic country fair so close to home. Now in its 172nd year, the Woodbridge Fair offers so many things ...  »

12 Oct

Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham

October 12, 2019 To October 14, 2019

6474646094

$10 to $25 tax incl

The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, pumpkin patch, themed fall and Halloween activities plus ...  »

13 Oct

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto

October 13, 2019 To October 14, 2019

416-736-1733

$11.00 - $15.00

Make Memories this Thanksgiving at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy the fall colours at their best as you stroll through the village. With activities for the whole ...  »

15 Oct

Various Venues, Toronto

October 15, 2019 To October 20, 2019

Varies

Toronto Cocktail Week takes the best parts of Tales of the Cocktail, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, and London Bar Week and mashes them together to create the ...  »

15 Oct

76 Main Street North, Brampton

October 15, 2019 To October 29, 2019

905-874-3518

Free

Taste of Brampton is an annual culinary event hosted by the Downtown Brampton BIA and local businesses. The Taste showcases the unique eats in Brampton through prix-fixe ...  »

15 Oct

Downtown Toronto

October 15, 2019 To October 20, 2019

416.531.1769

FREE - $15

Planet in Focus is a not­for­profit organization whose mission is to use film as a catalyst for change by raising awareness of critical environmental issues ...  »

17 Oct

Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West, Toronto

October 17, 2019 To October 25, 2019

$11.99 & up

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies. Thrilling new Feature Films and Shorts ...  »

17 Oct

Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge Street, Toronto

October 17, 2019 To October 21, 2019

$12+

Founded in 2001 by Tonya Williams, Reelworld Film Festival is dedicated to empowering emerging Indigenous and racialized storytellers to showcase films which inspire social change. As a platform ...  »

18 Oct

Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

October 18, 2019 To October 20, 2019

$19.42 & up

Cask Days celebrates the love for cask ale: unpasteurized, unfiltered and naturally carbonated beer that is served direct from a cask barrel, and showcases more than 400 beers ...  »

18 Oct

Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St, Toronto,

October 18, 2019 To October 20, 2019

647-262-4622

$15-$20

A festival of films with a Macedonian connection through directors, writers, producers, actors, or culture. Who is it for? all-ages Some films may not be suitable for ...  »

19 Oct

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Rd, Scarborough

October 19, 2019

Free

Experience the fall colours by following in the footsteps of more than 10,000 years of human history along part of an historic portage route.  »

19 Oct

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto

October 19, 2019 To October 20, 2019

(416) 795-9067

Varies

Please join us for a selection of South Africa’s top on-screen talent for the 6th annual Toronto South African Film Festival. We will be showcasing some ...  »

22 Oct

Various, Toronto

October 22, 2019 To October 27, 2019

$6-$15

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital & interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. ...  »

23 Oct

Argentine Tango Toronto by Bulent & Lina, 206 Beverley St, Toronto

October 23, 2019 To October 27, 2019

6476212368

$10 to $45

Biggest Tango Marathon & Tango Festival in Toronto. Tango Dancing is fun !! If you haven't tried Tango before, the biggest school of Argentine Tango in Toronto is offering ...  »

24 Oct

Harbourfront Centre, Queens Quay West, Toronto

October 24, 2019 To November 3, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

An incredible lineup of events is coming your way from October 24 to November 3, featuring a combination of Festival favourites as well as new and influential voices. The 11...  »

25 Oct

Various Venues, GTA

October 25, 2019 To November 10, 2019

Varies

The Festival of Arabic Music and Arts is a unique annual festival in Ontario, drawing audiences from all over Ontario and beyond. A two week annual celebration ...  »

25 Oct

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel, 33 Carlson Court, Mississauga

October 25, 2019 To October 27, 2019

9059990486

$30.00-$50.00

Come celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Flaming Star Elvis Festival. Don't miss out on this fun-filled weekend of Elvis music. This Festival is centered around 30 Elvis ...  »

26 Oct

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

October 26, 2019

Free

This year’s multi-day celebration will begin on October 19 with theater presentations and the opening of Maria Luisa de Villa's solo exhibition, “CEMPOALXOCHITL Petalos de Oro – Marigold ...  »

26 Oct

Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough

October 26, 2019

416.788.6412

$30-$100

The 6th Annual Toronto International Dance Festiva - World Dance Forms – All On One Stage! Bharathnatyam, Ballet, Break, Bollywood, Serbian ,capoeira, Salsa ,chhau ,aerial ,tap, Jazz ,tango, ...  »

26 Oct

Better Living Centre, 195 Princes' Blvd, Toronto

October 26, 2019 To October 27, 2019

6474646094

$9.00 -$25.00

SpookFest Toronto brings you a weekend filled with frightfully fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Guaranteed to be a spooktacular weekend filled with rides, trick-or-treating, haunted ...  »

27 Oct

Regent Theater, 551 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto

October 27, 2019

4168348654

$30-$60

2019 Toronto Jewish Comedy Festival features a hilarious line-up of Jewish comedic talent from Canada and USA. When your history is full of pogroms and persecution, what else ...  »

28 Oct

Carlton Cinemas,20 Carlton Street, Toronto

October 28, 2019

Free

A showcase of the best short films in the HORROR genres from around the world today. Who is it for? All ages HOW MUCH Tickets : Free How ...  »

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