GREATER TORONTO AREA EVENTS & FESTIVALS

You can always find an event or show to enjoy in Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill or Pickering. You can taste ribs or chili, admire art, ride a midway, or enjoy music. Entertainment, food & culture abound at events across the province. Check the list of festivals below; if you have flexibility in your dates, many are worth planning around. Save them to your Personal Itinerary to ensure they don't get missed! For a list of what's happening in the GTA by date, check the SFG Event Calendar.

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Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) - 2017

Exhibition Place , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-263-3800  www.theex.com

One of the largest fairs in North America. Wide variety of entertainment & events, concerts & celebrity chef demonstrations, midway rides & games, a working farm, parades & sports, international food & shopping, Kids' World, and a 3-day Air Show. 1.5 million visitors a year. Aug 19-Sept 5, 2016. Let's go to the EX!

Doors Open Ontario

200+ communities across Ontario , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-325-5000  www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Doors Open Ontario unlocks the treasures in your own backyard. Explore Ontario with free events from April to October, as more than 1,000 fascinating sites offer unique experiences and family activities. Visit our website to plan your adventure!

ACBS-Toronto 37th Annual Vintage Boat Show - July 8, 2017

Muskoka Wharf , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-299-3311  www.acbs.ca

Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with "Birch Bark to Fibreglass"! Hands-on activities by Canadian Canoe Museum & Muskoka Discovery Centre. Vendors, Field of Dreams, Flea Market, Fashion Show, Vintage Vehicle Display and vintage boats! FREE admission! 9-4. Sorry - no pets.

Artfest Ontario - Kingston, Toronto, Port Credit Events

4 Ontario events - details/dates on profile page , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 705-293-2787  www.artfestontario.com

FREE outdoor arts & craft festivals in historic settings: Kingston-City Park (July 1-3), Toronto Distillery (May 20-22) & (Sept 1-4) & Memorial Park Port Credit (May 26-28). Artist/artisan exhibits, music, dance, kids’ fun, mural project, arts tent, food & more! Canada 150 Activities.

BIG on Bloor Festival - July 22 & 23, 2017

Bloor St. West , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-645-0925  bigonbloorfestival.com

A Top 20 Toronto Summer Festival! Celebrate community at a 2-day, car-free street celebration of arts, culture & business. Hands-on cultural projects, musical/theatre acts, art projects, games, marketplace, architecture inventions, exhibitions & shops.

Carassauga: Mississauga's Festival of Cultures, May 26-28, 2017

Hershey Centre, 5600 Rose Cherry Place, 2nd Fl. , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-615-3010  www.carassauga.com

"Travel the world" without leaving the City! Experience the tastes & sounds of 72 countries at the largest multicultural Festival in Ontario. Visit 28 Pavilions in Mississauga. Enjoy Kids Zone, Music, Food, Art, Fashion Shows, Dance, Story-telling, & more. One of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.

City of Vaughan - Festivals & Events

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive , Vaughan, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-832-8585  www.vaughan.ca

Award-winning festivals in Vaughan! Bring your family & friends. The Concerts in the Park series features 6 FREE professional concerts on Wed evenings from June 22 - Aug 3 & the huge Canada Day Celebration includes FREE headline entertainment, a Kidz Zone, Food Zone & much more!

Help We've Got Kids

Toronto Hamilton Kitchener-Waterloo Ottawa , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-444-7678  www.helpwevegotkids.com

Help We've Got Kids is the most comprehensive directory for anything you need for your children. Classes, programs, services, childcare, camps, birthday party ideas and more! If your child needs it you can find it here.

JerkFest - Jerk Food Festival, Aug. 11 - 13, 2017

Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road , Etobicoke, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-993-5123  www.jerkfestival.ca

Experience the tantalizing tastes, mysterious flavours & captivating aromas of unforgettable jerk food – chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood & vegetables. Fun & food for the whole family. Live entertainment, Kids’ activities, prizes & lots more! New is Brian McKnight & Freddie Jackson on Friday!!!

Museums Of Burlington

Joseph Brant Museum - 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. , Ireland House at Oakridge Farm - 2168 Guelph Line, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-332-9888  www.museumsofburlington.com

Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington's most exciting and engaging places, each representing the history of Burlington in a unique way and inviting visitors to take a wondrous step back in time. A variety of spectacular special events are presented annually.

Northern Heat Rib Series

16 Ribfests around Ontario ,
Greater Toronto Area

 519-636-4037  northernheatribseries.ca

Looking for some messy good times? Join Northern Heat for 16 lip-smacking events around Ontario where some of Canada’s best rib teams compete for your taste buds! Food, Entertainment, and fun for the entire family. FREE entry to all, because Northern Heat is about bringing communities together.

Orangeville

200 Lakeview Ct , Orangeville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 1-855-415-8687  www.orangevilletourism.ca

Enjoy the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival June 1 to 4! Fiery guitar licks and soulful lyrics can be heard throughout Orangeville as musicians and music fans alike take over the streets, pubs, municipal buildings and parks to enjoy some of the best blues and jazz music in the country.

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank - Aug 5-13, 2017

Aviva Centre, 1 Shoreham Drive , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 1-877-283-6647  www.rogerscup.com

Get closer to the action this July as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and hometown hero Milos Raonic take centre stage in Toronto at Rogers Cup. There’s fun for all ages with tennis, shopping, dining, family activities and more. It’s a can’t-miss event!

Taste of Asia Festival

Kennedy Rd just North of Steeles Ave. East , Markham, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-946-1137  www.taste-of-asia.ca

Each summer, Markham sees the coming together of dazzling cultural performances, culinary artists, iconic celebrities, dignitaries, sports fans, artisans and food connoisseurs. This coming year’s event will fill the streets with two days of non-stop multicultural performances for families and friends.

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & BBQ Fest -Sept 8-10, 2017

Port Credit Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Rd. East , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-770-4374  www.southsideshuffle.com

Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras, featuring a wide range of Canadian & international artists. Join us for Mississauga's biggest street party on Saturday afternoon. The downtown core of Port Credit is jammed with fans literally dancing in the streets to the entertainment.

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival

707 Dundas St W , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-966-1062  www.fringetoronto.com

Featuring 150 shows in 30 venues around downtown Toronto, including indie theatre, dance, visual art & more. See new Canadian musicals, re-imagined classics, surprising site specific theatre and performances for young people at our FringeKids venue. Something fun for everyone.

Vegetarian Food Fest- Sept 8-10, 2017

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-544-9800  vegfoodfest.com

The largest event of its kind in N America. Sample vegetarian cuisine, taste new products & discover innovative ideas. Presentations & cooking demos. Celebrating 33 years of food you never thought could be vegetarian. It will change your mouth's mind.

905-436-3311
50 Centre Street South , Oshawa, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Year Round community events throughout the City of Oshawa.

416-964-7555
In >200 venues across Ontario , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

2000+ hands-on arts & cultural activities. Free!

905-471-5299
Various locations along Main St , Unionville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Come and experience jazz at its best!

416-408-0208
273 Bloor Street West , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area
647-478-5871
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area
1-855-RIBFEST (742.3378)
Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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