EVENTS & FESTIVALS IN GREATER TORONTO AREA

On virtually every weekend all year long, there is a show or event in Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill or Pickering. You can be a chili tester at a chili fest, compare Elvis look-alikes, admire pristine antique cars, or enjoy a music festival. Entertainment, food and fun abound at the many events all across the province.

Fairs and Shows

Agricultural fairs tend to happen in the fall and are a great way to get caught up in the wonderful atmosphere of a small town, although Toronto does have some large ones too, including the world famous Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), both at Exhibition Place. Don’t forget about things like craft shows too – they’re all over the GTA.

Festivals

Music, food, cars…what piques your interest? Find a festival celebrating just about anything in the greater Toronto area, including Caribana, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival and more!

Exciting Events

Toronto isn’t just about festivals and fairs. Check out other events like Rogers Cup, Grand Prix Circuit car racing and Honda Indy, Fringe Theatre Festival, and TIFF.

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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park & Major Race Events

3233 Concession Road #10 , Bowmanville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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905-983-9141  www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com

Canada's Home of Motorsports! 900+ acre, multi-track facility features a 3.957 km road course; 2.88 km advanced driver & race driver training facility (Driver Development Centre) and a 1.5 km Karting Centre. Less than 1 hr East of Toronto. Presenting major league entertainment to fans since 1961.   » More

Foodalicious - June 15 - 16, 2019 (by Superior Events)

Various Locations across Toronto , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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416-249-4000  www.superiorevents.ca

Enjoy Several awesome family festivals throughout the GTA: Foodalicious, June 15-16, has Toronto’s top food trucks, carnival games & entertainment. Toronto/Richmond Hill Pumpkinfests, Oct 12–14 have Pumpkin Patch, Inflatable Corn Maze, Vintage Train Rides, Kiddie Midway & more! Visit our website for all family fun events!   » More

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival - July 3-14, 2019

204-688 Richmond Street West , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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416-966-1062  www.fringetoronto.com

Featuring 160 shows in 45 venues around downtown Toronto, including indie theatre, dance, visual art, live music, & more. See new Canadian musicals, re-imagined classics, performances for young people at our KidsFest venue. Stop by the Fringe Patio for FREE entertainment every day of the festival!   » More

Beaches International Jazz Festival-July 5-28, 2019

The Beaches: Leslieville & Riverside , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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416-698-2152  www.beachesjazz.com

Canada’s largest free jazz festival showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm & blues & more. The event takes places at several venues across the Queen East/Beaches area. The fest includes workshops, jam sessions, kids events & a streetfest on top of the performances.   » More

Festival Franco - June 13-14-15, 2019

Major’s Hill Park , Ottawa, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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613-321-0102  www.ffo.ca

Kickoff the summer with one of the first festivals of the season! Well-renown artists and up-and-coming musical talent come together to present a one-of-a-kind show concept that will blow you away. Then join us for a wonderful festival full of great food and family activities; Festival de la Curd/ Curd Festival - in St. Albert on Aug 18, 2019.   » More

JerkFest - Jerk Food Festival, Aug. 9-11, 2019

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

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416-993-5123  www.jerkfestival.ca

Experience the tantalizing tastes, mysterious flavours & captivating aromas of unforgettable jerk food – chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood & vegetables. JerkFest has something for everyone to enjoy, including fun & food for the whole family. Live entertainment, Kids’ activities, prizes & lots more!   » More

Mississauga ITALFEST - Aug. 16 - 17, 2019

200 City Centre Dr. Miss. Celebration Square , Mississauga, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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647-966-4100  www.mississaugaitalfest.com

Mississauga’s first & premier Italian festival. One of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. A free event celebrating all things Italian. Featuring delicious food & crafts from 50+ vendors & artisans, cultural & family-oriented activities, entertainment from local & international talent & more!   » More

Redpath Waterfront Festival presented by Billy Bishop Airport 2019

HTO Park 339 Queens Quay West , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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647-342-4861  www.TOwaterfrontfest.com

June 29 - July 1 - Calling all mates! Celebrate Canada Day weekend with a fleet of majestic tall ships on Toronto's waterfront. Tour the legendary ship from our dime, the Bluenose II, along with 9 other incredible ships. Enjoy music, food, entertainment & nautical activities for the whole family!   » More

Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Fest, Sept 6-8, 2019

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

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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. Celebrating 21 years in 2019   » More

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