Toronto Festivals - June 2015

Remember: Please ALWAYS check with website for exact dates, etc. as details may change after the listing is posted here. More festivals will be posted once dates have been confirmed.

Changes: Toronto Triathlon Festival moved to June. Woofstock is now at end of September

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Jun 18-29, 2015

This annual festival is expected to attract more than 500,000 people. Toronto Downtown Jazz has come to be recognized as one of North America's premier jazz festival producers and has attracted some of the big names. This festival will satisfy the most avid jazz goer.

Many venues will charge but there are others that offer free performances. FREE performances return to the Distillery District this year. Nathan Phillips Square is another venue for FREE concerts as well as the Shops at Don Mills (bit further out but a great venue experience outdoor live music).

Luminato Festival

Jun 19-28, 2015

This festival attracts over 1,000,000 million participants and consists of over 100 events. There are events that are free, but others you will need to purchase tickets.

Many (if not all) performances/concerts held at the Festival's HUB (David Pecaut Sq beside Roy Thomson Hall, King St W) are FREE.


Jun 19-28, 2015

Pride Week ends with a festival weekend full of parades and FREE entertainment on the main streets in and around Church and Wellesley Streets. Church Street between College and Bloor Streets is blocked off to traffic for the whole weekend. It's one of the most funnest festivals you could attend!

Oakville Family Ribfest

Jun 26-28, 2015

This is a great summer event where you will enjoy world famous 'ribbers', food vendors, great music, a kids' Play Zone, Sport Zone, artisans and more! Summer fun for all ages. There is a small fee for parking.

Taste of Asia Festival

Jun 27-28, 2015

This 2-day festival showcases non-stop multicultural performances and over 150 street vendor booths operated by different cultural groups. It attracts 108,000+ visitors, increasing each year. New this year:

  • Spice it up! - a hot sauce making competition
  • Bumper Soccer - players are inside an enormous inflatable ball
  • Themed Photobooths

Toronto Ribfest

Jun 27-Jul 1, 2015

Toronto Ribfest, a community fundraising event of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, is held on the Canada Day long weekend. 100% of the funds raised at the festival go to support community organizations both here and abroad.

Highlights are:

  • Great food from world-class ribbers
  • Live entertainment (2 stages)
  • An exciting midway, food vendor area, Kidz Zone, haunted house, large merchandise vendor area
  • Canada Day fireworks

Another unique aspect of Toronto Ribfest is the Canada Day Citizenship ceremony that is conducted by a Citizenship Court Judge and includes a swearing-in ceremony for new Canadians.

Little Lake MusicFest  •Out of Town•

Jun 27-Aug 22, 2015

The Little Lake Musicfest showcases entertainment in downtown Peterborough (Del Crary Park) every Wednesday and Saturday (8-10pm). Admission is FREE. More details can be found on their website.


Earl Bales Park Arts and Music Festival

Jun 28, Noon-6pm

The Earl Bales Park Arts and Music Festival is an annual free, 1-day event celebrating the arts and culture of North York and Toronto.

Taking place in Earl Bales Park, the festival features performances by a variety of musicians across a number of genres, displays by Toronto artists, activities for children and food booths from local restaurants.