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April 17, 2014

Toronto Festivals - August 2014

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 whenever dates, etc have been confirmed.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Jul 8-Aug 4, 2014

See July for details.

TD IRIE Music Festival

Aug 1-4, 2014

The TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day festival that takes place over 2 weekends at 2 different venues:

  • Aug 1-4: Nathan Phillips Square
  • Aug 23-24: Celebration Square, Mississauga (near Square One)

Join the celebration of music from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more.

ArtFest at the Distillery

Aug 2-4, 2014: 11am-6pm

Outdoor Craft Show celebrating the top 85 artists & artisans from across Canada. Featuring pottery, glass, jewellery, paintings, wood turning, gourmet foods, live music and more.

Rogers Cup - Mens' Tennis Tournament

Aug 2-10, 2014

It's the Mens' championship this year in Toronto with many of the top ranked players confirmed to play. Tickets for the semi-finals and finals usually sell out - so pick them up as soon as you can! The Women's tournament will be held in Montreal (Aug 1-10).

Pirate Festival

Aug 2-4, 2014: 10am-6pm

This festival has pirate stages with entertainment for the family, interaction with pirates, a marketplace, games of skill and loads of fun and of course, there will be food 'n' drink. Entertainment with a pirate flare, provides a little bit of everything for everyone!

The Captains Keg on Saturday night will be overloaded with piratical enjoyment for adults after the children are tucked into their hammocks.


Aug 3-4, 2014

jambana logoJambana is an exciting 'Fun for the Family' event with the opportunity for marketing, networking and socializing with delicious food and excellent entertainment to celebrate Jamaica. Experience the rhythms of Gospel, Dance, Comedy, the "Lick A Six" Domino Tournament and Entertainment.

Taste of the Danforth

Aug 8-10, 2014

Taste of the Danforth bannerIf you enjoy Greek food and everything associated with Greek culture, this is the festival to attend. Best way to get there - TTC (Broadview Stn, Chester or even Pape) as parking can be a nightmare. If you're not one for crowds, go early (10/11 am) as you will be able to see everything and still manage to pick out your spot on one of the many patios. Pick up a 'snack' or a full meal from one of the many stalls along the Danforth.

The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival

Aug 9-10, 2014

Steam Whistle celebrates craft beer and hosts The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival! Showcasing beers from Ontario Craft Brewers. Created to provide beer lovers the opportunity to sample Ontario’s finest craft brews and delicious eats from some of Toronto’s best Food Trucks.

Time: TBA
General Admission: TBA

Festival of South Asia

Aug 23-24, 2014: Noon-11pm

Much like the Italian and Greek festivals, this festival offers the taste of South Asia. If you are interested in sampling their food, it's a great way to.

The main stage features dancing, fashion shows, and authentic South Asian cultural programs reflecting Indian, Afghani, Pakistani, Bengali and Sri Lankan cultures. There are several stores along Gerrard St where you may pick up a bargain or two.