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Toronto Chinatown Festival
August 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - August 19, 2018 @ 11:00 pmFree
The Toronto Chinatown Festival is back for its 18th year. Our theme for 2018 is “Leap through The Dragon’s Gate.” In the folktale the Carps swim upstream to try hard to jump through the dragon’s gate. It reminds people to work hard in order to be successful.
The Festival will host related engaging performances alongside vendors and interactive activities. Both will showcase Canada’s cultural and communal diversity while helping to improve local tourism and economy.
Features and Attractions
Dragon Dance & Lion Dance
Lion dance brings good fortune and prosperity to the community. The Toronto Chinatown Festival will feature lion dance as part of the Opening Ceremony.
Traditional Dancing & Opera Performances
A mix of traditional and modern Asian dance groups, bands, musicians, and other artists are invited to perform during the festival. Not only will the performances be a feast to the eye, but they will also prove to be culturally educational.
Kung Fu Performances
City-wide Kung Fu (Martial Art) masters from different schools of disciplines will be showcasing their skills and expertise alongside their students on a second stage. Mastering such arts require significant levels of discipline and dedication – their hard work will most definitely show through.
Art & Culture Booths
Lots of Asian artist will be invited to the event to present the modern art and craft. TCF provide a chance for the local artist to showcase different angle of Asian culture and the extension of Chinatown spirit.
Multi-Cultural Street Food
There will be multicultural street food vendors selling treats from all over Asia. These authentic street snacks are a taste into all the different cultures that the Toronto Chinatown Festival has to offer.
Dates and Times
August 18: 12 PM – 11 PM
August 19: 11 AM – 8 PM