What better way to celebrate summer than grabbing your friends and checking out some of Toronto’s coolest festivals? With over 40 to choose from, there is no excuse to be bored this summer. Here are 11 2019 Toronto summer festivals you should check out this year.
Wine Fest Toronto
CF Shops at Don Mills
Kick off the summer with the first annual Wine Fest Toronto, the city’s only outdoor wine festival. Taste outstanding vinos from over 12 countries, with an array of mouthwatering pairings. Sip on your Rosé while listening to a DJ and live music all day. Tickets start at $19.99 and include two complimentary wine samples. Additional servings can be purchased on-site, must be 19+.
Beaches International Jazz Festival
Every weekend July 5-28
The Beaches Village Area
The 31st annual Beaches International Jazz Festival is a month-long event that hosts a variety of artists and musicians, attracting thousands of fans each year. Each weekend is a different theme including Sound of Leslieville, Latin Carnival and the crowd favourite, Streetfest. If you love Jazz music this is definitely not one to miss. The best part- free admission!
Pizza Fest 2019
Love pizza? Look no further because Pizza Fest is coming back to Toronto this July! The city’s best vendors will be serving up serving Italian favourites including fresh pizza, spaghetti carbonara, meatball sandwiches, calzones, ravioli and wine! Tickets start at $7.95.
Toronto’s Festival of Beer
Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place
Toronto’s Festival of Beer, otherwise known as BeerFest, is Canada’s largest beer festival. With over 400 brews and 30,000 attendees, this is very well might be one of the biggest hotspots of the summer. Tickets start at $45, must be 19+ to attend.
Looking for a spectacle of visual and performing arts? The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is no stranger to the phrase “go big.” The Grand Parade will start at Exhibition Place and run east along Lakeshore. Join us for a celebration of Caribbean culture this August 3rd. General admission starts at $25 and grants access to the main beer tent, premium Caribbean food vendors and amenities.
Veld Music Festival
With a lineup like Cardi B, Kygo, Skrillex and Alesso, Veld is sure to attract its iconic crowds. If you’re looking for the ultimate summer music festival, this one is sure to impress. Single-day general admission tickets start at $119.
Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival
Hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing, the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will be filled with live music, food and of course, craft beer. Sample Ontario’s finest craft brews while enjoying a beautiful view of downtown Toronto. Single-day tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate.
Waterfront Night Market
The Waterfront Night Festival offers an unforgettable experience. Explore Ontario Place at night and taste the best of Pan-Asian cuisine. Along with a line-up of entertainment, dance battles, and interactive features, the first introduction of the Waterfront BeerCraft Festival will allow you to taste some of Toronto’s best craft brews. Free admission to the Pan-Asian Festival and Market, tickets for BeerCraft start at $20, must be 19+.
Taste of the Danforth
Along Danforth Avenue
It’s the 26th anniversary of Canada’s largest street festival, with an expected 1.6 million attendees! These crowds don’t come for just anything, Taste of the Danforth offers music, entertainment and all of the Greek food you desire. Admission is free and restaurants from along the Danforth will be offering “Tasting Menus” for no more than $6.
Toronto Chinatown Festival
Chinatown (West side of Spadina)
Looking to immerse yourself in a beautiful culture without leaving the city? Toronto’s Chinatown is hosting its 19th annual Chinatown Festival. Enjoy delicious Asian food, vendors and a dragon dance during the opening ceremony! Admission is free and free walking tours of the neighbourhood will also be provided.
Toronto International BuskerFest
August 30- September 2
Toronto’s International BuskerFest is the perfect way to wrap up the summer. At the end of August visit Woodbine Park to see comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, beatboxers and much more. Regardless of your age, you are sure to enjoy these hilarious, extraordinary and unforgettable acts. Festival admission is by donation to festival organizers, Epilepsy Toronto, collected by volunteers at the main entrances to the festival.