Summer Fairs & Festivals in the GTA

Find the best summer festivals for families in Toronto and the surrounding area of Southern Ontario. Food festivals, fairs, ethnic celebrations, dancing, kids activities, music and more! We are constantly adding to these listings so stay tuned and have a fun summer!

June Festivals

Brooklin Spring Fair

Enjoy four days of fun at the annual Brooklin Spring Fair! Each year over 30,000 people enjoy the Fair which features a Midway, Demolition Derbies, a Truck and Tractor Pull, vendors, great food and live entertainment.


Bread and Honey Festival

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Since 1973 our festival has been held annually on the first weekend in June, in the Village of Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario. Where’s the best location for fun festivities for the whole family? Come join us at the 44th Annual Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival.


Brickfete Toronto 2017

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Does your child love LEGO? Enjoy our LEGO Fan Festival, fun for the whole family. What will we see at the event? Amazing, jaw dropping, outstanding LEGO creations built by hobbyist. These unique and detailed builds include… LEGO Robots & Mindstor …


Mac and Cheese Festival

Mac n Cheese fest

Hey Toronto, we’re back with the Mac, only this year we’re doin’ it BIGGER and BETTER! June 3-5, we will be teaming up with the best chefs in the 6ix to re-open the West Island at Ontario Place and serve up Canada’s favorite comfort food: mac and cheese!!!


Unionville Festival

Unionville Festival

This year, on June 4th & 5th, Main Street Unionville will burst with energy and come alive with music, people, and unique shopping opportunities… more so than any other weekend of the year.


Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest

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Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, as we help celebrate 150 and our Indigenous roots. Festivities will span 10 vibrant blocks along historic Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi St …


19th Annual Riverdale Art Walk

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The 19th Annual Riverdale Art Walk (RAW), returns to Jimmy Simpson Park (Queen Street, east of Broadview) on June 3-4, 11-6 daily, as the summer season’s opening fine art event, presented by the Artists’ Network, an organization dedicated to educating …


Horse Day at Belle Wood Equestrian Centre in Pickering!

Join the horses at Belle Wood Equestrian June 3rd as we celebrate for the Ninth Anniversary “Horse Day” and event that was developed across Canada to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse! Belle Wood Equestrian is looking forward to a fu …


Burlington’s 26th annual Kite Festival

Burlington Kite Festival

Join us for Burlington’s 25th annual Kite Festival. Build a kite or bring your own and help fill the sky with colour. Join us for some free family fun, entertainment and vendors.


Mill Pond Splash

Mill Pond Splash

Mill Pond Splash is a lively, family oriented event showcasing environmental conservation and our natural heritage. With wildlife displays, live music, tree and shrub planting, stream sampling, and environmental displays – there’s lots to see and do!


Caledon Fair

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2017 Theme is “Tractors and Tiaras” Honouring Women in Agriculture ADVANCE MID-WAY RIDE SALE Dates for 2017 – TBA  Caledon Fairgrounds Office Trailer Tickets to access the Campbell’s Mid-way rides will be on sale at Chic-A-Boom and at the Caledon Fairg …


BBQ Eats Festival

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Join us as we kick off the festival season with a MASSIVE outdoor ethnic-inspired BBQ party celebrating flavours from around the world at Ontario Place from June 9, 10, 11, 2017. There’s something for everyone! Carnival Games, Entertainment, and a Fami …


Sound of Music Festival Burlington

Sound of Music FEstival

Every year in June, music takes over Downtown Burlington & Waterfront. The largest music event of the year features emerging artists and blasts from the not-so-distant past. A mix of free and ticketed concerts continues all over town for nine days – there’s even a parade! Bring the whole family, you’ll find something for everyone.


The 21st Annual Annex Family Festival

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The Annex Family Festival (AFF), presented by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and the Bloor Annex BIA, is one of the city’s top street festivals with amusements for all ages. Boasting over 20,000 attendees and 120 vendors every year, the AFF is …


Markham Village Music Festival

Enjoy Music and Entertainment for all ages at the Annual Markham Music Festival! Featuring Midway rides, ‘Taste of Markham’ Sunday Arts and Crafts Booths, Local vendors, entertainment, live music and more!


The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

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The MWF attracts over 65,000 people to the village of Port Credit over the course of the three-day weekend to enjoy live outdoor concerts, family activities, food and entertainment. This year’s Festival will take place Friday June 17 through to Sunday June 19, 2016 in the picturesque Port Credit Memorial Park.


Beaches Rib Fest

Beaches Rib Fest

The Beaches Rib Fest – Beach BBQ & Brews is Toronto/GTA’s #1 Father’s Day destination for (9) years and running! We’ve brought in the BEST RIB TEAMS in CANADA to take to the grill, all for you. Our Craft Beer Market features some of Ontario’s top c …


Irie Music Festival

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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.


Oakville Family Ribfest

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Kick off summer in Oakville! The Oakville Family Ribfest is a Rotary-sponsored fundraising event that brings people together to have fun, and enjoy great food and entertainment.


TD Toronto Jazz Festival

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The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days.


The Junction Summer Solstice

JUNCTION SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

The Junction Summer Solstice is scheduled for Saturday June 24, allowing festival goers to celebrate the start of Toronto’s warmest season from noon to midnight on Dundas Street West, from Keele to High Park Street and beyond.. The Junction’s Summer So …


2017 Doughnut Festival

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You’re invited to Toronto Life’s first-ever Doughnut Festival in partnership with Dufferin Mall, celebrating some of the city’s top makers of doughnuts, crullers and other sweet, colourful rounds. Prepare for the sugar rush on Sunday, June 25, when man …


July Festivals

Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks

The Stouffville Strawberry Festival is a traditional community fair on the Canada Day weekend celebrating our strong rural agriculture; where neighbours, family and visitors are invited to enter into competitions and games; enjoy the food and entertainment with a friendly hometown atmosphere.


Our Home on Native Land

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This Canada Day weekend, join us as we acknowledge the creative contributions of indigenous and new Canadians through a family-friendly celebration of the diverse sounds and stories of the land known as Turtle Island.


Collingwood Festival for Canada

Collingwood Festival for Canada

Music , Food, Fun, Fireworks and More! Celebrate the country and community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada, July 1-3. This glowing family festival in the historic, harbour front community of Collingwood is a traditional tribute to this glorious country.


Heritage Ontario Festival

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The Heritage Ontario festival lets you delve into our past and gaze into our future. This free admission 4-day Ontario150 festival will celebrate Ontario’s vast multicultural history with lots of heritage activities, food, drinks and entertainment. Joi …


Redpath Waterfront Festival

Redpath Festival

Bigger, better, and more Canadian than ever, Canuck It Up on Toronto’s Waterfront as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and launch the ONTARIO 150 Tour! • Toronto has a special visitor for Canada Day – the World’s Largest Rubber Duck will be floating …


Ontario 150 Tour

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The ONTARIO 150 Tour presented by Redpath Sugar, will travel to six ports in Ontario this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. ONTARIO 150 Tour travelling programs include: • The West Coast Lumberjack Show • Rhythm of the Nation – a complete …


Bracebridge Canada 150 Celebrations & Fireworks

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It is Canada’s 150th Birthday! Join us along Manitoba Street starting at Noon pm for Live music, fun inflatables and great food at our Big Backyard BBQ featuring local restaurants. Plus live music from a barge in Bracebridge Bay from 4pm onwards with f …


Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival

Welcome to the 26th Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival! A FREE family event featuring Classic Car Show, All Dat Strawberry Breakfast, Vendor Village, BBQ, Flag Raising


Canada Days at Scarborough Civic Centre

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Canada Days at Scarborough Civic Centre! The multi-stage event will feature performances by local, national and international music acts from desert blues, Taiwanese indie, and electronica to legends of reggae and S …


Peak To Shore Music Festival

Five days, 20 Venues, 30+ free concerts! Featuring headliner SEAN MCCANN of Great Big Sea and dozens more of Canada’s finest talent on stages throughout Meaford, Thornbury, Collingwood, and Blue Mountain Village. See here for the full events schedule! …


FringeKids KidsFest

One of the most popular festival offerings of the Toronto Fringe Festival is FringeKids – programming daily theatre performances at the George Ignatieff Theatre, for children ages 3-12.


Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is 5 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It’s an all out spectacle of visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!


Cultura Festival

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Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and …


Carabram

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Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto …


Festival of India

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Free Event – Two days of festivities – including a FREE vegetarian feast along with a host of other family-friendly activities, including: music, dance, & drama performances, bustling South Asian Bazaar, exhibits on ancient spiritual culture and he …


BIG on Bloor Festival

Crafts, story-telling, face-painting, buskers and opportunities for creative minds at play, featuring FIGMENT Toronto and the return of What A Ball! Join us on Bloor Street between Dufferin and Lansdowne for a car-free weekend, and West of Lansdowne al …


Caribana Junior Carnival and Family Day

Junior Carnival is an annual parade that gives children the opportunity to celebrate Caribbean culture and share it with their community. Young masqueraders dance through the streets in their brightly coloured costumes. This parade, similar to the Carn …


Collingwood Elvis Festival

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It may be the largest of its kind, but it’s also a friendly place with a real sense of community. That’s the beauty of the Collingwood Elvis Festival! Anyone who attends can let loose, release their inner Elvis and feel a little bit like The King.


3rd Annual AlohaFest Toronto

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Join us on Saturday July 29th at Mel Lastman Square from 11 am to 7pm as Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) presents the 3rd Annual AlohaFest Toronto, the city’s original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. At AlohaFest Toront …


August Festivals

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

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The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is 5 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It’s an all out spectacle of visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever!


Global Village: We Are Our Story

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Free family festival @ Shakespeare in High Park Explore the world around you at this free family festival devoted to the stories that make up our Global Village. This festival is an immersive, multi-disciplinary celebration of the land we share, throug …


Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth

The Krinos Taste of the Danforth is Canada’s largest street Festival, welcoming 1.65 million attendees annually. As we enter our 23rd year, the Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages – and of course Food, Food and more Food!


Habari Africa Festival

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Now in its fourth year, Habari Africa Festival features local and international artists who bring the evolving traditions and vibrant diversity of African culture to Toronto.


Habari Africa Festival 2017

Habari Africa festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that displays the rich and diverse cultures of Africa. Join us for a weekend of exploration and engagement with the art, sounds and tastes of the continent. The festival will displa …


Famarama

Celebrating families with entertainment featuring MINI POP KIDS, variety performers, Jillian Jigs outdoor theatre, interactive music, storytelling, scavenger hunts, Groove Dancing and guided family hikes.


Canadian National Exhibition

Marking 138 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and unexpected to beloved traditions and summer pastimes.


Big Feastival Canada

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The UK’s favourite music, food and family-fun festival, lands in Canada for the first time this August 18-20, 2017 at Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte! Headlining our event are Weezer and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, plus over 20 acts on the Main …


Picasso’s Picnic Kids’ Art Festival

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Join us on August 20th for this years’ Picasso’s Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It’s an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).


Indigenous Life Festival

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Commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial and the First Nations People whose land we share, we welcome you to a celebration of Indigenous culture. Live music by LOGAN STAATS, traditional crafts, shelters and games, storytelling, educational activities, S …


Burlington Children’s Festival

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Come celebrate Burlington’s annual Children’s Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid.


Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest 2017

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It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER!! It’s BETTER!! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from loca …


Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival

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The Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival is celebrating its 18th year in the heart of Markham! Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival takes place at the Markham Civic Centre and features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities for children 2 to 12 years of age.


Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

There’s a Party Brewing… Join the town of Creemore for some good old fashioned family fun and help celebrate the brewery, the town and the beer! There will be live music, great food and drink, brewery tours, kids’ activities, classic cars & much more!


Hot & Spicy Food Festival: 20th Anniversary

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The 20th anniversary edition of Hot & Spicy Food Festival showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market, and the ChiliKids cooking competition, all paired with sizzling jazz and Toronto Blues Society’s co-presentation of Canada’s hottes …


Active Ontario Festival

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Get up, get out, and get active at Active Ontario festival! Participate in a team sport like soccer or volleyball, climb your way to the top of our rock-climbing wall, learn to dance in one of our workshops and much more! Admission is free, so join us …


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