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You live in Toronto or planning to visit the city this summer ? We have you covered for the best summer events happening the Toronto. Whether these events are free or for a small fee, we know you’ll love and enjoy at least one of them.

Toronto Food Truck Festival – July 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016

Enjoy the many flavours of Toronto’s food truck, helpfully arranged to give you an outdoor food court with a number of delicious options. Toronto’s food truck scene has grown tremendously in the last few years, and this festival offer you the chance to find a new truck to stalk, or an old favourite to revisit.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto – July 05, 2016 – July 31, 2016

This popular event features some of the biggest highlights of the summer including the Caribana Grand Parade, Annual Gala and the tent villages. Known for drawing close to a million spectators in past years, the Caribbean Carnival is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.

The current schedule is as follows:

Grand Parade
July 30

Junior Carnival
July 16

Calypso Extravaganza Show
July 23

King & Queen Show
July 28

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
Via Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival – August 13, 2016

Meatless-burgers and dairy-free ice cream as far as the eyes can see, and so many more foods created for vegans and the vegan-curious. Get a taste of longstanding favourites of the carnivorous, such as tacos, pizza, and even barbecue. When you’re done stuffing your face, you can enjoy the music of Marcio Novelli, Midnight Lemonade, Hot Apollo, and many more.

Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival

Photo from Vegan Food and Drink Festival website

Read : 10 Things To Do This Summer

Toronto’s Festival of Beer – July 22 – 24, 2016

The Festival boasts over 60 brewers featuring more than 300 brands from all over the globe. From lagers to stouts, fruit beer to ales, we have something for everyone! The Festival features more than just beer; there are several non-malt based beverages available including cider and ready-to-drink beverages! Our food vendors are all well known Toronto food purveyors creating some great grub for you to enjoy! Whether you’re looking for oysters, poutine, or a burger, you’ll be able to find the perfect thing to satisfy your appetite!

 Toronto's Festival of Beer

TD Toronto Jazz Festival – June 24 to July 3, 2016

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. What began in 1987 as an eight-day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days. Attractions include more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at 40 locations around Toronto.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

10 thoughts on “5 festivals to attend this summer in Toronto”

  1. I’m SO jealous right now! I come from Singapore where we have really little space and insanely hot weather, so outdoor festivals aren’t really a thing. These look great, I wish there was some way i could fly over and check them out!

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