Ready for the weekend? We are!
Friday, August 18
– Green Day: Punk rock band Green Day are bringing their Revolution Radio tour to Toronto’s Budweiser stage on August 18th, 2017.
– On Wax: A 90’s Vinyl Party: The ’90s just called; and they want you to get off the internet and head to Gladstone Hotel for On Wax, a night filled with 90’s Hip Hop, RnB and Dance Music played on crates of Vinyl a
– Waterfront Arcade: a free interactive installation where video games from Toronto-based artists will be projected on a giant screen for audience members to watch and play, will be taking over Toronto’s Sherbourne Common.
– Indie Fridays: Free music concerts at Yonge and Dundas Square (artist: Hunter Siegel presents #NoNeon)
–The Big Festival(Fri – Sun): The Big Feastival, the U.K.’s popular food, music and family-fun festival comes to Canada on August 18-20, 2017 at Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte (15 minutes north of Barrie). Headlining the event is Weezer, Grammy-award winning Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Other acts include The Strumbellas, OK Go, De La Soul, Magic!, Basia Bulat, Dragonette, and Wintersleep.
– Adelaide Eats : Adelaide Eats returns for its third year to the second-floor terrace of Adelaide Place with dishes designed by some of Toronto’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers and artisanal food makers. August 18th is the last day of the event!
– Evergreen Brick Works’ Wild Blueberry Weekend (Fri – Sun): Learn, taste, eat and shop from more than 20 food producers, preservers, bakers and chefs, all featuring wild blueberry products and dishes at Evergreen Brick Works’ Wild Blueberry Weekend. Dishes featured include pork and venison sausages, Japanese mochi, waffles, tamales, wine, ice pops and more!
Saturday, August 19
– Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival : Meatless-burgers and dairy-free ice cream as far as the eyes can see, and 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.
– Chinatown Festival (Sat – Sun): The Chinatown Festival features dragon dances, lanterns, and burning incense. There is also a smorgasbord of street food, including delicacies from China, the Philippines, Japan, and more. This is the festival’s 17th anniversary and has the theme “Meeting Across The Milky Way;” a folk tale about Chinese Valentine’s day, representing love and loyalty between lovers and the supporting surrounding. There are also two performance stages and special areas for buskers.
– CityFest: Music, food, contests, art and more abound at this year’s annual Cityfest, giving one of Toronto’s recently transformed neighbourhoods a street festival. CityFest takes over Canoe Landing Park with a chance for the nearby condo dwellers to get out and celebrate their neighbourhood. This year’s event features an all-day beer garden, food trucks, vendors and live music from local DJs.
– Taste of Manila (Sat – Sun): Taste of Manila brings the culture of one of Toronto’s biggest immigrant communities to the rest of the city. The Philippine Cultural Community Centre and the Philippine Consulate General host a street festival highlighting Filipino culture and cuisine.
– Rastafest in the Village (Sat-Sun): Toronto’s biggest reggae festival returns to Toronto with a new location, Black Creek Pioneer Village. The family fun festival will feature performances by local as well as international artists, children & youth activities, ancestral drumming, ital food, and an arts & crafts marketplace.
– BAM 2017: Come out for a night of curated music, drinks, food and art at Blank Canvas Gallery for Casa Pueblito’s BAM 2017. The night will feature performances and artwork by emerging Latinx artists based in the GTA. Artists will share work that speaks, in unique and intersecting ways, to one or more of the three themes of the night: resistance, community and self.
Sunday, August 21
– India Day: Celebrate India’s 70th Independence Anniversary at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square with the support of India in Canada (Consulate General of India, Toronto).
– Christie Pits Film Festival: Open air Film (movie: Special surprise screening. Two-night closing weekend. )
– Family Sunday: ARTastic: Make your Sunday a FUNday and enjoy a day of discovery packed with exciting themed experiences and hands-on activities inspired by the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Families can have an ARTastic day at the ROM where creativity and imagination rule.
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- Toronto Light Fest at The Distillery District
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- Vancouver’s Arabic Language Festival this December
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