The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

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Exciting Year-Round Events in Toronto


There's always something exciting happening here in Toronto. Whether you're planning a visit today, this weekend, or months from now, you're assured of finding an event or attraction that captivates your interest. Browse our list of upcoming events and points of interest below.


Luminato - Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity: June 14-25, 2017

For ten days each year in June, the five-year old Luminato, the Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, transforms the stages, streets and public spaces of Toronto with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature, food, visual arts, fashion, film, food and design.

Pride Toronto : June 1-30, 2017

The 10-day Toronto's Pride Week is a celebration of the city's gay, lesbian and queer communities and heritage, and is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, and one of Toronto’s main events of the year attracting more than 1.2-million visitors.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival: June 23 - July 2, 2017

Ten days of performances at 40 locations around Toronto offer a range of styles of music and venues from funky bars to elegant halls.

Canada Day Celebrations: June 28 - July 1, 2017

Apart from the ever popular and spectacular fireworks show on Canada Eve (June 30) preceded by a wealth of top level entertainment, the Toronto Canada Day Celebrations offer everything from dance in all shapes and forms, amazing selections and offerings of food from all over the world and much more.

Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival: July 5-16, 2017

The Toronto Fringe Festival features approximately 150 shows highlighting new plays and old favorites, experimental works and fresh hits presented by local, national, and international artists in more than 35 venues across Toronto.

Summerlicious: July 7-23, 2017

Summerlicious is one of Toronto's favourite culinary celebrations. For two mouth-watering weeks in July savour delicious three-course prix fixe menus served by more than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants.

North America Indigenous Games: July 16-23, 2017

The North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America.

Rogers Cup: August 5-13, 2017

Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is a prestigious professional tennis tournament organized by Tennis Canada. Since 1881 for the men and 1892 for the women, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Toronto and Montreal alternate hosting the men’s and women’s tournaments which are held during the same week

Caribana Parade: August 6, 2017

The Caribana Festival is an exciting three-week cultural festival of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry and visual and performing arts culminating in the spectacle of Parade Day. On the Lakeshore with a kaleidoscope of music, colourful costumes, theatrical masquerade band displays, steel bands, and mouth-watering feasts of Caribbean cuisine, culminating in the popular Caribana Parade.

Canadian National Exhibition – CNE: August 18 - September 4, 2017

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event and the fifth largest event in North America. Attracting more than 1.3 million visitors each year revelers come for the entertainment, midway rides and games, parades, exhibits and daily Mardi Gras parade and the three-day Canadian International Air Show.

Canadian International Air Show: September 2-4, 2017

A concluding event of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto since 1949, and recognized as one of the largest and longest-running aviation display air shows in North America, the Canadian International Air Show features aircraft from Canada and the United States, as well as other countries performing over Lake Ontario.

Toronto International Film Festival: September 7-17, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is now recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes, attracting more than 500,000 movie lovers to view over 350 films from 64 countries screened at approximately 37 screens in downtown Toronto venues.

Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival: September 9 & 10, 2017

This event on Toronto Centre Island now attracting teams from all over the world, has become an increasingly popular affair for 25 years. The Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Chinese culture and others too in a wide selection of food, crafts, workshops, and performances.

Toronto Oktoberfest: September 29 & 30, 2017

Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City through authentic food, drink and merriment. Event highlights include authentic Bavarian fare prepared by Chef Marc Thuet using Piller’s sausages and schnitzel, traditional Festhalle seating and décor, Bavarian dancers and oompah brass bands, traiditonal Oktoberfest games, singing and dancing, and so much more!

Nuit Blanche Toronto: September 30, 2017

A contemporary art event that magically transforms Toronto’s streets and parks into an artistic playground with exhibitions, live performances and creative programs.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: October 22, 2017

Promoting a truly festive atmosphere, the Toronto Marathon features a wealth of entertainment right through the city with music and live bands, singers and cheer leaders concluding with the very popular post-race Victory party in Nathan Phillips Square.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: November 3-12, 2017

Once a year, the country comes to the city bringing along over 300 vendors, regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows and everything else in between. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest of its kind and truly is part of Canadian tradition.

Gourmet Food & Wine Expo: November 16-19, 2017

The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo offers the chance to enjoy gourmet food as well as over 1,800 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the world. This event is reputed to present events with the style and sophistication of downtown cocktail parties along with offering information, education.

Santa Claus Parade: November 19, 2017

The Santa Claus Parade has been a Toronto tradition since 1905. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids (and adults!).

The Toronto Christmas Market: November 16 - December 23, 2017

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products.

New Year’s Eve in Toronto: December 31, 2017

The Toronto area is set to celebrate the arrival of 2017 – Canada’s 150th birthday! Find the event that suits your style from our picks.



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