CNE 2016 Highlights




Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, an aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all of which are FREE with admission to the CNE.

Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event. Over the course of its 18 day run, the CNE attracts more than 1.5 million people each year.

2016 CNE Dates: August 19 to September 5.

For more info, visit: www.theex.com.

SPECIAL OFFERS

• Advance Ticket Discount: Save up to 33% on CNE tickets until August 18!
• $8 @ the Gate Opening Day Special: Grounds admission is only $8 on Friday, August 19
• $6 after 5 pm Special: Admission to the CNE is just $6 after 5 pm Monday through Thursday (excluding Labour Day Monday)
• Kid's Toonie Monday: Children 2 years and under get in for $2 when accompanied by a paying adult (rides extra). August 22 and 29
• $6 in The 6 Youth Day: Visitors 17 years and under pay only $6 to get in before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30. Scott Helman and Tyler Shaw perform at the Bandshell that night! Concert free with admission.

To find out more about CNE Special Offers, click here.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

Pre-CNE fun in and around the Horse Palace - free admission!
• HorseCapades - Jul 31 to Aug 18
• HorsePower Live! - Jul 31 to Aug 18

Agriculture
• Ambassador of the Fairs Competition Finals - Aug 21
• The Farm
  ◦ Agri-Magic - Aug 19 to 24
  ◦ Balcony Gardening
  ◦ Butter Sculptures
  ◦ Corn Maze
  ◦ Displays & Demonstrations
  ◦ EquiMania
  ◦  HorseCapades
  ◦ Kids' AgVenture
  ◦ Mystic Drumz - Aug 31 to Sept 5
  ◦ The Udder Show - Aug 25 to 30
  ◦ Vertical Gardens

Attractions and Shows
• Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating Show starring:
  ◦ Joannie Rochette - Aug 19 to 22, Aug 26 to Sept 5
  ◦ Elvis Stojko - Aug 23 to 25
• Casino - Jul 31 to Sept 5
• The Great Canadian Water Ski Caper
• International Stage
• Mardi Gras Parade
• Northern Comfort Saloon
• Ribfest
• Rising Star Talent Competition
• Rock & Roll Over!: President's Choice SuperDogs Show
• RUSH: Parkour Competitive Demonstrations
• Toronto Star Food Building
• Tribute bands, live music and strolling park entertainers
• The Wine Garden
• XPogo Stunt Team

Bandshell Concerts
• Randy Bachman - Aug 19
• Jefferson Starship - Aug 20
• Headstones - Aug 21
• Aloha Elvis - Aug 22
• Ricky Nelson Remembered - Aug 23
• Luciano - Aug 24
• Alan Frew - Aug 25
• George Canyon - Aug 26
• Dean Brody - Aug 27
• High Valley & Jess Moskaluke - Aug 28
• The Legendary Downchild Blues Band - Aug 29
• Scott Helman & Tyler Shaw - Aug 30
• A Great Big World - Aug 31
• Ria Mae & Coleman Hell - Sept 1
• 54•40 - Sept 2
• The Trews - Sept 3
• Walk Off The Earth - Sept 4

Celebrity Chef Stage
• Yvonne Tremblay - daily
• Claudio Aprile - Aug 19
• Michael Smith - Aug 20
• Lynn Crawford - Aug 21
• Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat - Aug 22
• A Vine Romance - Aug 23
• Scott Baechler - Aug 24
• Matt Basile - Aug 25
• Anna Olson - Aug 26
• Mark McEwan - Aug 27
• Ned Bell - Aug 28
• Sang Kim - Aug 29
• Afrim Pristine - Aug 30
• Rodney Bowers - Aug 31
• Joel MacCharles & Dana Harrison - Sept 1
• Jason Parsons - Sept 2
• ChefD - Sept 3
• Maggie McKeown - Sept 4

Exhibits
• Augmenting Reality Exhibit
• Canadian Armed Forces Interactive Area
• CNEA Membership Exhibit
• International Sand Sculpting Competition and Display
• Star Trek: "50 Artists. 50 Years."
• Toronto West Arts Collaborative

Games and Rides

• Adult Midway featuring the CNE Sky Ride, the Mach 3 and the new Himalaya ride
• Kiddie Midway
• Over 100 Midway Games

Horticulture

• Balcony Gardening
• Feature Gardens
• Flower and Vegetable Competition Display
• Garden Show
• Topiary Garden Display
• Vertical Gardens

Kids' World

• Kiddie Midway
• Kids' World Park:
  ◦ Face Painting & Caricatures
  ◦ Reptilia
  ◦ Splash Pad
  ◦ Under the Little Top
• Kids' World Stage:
  ◦ The Incredible Magic of Professor Wick - daily
  ◦ Splash'N Boots - daily
  ◦ Barney - Aug 19 to 27
  ◦ Bob the Builder - Aug 19 to 27
  ◦ Thomas & Friends - Aug 28 to Sept 5
  ◦ Mike the Knight - Aug 28 to Sept 5
• KidStreet Interactive Zone:
  ◦ Art Studio
  ◦ Baby Care Centre
  ◦ Make Music
  ◦ Paleo World - Unleash Your Junior Paleontologist
  ◦ Pizza Nova Pizza Making
  ◦    Toddler Town Play Centre
• Meet & Greets:
 ◦ Angelina Ballerina - Aug 19 to 27
 ◦ Little Charmers Hazel - Aug 28 to Sept 5

Shopping

• Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavilion
• At Home Pavilion
• Garden Show
• Gourmet Kitchen
• International Pavilion
• Outdoor Marketplace
• Piazza of Cultures
• Shoppers' Market
• Warehouse Outlets

Special Events

• Opening Day Ceremonies - Aug 19
• 2016 Nautique Wakesurf Championships - Aug 19 to 21
• CNE Innovation Garage - Aug 19 to 21
• Warriors' Day Parade - Aug 20
• Ambassador of the Fairs Competition Finals - Aug 21
• Kids Toonie Mondays - Aug 22 & 29
• Food Products Day - Aug 24
• Nautique WWA Wakeboard World Championships - Aug 25 to 28
• Food Truck Frenzy - Aug 26 to 28
• Craft Beer Festival - Aug 26 to 28
• Cat Show - Aug 27 & 28
• $6 in The 6 for 17 yrs & under (till 3 p.m.) - Aug 30
• Canadian International Air Show - Sept 3 to 5
• Labour Day Parade - Sept 5

Sports

• Baseball:
  ◦ Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament
  ◦ Old Timer Players of the Past
  ◦ CNE Women's Fastball Tournament
• The Great Canadian Water Ski Caper
• RUSH: Parkour Competitive Demonstrations
• XPogo Stunt Team

Walks and Talks

• CNE Ghost Walks - Monday to Friday (except Labour Day)
• CNE Heritage Tour - Monday to Friday (except Labour Day)

And much more!

Events may change. Always check website before heading out!
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