July Festivals 2015




Toronto Ribfest

Those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" are here, and some of the most memorable moments are spent at festivals. Many festivals will bring your weekends to life with live music, exciting entertainment, exotic cuisine, thrilling rides, and plenty of fried dough. Admission to most events is Free.

Be sure to fill your Summer with adventure and fun at these July Festivals...

Eco-Art-Fest
Until September 13, 2015
The festival includes public art installations by Canadian artists, art activities for families and all ages, guided art tours, and musical performances in a licensed outdoor space.
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Toronto Ribfest
June 27 to July 1, 2015
The Ribfest Food and Music Festival committee and Rotary Etobicoke invite you to Kick Off Canadian Summer with Toronto Ribfest. Enjoy fabulous food, attractions your whole family can enjoy, great music, a Kidz Zone, a massive Midway, entertainment on three professional Toronto stages and lots more.
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FringeKids! The Toronto Fringe Festival
July 1 to 12, 2015
FringeKids! features nine productions which range from puppet shows and interactive musicals to fantastical tales and charming classics. Ticketed event. Kids and parents are encouraged to stop for a show and stay to play at this year’s FringeKids Festival.
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Taste of Lawrence
July 3 to 5, 2015
The Taste of Lawrence is a three-day food and cultural festival that takes place in the Wexford Heights BIA. As Scarborough’s largest street festival it boasts the most enticing flavours from every cultural community in the GTA. Free.
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Cultura Festival
July 3 to 24, 2015

Now in its fifth season, Cultura is a free weekly Friday night festival in July that celebrates music, art, food, and film. Cultura features unique performers and artists, international street food vendors, creative and interactive art installations, and evening film screenings under the stars in Mel Lastman Square. Free.
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Afrofest
July 4 and 5, 2015

With about 35 scheduled live performances, workshops, spoken word artists, dance groups, an interactive children’s village and marketplace, with over 70 vendors, there is something for everyone. Free.
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Brickfête LEGO Fan Festival - Toronto
July 4 and 5, 2015
Does your child love LEGO? Join us at Brickfête - a LEGO fan festival for the whole family.
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Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival
July 4 and 5, 2015

St. Clair Avenue West will be transformed into a showcase of Latin Life where live music, dance, fiery food, and fun take over the street. Free.
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YOUTH DAY
July 5, 2015

Youth Day is a multimedia festival put on by those 14 to 29 years of age for Toronto. It celebrates the positive achievements of young people by showcasing their music, dance, art, and photography. Free.
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Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
July 7 to August 2, 2015

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Join us as we celebrate our 48th anniversary. We’re bigger and better than ever! Free and ticketed events.
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Carabram: Brampton’s Multicultural Festival
July 10, 11 and 12, 2015

Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival of Friendship, is alive and well and back for its 33rd year in 2015. Carabram celebrates Brampton’s diverse culture through music, dance, food, art and story-telling in one incredible weekend.
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Franco-Fête de Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square
July 10, 2015 to July 24, 2015
Franco-Fête will bring together on stage, in the space of two weeks, dozens of French-speaking Ontarian, Canadian and Pan American artists.
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Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 10 to 26, 2015

Toronto's signature Jazz event, attracting millions of people, is filled with great music, large crowds, and an engaging atmosphere. Free.
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TD IRIE Music Festival at Mississauga Square
July 11, 2015 to July 12, 2015
The TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day, family, friendly festival. 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. Free.
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TO Food Fest
July 12, 2015
Since 2012, the TO Food Fest has been bringing together top foodie-reviewed restaurants and local hidden gems into one exciting event. Established and aspiring chefs can be found at the TO Food Fest, giving the local community a taste of unique and delicious cuisine. Free admission but it is recommended to give a $2 donation or a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest.
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Ritmo y Color at Harbourfront Centre
July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015
It's the 10th edition of Ritmo y Color, one of Toronto's largest pan-Latin festivals, showcasing the cultural vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities both locally and internationally. Free.
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Festival of India
July 18 and 19, 2015

This unique festival launches with a dynamic, high-energy parade down world-famous Yonge Street. The celebrations then shift over to Centre Island for two days of festivities. Admission is free.
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BrazilFest: Toronto International BrazilFest
July 19, 2015

Canada’s largest Brazilian culture event dedicated to showcasing Brazilian culture including its food, dance, and music. Free.
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Festival Kompa Zouk: French Creole Festival
July 28, 2015 to August 3, 2015
FKZO is Ontario’s largest gathering of local, national and international French-Caribbean performers, and has grown into one of Ontario’s premier, bilingual and multicultural family festivals.
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Island Soul Festival at Harbourfront
July 31, 2015 to August 3, 2015
A four-day festival celebrating the cultural diversity of Toronto and the island countries, Harbourfront Centre presents their annual Island Soul Festival. Free.
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Our Calendar of Events is continuously updated. CLICK HERE for an up-to-date list of July Festivals.

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