July 2017 Festivals

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Fairs and festivals and feasts - it’s non-stop action in Toronto and the GTA this month. Read on for our list of July Festivals. With everything from community fairs to music and food festivals, there’s something to entertain every member of the family.

Fill your Summer with adventure and fun at these July Festivals...

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Until July 2, 2017
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz. 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 400 performances with over 2000 musicians performing at approximately 50 locations around Toronto. Free + Ticketed Events.
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Heritage Ontario Festival
June 30 to July 3, 2017
The Heritage Ontario festival lets you delve into our past and gaze into our future. This free admission 4-day Ontario150 festival will celebrate Ontario’s vast multicultural history with lots of heritage activities, food, drinks and entertainment.
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Toronto Ribfest - Food and Music Festival
June 30 to July 3, 2017
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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The Redpath Waterfront Festival
July 1 to July 3, 2017
Mark your calendars for July 1-3 and join the fun on the Waterfront! The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, will be kicking off the Canada 150 celebrations as the official launch of the ONTARIO 150 Tour. Visit HTO Park and snap a selfie with the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, grab a bite and browse unique finds from 75 vendors at the Waterfront Artisan Market. Free admission.
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Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival
July 3 to July 23, 2017
With hundreds of thousands in attendance, the three week-long festival attracted more dancers, families and Latino culture lovers to Toronto than ever before – from across the country and around the world! Free admission.
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Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival
July 3 to August 5, 2017
Celebrate 50 Years of the Festival! We're back. And we're bigger than ever. Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival. The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is 5 glorious weeks of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry. It's an all out spectacle of visual and performing arts.
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Toronto Fringe KidsFest
July 5 to July 16, 2017
Toronto Fringe KidsFest runs from July 5-16, 2017 at the George Ignatieff Theatre. This dedicated kids theatre component of the wider Toronto Fringe Festival offers 8 different shows for kids aged 2-12. Tickets are only $5 for kids and $12 for adults. Don't miss the KidsFest Club! Situated on the grassy grounds beside the theatre, the KidsFest Club features Free outdoor programming for the whole family. 
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Prairies to Pacific at Harbourfront
July 7 to July 9, 2017
Go west! This festival features a broad array of music, multidisciplinary arts, and activities that represent the beautiful patchwork of Canada's West. Free admission.
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Taste of Lawrence
July 7 to July 9, 2017
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. Locals and tourists alike come to the festival to experience the Taste firsthand as they celebrate their cultures and learn about the rich heritage of others. Features a Kids' Zone. Free admission.
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Cultura Festival
July 7 to July 28, 2017
Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. Cultura celebrates Toronto’s rich diversity featuring world renowned Musicians, tasty international street food, explosive buskers and dance, interactive art activities, and evening film screenings under the stars. Free admission.
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Brickfête LEGO Fan Festival - Toronto 
July 8 to July 9, 2017
Does your child love LEGO? Join us at Brickfête - a LEGO fan festival for the whole family.
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11th Annual Fusion Of Taste Festival
July 9, 2017
Fusion of Taste street festival is one day celebration of multiculturalism that takes place at Albion Road and Islington Ave every year. The event showcases over 100 artists with 10.5 hours of programming, over 60 tasty and creative vendors, Kidz Zone, Fun Zone, exciting competitions, buskers and much more. Free admission.
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Oakville Children's Festival
July 9, 2017
Toopy and Binoo, the popular cat and mouse duo from the hit children’s television show, will headline the 2017 Oakville Children’s Festivale 2017 Oakville Children’s Festival. The event will also feature performances by comedian and juggler Bob Cates, singer Mike Ford, Silk Acrobatic artist Heather Govender, KaHa:wi Dance Theatre’s Pow Wow Bootcamp, First Nations Storyteller Cheri Maracle, The Compound All Star Urban Dance Team, ROCKGarden Party, Toyland Puppet Show, and street magicians Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance and more. Free admission.​
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Rung De' One Canadian Colour Festival
July 9, 2017
Canadian Colour Festival #rungdeone is a pioneer interactive event, which uniquely celebrates #beingcanadian and embraces the true spirit of #beingone by celebrating unity in diversity. July 9th is the day where you get to PLAY OUTDOORS WITH COLOUR powder, INDULGE in festival food, DANCE to your favourite tunes & ENJOY with fellow Canadians. Ticketed event.
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TO Food Fest
July 9 , 2017
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 - $2 donation recommended.
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Canada 150 Summer Festival
July 14, 2017
Celebrating 150 years of fun! Featuring Entertainment, Food Trucks, Crafts, Inflatables, Face Painting and more! Plus visit the MomenTO Canadian Artifact pop-up museum. Free fun for all ages. Indoor/Outdoor event. Rain or Shine. Free admission.
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Carabram: Brampton’s Multicultural Festival
July 14 to July 16, 2017
Carabram is an annual multicultural festival that brings together cultures across Brampton through food, entertainment and education. The festival takes place annually on the second weekend of July and welcomes visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area.
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Shield to Shore at Harbourfront Centre
July 14 to July 16, 2017
Explore the music and culture of the St. Lawrence River basin through both contemporary trends and traditional genres, in a rich showcase of the kaleidoscope of styles that is Canada’s East. Free admission.
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Scarborough Celebrates Ontario
July 15 to July 16, 2017
Scarborough Celebrates Ontario (SCO) is a 2-day fun filled weekend celebration that aims to showcase, promote and celebrate Ontario's 150 years of diversity and uniqueness. Activities will include live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, dance competitions,  vendor exhibitions and marketplace, cultural fashion show, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone and much more! Free admission.
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Festival of India
July 15 to July 16, 2017
Bringing a Splash of Spiritual Culture to Toronto! The past four decades have witnessed the Festival of India blossom into one of Toronto’s most dazzling, head-turning summer events. The 45th Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) will be taking place on July 15th and 16th, 2017. Admission is free.
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Halal Food Festival
July 15 to July 16, 2017
With cuisines from all around the world from participating halal restaurants, bakeries, manufacturers and specialty stores, there are options for every palate. Guests can enjoy samples from Sample City, outdoor demonstrations and grilling vendors at Street Fest, and cooking seminars and the annual Cake Walk contest at the Main Stage. While parents eat their hearts out, kids can enjoy jumping castles, an obstacle course, live entertainment, free face painting and balloons in the 7,500 sq. ft. Sufra’s Indoor Kids Zone. Admission $5
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Victorious Festival
July 15 to July 22, 2017
Where can you find live entertainment, fabulous music and great food? Victorious Festivals 2017! Victorious offers tons for everyone to enjoy. This year we will be hosting festivals in two exciting venues: Punta Gorda, Belize and Niagara Falls, Canada. It's not only fun, and best of all, this event is completely free.
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Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 21 to July 23, 2017
Toronto's signature Jazz event, attracting millions of people, is filled with great music, large crowds, and an engaging atmosphere. Free & ticketed events.
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Northern Passages at Harbourfront Centre
July 21 to July 23, 2017
Join this arctic-bound adventure to hear the sounds of throat singers, folk musicians, and storytellers, and see films from across Canada's vast regions of the North. Free admission.
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Richmond Hill's Ribfest
July 21 to July 23, 2017
Richmond Hill’s Ribfest is a three-day outdoor festival that features professional rib teams travelling to Richmond Hill from across North America. Ribbers cook and compete for various Best titles including sauces and ribs. And, in addition to the many delicious food options, there is also live entertainment, a beer garden, children & toddler's fun zone with inflatables and an indoor children's activity area to enjoy! Free admission.
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July 22, 2017
Back for its second year, meet us on Ossington on Saturday, July 22nd, from 2pm-11pm for Ossfest. Ossington Avenue between Queen and Dundas Street West, will be transformed with all things memorable that summer weekend in the city are made of: shopping, dancing, live music, patios, eating, drinking and being merry. Free. 
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BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture
July 22 to July 23, 2017
Toronto’s BIG on Bloor Festival, winner of Festivals & Events Ontario’s Top 100, returns July 22 and 23 for its 10th year with an expanded program, the inauguration of BIG Murals and BIG X, and festival favourites; Card-Yard, Celebrate Here, How We Live in Cities, JOUEZ Participatory/Performance Art Projects, Savour Bloor and The BIG Market Place. Crafts, story-telling, face-painting, buskers and more. Free admission.
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TD Festival of South Asia
July 22 to July 23, 2016
The TD Festival of South Asia creates a window into the East to celebrate and experience the culture and cuisine of South Asia. Activities for all ages including a Kids Zone! Free admission.
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BrazilFest: Toronto International BrazilFest
July 23, 2017
The Festival will offer its attendees the opportunity to be closer to the performers. Get a chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil with Brazilian style foods and a family area for families with children to enjoy the day. Free admission.
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July 23, 2017
YD T.O is a FREE annual festival celebrating the positive achievements of young people showcasing their MUSIC, DANCE, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION & FILM in front of some 35,000 visitors! Free admission.
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Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront
July 27 to July 30, 2017
Explore the diversity of Iran through music, dance, theatre, art, cinema and a crafts market. Enjoy delicious Iranian food and tea and experience the richness of one of the world’s oldest cultures. Free admission.
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AlohaFest Toronto
July 29, 2017
Join us on Saturday July 29th at Mel Lastman Square from 11 am to 7pm as Hālau Hula I Ka Lā (“Hula School in the Sun”) presents the 3rd Annual AlohaFest Toronto, the city's original and only united celebration of Polynesian culture. At AlohaFest Toronto, we share the Aloha spirit with over thousands of people through engaging cultural performances, fun kids’ crafts and unique items available at the AlohaFest Marketplace. Free admission.
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Our Calendar of Events is always updated. CLICK HERE for an up-to-date list of July 2017 Festivals.

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