July Festivals 2019

Muhtadi International Drumming Festival

Whether you are looking to check out some sleek cars, grab some grub in the city, enjoy a little culture, or just soak up the summer sun, there’s a festival in the Greater Toronto Area just for you. Most are free.

Here are the best festivals happening in July...

Northern Heat Rib Series
Ongoing until September 15, 2019
Northern Heat Rib Series is Canada’s largest Rib & Craft Beer Series featuring some of the best rib teams in North America. With events across Ontario, you they bring you the BEST barbeque and food festival experience! More

Toronto Ribfest - Food and Music Festival
June 28, 2019 to July 1, 2019
Kick off a 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. More

The Redpath Waterfront Festival
June 29, 2019 to July 1, 2019
Oh buoy! The Redpath Waterfront Festival returns to Toronto's waterfront on Canada Day weekend from June 29 to July 1, with shiploads of nautical fun for the whole crew. Every three years, the Redpath Waterfront Festival welcomes a fleet of majestic tall ships to Toronto’s waterfront. Free and ticketed events. More

It’s Your Festival
June 29, 2019 to July 1, 2019
“It’s Your Festival” is the oldest and biggest Canada Day Festival in Canada and one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. It’s Your Festival is organized by Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council and 4,000 dedicated volunteers. Free. More

Union Summer
Until August 3, 2019
Union Summer - Presented by TD, returns for the annual summer market, bringing together Toronto's top chefs, musicians, film screenings and live performances to Union Station. More

Toronto Fringe KidsFest
July 3, 2019 to July 14, 2019
Toronto Fringe KidsFest is back at the George Ignatieff Theatre. This dedicated kids theatre component of the wider Toronto Fringe Festival offers 7 different shows for kids aged 2-12. Don't miss the KidsFest Club! Situated on the grassy grounds beside the theatre, the KidsFest Club features outdoor programming for the whole family. KidsFest Club is free (donations accepted). More

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival
July 3, 2019 to August 2, 2019
The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week celebration of Caribbean music, delicious cuisine and exciting revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America. Free and tickets events. More

Franco-Fête de Toronto
July 5, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Toronto's biggest Francophone music and culture festival returns to Yonge-Dundas Square for its 37th edition. From July 5th to 7th, Franco-Fête de Toronto will offer three days of events celebrating the abundance of Francophone heritage and showcasing the very essence of Francophonie. Free. More

Cultura Festival
July 5, 2019 to July 26, 2019
Cultura is a Free family friendly outdoor festival presenting Music, Art, Food and Film every Friday evening in July. More

Beaches International Jazz Festival
July 5, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Toronto’s beloved music festival and summer mainstay, the Beaches International Jazz Festival, returns from July 5 to 28, 2019 to celebrate its 30th year of unparalleled music from both established and emerging artists. Don't miss the Streetfest, the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside and Beaches Jazz Latin Carnival. Free. More

July 6, 2019 to July 7, 2019
AFROFEST is the largest free African festival in North America. Activities include face painting, story telling, drumming lessons. Drum Zone: This is an interactive area at AFROFEST where drummers and dancers meet and create impromptu music and dance. The AFROFEST marketplace has food and merchandise. Free admission. More

Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival
July 6, 2019 to July 7, 2019
Canada’s biggest salsa party featuring an international calibre of Latin music, non-stop dancing in the streets, Latin foods and fun for the entire family! Free admission. More

Annual Fusion Of Taste Festival
July 7, 2019
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 and more. Free admission. More

Festival of India
July 13, 2019 to July 14, 2019
One of Toronto’s most dazzling, head-turning summer events featuring a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street. The celebrations then will shift to Toronto Centre Island, for two days of festivities. Admission is free. More

KidsFest at Centre Island
July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Summer is here - let's celebrate! Centreville Amusement Park is hosting its annual KidsFest event! FREE family fun. Three days featuring bouncy castles, inflatable obstacle courses, face painters, games and much more! More

BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture
July 20, 2019
The BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture is an exceptional community and city-building festival presenting hundreds of culturally significant events, activities, displays and exhibitions. Free admission. More

Black Creek Farm Festival
July 20, 2019
Fun day at the farm! Don’t miss out on delicious pizza from our brick bake oven, free workshops, activities, exhilarating scavenger hunt tour and many more! Organic fresh produce for sale. Kids activities. Free admission. More

Taste of the Woods
July 20, 2019
Taste of the Woods offers delicious food, spectacular entertainment, amazing raffle prizes, fun activities, affordable vendors and much more. Free admission. More

Muhtadi International Drumming Festival
July 20, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Muhtadi International Drumming Festival is a two-day multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums from a beautiful mix of nations.  Drumbeats at this Festival connect the heartbeats of Canada's enviable, harmonious combination of cultures. Free admission. More

Toronto International BrazilFest
July 21, 2019
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. There are attractions for the whole family including a great Kids Zone. Free admission. More

KidZfest at Canada's Wonderland
July 22, 2019 to August 5, 2019
Live entertainment, dance parties, foam pits, and more! Plus, special visits from your favourite tv characters such as Thomas & Friends, Toopy & Binoo, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Bob the Builder, Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, and MARVEL© Superheroes! More

Taste of Teesdale
July 23, 2019
Taste of Teesdale offers delicious food, spectacular entertainment, amazing raffle prizes, fun activities, affordable vendors and much more. Free admission. More

Tirgan Festival
July 25, 2019 to July 28, 2019
A weekend-long festival celebrating Iranian arts and culture; featuring theatrical performances, dance, music, a DJ night, numerous kids programs, a traditional tea house, and lots of delicious food. Free. More

Ribfest in Richmond Hill
July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Ribbers cook and compete for various Best titles including Best Sauce and Best Ribs as decided by honorary judges. Bring your friends and your appetites as this festival is one you won't want to miss! Free admission. More

AlohaFest Toronto
July 27, 2019
AlohaFest Toronto is one of the few places in the city where guests can indulge in both local favourites and unique Hawaiian treats. AlohaFest Toronto is a free event that will take place rain or shine. E komo mai ("Welcome")! More

ImportFest 2019
July 27, 2019
See hundreds of highly modified cars from across Canada and the USA go head to head in a competition of style, sleek engineering and cool design!Watch LIVE Entertainment from center stage and visit exhibitors showcasing the latest in Performance, Tuning and Lifestyle! More

July 27, 2019
Nothing says summer more, than street festivals in Toronto! For the fourth consecutive year, OssFest returns for a pedestrian take over of the Ossington Strip between Dundas St W and Queen St W. Over 20 extended patios, music and entertainment programming all day and into the evening. Free admission. More

Taste of the Middle East Food Festival
July 27, 2019
Appreciate the vibrant art, music and dance that will surround you as you expand your palate and taste the 1001 Flavours that the Middle Eastern culture has to offer. Free admission. More

The Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival
July 27, 2019 to July 28, 2019
The Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival is an outdoor event held in Scarborough's Guild Park and Gardens. Featuring artists, artisan vendors, live performances, beer garden and children's activities. Free admission. More

Our Calendar of Events is always updated. CLICK HERE for an up-to-date list of July 2019 Festivals.

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