June 2018 Festivals




Mac ‘n Cheese Festival

Sunny weekends are perfect for family-fun festivals, and the GTA has lots to offer this June. Whether your crew loves classic carnival games, art, music or food, this year's festival season has something for everyone. Here are the best Festivals taking place in and around the city. Most are Free.

Bread and Honey Festival
June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Where's the best location for fun festivities for the whole family? Come join us at the 46th Annual Streetsville Founders' Bread & Honey Festival. Don't miss our talented line-up of live performers for children and adults, alike, a wide selection of carnival rides, games and hands-on educational demonstrations for the whole family... and of course, FREE Bread and Honey.
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Eats and Beats Streetfest 
June 2, 2018
Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past world-famous De Grassi Street. It’s all happening just across the bridge from Toronto’s Downtown Core. Free.
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Annual Riverdale Art Walk
June 2, 2018 and June 3, 2018
Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park and Community Centre in Toronto's flourishing Queen East arts district. The festival hosts over 165 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups and food vendors. Free admission.
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Unionville Festival
June 2, 2018 and June 3, 2018
Features the traditional Saturday morning Parade, the Fun Zone for kids, the annual Funky 5K race, the York-Durham heritage train and don’t forget Family Fun Day in the Park on Sunday. There will be music everywhere and plenty of vendors – including, of course, the unique shops of Unionville. Admission is free.
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The City of Burlington’s Kite Festival
June 3, 2018
Join us for Burlington's annual Kite Festival. Build a kite or bring your own to help fill the sky with colour and celebrate diversity. Join us for some free family fun, entertainment and vendors. Kite building materials are available while supplies last. Free.
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Mill Pond Splash Eco-Festival
June 3, 2018
Mill Pond Splash is a family oriented event showcasing environmental conservation and our natural heritage. With wildlife displays, live music, stream sampling, and environmental displays – there’s lots to see and do! Free.
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Luminato Festival
June 6, 2018 to June 24, 2018
The 2018 festival lineup includes critically-acclaimed, globe-spanning, and expansive theatre, dance, music, talks and more, coming to Toronto this June. In this year’s program you will find reflections on the world today, with many opportunities to engage with questions about equality, human rights, justice and inclusion. Free + Ticketed events.
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Mac ‘n Cheese Festival
June 8 to 10, 2018
Canada's ultimate comfort food festival is coming back for it's 4th year! Join North America’s largest food festival celebrating everything mac and cheese. Try OVER 50 ooey gooey creations made by chefs that you can only find here! At Milton Fairgrounds.
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Annual Art Crawl 
June 9, 2018
For the 6th year in a row, this June 9th 2018, 55+ artists are taking over Liberty Village Park, located in the heart of Liberty Village for a day of art, design, live music, interactive demos, delicious food, face painting and more! Free admission.
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Grilled Cheese Challenge
June 9, 2018
In association with Women's Habitat and presented by Lakeshore Village, comes the Grilled Cheese Challenge! Come out and enjoy this free event showcasing the best that Lakeshore Village has to offer. The Grilled Cheese Challenge features dozens of vendors and exhibitors, food and drink, beer gardens, car show, a midway for the kids, and of course - The Grilled Cheese Challenge! Free admission.
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Roncy Rocks! Music & Arts Festival
June 9, 2018
The day will feature 10 hours of live music, an art party, an art show and sale, kids’ activities, a dog show and a sidewalk sale. Free admission.
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Village Day by The Yonge Lawrence Village BIA
June 9, 2018
Join us for our annual Village Day Street Festival which takes place on Yonge Street from Lawrence Avenue to Yonge Boulevard . . .  fun for the entire family! Free.
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Foodalicious Toronto
June 9 to 10, 2018
Toronto’s second annual Foodalicious Food Festival takes over Downsview Park on Saturday June, 9th and Sunday, June 10th, 2018. Enjoy great food, live music and attractions from some of Toronto’s top local vendors and entertainers. Foodalicious Food Festival welcomes you to a large selection of Toronto’s top food trucks, carnival games, inflatables, stage shows, live music and so much more. Foodalicious is guaranteed fun for all ages.
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Sound of Music Festival Burlington
June 14, 2018 to June 17, 2018
So much music, so much fun. Every year in June, music takes over Burlington Downtown and Waterfront.  The largest local music event of the year features an eclectic combination of emerging artists, blasts from the past and current performers. A mix of free and ticketed shows continue all over town for nine days.  Activities include a ticketed Kick-off Concert, Sound of Music Club Series, Grande Festival Parade, Downtown Streetfest, Children’s Village, carnival, vendors and FREE concerts on Father's Day Weekend! Bring the whole family, you’ll find something for everyone.
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CHIN Picnic
June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Join us for an incredible weekend of food, entertainment and music visit the 52nd CHIN Picnic! Now part of the Taste of Little Italy on College Street. Free  admission.
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Mississauga Waterfront Festival
June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Join us June 15, 16 and 17 for all the fun, festivities, music and delights for all ages. It’s the best event in Mississauga – and its free!
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Taste of Little Italy
June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Toronto’s most frequented and delicious street festival is gearing up for another year of cultural celebrations. Taste of Little Italy is a summer tradition for many Toronto residences and beyond. It’s the perfect social event for those looking for something to do in the city and best of all, it’s free admission! Explore the tastes and sounds of Italy right in the middle of Toronto as College Street transforms into a classic Italian piazza for the Father’s Day and FIFA World Cup opening weekend. Free.
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Mississauga Halal Food Fest
June 16, 2018 to June 17, 2018
The Mississauga Halal Food Festival is a multicultural platform where the community experiences and enjoys the food, fashion and entertainment of South Asia and the Middle East. There will be a range of restaurants and distributers of Halal food who will be sampling and promoting their products and businesses. Free.
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Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
June 16 to 17, 2018
In 2018, as the Festival celebrates its 30th year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Toronto. Once again, this year, the Festival will welcome teams and visitors from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia. Free to watch.
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Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival
June 16, 2018 to June 17, 2018
On Father's Day weekend, our farm will welcome food trucks from across the region to celebrate at our Food Truck Festival. Bring dad to the farm June 16 & 17 to  savour tasty treats from one or more of the food trucks in attendance. We have a wide variety of trucks serving up delicious cuisine that is sure to please every palate. Free admission. Food purchases.
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Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York
June 21, 2018 to June 24, 2018
The Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts and food. Free admission.
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TD IRIE Music Festival at Mississauga Square
June 22 and 23, 2018
Kick off the summer with the tropical flavors and rhythmic sounds of reggae, soca, African music, dance, spoken word, art, international foods, and more. The 16th annual TD IRIE Music Festival gets officially underway on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Mississauga Celebration Square. Free admission.
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Oakville Family Ribfest
June 22, 2018 to 24, 2018
Once again, the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar are hosting this years Ribfest at the beautiful Sheridan College campus on Trafalger Road. This expansive paved site means we have more ribs, more music, more things to see and do, more fun for the kids, more sweet treats, and more enjoyment with friends and family all weekend long. Free admission.
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Taste of Asia
June 22, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Each summer, Markham sees the coming together of dazzling cultural performances, culinary artists, iconic celebrities, dignitaries, sports fans, artisans and food connoisseurs. This year’s event will fill the streets with three days of non-stop multicultural performances for families and friends. Free.
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TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 22, 2018 to July 1, 2018
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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The Redpath Waterfront Festival
June 22, 2018 to June 24, 2018
It is going to be INCREDIBALL! The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport is back June 22-24 with carefree fun, endless entertainment and classic summer eats! Have a ball exploring HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes, a larger-than-life installation made up of six, 6.5” tall motorized beach balls. Catch a performance of Aqua Cirque, a water-inspired circus show. Stick around after performances, and kids can learn a few tricks of their own at guided workshops led by the acrobats. Free admission.
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The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
June 23, 2018
Celebrate the longest day of sun in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood with over 70 participating businesses from The Junction BIA, family fun activities, music, art, performances, food and drinks. FREE.
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Flavours of Fairbank
June 23 to 24, 2018
Fairbank Village BIA, a Business Improvement Area servicing Eglinton West of Dufferin is proud to announce the annual Fairbank Summerfest along Eglinton Ave W., West of Dufferin. A modern twist on a summer carnival, where the Admission, Rides & Entertainment are FREE!
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Flavours of Our World Festival
June 23, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Features food from around the world cooked and prepared in many different ways. Flavours of Our World is more than an unlimited menu of food, it is also an art show. We have crafts and art from around the world created by artists from the Orient, the Arabian Countries, India, Pakistan, different African Countries, Central America, South America, Europe and Canada. Flavours of Our World is a celebration of food around the world and our differences and a sharing of our community. The festival will also have live music entertainment throughout the weekend with incredible performers.
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Toronto Ribfest - Food and Music Festival
June 29 to July 2, 2018
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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Annex Festival on Bloor
Note that this Festival has been cancelled this year due to City of Toronto maintenance.

Our Calendar of Events is always updated. CLICK HERE for an up-to-date list of June 2018 Festivals.

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