June Festivals 2019




Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

June brings warm weather and a new season of early-summer festivals. From art to music, food, rides and carnival games, June festivals and fairs offer family-friendly fun for all ages and interests. Here are the best festivals taking place in and around the city this month. Most are Free.


FEATURED FESTIVALS



Foodalicious Toronto​

Foodalicious Toronto
June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
Toronto’s third annual Foodalicious Food Festival takes over Downsview Park on Saturday June, 15th and Sunday, June 16th. 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. More



The Redpath Waterfront Festival

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. These ships will be docked from Bathurst to Bay and will be open for deck tours. Have a mari-time on land with sailing-training activities, live entertainment and a Maritime Market. And celebrate Home Port Heroes from WWII with old photos, artifacts and nautical games from Parks Canada and the Navy. More


MORE JUNE FESTIVALS


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


Unionville Festival
May 30, 2019 to June 2, 2019
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 Crosby Park on Sunday. There will be music everywhere and plenty of vendors – including, of course, the unique shops of Unionville. Admission is free. More


Bread and Honey Festival
May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Don't miss a 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. More


Riverside Eats & Beats 2019
June 1, 2019
Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East. 50+ local eateries and shops along Queen Street East serve food specials. Features sidewalk sales and live entertainment. Free. More


Riverdale ArtWalk 2019
June 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019
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 St. East arts district. More


Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek
June 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019
Discover Canadian heritage and re-live firsthand the thrill and pageantry of the battle that was a turning point of the War of 1812. More


The City of Burlington’s Kite Festival
June 2, 2019
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. More


Bowmanville Rockin’ Rotary Ribs and Brews
June 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019
Known for bringing the best ribs, local food, craft beer, musical entertainment, family activities and a fun festival, Ribs & Brews is the place to be! Free. More


Mac ‘n Cheese Festival
June 7 to 9, 2019
North America’s largest food festival celebrating everything mac and cheese! Celebrity chefs, savvy cooks, and talented entrepreneurs come together for one weekend to raise funds for charity by creating new concoctions of mac and cheese for fans to try. More


Luminato Festival
June 7, 2019 to June 23, 2019
Luminato is Toronto's international arts festival and one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, having commissioned over 100 new works of art, with more than 3,600 performances featuring 15,000+ artists from over 40 countries. Free + Ticketed events. More


Annual Art Crawl 
June 8, 2019
Held in Toronto’s Liberty Village for the 6th year in a row, this Free & Family Friendly one-day event features 60 amazing artists and designers with a wide variety of works available for purchase. More


Grilled Cheese Challenge
June 8, 2019
Challengers will be offering up their take on "The Best Grilled Cheese" and competing for The Judges Prize of "Best Grilled Cheese" as well as the People's Choice Awards. Stay for the live music, entertainment, amazing food, specialty drinks, beer garden and shopping! Free admission. More


Roncy Rocks! Music & Arts Festival
June 8, 2019
Roncy Rocks celebrates their community spirit by showcasing accomplished and rising local talent along Roncesvalles Avenue on a warm day in June, rain or shine. Free admission. More


Village Day by The Yonge Lawrence Village BIA
June 8, 2019
An annual Village Day Street Festival which takes place on Yonge Street from Lawrence Avenue to Yonge Boulevard ...  fun for the entire family! Free. More


Sound of Music Festival Burlington
June 8, 2019 to June 16, 2019
So much music, so much fun. 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. More


Mississauga Halal Food Fest
June 14, 2019 to June 15, 2019
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. Free admission. More


CHIN Picnic
June 14, 2018 to June 16, 2019
​An incredible weekend of food, entertainment and music. Visit the 53rd CHIN Picnic! Now part of the Taste of Little Italy on College Street. Free admission. More


Mississauga Waterfront Festival
June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019
The MWF attracts over 70,000 people to the village of Port Credit over the course of the three-day weekend to enjoy live outdoor concerts, family activities, food and entertainment. Free admission. More


Pickering Village Jam Fest
June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019
It's the 9th Annual Pickering Village Jam Fest taking place Father's Day weekend along Old Kingston Road. There will be live music, food trucks, vendors and a special visit from Peppa Pig on Sunday, June 16. Free admission. More


Taste of Little Italy Festival
June 14, 2019 to June 16, 2019
A chance to taste classic italian food, fuzion restaurants, wine and cocktails on extended patios, authentic Spiducci and more while taking in over 20 performances from international and local artists as you explore the authentic culture of Italy on College Street. Free. More


Springridge Farm Food Truck Festival
June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
The farm will welcome food trucks from across the region to celebrate at our Food Truck Festival. A wide variety of trucks serving up delicious cuisine that is sure to please every palate. Free admission. Food purchases. More


Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
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. More


TD IRIE Music Festival at Mississauga Square
June 21, 2019 to June 22, 2019
Kick off the summer with the tropical flavours and the rhythmic sounds of reggae, soca, Afro-pop, dance, spoken word, visual art, Caribbean and international foods, and more. Free admission. More


Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York
June 21, 2019 to June 23, 2019
The Indigenous Arts Festival is an annual celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music, dance, theatre, storytelling, film, crafts and food. Free. More


Oakville Family Ribfest
June 21, 2019 to June 23, 2019
Ribfest takes place at the beautiful Sheridan College campus on Trafalger Road. This expansive paved site means 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. More


TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 21, 2019 to June 30, 2019
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz. The festival 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. More


The Junction Summer Solstice Festival
June 22, 2019
Live music, art market, food, craft, street performers + lots of fun for the whole family! Celebrating the longest day of the year and the kick-off to summer, the theme will be a retro-inspired beach party! Free admission. More


The Queensway Butter Tart Festival
June 22, 2019
The Queensway Butter Tart Festival is a sweet one-day community festival celebrating the Canadian Butter Tart with bakers competing for the title of Toronto's Best Butter Tart. Free admission. More


Fairbank Summerfest
June 22, 2019 to June 23, 2019
A modern twist on a summer carnival, where the Admission, Rides & Entertainment are Free! 20,000 friends and neighbours join in for this 2-day extravaganza that includes food from around the world as well as a sidewalk sale. More


Taste of Asia
June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019
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. 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


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


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

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