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The top 18 street festivals in Toronto for summer 2017

Street festivals in Toronto this summer kick out cars and pack the pavement with musical performances, activities and in most cases, food. These events are a great way to discover a new neighbourhood and all the local flavours you didn't even know you were missing out on.

  • Street festivals
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • June 23-25
      The focus on this festival in Markham is most definitely on food, but there will be all kinds of action here.
      Kennedy Road
    • June 23-25
      The big Pride weekend takes over Church and its surrounding streets with three days of music, DJs, drag, and an endless string of vendors.
      Church and Wellesley
    • June 25 - September 24
      On the last Sunday of the month, the streets of Kensington Market go car-free. Find performers, food vendors, dance parties and endless surprises all over.
      Kensington Market
    • July 7-30
      This is a biggie. It features a month's worth of different jazz genres, stages, street parties, park invasions, food vendors carnival vibes.
      The Beach
    • July 7-9
      Scarborough’s largest street festival is a three-day food fest with over 130 vendors as well as carnival rides and stages with entertainment.
      Lawrence Ave. E.
    • July 8
      The annual celebration of Latin culture transforms a stretch of St. Clair West into the country's hottest salsa party. There's live music, dance lessons, DJs and lots of food vendors.
      Soul2Sole Latin Dance Company
    • July 9
      This street jam welcomes international and local performances. This year, there will be lots of Canadian talent, including Raghav, Rupan Bal and Mizz Taj.
      Albion Road and Islington Ave
    • July 22
      This festival is celebrating 10 years of street partying with murals, interactive art, performances, a market place, awards show and over 200 participating local businesses.
      Bloor Street West
    • July 22
      This street festival in Little India includes performances, literary and visual arts exhibits, open air Bollywood film screenings, live shows, a bazaar and so much food.  
      Gerrard Street
    • August 3-7
      One of the city's biggest streets is shut down for the August long weekend as Caribana takes over for a giant parade and food party in the park along the route.
      Toronto, ON
    • August 11-13
      This might be the country's largest street festival, and it's all in the name of Greek food and culture.
      Greek Town
    • August 19
      Check out one-of-a-kind classic cars, a Fast and the Furious show, a bike show in Oakridge Park and multiple stages of entertainment during this celebration of hot wheels.
      Danforth Road and Danforth Avenue
    • August 19
      Last year about 200,000 people took over Spadina during this two-day street party celebrating Toronto's Chinese culture.
      West side of Spadina Avenue
    • August 26
      This is the largest Tamil street festival of its kind outside of the Indian subcontinent. The two-day event is expected to draw thousands of people and shows off Tamil culture, cuisine, arts, music and dance.
      Markham Rd & Turbina Ave
    • September 8-10
      The Kingsway comes alive with midway rides, beer and wine gardens, live performance and samples upon samples of local food.
      Bloor Street West
    • September 9
      This festival takes over the entire neighbourhood with a pub crawl, arts, film, a run, and homes tour. If you're looking to explore a cute east side hood, do so at this festival.
      Carlton and Parliament Streets
    • September 15-17
      North American's largest Ukrainian Festival happens in our very own city with three days of entertainment, music, dancing, vendors, community awareness and of course, food.
      Bloor West Village
    • September 16
      Apparently this is North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture as Roncesvalles closes to car traffic and opens to humans taking in polka dances under the stars, shows and vendors.
      Roncesvalles Ave
Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Taste of the Danforth


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