The Cabbagetown Festival will kick off with an exhilarating opening ceremonies, have loads of things for the kids to do, entertain all ages with music and more and end with a closing surprise you will be itching to take part in. More info below. Bring your family and friends and do not forget to share your experience on social media tagging @Cabbagetown_BIA and using #CabbagetownFestival.
Cabbagetown Festival Opening Ceremonies will take place Saturday September 9th and will begin with a special march with two starting points! Join the TDot Batu marchers at 11am at either Wellesley/Parliament OR Gerrard/Parliament as they march to Carlton and merge into one super ensemble before heading to the NEW Opening Ceremonies location of Carlton and Berkeley for approximately 11:30am.
At 11:30am at Carlton and Berkeley, our Master of Ceremonies will be former mayor and Member of the Order of Canada Barbara Hall, who initiated improvements to Cabbagetown during her term in office. A moment of silence to honour the late City Councillor Pam McConnell, who passed away July 7 will be observed. Then the Toronto Police Motor Squad Drill Teamwill delight the crowd and Cabbagetown BIA Board Chair Bill Renieris will lead the annual cabbage cutting!
The Cabbage Patch Kids Zone can be found on Carlton between Parliament and Ontario Streets. Tickets will not be sold as our Kids Zone will be FREE again, however, donations are greatly appreciated at the Cabbagetown BIA booth at 237 Carlton Street.
Small kids will love the zone stage, with magic acts, reptile shows and other programming throughout the day. Other activities include bouncy castles of all kinds, crafts tables, balloons, face painters, stilt walkers. And the free popcorn will be hard to pass up!
NEW for Cabbagetown Festival 2017 at Gerrard and Parliament will be a FREE skateboard park kids will love! Skateboards will be provided and experienced boarders will be on site to ensure safety and fun!
Dotting the streets, live musicians will entertain you with an eclectic mix of beats. Cabbagetown BIA is excited to welcome the DANIEL’S Community Stage at Gerrard and Parliament on Saturday as well! This stage will feature an impressive range of local talent including song, dance, spoken word and so much more.
Join us as we end the weekend on a high note. Have your cameras ready as TDot Batu returns to close the festival with a march from Gerrard to Wellesley at approx 6:30pm to close the festival at 7pm.