North America's First Halal Ribfest

Introducing North America's First Halal Ribfest at Toronto's Downsview Park

Ribbers | International Barbecue | Kids Zone | Bazaar | Carmeet | Competitions | Influencer Meet & Greet | and More..

Come on down and enjoy the ultimate Halal BBQ experience at the Halal Ribfest 2022 - We got the sizzle!

Toronto is nothing short of multicultural. With over 250 ethnicities represented in the region, diversity weaves itself into every aspect of the city’s life. Tradition, values, and lifestyles from all over the world mesh together to create a cultural mosaic unlike any other. To celebrate the city’s uniqueness while being inclusive of the Muslim consumer – numbered at just over 424,900 – Torontonians will be able to celebrate North America’s first-ever Halal Ribfest this summer.

This three-day event will take place from August 26th to August 28th – Friday from 5p.m to 11p.m, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 11 p.m and will be available for the general public to attend.

20 Minutes from most of the GTA - Few minutes north of Yorkdale Mall

Halal Ribfest is happening at Downsview Park’s Festival Terrace (near Yorkdale Mall) and will feature international barbecues and food trucks from around the GTA. Considered the biggest in the city, this 3.6-acre field outdoor venue accommodates up to 40,000 people. Venue Address: 35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON M3K 2E2

100% Halal Mode

In an authentic “halal” experience, the festival will exclusively serve 100% Halal meat from verified suppliers while avoiding products containing pork and alcohol. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy cuisines from all over the world, from South Asian, African to Middle Eastern, and more.

Halal Ribfest Attractions

A festival catering to all audiences, this family-friendly outing will have kids yearning for more as they partake in Kids Zone and games and enjoy crowd-favorite eats and treats. Guests can enjoy dishes from chefs and grillmasters from around the world while strolling down the lineup of the GTA’S most exotic cars, motorcycles, and classics that will be present during the car meet and Super Car show. A shopping market with vendors selling clothing, accessories, and gifts will also be available.

For those looking to meet and greet their favorite social media influencers, names such as Saleh Family (Will and Sana Saleh), Mehdina TV (Mehdi Isa and Mubina), and more will be present to catch up with their fans. An accurate representation of the diversity that Toronto embraces, this festival is set to bring friends and family together, unlike any other event.

Tickets on sale now!

Priced at $11 per entry, a portion of the profits will go towards charities to give back to the community. Children under 7 are free and don't require a ticket. Youth (7-12) and senior tickets are available at a discounted price of $8.50.

Halal Ribfest Hours

Friday, August 26: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 27: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM

Sunday, August 28: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM

Kids Zone Hours

Saturday, August 27: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM

Sunday, August 28: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM

Influencer Meet & Greet Hours

Saturday, August 27: 11:00 AM -11:00 PM

Carmeet Downsview Hours

Saturday, August 27: 5:00 PM -11:00 PM

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North America's First Halal Ribfest

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