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The top weekend events in Toronto: August 28-30 2015

Weekend events in Toronto will let you soak up the last few weeks of summer. Adelaide Hall is hosting a free art and music event, awards are being given out to food trucks, and Camp Wavelength will have the island filled with musicians and campers aplenty. If you're not into these happenings, there's always the trusty CNE to keep you busy.

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MUSIC

Grolsch Creates X Adelaide Hall with Operators and The Belle Game (August 28)
Grolsch Creates X Adelaide Hall is a free art and music event this Friday. Operators and The Belle Game will be taking the stage.

Camp Wavelength (August 28-30)
Dedicated to the ALL CAPS Festival which last took place in 2013, Camp Wavelength gives you a chance to spend two nights under the stars a short ferry ride from downtown, while taking in some great bands. The Wooden Sky, Do Make Say Think, Absolutely Free are among the first round of bands announced, with more on the way.

Mad Decent Block Party (August 29)
Diplo's travelling EDM carnival is set to return for a third year, though it appears it'll do so without the founder on the bill himself. Instead, catch vowel-hating acts like CL, HRMXNY, TJR, XXYYXX and many more.

CNE

CNE (August 21-September 7)
The CNE is now in full swing and will run until September 7th. Expect the regular roster of midway games, rides, exhibitions, fair foods and about a million ways to spend your hard earned money. This weekend has the drool-worthy Food Truck Frenzy, where you can find everything from pad thai fries to mac and cheese.

FESTIVALS

Buskerfest (August 27-30)
From August 27 to 30, a pack of delightful freaks and magicians will take over the streets with tons of live busking performances. Yonge St. will be open to performers and pedestrians alike between College/Carlton Streets and Queen St. As usual, the festival will be in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

TAIWANFest (August 28-30)
TAIWANfest is a free event that celebrates the meeting of food and culture. The weekend will include orchestra performances, a karaoke and dance challenge, and The International Pan-Asian Fusion Culinary Competition.

Toronto Colour Festival (August 30)
Get down and dirty this weekend at Woodbine Beach at the Toronto Colour Festival. Join in as hundreds of people douse each other in coloured powder. Word to the wise: don't wear any clothing items you hold near and dear; they will be ruined (unless you like tie dye).

Tamil Fest (August 29-30)
Tamil Fest is expected to bring 15,000 people to Morningside Ave over its two-day stint. You'll find the street celebration filled with Tamil culture, music, cuisine and traditions. There will also be a few midway rides on the scene, if you need a little adrenaline boost.

FOOD

AwesTRUCK (August 29)
You may have to make the pilgrimage to Mississauga, but AwesTRUCK is well worth the drive. There will be countless sweet and savoury eats being served up curb-side at Mississauga Celebration Square. Expect to find over 25 trucks, including ME.N.U Food Truck, The Salted Pig, and Made in Brasil.

COMMUNITY

PS Kensington (August 30)
Head to Kensington Market for this month's installment of Pedestrian Sundays. After this there's only two left before they pack up until next year. You'll find a host of street performers, food on sticks, and the Kensington Art Fair.

Toronto Zombie Walk Funeral and Wake (August 29)
If you're into all things weird and wonderful, the Toronto Zombie walk is happening this Saturday. Put on your most gruesome gear and join hundreds of undead-enthusiasts on a march to the CNE.

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With contributions from Shazia Khan. Photo by Jesse Herzog of the 2013 Mad Decent Block Party in Toronto.


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