toronto events august

The top 10 events in Toronto this August

Events in Toronto this August include the annual nostalgia trip that is the CNE as well as Veld, one the city's biggest annual music festivals. We've also got Caribana, OVO Fest and the newly relocated Waterfront Night Market. You also won't want to miss all the food events, concerts and free stuff happening in the weeks ahead.

  • Events
    Date
    About the Event
    Location
    • August 3-13
      This festival features the city's brightest up and coming theatrical talent in venues around Toronto. There's also a concert series and some great parties too
      Multiple Venues
    • August 3-7
      The always vibrant, musical and tropical weekend known as Caribana features an endless list of parties, events and of course, a massive parade down by the water on Saturday.
      Toronto, ON
    • August 4 - September 2
      Every Friday until September 2, this event series combines twilight horse racing with live DJs as well as food and drink specials. It's a night out unlike any other in the city.
      Woodbine Racetrack
    • August 5-6
      One of the city's loudest electronic and hip hop festivals returns with an impressive lineup that includes Future, Major Lazer, Tiesto, Tory Lanez and way more.
      Veld Music Festival
    • August 7
      Drake's eighth OVO bash goes down with Partynextdoor, dvsn, Majid Jordan and Roy Woods (and always some mystery special guests too).
      Budweiser Stage
    • August 11-13
      This is the biggie. It's brought out more than one million people to eat food from businesses along the Danforth.
      Greek Town
    • August 11-13
      Expect food, buskers, an arts and lifestyle expo and more at this huge night market.
      Hearn Generating Station
    • August 18-20
      The closure of the Islands forced this music and culture fest to get even more creative and it's now hosting a day camp in the city! It's a mix of ticketed shows, a cruise and cool arts programming.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 18 - September 4
      The CNE rolls back into town and you can expect to find the traditional roster of midway games, rides, wild fair foods and about a million ways to spend your hard earned money.
      Canadian National Exhibition
    • August 26
      A great big waterfront cider celebration near Sugar Beach) with over 60 difference ciders on tap, food trucks, live shows and a relaxing lounge zone to put your feet up while you sip.
      Sherbourne Common
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David Williams


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