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10 free things to do in Toronto this August

Free things to do in Toronto for August 2019 are all about living your best summer life on the cheap. Incredible costumes, music and dance starts this off as Caribana returns and Bloor and Yonge are going car-free for a day of fun. The MOCA is opening for free and Chinatown is the place to be.

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    • August 3
      The biggest celebration of the year is back to cap off a month of parties and events with a massive parade full of music and dance.
      Exhibition Place
    • August 4
      Music, dance, food, activities and more are all part of this big festival taking over Yonge-Dundas Square for a whole day of festivities.
      Yonge and Dundas Square
    • August 10
      Toronto's Ghanaian community is coming out for this big annual cultural festival with performances, music, fashion, food and more.
      Earl Bales Park
    • August 17-18
      One of the city's most vibrant neighbourhoods is celebrating it's cultural history with a weekend of dance, music, food, activities and shopping.
    • August 18
      Part of Bloor Street W and Yonge are shutting down for a car-free day of fun along as the streets open up for yoga, music, dance, workshops, games and more.
      Multiple Venues
    • August 23-25
      Free to attend, you can get your fill of Taiwanese cuisine with this food-focused festival that includes workshops, music, art, movies and dance.
      Harbourfront Centre
    • August 24-25
      One of the biggest street festivals of the year is back to celebrate traditional Tamil culture with food, music, dance, art and entertainment.
      Markham Road
    • August 25
      Take a scroll through a car-free Kensington as Pedestrian Sundays embodies that summertime vibe with arts, music, games and food in the street.
      Kensington Market
    • August 25
      The MOCA is opening its doors for a day of free art throughout the museum as Community Sundays welcomes patrons in to see it all.
    • August 30 - September 2
      This big performance festival is packed with amazing acts of all kinds while admission is by donation, with proceeds going to Epilepsy Toronto.
      Woodbine Park
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    Greg's Southern Ontario

Lead photo by

Greg's Southern Ontario

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