July in Toronto

Festivals, Fundraisers and Other Special Events

Fine dining, fringe theatre and cultural festivals - see what special events are taking place in Toronto in July 2013.

Continuing to Sunday September 1, 2013
Shakespeare in High Park
Every year Canadian Stage presents one of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. In 2013 there are two shows being performed on alternating nights by the same cast - Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew.

Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm.

Friday June 28 - Monday July 1, 2013
Harbourfront Free Summer Festivals - Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day celebrations at Harbourfront include food, a marketplace, free entertainment, family activities and more.

Saturday June 29 - Monday July 1, 2013
Scotiabank CHIN Picnic
Enjoy free admission to the annual CHIN Picnic at Exhibition Place.

Monday July 1, 2013
Canada Day
Take in fireworks displays and other family fun to celebrate Canada.

Wednesday July 3 - Sunday July 14, 2013
Toronto Fringe Festival
It's Toronto's annual summer festival of off-beat, adventurous and untested stage shows.
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Friday July 5 - Sunday July 7, 2013
Taste of Lawrence
The Wexford Heights BIA presents a festival of performers, family activities and of course food vendors in this Scarborough neighborhood.

Friday July 5 - Sunday July 7, 2013
Harbourfront Free Summer Festivals - Ritmo y Color
This festival "showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today's diverse Latin American communities."

Friday July 5 - Sunday July 21, 2013
Over 100 of Toronto's fine dining restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus during Summerlicious. Enjoy three delicious courses while you enjoy the summer weather.
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Saturday July 6 - Sunday July 7, 2013
A free festival at Woodbine Park with outdoor stages presenting music and dance plus food, a marketplace and family activities.

Tuesday July 9 - Monday August 4, 2013
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto
Numerous events take place around the city, culminating in a parade and street festival (formerly known as Caribana).

Friday July 12 - Sunday July 14, 2013
Honda Indy Toronto
Indy racing comes to the CNE grounds.

Friday July 12 - Sunday July 14, 2013
Harbourfront Free Summer Festivals - Sound Clash
The Sound Clash Music Award celebrations have expanded into a weekend-long genre-free music festival, featuring the award finalists and other live performers.

Saturday July 13 - Sunday July 14, 2013
Festival of India
Enjoy a Yonge Street parade plus celebrations on Centre Island.

Saturday July 13 - Sunday July 14, 2013
Salsa on St. Clair
Celebrate Toronto’s Latin cultures at this free family street party.

Friday July 19 - Sunday July 28, 2013
Beaches International Jazz Festival
The Beaches Jazz Festival offers free concerts at Woodbine Park, Kew Gardens and during StreetFest on Queen Street East.

Friday July 20 - Sunday July 22, 2012
The Tirgan Iranian Festival
One of Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, the Tirgan Festival celebrates the art and culture of Iran.

Thursday July 25 - Sunday July 28, 2013
Toronto Burlesque Festival
Both local and international performers present a variety of music, comedy, and a little bit of skin.

Thursday July 25 - Sunday July 28, 2013
Frugal Fashion Week
In the spirit of the economic times, Frugal Fashion Week offers a launch party, fashions shows, silent auction, shop crawl and more in the West Queen West neighborhood.

Saturday July 27, 2013
Live Green Toronto Festival
Exhibitors and performers fill Yonge-Dundas Square to explore living green. Free admission.

Friday July 26 - Sunday July 28, 2013
Harbourfront Free Summer Festivals - Classical V: Brass
Head to Harbourfront for a "global twist on classical brass music – from French horns and trumpet voluntaries to Indian wedding bands, brass bands and boat blasts!"


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