July in Toronto

Festivals, Festivals and Other Special Events in July


If you're looking for a few things to do in July in Toronto, you're in luck. There's plenty happening in the city covering a wide array of fun events. Fine dining, music, food, beer, fringe theatre and cultural festivals - see what special events are taking place in Toronto in July 2018.

Shakespeare in High Park - June 28 to September 2, 2018

Every year Canadian Stage presents one or two of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. This year marks the 36th anniversary of Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre event, taking place at High Park Amphitheatre. There are two shows being performed on alternating nights by the same cast - Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, or reserve a spot online.

Canada Day - July 1, 2018

Take in fireworks displays and other family fun to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Toronto Fringe Festival - July 4 to July 15, 2018

Theatre-lovers take note: It's Toronto's annual summer festival of off-beat, adventurous and untested stage shows. Shows take place at various venues across Toronto and Fringe is now in its 30th year. This year's program is the biggest yet and will include something for everyone, including kids.

Taste of Lawrence - July 6 to 6, 2018

The Wexford Heights BIA presents a festival of performers, family activities and of course food vendors in this Scarborough neighborhood. This is Scarborough’s largest street festival and always proves to be a good time for neighbourhood locals and visitors alike.

Summerlicious - July 6 to 22, 2018

Whether you consider yourself a foodie, or just enjoy trying new restaurants, Summerlicious is one of the city's best-loved culinary events. Over 200 of Toronto's fine dining restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner during Summerlicious. Enjoy three delicious courses while you soak up the summer weather.
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Afrofest - July 7 to 8, 2018

Afrofest is the largest free African Music Festival in North America. The festivities take place at Woodbine Park with outdoor stages presenting music and dance, plus food, a marketplace and family activities.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival July 7 to August 12, 2018

This is the the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America and you can expect numerous events taking place around the city, culminating in a parade and street festival (formerly known as Caribana).

Honda Indy Toronto - July 15 to 18, 2018

Indy racing comes to Exhibition Grounds for another year of fast cars and all the fun that goes with racing. The Honda Indy Toronto features a 2.84 kilometre, 11-turn temporary street course located in downtown Toronto. The track is constructed throughout and around Exhibition Place and uses Lake Shore Boulevard as the backstretch. 

Festival of India - July 14 to 15, 2018

The 46th Annual Festival of India is a massive, colourful celebration of Indian culture, arts and food. The festival begins with a parade down Yonge Street, beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay.

TD Salsa on St. Clair July 7 to 8, 2018

Celebrate Toronto’s Latin cultures at one of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada. This free family street party features live performances, dancing and local food vendors.

Beaches International Jazz Festival - July 6 to 29, 2018

Love jazz? Then you'll love July in Toronto. The Beaches Jazz Festival offers a multitude of free concerts at Woodbine Park, Kew Gardens and during StreetFest on Queen Street East.

Toronto's Festival of Beer - July 26 to 29, 2018

Beer from brewers all around the world, bands and food - what more do you need on a sunny, summer day?

Toronto Burlesque Festival - July 26 to 29, 2018

Both local and international performers present a variety of music, comedy, and a little bit of skin at Revival Bar and MOD Club Theatre.