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 abound. See what special events are taking place in Toronto in July 2019.
Shakespeare in High Park - Dates TBD for 2019, check website
Every year Canadian Stage presents one or two of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. This year marks the 37th 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 (TBD for 2019) Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, or reserve a spot online.
Canada Day - July 1, 2019
Take in fireworks displays and other family fun to celebrate Canada's birthday.
Toronto Fringe Festival - July 3 to July 14, 2019
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 31st year. This year's program is the biggest yet and will include something for everyone, including kids.
Taste of Lawrence - July 5 to 7, 2019
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 2019 (Dates TBD, check website)
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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Toronto Caribbean Carnival - July 7 to August 11, 2019
This is the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America and you can expect numerous events taking place around the city (from music to food-focused), culminating in a massica parade and street festival (formerly known as Caribana).
Honda Indy Toronto - July 12 to 14, 2019
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.
TD Salsa on St. Clair - July 6 to 7, 2019
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 5 to 28, 2019
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 28, 2019
Beer from brewers all around the world, bands and food - what more do you need on a sunny, summer day? Toronto's Festival of Beer is always a popular summer event so it's best to get tickets early, especially for the Saturday.
Toronto Burlesque Festival - July 18 to 21, 2019
Both local and international performers present a variety of music, comedy, and a little bit of skin at Revival Bar and MOD Club Theatre.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - July 12 to 14, 2019
This year marks the 58th anniversary of the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF), featuring over 360 contemporary visual artists and makers - as well as 115,000 art lovers at Nathan Phillips Square.