Fine dining, music, food, fringe theatre and cultural festivals - see what special events are taking place in Toronto in July 2017.
Shakespeare in High Park - June 29 to September 3, 2017
Every year Canadian Stage presents one or two of Shakespeare's works as an outdoor performance in High Park. This year marks the 35th 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 - King Lear and Twelfth Night. Performances are every Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm.
Harbourfront Canada Day Celebrations - June 30 to July 3, 2017
Canada Day celebrations at Harbourfront include food, a marketplace, free entertainment, family activities and more.
Canada Day - July 1, 2017
Take in fireworks displays and other family fun to celebrate Canada's birthday.
Toronto Fringe Festival - July 4 to July 16, 2017
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 29th year. This year's program is the biggest yet and will include something for everyone, including kids.
Taste of Lawrence - July 7 to 9, 2017
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 7 to 23, 2017
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 8 to 9, 2017
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 17 to August 5, 2017
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 14 to 16, 2017
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 15 to 16, 2017
The 45th Annual Festival of India is a massive, colourful celebration of Indian culture.
The festival begins with a parade down Yonge Street.
TD Salsa on St. Clair - July 8 to 9, 2017
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 7 to 30, 2017
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 28 to 30, 2017
Beer from brewers all around the world, bands and food - what more do you need on a sunny, summer day?
The Tirgan Iranian Festival - July 27 to 30, 2017
One of Harbourfront Centre's summer festivals, the Tirgan Festival is the world’s largest celebration of Iranian art and culture.
Toronto Burlesque Festival - July 20 to 23, 2017
Both local and international performers present a variety of music, comedy, and a little bit of skin at Revival Bar and MOD Club Theatre.