Can’t-Miss Toronto Food and Music Festivals To Attend This Canada Day Long Weekend

If you’re spending the long weekend in the city, here are a few solid options for properly honouring your home and native land.

Canada’s 151st birthday is fast approaching and very soon Toronto will be jam-packed with celebrations.

If you’re spending the long weekend in the city, here are a few solid options for properly honouring your home and native land. Check out a list of the best food and music festivals taking place in Toronto this Canada Day.

East York Canada Day Celebration, July 1

This massive East York Canada Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 1, starting with a parade and continuing with all day events at Stan Wadlow Park ending at dusk before the FIREWORKS at 10 pm. Aside from a sea of floats, there will also be a Midway with carnival rides, food vendors, entertainers and of course, fireworks.

Toronto Ribfest, June 29-July 2

If food is what you look forward to the most, you’ll probably want to head to Etobicoke for the annual Ribfest. Beyond all the ribs you can eat, you’ll also be helping Rotary raise money for the community while enjoying a strong lineup of local musicians.

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, June 22 – July 1

An iconic 10-day festival bringing in over 500,00 people and is now known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals is here! Enjoy jazz music across the city while exploring corners of Toronto.

Electric Island, July 1

If you’re looking for a high-energy dance party that goes all day and into the evening – complete with the view of the city – you’ll find it at Electric Island. The event offers a wide assortment of DJs, food vendors, some inevitable costume-clad guests and an excuse to hit the island.

Harbourfront Centre, June 29 – July 1

Harbourfront Centre will continue its tradition of bringing great Canadian musicians to the lake to celebrate the day – including voices that are feminist, Indigenous, People of Colour, queer, newcomer and more. These concerts will represent the many talents that live, learn and create in Canada.

Party Like It’s 1867! July 1

This Canada Day weekend head over to Black Creek Pioneer Village and experience the excitement of a 19th-century carnival as performers juggle fire, attempt daring feats of strength and amaze you with unbelievable magic tricks. The best part is that the admission is free, so don’t miss out!

The 2018 Queen’s Plate Festival, June 29 – 30

Start this long weekend with a concert by three-time GRAMMY Award winner and country music superstar, Brad Paisley at Toronto’s Queen’s Plate Festival. In addition to the concert, walk the red carpet in style at the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois.

StoneFest Canada Day, June 30

You definitely won’t want to miss this family-friendly festival taking place at 45 Davenport Rd, Toronto. Enjoy free food (hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, and more) inflatables, dunk tank, photobooth, face painting, carnival games, and much more at StoneFest Canada Day.

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival, July 2

If you want to scratch that dance itch while enjoying some great music, this is the place to be! One of the largest Latino-themed cultural celebrations in Canada invites you to take part in Canada’s hottest salsa party featuring an international caliber of Latin music, authentic cuisine and much more.

Did we miss any of the best festivals happening over the long weekend? Share them in the comment section.

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