8 Exciting Events Going On In Toronto This Month

To help you make the most of the last weeks of summer, we’ve rounded up the top events happening in the city this month.

August is the time to enjoy every last drop of summer, so don’t waste a single moment! Get outside, visit some of the best summer festivals, go to a concert… When it comes to Toronto, your options are endless. To help you make the most of the last weeks of summer 2018, we’ve rounded up the top events happening in the city this month.  Check them out below!

 Caribana Parade, August 4

Caribbean Carnival’s Grande Parade is coming to Toronto on August 4 and bringing dozens of masqueraders in colourful and striking costumes. Come to Lake Shore Boulevard and enjoy the masqueraders and steelpan performers.

Arctic Monkeys, August 5

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Arctic Monkeys are coming back with a tour and a stop in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre! Tickets ranging between $49 and $280+ dollars.

Open Roof Festival, August 8 – 22

With events every Wednesday for ten weeks throughout the summer, Open Roof Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres.

Rosé Picnic, August 11

On Saturday, August 11, the inaugural Rosé Picnic will be taking over  Hotel X Toronto for a day of pink and white attire, strolling fashion shows, make-up touch-ups with Lancôme, mini-manicures at the nail bar, a Peller Estates Flower Wall & Flower Crown station, food by celebrity Chef Mark McEwan, and of course, your favourite pink drink.

Electric Island, August 11

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.

Arts in the Parks: The Long Exposure Festival, August 18-19 

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On Sunday, @dingolaytoronto invite you to “Ol’ Time Carnival: Baccanal in the Plantation Yard”. Come out to Confederation Park in Scarborough from 1PM-8PM for a lively presentation of traditional Carnival characters set to narration, music and dance in an open, barrier free setting! . This interactive event offers an opportunity to learn about the origins of Caribbean Carnival and folklore – and goes perfectly with your Sunday afternoon. . . . . #cajucamasproducers #cajucamas #scarborougharts #scarborough #confederationpark #carnival #folklore #caribbeancarnival #liveperformance #carnivalarts #artsintheparksto #poweredbytac #toarts #torontoart #Toronto #toparks #summer2018 #communityarts #arttoronto #the6 #thesix #the6ix #gta

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Arts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to a park near you. Think theatre performances, light shows, dance classes, workshops, movies, festivals and all things glowing right in your backyard.

Christie Pits Film Festival, June 29 – August 19

Until August 19 Christie Pits Film Festival offers weekly series of outdoor film screenings. This month you will be able to see such movies as Amelie and Before Sunrise. According to the organizers, “The festival’s carefully curated programme includes a combination of popular and critically-acclaimed feature films alongside local and Canadian short and feature films that allow us to celebrate excellent homegrown talent.”

Ed Sheeran, August 30

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Everyone’s favourite Ed Sheeran is coming back to Toronto at the end of summer for another pitstop. His shows are a must-see!

Did we miss any exciting events taking place in Toronto this month? Let us know in the comments!

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