Toronto’s multiculturalism means excellent food festivals, especially during the summer time. Food festivals has become part of the local heritage in Toronto. It is a great way for different cultures to showcase their foods, and visiting one is a great way to experience different food. Here are few summer events and festivals in Toronto you don’t want to miss this year.
Toronto Summer Events & Festivals
Festival of India (July 17 & 18)
The annual Festival of India kicks off with a colorful parade down Young Street, Toronto. This festival attracts over 40,000 people over two days of celebrations on Center Island. The Festival of India serves an amazing vegetarian feast. Incredible highlights include a stunning art and culture showcase, delicious mouth watering food and snacks, a yoga festival and a South Asian bazaar.
Mexico Beyond Your Expectations (July 17 – 19th)
Mexico Beyond Your Expectations, hosted by Harbourfront Center, is new this year but it’s filled with so much promise. The Mexican band Cafe Tucaba will be playing at jam packed stadiums. There is also a Mexican cooking clinic by Frida’s chef and free Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) where you can have your photo taken and you can purchase your very own wrestling mask.
Beaches International Jazz Festival (July 15 – 24)
The city’s best jazz festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival consumes the Beaches for 10 days in July and features an international line-up of Jazz bands and soloists. Beaches Jazz continues to be one of the few remaining mostly free jazz festivals and the leading festival for promoting Canadian musical talent. The annual Toronto Beaches International Jazz Festival kicks off with concerts at Woodbine Park, July 15 to 17, 2011. The festivities continue with a street party running from July 21 to 23. Closing weekend performances at Kew Gardens, July 23 and 24 from 11:30am to 6:30pm.
Pilaros Taste of the Danforth Festival (August 5 – 7)
One of Toronto’s favorite foodie festivals and Canada’s largest street festival, the Taste of the Danforth is a showcase of the city’s incredible multicultural cuisine. Visitors can sample everything from meze to dim sum, but when in Greektown, you don’t want to miss the outstanding Hellenic food on offer. Three stages offer free entertainment.
So head out with your family and friends today to enjoy some of these Toronto festivals.