There are countless summer street festivals coming to Toronto in 2023. This year’s lineup includes Ukrainian dancing, delicious Greek food, and saucy Latin American music (just to name a few).
Here are 23 can’t-miss street festivals coming to Toronto this summer.
Events you might want to check out:
Taste of Lawrence (July 7-9 @ Taste of Lawrence)
Listen to tunes by your favourite artists as you sing along to an array of tribute bands, get some outfit inspo during a fashion show, or try a little bite of everything from a big selection of food vendors.
TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival (July 8-9 @ St. Clair Avenue West (between Winona Drive & Christie Street))
Canada’s biggest Latin street party is back! St. Clair West will be transformed into a huge fiesta, where you can test your dance skills in a salsa lesson or watch a dazzling performance by seasoned dancers showing off their best moves. Then give your feet a break as you indulge in authentic cuisine from Central and South America.
Bloor West StreetFest (July 15 @ Bloor West Village)
“Ooh” and “awww” at the canine circus, test your strength at a rock climbing wall, or pick up some goodies at the artisan market as you explore Bloor West.
BIG on Bloor 2023 (July 15-16 @ Bloordale Village)
Get your art fix with stunning murals, large-scale art installations, and unique window displays, or shake it to the beat of a Brazilian drum parade as you celebrate this festival’s 16th year in Bloordale.
Fun Philippines (July 22-23 @ 3768 Bathurst St., North York, ON M3H-3M7)
Hit up the sports zone to play some ball, get sweaty with non-stop street dancing, or sip on yummy coconut juice from one of many local vendors as you watch a performance of Tinikling (also known as bamboo stick dance) at this festival celebrating all things Filipino.
Dream Wheels on Eglinton (July 22 @ The Eglinton Way BIA)
Snap a selfie with a muscle car, check out some hot rods, or peek at classic vehicles before heading to the marketplace for some shopping and live music at this car-filled festival taking over Eglinton West.
OssFest (July 22 @ Ossington Strip)
Explore the best of Ossington while snacking on an ice cream sandwich from Bang Bang Ice Cream, sipping on a cold beer from Bellwoods Brewery, or checking out artisans. Then end the night with a dance-filled street party at this pet-friendly festival on the Ossington Strip.
Fusion of Taste (July 22 @ Albion Islington Square BIA)
Witness the making of the world’s largest roti, admire stunning rides in the auto show, or test your eating skills at the doubles eating competition at this one-day festival in Etobicoke.
Festival of South Asia (July 29-30 @ Gerrard India Bazaar (Little India Toronto))
For two days, Toronto’s Little India will be transformed into a colourful street party. Watch a synchronized performance of the classical Indian Kuchipudi dance or a bright LED hoop act before snacking on savoury eats at this food, arts, and music festival celebrating everything South Asia.
Taste of the Danforth (August 11-13 @ Greektown)
Devour some Greek street food, listen to traditional and contemporary music, or shop from one of many local businesses at Canada’s largest street festival.
Bayside Summer Saturdays (August 12-19 @ 261 Queen’s Quay E)
This Waterfront festival will let guests take part in two themed days. The first week’s theme “The Perfect Cottage Day” will feature board games, cottage-inspired food, and summer essentials for sale. Week two, dubbed “The Perfect Picnic and BBQ Day,” will have picnic tables, food trucks and lawn games.
Rastafest 2023 (August 17-20 @ Little Jamaica)
Engage in thought-provoking discussions, take some notes at one of the festival’s many lectures, or watch a documentary at this event dedicated to celebrating and teaching the values that define Rastafarian culture.
Toronto Chinatown Festival 2023 (August 19-20 @ Multiple Venues)
Stroll the historic Chinatown neighbourhood as you slurp juicy soup dumplings, witness action-packed Kung-Fu performances, and explore the shops along Spadina at this year’s festival.
Taste of Manila (August 19 @ Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street in North York)
The largest Filipino street festival outside the Philippines is taking over Little Manila. Munch on a smoky pork skewer marinated in banana ketchup, get competitive at classic carnival games, and finish off your day with an exciting street party.
Open Streets Toronto (August 21 @ Multiple Venues)
Hop on a real pumper fire truck, get your workout on at a group skipping workshop, or relax with a free yoga class at this pedestrian-friendly festival taking place all over downtown Toronto.
Yorkville Murals (August 26-27 @ Yorkville Avenue between Bellair St and Hazelton Ave)
Walk through the streets of Yorkville as the quaint neighbourhood is transformed with massive murals, engaging art installations, and plenty of selfie opportunities. End the night by celebrating all things art as you sip a handcrafted cocktail at the festival’s block party.
Leslieville Beer Festival (August 26 @ Leslieville)
Have a beer (or two) at this neighbourhood block party featuring over 50 food and beer vendors like Brickworks and Goose Island. This event is 19+, so make sure to bring an ID.
Tamil Fest 2023 (August 26-27 @ Markham Road (between McNicoll Ave and Passmore Ave))
Celebrate Tamil culture, test your luck at carnival games, watch mesmerizing cultural performances, or bite into some crispy samosas at this street festival taking over Scarborough.
Taste of the Kingsway (September 8-10 @ Kingsway BIA)
Hockey lovers will get to meet NHL alumni, foodies can curb their hunger with an array of culinary vendors, and animal lovers can experience an exciting dog show at this annual South Etobicoke festival.
Cabbagetown Festival (September 9-10 @ Multiple Venues)
Find your next vintage treasure or grab a snack at the local artisan market before jamming out to various performances by local bands in the historic Cabbagetown neighbourhood.
Toronto Ukrainian Festival (September 15-17 @ Bloor West Village)
North America’s most prominent Ukrainian festival is taking over Bloor West Village. There will be non-stop entertainment featuring Ukrainian talent, traditional comfort foods (like potato pancakes), beautiful crafts, and collectibles to check out.
Roncesvalles Polish Festival (September 16-17 @ Roncesvalles Polish Festival)
Get your dancing on as you listen to Polka and Euro dance bands, savour some pillowy pierogis, or window shop as you stroll charming Roncesvalles at this annual street festival.
Kensington Pedestrian Sundays (July 30 – October 29 @ Kensington Market)
Carless Sundays are back! Sway to the music of talented street performers, eat some Argentinian empanadas, visit a cheese store, or browse racks of vintage clothing at this weekly Sunday street festival in Kensington.