Toronto is a beautiful city – bustling and vibrant, bursting with life, art and culture. There is always something happening!
Discover what the city has to offer by checking out these exciting family-friendly festivals and events:
1. Distillery District ArtFest. May 20th -22nd 2017. Distillery District.
Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District, ArtFest is an outdoor art and craft show celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft and live music – all from local Canadian artists. Event Page
2. Kensington Market Art Fair. May 28th, June 25th. August 27th, September 24th and October 29th 2017. Kensington Market.
The Kensington Market Art Fair (KMAF) is an outdoor art fair that focuses on original two and three-dimensional art. The event features professional and student works and runs from 12-7pm during Pedestrian Sundays. Event Page
3. Waterfront Artisan Market. Every Saturday, from May 20th to October 7th, 11 – 8PM. Waterfront
Toronto’s waterfront comes alive from 11am – 8pm in HTO Park with an open-air market featuring 75 local, up-and-coming artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. More Information.
4. Liberty Village Art Crawl. June 10th 2017. 11 – 6 PM. Liberty Village.
The 5th Annual Liberty Village Art Crawl runs on Saturday, June 10th from 11am – 6pm in Liberty Village Park. The crawl features 65 artists and delectable food options provided by local food vendors. Liberty Art Crawl
5. Your Neighbourhood Farmer’s Market.
Most neighbourhoods in Toronto have a farmer’s market. Markets provide a great opportunity to purchase healthy fresh foods and support local businesses and farms. Many markets have already started their season while some will open on the last week of May. Not sure which market to check out? Here is a list of the Top 24 Farmer’s Markets in Toronto.
6. Riverdale ArtWalk. June 3rd and June 4th, 11am – 6 pm. Jimmie Simpson Park
Riverdale ArtWalk is a free two-day public exhibition showcasing local artists. Located in Jimmie Simpson Park in the Queen East arts district, it is a great place to connect with artists and find unique pieces to bring home. Riverdale Art Walk
7. Doors Open Toronto. May 27th & May 28th. All over the city
An excellent way to explore the hidden parts of our city, Doors Open Toronto is happening on May 27th and May 28th. This year, the event will open up more than 150 of Toronto’s most architecturally, historically and socially significant buildings across the city. The theme is ‘Fifteen Decades of Canadian Architecture’ and the event showcases buildings pre-dating confederation, and from each decade onwards. The event will feature a speaker’s series and special programs throughout the weekend. Check out the full program and list of participating buildings here.
8. CBC Music Festival. May 27th, 1:30 PM. Echo Beach
In its fifth year, the 2017 CBC Music Festival will feature an exclusively Canadian lineup including Serena Ryder and Walk Off The Earth, Tickets are $39.50.
What festivals and events are you looking forward to this season? Let me know!