Things to do in Toronto this weekend [August 19-21]

CNE is back!

Head to the CNE to enjoy attractions, exhibits, performances, rides & games and unique food offerings. This year the CNE will have a new drone show every night at 10:45 PM. You won't want to miss this amazing display of light and colour in the night sky!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Exhibition Place, 210 Princes' Blvd, Toronto

When: Starting August 19th

Throwback pool party at Grand Bizarre

Head to this throwback party to enjoy Hip-Hop, R&B and Dancehall anthems from the early 2000s. Poolside at Grand Bizarre with music by: Peter Kash, Special K, Just Jenneh and Chrys Virgo. Advance tickets are available online only.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Grande Bizarre, 15 Saskatchewan Rd

When: August 20th from 2 PM - 7PM

Pan American Food Festival at Dundas square

This award-winning Pan American Food & Music Festival is Canada’s largest celebration of the diverse culture, music, cuisine, and folklore of the Americas. The 10th year anniversary will showcase the musical diversity and cultural richness of the Western Hemisphere.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square

When: August 20th - 21st from 12 PM to 10 PM

Afro Carib Fest

This event celebrates the culture and diversity of Afro-Caribbean communities and beyond through showcasing arts, music, dance, food and cultural heritage. The event will engage audiences with live exciting performances and fun-filled interactive activities!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough (1005 Brimley Rd)

When: August 20th - 21st from 12 PM - 9 PM

Toronto Chinatown Festival

Join the 22nd Toronto Chinatown Festival (TCF). This year's theme is the “Eight Immortals” (八仙), taking after the popular Chinese mythology. This event will have amazing performances including the Dragon Dance & Lion Dance, Kung Fu performances and much more. Enjoy cultural street food and art & culture booths.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Chinatown, West side of Spadina Avenue

When: August 20-21st

Barrio Latin Music Festival

This two-day music festival will have performances by 10 international artists, from the newest DJ acts to your favourite throwback artists. Not only will there be amazing music all weekend long, but they will also have food vendors and shops to satisfy your cravings.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave

When: August 20 & 21 from 11 AM to 11 PM

Rose Picnic

Woodbine Park will be transformed into "a sea of pink and white" for the event, and you can enjoy food, vendors, entertainment, and lots of drinks. Get 10% off your tickets

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

When: August 20th

 

TD Markham Jazz Festival

This three-day, three stage festival features amazing restaurants and shops to visit along Main St. There will be a lineup of new talent and fan favourites from past festivals. This festival is free!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Main St, Unionville

When: August 19th - 21st

Toronto Taiko Festival 2022

This event will feature different taiko players from across Canada. This three day event will also be full of workshops.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: 80 Queens Park, Toronto

When: August 19th - 21st

Ozmozis Festival: Days Like Nights and The Soundgarden

Connecting people through music, this event will have 2 stages with performances both indoor and outdoor. This is a 19+ event

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

When: August 21st from 3 PM - 11 PM

Taste of Manila

This event is the biggest Filipino street festival in North America. They will be will be showcasing the very best of Filipino cuisine. There will also be unique Filipino talents such as singers, dancers, games, and much more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Where: Bathurst and Wilson

When: August 20 & 21

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