Only a handful of weeks left to get in any last hurrahs this summer before the kids are back to the grind and parents are dreaming of Thanksgiving weekend. Luckily the city and surrounding towns have you covered with lots of food, beer and even a nap or two.
CNE, August 26th-28th
Did summer go by too fast and you feel you did nothing? Then head to the CNE and gets a whole bunch of things done. Discover the wacky new foods, play some games, ride some rides then head over to Food Truck Frenzy where once again they are paired up with the CNE Craft Beer Fest to give you the best food truck eats and amazing craft beer selections. Admission included with CNE passes.
Dundas and Carlaw, August 27th
Combining a street festival and a beer fest over one weekend is a perfect way to discover this hip neighbourhood. 17 different brewers and local food vendors will be on hand to keep the crowds happy and festive. $20 gets you in with a mug and three tokens.
Yonge-Dundas Square, August 27th
Back after a successful first year, the Toronto Cider Festival brings together 40 different ciders from sweet and refreshing to dry and aromatic. Games like Jenga, and Snakes and Ladders are spread around the space giving guests entertainment while they sip their way through the vendors. Two sessions are available and for $30 you get a mug and 4 sample tokens.
Markham Road, August 26th-28th
One of the largest growing communities in our city is celebrating their diversity in one of the biggest Tamil festivals outside of India. Discover the food, music, dance and culture. Admission is free.
David Pecault Square, August 27th
Yes there is a festival for everything. Want to learn more about the health benefits and culinary uses of this tropical fruit? Then you need to check out this free one day event. Lots of demos and samples from popular coconut brands like Grace’s and Gaylea coconut whipped cream.
Yorkville, August 23rd-25th
If you haven’t seen it on social media already then head down to Yorkville this week and take a nap in one of Casper’s state of the art snooze rooms. Register a half hour nap online and enjoy a break in your hectic work week. Naps are free.
Harbourfront Centre, August 26th-28th
Celebrate the food, arts, music and culture of the Taiwanese people with demonstrations in dance, food and much more. Admission is free.
Mel Lastman Square, August 26th-28th
Music, dance, sport and even a talent show will be happening all weekend at the Korean Harvest Festival. Admission is free.
Mississauga Celebration Square, August 27th-28th
Celebrating the best in Muslim arts and entertainment, enjoy food, dance and music over two days of festivities. Admission is free.