Toronto’s Best Summer Food Festivals in 2023

Toronto’s Best Summer Food Festivals are back in 2023! As a diverse city, Toronto has food from all over the world. These upcoming food festivals displays this diversity from Taste of Italy to Halal and to the Festival of India. Enjoy the Toronto summer by visiting these Food Festivals.

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June Food Festivals in Toronto

The weather is heating up and the patios are opening! June is the perfect time for Food and Drink festivals in Toronto.

Taste of Little Italy

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Date: June 16th – 18th

Where: College Street between Shaw St. and Markham St.

Highlights: Live music and large patios

Need to Know: FREE!

Toronto Beaches Rib & Beer Festival

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Date: June 16th – 18th (various times per day)

Where: Woodbine Park – 1695 Queens St E

Highlights: Ribs and Beer! Live music, vendors and interactive activities for kids

Need to Know: FREE! Pets welcome but require a waiver. This festival is back in Toronto in July!

Night Market TO: Halal Food Tour

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Date: June 17th (2pm – 2am) and June 18th (2pm – 10pm)

Where: Harbourfront Centre – 235 Queens Quay West

Highlights: 15-17 vendors serving halal-friendly foods. The Halal Food Tour will be available in Mississauga, Milton, London Ajax and Brampton.

Need to Know: FREE! But you need to reserve a ticket on EventBrite

Taste of Asia

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Date: June 23rd (5pm – 11pm), June 24th (11am-11pm) & June 25th (11am-5pm)

Where: Kennedy & Steeles, Markham

Highlights: North America’s largest Asian festival with over 150 Food vendors!

Need to Know: FREE! But be prepared for long lines.

July Food Festivals in Toronto

It’s the height of Summer in Toronto! The below festivals reflect the diversity in Toronto from India, Greek to Latin America!

Summerlicious Toronto

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Date: July 7th – 23rd

Where: Participating Toronto restaurants

Highlights: Participating restaurants have a pre-fix menu for brunch, lunch or dinner at a fixed cost.

Need to Know: Require reservations, check the City of Toronto’s website.

Taste of Lawrence Scarborough

Date: July 7th – 9th

Where: Wexford Heights – Lawrence Ave East between Warden and Birchmount

Highlights: Over 130 vendors, rides and live music

Need to Know: FREE! But parking is limited

Downtown Toronto Rib & Beer Festival

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Date: July 14th – 16th (various times)

Where: Yonge and Dundas Square

Highlights: Ribs and Beer! Live music, vendors and interactive activities for kids

Need to Know: FREE! Pets welcome but require a waiver. This festival is in Woodbine Park in June!

Festival of India

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Date: July 15th – 16th

Where: Toronto Centre Islands

Highlights: The Festival kicks off with a Parade starting at Yonge & Dundas to the Queens Quay. At Centre Island, the Festival will have vendors, live outdoor Yoga, music and performances.

Need to Know: FREE! But you must pay to use the Toronto Ferry or Water Taxi to get to the island.

Canadian Peruvian Fest

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Date: July 29th (12pm – 9pm)

Where: Nathan Philips Square 100 Queen Street West

Highlights: This Festival is celebrating Peru’s 202nd Independence with live music and food from all of Latin America

Need to Know: FREE! Use of public transit is encouraged

August Food Festivals in Toronto

As the summer starts to close in Toronto, enjoy these amazing food festivals!

Canadian Food Truck Festival

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Date: August 4th – 7th

Where: Woodbine Park – 1695 Queen St E

Highlights: Halal, Vegan and Gluten Free options

Need to Know: FREE! The Food Truck Festival will be in Burlington, Pickering and Brampton on different dates

JerkFest

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Date: August 10th – 13th

Where: Centennial Park – 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke

Highlights: Food vendors, food demonstrations and musical performances

Need to Know: Tickets are required for entry

Taste of Danforth

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Date: August 11th – 13th

Where: Danforth Ave. and Pape Ave.

Highlights: Lots of Greek food, live music and shopping

Need to Know: FREE! Public transit is encouraged

Taste of Manila

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Date: August 19th-20th

Where: Bathurst Street & Wilson Avenue

Highlights: Celebrates Filipino culture, food, music and community.

Need to Know: FREE!

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One response to “Toronto’s Best Summer Food Festivals in 2023”

  1. Chris

    I want to go to them all, summer is a great time for food fesitvals 🙂