Yonge-Dundas Square is
a popular venue
for summer festivals.
When the sun is out and the temperature gets warmer, such friendly weather encourages people to go out and check out the seasonal outdoor festivals that the city has to offer! From food, to music, to theatre and culture, there is something for everyone! Check out the links to the festivals listed below for more information or check out the Toronto.com link under Want to know more? for more festival listings!



Carassauga
Over 40 countries are represented in Mississauga’s cultural festival. Check out cultural performances, sample food, and shop for cultural items in under one roof!

Toronto’s Festival of Architecture and Design
This festival is a month-long showcase of architecture and design in the form of exhibitions, films, symposiums, lectures, walking tours, readings, and book launches.

CONTACT Photography Festival
As part of Toronto’s Festival of Architecture and Design in May, many galleries across the GTA play host to photographic exhibitions relating to the festival’s theme.



LUMINATO
Toronto’s festival of arts and creativity. Featuring theatrical acts, visual art, dance, literature, music, there’s something for everyone!

Mississauga Waterfront Festival
Regarded as Mississauga’s signature festival, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival celebrates the importance of families in the community as well as support numerous community agencies and service clubs. The festival includes music from local artists, food, a Heritage Stage, and a jetski stunt show!

Pride Toronto Festival
Pride Toronto is one of the largest Queer community festivals in the world. The Dyke March and the Pride Parade are well attended by locals and people from around the world.



Corso Italia
At Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West, experience authentic Italian food, culture, and live bands.

Beaches International Jazz Festival
Live bands perform jazz, rhythm and blues, samba, and Latin music.

Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
The South Asian Community of the GTA comes together in this large festival celebrating South Asian culture in the form of music, dance, film, theatre, literature and poetry, natural health practices, social issues, cuisine, arts & crafts and much more!



Taste of the Danforth
A very popular festival packing the Danforth every year, Taste of the Danforth offers the best of Hellenic food, culture and music.

Buskerfest
Street performers from around the world perform for crowds in support of Epilepsy Toronto.



Toronto International Film Festival
Early September is always a great time for some movie star gazing! International film stars, directors, and their fans flock to Downtown Toronto for film screenings and galas.



Festivals at Toronto’s Harbourfront
Toronto’s Harbourfront hosts a different festival every week during the summer months, showcasing hot and spicy foods to electronic music to cultural celebrations.