CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TORONTO, Festival Events: Various Locations To August 3, Grand Parade on August 2: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd.: An exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. In its 46th
year it has become a major international event
and the largest cultural festival of its kind in
North America. Click here for more
TD IRIE MUSIC FESTIVAL, August 1-4 Toronto
@ Nathan Philips Square, August 23-24 Mississauga @ Celebration Square: This
city-wide free music festival celebrates African-Canadian culture with music, dance, spoken word, literature, art, food and drink from the Caribbean and across the African Diaspora,
weekend at Nathan Philips Square concludes with a traditional island style "blocko", a block party featuring some of Toronto's best DJs spinning
a mix of Reggae, Calypso and Soca.
Click here for more information.
ITALFEST FERRAGOSTO IN THE CITY,
August 9, Mississauga Celebration Square: Mississauga Italfest is an event to share and celebrate Italian culture, art, history, landscape, food, music and traditions with all cultures in the City of Mississauga and the surrounding community. It is also an opportunity to
pay tribute to the Italian pioneers who
immigrated to Canada and made Mississauga
their home. Click here for more information.
CNE, August 15-September 1, Exhibition Park: This is the ultimate staycation destination for the young, and young at heart. Marking 136 years as one of the largest fairs in North America, the CNE
is celebrating all things "fun" with popular attractions such as the CNE Zip Line, Sky Ride, SuperDogs,Food Truck Frenzy, and back by
popular demand, The Flying Wallendas! PLUS, an all-new line up of musical acts and entertainment. Click here for more information.
BUSKERFEST, August 21-24, Downtown
Yonge Street, Queen Street to College Street: Over 120 of the best street performers from Canada and around the world will excite and amazeTorontonians and tourists alike. North America's largest busker festival, Scotiabank BuskerFest is also the largest epilepsy awareness event in the world! The event raises money for Epilepsy Toronto. Click here for more information.