Can't miss Toronto events of the week: August 19 to 25

Aug 16 2019, 5:00 am

It’s a brand new week, Toronto.

Make the most it by checking out some of the awesome events happening throughout the city.

From a massive food truck festival to the return of a beer and bourbon festival at Ontario Place, here are the top events happening in the city from August 19 to 25.

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Fan Expo Canada

What: The Fan Expo offers costume-filled fandom at its best to end the summer on a high note. From comics to sci-fi, horror, and gaming, you will find it all under one massive roof.

When: August 22 to 25
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Price: Tickets start at $20

CNE Food Truck Frenzy

What: The annual CNE Food Truck Frenzy wraps up summer by bringing together nearly two dozen food trucks. Conveniently, this food fest takes place at the same time as the CNE Craft Beer Fest so you can wash down your fave curbside eats with a cold one.

When: August 22 to 26
Time: 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Situated on Princes’ Boulevard just inside the historic Princes’ Gates
Price: Admission to the festival is included with entry to the CNE

Toronto Cider Festival

What: This year’s Toronto Cider Festival will showcase an assortment of refreshing and amazing ciders paired with delicious food, live entertainment, and local Canadian talent, offering a no-fail way to wrap what will be an epic summer.

When: August 23 and 24
Where: 
Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive
Price: From $48

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

What: Toronto’s late summer festival it’s taking every tried and true summertime attraction and mashing them all together into one single event including live country bands, line dancing lessons, bourbon tasting bars, axe throwing, BBQ cook-offs, and more.

When: August 23 to 25
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto
Price: Tickets start at $7.95

TAIWANfest 2019

What: TAIWANfest is making a very welcome return to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre this August. The annual public event celebrates, shares, and exchanges culture and heritage between communities and provides a stage for guests to learn, share, and foster new artistic expressions. Attendees can expect a wide array of visual, culinary, and theatric arts, workshops and demonstrations for all ages, mesmerizing performances, and tantalizing cuisine.

When: August 23 to 25
Time: Friday, 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Admission is free

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sunday

What: The 16th season of Pedestrian Sundays brings back one awesome way to spend your Sundays this over the coming months. Performers, musicians, artists, and shopping, basically an awesome Sunday Funday.

When: August 25
Time: 12 pm to 7 pm
Where: Kensington Market
Price: Free