Can't miss Toronto events of the week: August 26 to September 1
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It’s hard to believe that another summer in Toronto is already coming to an end.
But rather than getting into full force fall mode, we highly recommend embracing what days of summer we have left. And there’s no better way to do that than checking out one of this week’s biggest events.
From food and drink festivals to Canada’s largest and longest-running aviation display, these are the top Toronto events happening around the city this week.
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What: As if you needed another excuse to raise a glass in Toronto this summer, CRAFT Beer Market is set to host its first annual Caskapalooza event this August. Entry to this beer-lovers’ event is $25 and include 12 sample beer tokens. Partial proceeds will be donated to The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
When: August 28
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
Toronto Mural Fest
What: A three-day event celebrating the international urban art movent is popping up in town this summer. Taking place at the stackt Market this weekend, MURAL Toronto will offer visitors the chance to watch artists create stunning murals, attend music shows, check out art exhibitions, enjoy panels, and more. Additionally, visitors can look forward to an epic block party presented by Hennessy Canada, art installations by artist Laurence Vallières presented by Little Burgundy Shoes, a Hennessy mixology event, and much more.
When: August 30 to September 1
Where: stackt market
Price: Free admission
What: Clear your calendars Toronto, the 20th annual BuskerFest will soon be here. Get ready for non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend. During this year’s festival, guests can enjoy exciting performances from over a hundred comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and daredevils.
When: August 30 to September 2
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Donations encouraged
Canadian International Air Show
What: Whether you’re watching from your condo, the CNE or along the Harbour Front, there’s no better way to end summer than by watching the Canadian International Air Show. It’s not only Canada’s largest and longest-running aviation display but its easily the most popular way to enjoy the Labour Day weekend in the city. The CIAS is best viewed at the southwest waterfront grounds of the CNE, south of the bandshell.
When: August 30 to September 1
Tim: 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Over Lake Ontario
Price: Free with CNE admission
First Five Fest
What: Clear your calendars, Toronto — the Aga Khan Museum is having a birthday party this weekend and you’re invited. To celebrate five years of being in business, the Aga Khan Museum is hosting a two-day birthday bash this August, and to commemorate the special occasion, the museum is offering visitors free admission.
When: August 31 to September 1
Time: Saturday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: 77 Wynford Drive, North York
Price: Admission is FREE!
What: No summer is complete without paying Electric Island a visit. Now in its seventh year, partygoers can look forward to a fresh lineup of local and international DJs.
When: August 31 and September 2
Time: 2 pm to 11 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd.