Top 6 in the 6ix: Can’t miss Toronto events July 31 to August 6

Jul 28 2017, 3:31 am

Sunday night, we meet again.

But before you start getting depressed about the start of a new week don’t worry, we’ve got some good news for you.

We’ve rounded up the top festivals, cultural and sporting events to bring you a curated shortlist of the top Toronto events taking place this week. There’s something for everyone, so you’ll definitely have something to look forward to.


What: For another exciting weekend, Caribana will be taking over Toronto. Don’t forget to check out the massive Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade, the parties, concerts and countless Caribean events taking place throughout the city.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: August 3 to 7

SummerWorks: Performance Festival

What: Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music and live art will be kicking off this week. This year’s 11-day festival will feature 52 unique projects, as well a SLIP series of artist workshops, a collection of new performance experiments in the SummerWorks Lab, and nightly parties.

Where: Various venues throughout the city
When: August 3 to 13

Toronto Food Truck Festival

What: Returning to the Toronto Beach(es), this food truck festival takes over Woodbine Park over the civic holiday long weekend. As always, admission is free and in addition to street foods expect live-eating challenges and other entertainment on site.

Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East
When: August 4, 5 pm to 10 pm; August 5, noon to 10 pm; August 6, noon to 8 pm; August 7, noon to 8 pm

Art & Music Ontario Festival

What: The Art & Music Ontario Festival celebrates a diverse range of local art and music in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary. Highlights include art installations along the North Walk, art history classes perfect for the whole family, a drone light show, and a digital graffiti wall. The event is completely free and showcases the province’s artsy side with plenty of activities, food, drinks, and art.

Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd.
When: August 4 to 7

Rogers Cup

What: Toronto is the centre of the tennis world as the Rogers Cup returns for another exciting year. The world’s best in women’s tennis, including Venus Williams, will be hitting up Toronto, starting this Saturday.

Where: Aviva Centre: York University, 1 Shoreham Drive, Suite 100
When: August 5 to 13

Christie Pits Film Festival

What: This year, the Christie Pits Film Festival’s theme is EYES ON THE PRIZE, and will be screening films about competition and beating the odds. Locally organized, the Christie Pits Film Festival has attracted thousands to its free weekly series of outdoor films. Although all screenings are free of charge, there is a suggested donation of $10.

Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West
When: August 6

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