9 Toronto food events to check out this week: August 24 to 30

Aug 24 2018, 6:40 pm

Celebrate the last week in August with your mouth full. The week ahead is packed with Toronto food events including festivals devoted to BBQ, a Food Truck Frenzy, TAIWANfest, and more.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Beer Bourbon & BBQ


Like one massive cook-off fueled by cold beers and brown liquor, this festival promises slow-smoked and grilled meats among the main attractions. Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, Parallel Brothers and Fidel Gastro’s food truck are just a few of the vendors you should save your appetite for.

When: August 24 to 26, 2018
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

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Toronto Cider Festival 2018

toronto cider festival


The Toronto Cider Festival returns this August. Taking over the Sherbourne Common, the waterfront festival will bring together more than 100 kinds of cider “from the best apple growing regions across Canada.”

When: August 24 and 25, 2018
Where: Sherbourne Common, 61 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Tickets from $35

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TAIWANfest 2018



The annual event celebrates, shares, and exchanges culture and heritage between communities and uses visual, musical, theatrical, and culinary arts to highlight cross-cultural values.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
When:  August 24 to August 26, 2018
Price: Admission is free.


Open Kitchen Toronto Crêpe and Movie Night

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The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution/Hot Docs

Toronto Chef Charlotte Langley of Scout Canning teams up with Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy NYC for the one-time-only Crêpe and Movie Night.

When: August 24, 2018, 7 pm
Where: The Old Third Vineyard, 251 Closson Road, Hillier
Price: A donation of $40 is requested in support of the Open Kitchen Toronto Female Culinary Scholarship Fund at George Brown College.

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CNE Food Truck Frenzy


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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 25 to 27, 2018
Where: Situated on Princes’ Boulevard just inside the historic Princes’ Gates
Price: Admission to the festival is included with entry to the CNE


Innk & Gunn Tattoo Shop

free burgers and beer


You can spend this weekend in Toronto getting (temporarily) tattoos, eating FREE burgers, and sipping FREE beers. The Innk & Gunn Tattoo Shop is popping up from August 25 to 26 at the old Ossington Tire space and is offering up a trifecta of free stuff.

When: August 25 to 26, 2018, 2 pm to 8 pm
Where: 146 Ossington Avenue, Toronto


Pan American Food and Music Festival

Pan American Food

Magic Vision/Panamerican Food Festival

Celebrate the cuisines and cultures of the 41 countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, when the Pan American Food and Music Festival returns to Toronto this August.

When: August 25 and 26 2018
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Ashkenaz Festival

What A Bagel free bagels 2018

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Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival kicks off Harbourfront Centre (as well as other venues around the GTA) this week and while the programming features music, art, and entertainment, food-wise, look forward to a competitive sampling from some of Toronto’s top bagel meisters at the Bagel Battle as well as touring the world of Sephardic desserts.

When: August 28 to September 3
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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Craft toronto beer


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 $10, 100% of which will benefit Dixon Hall Music School. Meanwhile, cask tasters will sell for $2 per fill and feature a selection of 20 unique casks from local breweries.

When: August 29, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
Price: $10


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