As the summer sun slowly sets over Canada, the cities are alive with a plethora of exciting events and festivals that cater to every taste and interest. Whether you're a foodie, a music lover, a fitness enthusiast, or someone who simply loves to soak in the local culture, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Here's a curated list of upcoming events to mark in your calendar:
1. Canada's Largest Ribfest - 1-4 SEPTEMBER | BURLINGTON'S SPENCER SMITH PARK
- Get ready for finger-licking goodness at Canada's Largest Ribfest in Burlington. Indulge in mouthwatering barbecue ribs while enjoying live music and entertainment.
2. Canadian National Exhibition - 18 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER | 210 PRINCES’ BLVD, TORONTO
- The iconic CNE is back with thrilling rides, food vendors, concerts, and an unforgettable air show. It's a summertime must-visit in Toronto.
3. Summers End Curtside Shuffle - 2 SEPTEMBER | 10 AM TO 1 PM | TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BURLINGTON
- Lace up your sneakers for a fun and friendly co-ed beach pickup Volleyball event!
4. 4th Annual Kerrfest Kids - 10 SEPTEMBER | 12 PM TO 6 PM | WESTWOOD PARK, OAKVILLE
- Bring the family for a day of music, games, and food at this community-focused festival.
5. 43rd Annual Terry Fox Run - 17 SEPTEMBER | 10 AM | CORONATION PARK, OAKVILLE
- Join the nationwide tradition and run for a great cause to support cancer research.
6. Fall Bushels DIY Workshop and Cooking Demo, Ancaster - 22 SEPTEMBER | 6 PM - 7.30 PM | 591 FIDDLERS GREEN ROAD, HAMILTON
- Discover your culinary skills with a DIY workshop and cooking demo in the beautiful town of Ancaster.
7. Toronto International Buskerfest - 1 SEPTEMBER - 4 SEPTEMBER | 12PM - 7 PM | WOODBINE PARK, TORONTO
- Prepare to be amazed by jaw-dropping street performances from talented buskers at Woodbine Park.
8. Toronto Zoo Uncorked - FRIDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER | 4.30 PM TO 7.30 PM | TORONTO
- Sip wine and enjoy delectable bites amidst the exotic animals at the Toronto Zoo.
9. Great Canadian Halloween Market - SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER | 10.30 AM | 5787 HURONTARIO STREET, MISSISSAUGA
- Get into the spooky spirit early with this Halloween-themed market featuring costumes, decor, and more.
10. Cubaneando Festival Toronto - SATURDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER | 1 PM TO 11 PM | 61 DOCKSIDE DRIVE, TORONTO
- Experience the vibrant culture of Cuba with music, dancing, and delicious Cuban cuisine.
11. Los Trompos - 12 AUGUST - 5 SEPTEMBER | 10 AM TO 9PM | OAKVILLE TOWN SQUARE
- Explore a unique interactive art installation featuring spinning tops in Oakville Town Square.
12. Doggie Dip - SUNDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER | 11 AM TO 5 PM | LIONS POOL
- Treat your furry friend to a day of fun in the sun at this dog-friendly pool event.
13. Beauty and the Beast Burlington - SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER | 9 AM TO 5 PM | BURLINGTON
- Discover treasures and unique finds at this vibrant arts and crafts market.
14. Smorgasburg Toronto - 5 AUGUST TO 9 SEPTEMBER | 11AM TO 6PM | 7 QUEENS QUAY EAST, TORONTO
- Satisfy your foodie cravings with a diverse selection of gourmet street food at this weekly market.
With this exciting lineup of events in and around the GTA, your summer and early fall are sure to be filled with unforgettable moments. So, gather your friends and family, and make the most of what this vibrant city has to offer!