Annual Festivals & Events

Food, music, art, culture—whatever your passion, there’s an event or festival in Toronto.

It wouldn't be fall in Toronto without the Toronto International Film Festival, or summer without street festivals like Toronto Pride and the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Both locals and visitors flock to Toronto's annual events year after year, creating new traditions and celebrating old ones. Check out even more events on our Toronto Events Calendar.

January to March

January to March

Cavalcade of Lights

The Cavalcade of Lights is an annual holiday festival at Nathan Phillips Square incorporating a...

The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. The Festival exhibits local and international light artists.

The Toronto Light Festival

The city’s original light festival artfully illuminates the Distillery Historic District every...

April to June

April to June

Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is a must-see event for concert fans and music industry members visiting...

Doors Open Toronto

Doors Open Toronto is a behind the scenes tour of a historic city’s architecture and city...

Luminato Festival

Things to do at the Luminato Festival include a wide array of performance and visual art, along with...

Performers on stage at a North by Northeast concert in summer

NXNE

Things to do at Toronto’s NXNE include seeing some of the best emerging artists to come out of...

Toronto Jazz Festival

The Toronto Jazz Festival is full of amazing performances to see, from emerging artists to jazz...

People participate in Toronto's Pride festival parade

Toronto Pride

Find out how to celebrate Toronto Pride in one of North America’s largest Pride festivals.

July to September

July to September

Honda Indy Toronto

Things to see at Honda Indy Toronto include one of the most exciting street races in the IndyCar...

Marquee sign for JFL42

JFL42

Things to see at the JFL42 Festival in Toronto include some of the best comedy in Canada, the United...

National Bank Open

Things to see at the Rogers Cup include hard court tennis matches, not to mention Toronto history at...

Taste of the Danforth is a yearly food and culture festival held in Toronto, in the Greektown area along Danforth Avenue

Taste of the Danforth

There are a lot of things to see at Taste of the Danforth. Immerse yourself in culture in...

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week cultural celebration of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrates the city’s Afro-Caribbean population with weeks of...

Toronto Jazz Festival

The Toronto Jazz Festival is full of amazing performances to see, from emerging artists to jazz...

October to December

October to December

Cavalcade of Lights

The Cavalcade of Lights is an annual holiday festival at Nathan Phillips Square incorporating a...

Glow Christmas

Savour delicious food & holiday-inspired drinks, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, decorate cookies...

Marquee sign for JFL42

JFL42

Things to see at the JFL42 Festival in Toronto include some of the best comedy in Canada, the United...

Nuit Blanche is a free all-night contemporary art event featuring installations throughout the city

Nuit Blanche Toronto

There’s a lot of things to see at the Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto from free programs and...

Toronto Oktoberfest

Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls! Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200...