Toronto & Surrounding Areas Local Events August 18th to August 20th 2023
Are you looking for some exciting and diverse events to enjoy this weekend in Toronto and the surrounding areas? Whether you are a fan of fairs, festivals, or cultural celebrations, there is something for everyone to explore and experience. Here are some of the highlights of the weekend events that you don’t want to miss:
CNE – Canada’s Largest Fair
If you are looking for a classic summer fair experience, head to the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The CNE is Canada’s largest fair and one of the top 10 fairs in North America. It features a variety of attractions, such as rides, games, shows, food, shopping, and more. You can enjoy the thrill of the midway, watch spectacular performances by acrobats, ice skaters, and musicians, sample delicious treats from around the world, and browse through hundreds of vendors selling unique products and services. The CNE runs from August 18 to September 04, 2023, and is open from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM on weekdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM on weekends, and 10:00 AM to 09:00 AM on Labour Day. For more information and tickets, visit:
Toronto Chinatown Festival
If you are interested in experiencing the rich and vibrant culture of Chinatown, check out the Toronto Chinatown Festival on August 19 and 20, 2023. The festival is held on Spadina Avenue between St. Andrew Street and Sullivan Street in downtown Toronto. You can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chinatown, such as traditional lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, live music, art exhibits, street food, and more. The festival also features a night market, a kids zone, a health zone, and a cultural zone. The festival is open from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is free for everyone. For more details, visit:
TD Markham Jazz Festival
If you are a lover of jazz music, you won’t want to miss the TD Markham Jazz Festival on August 18 to 20, 2023. The festival is held on Main Street Unionville in Markham, a historic and charming village that offers a perfect backdrop for the event. You can enjoy free concerts by over 30 local and international jazz artists on four outdoor stages, as well as indoor venues such as pubs, restaurants, and churches. The festival also showcases various genres of jazz music, such as blues, swing, soul, funk, Latin, and more. The festival is open from 06:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Friday and 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and lineup, visit:
Japan Festival Canada
If you are curious about the Japanese culture and cuisine, you should definitely visit the Japan Festival Canada on August 19 and 20, 2023. The festival is held at Celebration Square in Mississauga, a spacious and modern venue that can accommodate thousands of visitors. You can experience the authentic and diverse aspects of Japan, such as traditional arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, cosplay contests, anime screenings, sake tasting, ramen competitions, and more. You can also sample a variety of delicious Japanese dishes from over 50 food vendors, such as sushi, takoyaki, yakitori, okonomiyaki, and more. The festival is open from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM on Sunday. Admission is free for everyone. For more updates, visit:
These are just some of the amazing weekend events that you can enjoy in Toronto and beyond. Whether you are looking for fun or culture or both, you will surely find something that suits your taste and mood. So don’t miss this opportunity to have a memorable weekend with your friends or family.
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