Toronto & Surrounding Areas Local Events November 3rd to November 5th 2023
Get ready Toronto! The upcoming weekend of November 4-5 is jam-packed with exciting festivals, fairs, and markets across the city. From celebrating Diwali to slurping soup to finding unique holiday gifts, there are diverse events happening to suit any interest. Read on for a rundown of the top happenings you won't want to miss out on this weekend!
The lively Diwali Festival takes over Nathan Phillips Square from November 4-5 between 5PM - 9PM to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Visitors can enjoy music and dance performances on the main stage, browse the many food vendor stalls, partake in fun activities for kids, and take in the beautiful lights displays that are symbolic of the Diwali holiday. The event is free and open to all, so head down to take part in this colorful cultural celebration!
From November 3-12, the iconic Royal Agricultural Winter Fair returns to Exhibition Place, showcasing competitions, shows, exhibits, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Marvel at the giant vegetable contest, check out the latest agricultural tech in the exhibits, watch a sheep herding demonstration, and let the kids loose in the bunny barn petting zoo. With special discounts on Sundays and Mondays, it's an affordable day out.
For two days on November 3-4, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto in Scarborough will host an authentic Filipino Christmas festival. Visitors can shop for Filipino food items, handmade goods and products while enjoying traditional song and dance performances on stage. It's a chance to experience a taste of Christmas, Pinoy style!
The International Centre in Mississauga is the place to be November 4-5 for The Soup Festival. Soup lovers can sample unlimited offerings from dozens of restaurants all competing for the People's Choice Award. It's the perfect event for warming up with delicious soups as the weather cools down.
Support local artisans and find unique holiday gifts at the Art Crawl Christmas Market on November 4 under the Bentway from 11 AM-6 PM. Paintings, photos, jewelry, ceramics, and more will be on display and for sale just in time for Christmas shopping. Enjoy getting into the festive spirit.
With such diverse and exciting events happening this weekend, there's no shortage of fun to be had in Toronto. Get out and explore these festivals, fairs, and markets to make the most of your weekend.
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