Food & drink festivals offer tasty options for summer fun in Toronto

Every weekend you can find dozens of events celebrating the many facets of our city’s diverse culinary scene.

Every weekend you can find dozens of events celebrating the many facets of our city’s diverse culinary scene. Some last a day, others a whole weekend, but one thing these festivals have in common is a drive to bring the whole town together over a shared love of food and drink. Whether you’re looking for a flight of Ontario’s best beers, a collection of spicy snacks or the best and brightest chefs in the city, make the most out of your summer and check out some of these can’t-miss food festivals.

Toronto Festival of Beer

#TOBeerFest, July 28–30 Bandshell Park, 200 Princes’ Blvd.

A Toronto food fest favourite, #TOBeerFest is an annual event that brings out brewers and beer lovers from across the GTA. Presented by the Beer Store, it features hundreds of different beers and eats from across the city. The cherry on top of this brew-fuelled day is the musical performances by headliners like Third Eye-Blind, Ice Cube, Ruby Waters and T-Pain. So, get your crew together and make sure to put this summer staple at the top of your to-do list.


June 24 –Sept. 9, 7 Queens Quay E.

Curated by food and cultural zeitgeist Suresh Doss, this second annual Toronto outlet of the famed food and flea market is not one to miss. With his pulse tapped into the city’s most up-and-coming chefs and restaurants, this festival is a true who’s who of the city’s food scene. Every week, find over 50 vendors that represent the magic of Toronto’s food and arts trendsetters.

Foodville Afro Caribbean Food Festival

July 29, Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St.

Powered by Black Owned Toronto, this day-long food fest is set to be a party for the ages. Find DJs, special guest chefs, live performances and over 30 artisan vendors across three stages at Toronto’s Stackt Market. Groove to the sounds of dancehall, r&b, afrobeats and hip hop and feast on the Afro-Caribbean flavours of Toronto.

Spring into Spice Festival

June 3, Stanley Barracks Gardens @ Hotel X Toronto, 111 Princes’ Blvd.

The Spring into Spice festival is here to spice up your life!  Find 30 ethnic food vendors and local wineries at the Stanley Barracks Gardens at Hotel X on Saturday, June 3, for a day of community, wine pairings and great music. Cultivating an understanding of fare from Thailand, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, and pairing them with wine grown in our backyard, is just one of this event’s many draws.

Taste of India Food Festival

Aug. 4–5, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Get ready to eat, drink and dance at Toronto’s Taste of India. Coined as the largest Indian food utopia, this festival will be full of explosive flavour with food from over 50 vendors. Dance and musical performances will be lighting up Nathan Philips Square all weekend long.

Taste of the Danforth

Aug. 11–13, Danforth Avenue, between Broadview and Greenwood

The beloved Greektown food festival is back this year, and it’s new and improved. The Taste of the Danforth is one of the oldest-running food festivals in Toronto, and after its hiatus in 2020, it’s back with a vengeance. For its 26th year, the free street festival expects over 1.6 million attendees and hundreds of vendors serving up all the Greek treats the Danforth has to offer.

Toronto Raw Vegan Festival

June 6, , 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education

If you’re into the raw movement, this is the festival for you. Healthy Festivals Corporation puts on a huge trade show featuring the best in raw vegan food.

Do West Fest

June 9–11, Dundas Street West (from Shaw to Lansdowne)

In the heart of Little Portugal, this street festival promises the best of the west, including neighbourhood thrift markets, great food and live music.

Night Market TO Presents the Halal Food Tour 2023

June 17– 18, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.

Night markets all over the world bring communities together after dark to celebrate the culture of the city. Highlighting the street food favourites you can ˆnd across the globe, this halal food tour will enliven your senses and your appetite.

Taste of Italy Little Italy

June 18 622 College St.

Little Italy transforms into one giant piazza for the Taste of Italy. Discover regional bites from across Italy, along with music, carnival rides and street vendors galore.

Wine Fest Toronto

July 7–9, 229 Richmond St. W.

Sniff, swirl and sip at this epic tasting of grand proportions as it takes over Toronto’s RendezViews for a weekend of wine.

Summer Craft Beer Fest

July 13, 171 E. Liberty St.

Are you a fan of hops or do you like wheat beer? What about a nitro-stout? Well, all styles of beer are celebrated at the Summer Craft Beer Fest! Become an amateur Cicerone in just a few hours while you taste through the best of Canada’s craft brews.

Pan American Food & Music Festival

July 22, Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

The 11th annual Pan American Food Fest is Canada’s largest festival celebrating the Western Hemisphere’s food and culture. Nathan Philips Square will be buzzing with live music, vendors and diverse bites.

OssFest 2023

July 22, Ossington Street, between Dundas and Queen

We trust the Ossington BIA to throw a great street festival when the notable strip is much like a party all year round. Find all your favourite residents and some friends celebrating the food and culture Ossington has to offer.

Taste The Caribbean Food Festival

July 22–23, Covered Green P west of Oakwood Ave, 1609 Eglinton Ave. W.

Little Jamaica lights up for a weekend of island eats. Indulge in food and drinks from local chefs and Caribbean vibes from music and entertainment acts.

Food Truck Festival

Aug. 8, Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St. E.

Rally the crew and come hungry for Woodbine Park’s Food Truck Festival. The massive convoy of food trucks will carrel together to serve countless cuisines in the East End’s massive greenspace. Grab grub, a picnic blanket and some sunscreen for a day to remember.

Taste of Portugal

Aug. 12, Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr.

You don’t need to be a ride warrior to attend this food fest, but it may come in handy. Spend the day exploring Canada’s Wonderland all while devouring all of Portugal’s most iconic foods.

Taste of Manila 2023

Aug. 19, Bathurst Street at Wilson Avenue

This is, hands down, the biggest and best Filipino food fest Toronto’s ever had. At the corner of Bathurst and Wilson, find a collection of Pinoy treats, along with kids’ performances, entertainment and fashion shows.