Summertime means eating and drinking (and eating and drinking) (and eating and drinking again, and again, and again). It’s basically all you do for a solid 4 months: eat and drink. If you have a love for food and a passion for a nice cold beverage, it’s time for you to mark some dates off in your calendar. Toronto is home to many amazing food and drink festivals during the summer months. A chance for you to explore different cultures and unusual meals you wouldn’t normally choose to eat/drink!
HERE ARE 18 FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVALS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN TORONTO THIS SUMMER:
May 5th- 21st
If you’re a veggie, and you know it, clap your hands! Enjoy plant-based menus at this festival looking to grow the veg community. This two-week celebration has some amazing cuisine!
It’s time to get ooey and gooey with this festival dowsed in cheese! Up your KD game right here ^
Enjoy African arts and heritage experiences while enjoying some authentic food. If you like to dance, this festival will teach you unique dance moves while listening to creative music and spoken word performances.
Slow things down with authentic culture and Italian cuisine in a family style environment!
This festival shines light on all things local. With a mixture of Rock Star Chefs and Rock Star Brewers, you will enjoy delicious beer and food in the “rock n’roll” way.
CraveTO is hosting an event showcasing wine, spirit and cider vendor that will feature both light products and dark products. May the 4th be with you all who try this festival!
Beach BBQ & Brews is Toronto’s #1 Father’s Day destination for almost ten years! If you’re a fan of the grill and getting a little messy while enjoying some good eats, you have to try this.
Come to this festival for different cultural performances, culinary artists and artisans and food connoisseurs. And for squid on a stick 😉
June 30th- July 3rd
This year ribfest in the city is celebrating Canada’s birthday with a 4 day rib party! You won’t want to miss out on this HUGE pork bash.
If you enjoy a few brews, come cheers with your friends at this festival. All the kinds of different liquids for you to enjoy.
You won’t want to miss this FREE festival that supports our city. The Lovin’ Local Food Fest is one more way that Live Green Toronto promotes and supports the greening of Toronto.
Serving up some REAL MUST-EATS, this festival will bring you the best local talent and food challenges.
Experience being a Greek for the day! With almost 2 million attendees each year, this festival is packed with great people and amazing food.
Everyone’s going full out for Canada’s 150th b-day this year! Including this festival showcasing amazing ciders paired with yummy eats, live entertainment and local Canadian talent.
Enjoy a nice waterfront breeze with wine and beer samples!
The big boy festival is coming to Toronto this summer. Jamie Oliver is bringing his beast of a festival from across the pond to our city. This festival is unique because it can be a family-affair with children welcome.
This festival serves to promote the cultural diversity in the city through food sampling. Bringing the best of the best Toronto restaurants together. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to make a $2 donation if possible!
What’s better than an outdoor food court? Enjoy some lunch in the Financial District at Adelaide Eats. They’ll be serving food until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.