18 Food And Drink Festivals You Must Go To This Summer In Toronto

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18 Food And Drink Festivals You Must Go To This Summer In Toronto

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!

READ ALSO: 21 Yummy Foods For Under $10 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!

Mac and Cheese Festival

June 2nd-4th

It's time to get ooey and gooey with this festival dowsed in cheese! Up your KD game right here ^

African Experience Festival (AFEX)

June 11th-17th

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.

Taste of Little Italy

June 16th-18th

Slow things down with authentic culture and Italian cuisine in a family style environment!

Brewers Plate

May 4th

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.


May 4th

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 and Brews Festival

June 16th-18th

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.

Taste of Asia

June 24th-25th

Come to this festival for different cultural performances, culinary artists and artisans and food connoisseurs.  And for squid on a stick ;)

Toronto Ribfest

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.

Toronto Beerfest

July 28th-30th

If you enjoy a few brews, come cheers with your friends at this festival. All the kinds of different liquids for you to enjoy.

Lovin'Local Food Fest

July 29th

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.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

August 4th-7th

Serving up some REAL MUST-EATS, this festival will bring you the best local talent and food challenges.

Taste of Danforth

August 11th-13th

Experience being a Greek for the day! With almost 2 million attendees each year, this festival is packed with great people and amazing food.

Toronto Cider Festival

August 26th

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.

Toronto Wine and Spirits Festival

June 16th-17th

Enjoy a nice waterfront breeze with wine and beer samples! 

The Big Feastival

August 18th-20th

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.

TO Food Festival

July 9th

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!

Adelaide Eats 

July 1st-28th

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.

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