Toronto Events July 2013

Canada Day Fireworks, Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy, Fringe Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival and Much More!

Toronto events July 2013 kick-starts with Canada Day festivities including outdoor live concerts followed by breathtaking fireworks at several venues.

After hectic Canada Celebration on 1st July, rest of the month is jam-packed with several wonderful events - Caribbean Carnival, Honda Indy Race, Toronto Fringe Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, summerlicious, Dream in High Park and Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition are some of top exciting Toronto events in July.

If you fancy headliner concerts, we have Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z, One Direction and The Eagles performing this July in Toronto.

Toronto Events July - Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Toronto sports events in July include Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts games at Rogers Centre and Toronto FC games at BMO Field.

See Toronto events July 2013 listing for more electrifying events, cultural festivals, sports events, concerts and theatrical shows in Toronto!

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Blue Jays Schedule - July 2013

Mon, Jul 1 at 01:07pm vs. Detroit Tigers

Tue, Jul 2 at 07:07pm vs. Detroit Tigers

Wed, Jul 3 at 07:07pm vs. Detroit Tigers

Thu, Jul 4 at 07:07pm vs. Detroit Tigers

Fri, Jul 5 at 07:07pm vs. Minnesota Twins

Sat, Jul 6 at 01:07pm vs. Minnesota Twins

Sun, Jul 7 at 01:07pm vs. Minnesota Twins

Fri, Jul 19 at 07:07pm vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Sat, Jul 20 at 01:07pm vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Sun, Jul 21 at 01:07pm vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Mon, Jul 22 at 07:07pm vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Tue, Jul 23 at 07:07pm vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed, Jul 24 at 07:07pm vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Thu, Jul 25 at 07:07pm vs. Houston Astros

Fri, Jul 26 at 07:07pm vs. Houston Astros

Sat, Jul 27 at 01:07pm vs. Houston Astros

Sun, Jul 28 at 01:07pm vs. Houston Astros

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Canada Day Celebration

Toronto July Events - Canada Day Fireworks

When: July 1, 2013

Where: Various locations in Toronto

Cost: Free

Join Canada's birthday celebration party and enjoy family entertainment, live concerts, music, large-scale events, cultural programs and much more! The major fascination of the Canada Day festivities is breathtaking fireworks displays that take place roughly around 10pm.

There are many locations in Toronto that offer Canada Day revelry including the fireworks. The major events usually occur every year at Harbourfront Centre, Mel Lastman Square, Ashbridges Bay, Centennial Park, Canada's Wonderland and Downsview Park.

My personal pick is Harbourfront Centre with fabulous lake views, cool breeze, cruises and paddle boating as additional attractions.

Shakespeare in High Park

When: July 2 - September 1, 2013, 8.00PM

Where: High Park, Toronto

Cost: Pay What You Can (Suggested donation $20)

Website: www.canadianstage.com

Shakespeare in High Park - the annual outdoor play event is a very popular summer fixture in Toronto. Every summer Canadian Stage presents some of the most outstanding and influential works by William Shakespeare under the stars at the High Park amphitheatre.

This summer, enjoy Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare in High Park. Both these works will be playing on alternate nights, Tuesday-Saturday until September 1. Bring your food, beverages, blankets and bug spray.

Seating is available on first-come, first-served basis. Come early to get your desired spot. Doors open at 6pm.

The Toronto Fringe Festival

When: July 3-14, 2013 times vary

Where: Several venues in Toronto

Cost: Max. price $11, Kids $5

Website: www.fringetoronto.com

With more than 100 troupes and close to 150 theatre shows, The Fringe Festival is Toronto's biggest and most incredible annual theatre festival. Each year the festival offers some quirky, off-beat and experimental shows by emerging and established artists from different parts of the globe.

Join the party and enjoy high-quality drama, musical, dance show or play. You never know, you might just catch the next blockbuster! Make sure to get there early, the festival do not allow latecomers!

There is more than shows and plays at the Fringe Festival. The outdoor Fringe Club offers live music, buskers, bands, visual artists, Tent Talks and crowd favourite McAuslan Beer Tent. Check the website for schedule and tickets.

Taste of Lawrence

When: July 5-7, 2013

Where: Lawrence Ave East between Warden Ave and Birchmount Rd

Cost: Free

Website: www.tasteoflawrence.ca

For three days in July, Lawrence Avenue East turns into foodies' paradise as more than 200,000 day-trippers come out to savour delicious foods and enjoy multicultural entertainment.

Celebrating multicultural spirit of Toronto and surrounding GTA, the Taste of Lawrence offers international food, live music, band performances and lots of fun-filled activities to enjoy.

Mark your calendar and flock to Lawrence Avenue East with friends and family to experience one of the most diverse and colourful Toronto July events.

Summerlicious

When: July 5-21, 2013

Where: Various venues in Toronto

Cost: Lunch: $15-$25, Dinner: $25-$45

Website: www.toronto.ca/special_events/summerlicious/

Toronto's staple event for food-lovers, Summerlicious offers great opportunity to sample a variety of mouth-watering cuisine at city's top-notch restaurants. More than 175 participating restaurants serve three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner. The event is similar to January's Winterlicious festival, except that you can dine alfresco (weather permitted).

Grab the unbelievable value offer and treat yourself to some delicious food at elegant Toronto restaurants. Check the website for list of restaurants, menus and reservation details.

Toronot Outdoor Art Exhibition

Toronto Events - Toronot Outdoor Art Exhibition

When: July 5 - 7, 2013

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 101 Queen Street West, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.torontooutdoorart.org

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada and offers outstanding display of art from seasoned artists, promising talents and inventive students.

Come and enjoy original and eclectic artworks, from painting, watercolour, drawing, digital media, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewellery and mixed media - conventional to contemporary. If you like any work, you can buy it directly from artists. Great, isn't it? More about Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Ritmo Y Color

When: July 5-7, 2013

Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/ritmoycolor/

As the biggest Latin American festival in Canada, Ritmo Y Color showcases rich and diverse culture of South and Central America.

The festival offers fantastic fusion of avant-garde music, contemporary dance performances, dynamic films, eye-popping theatre plays, passionate live discussion, and amazing visual arts displays.

The three-day long event at the Harbourfront Centre also offers several family-friendly activities, games and workshops.

Festival of South Asia

When: July 6-7, 2013

Where: Gerrard India Bazzar (Gerrard Street between Coxwell and Greenwood), Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.festivalofsouthasia.com

If you crave lip-smacking Indian cuisine and Bollywood hits, come out to Gerrard India Bazaar during the TD Festival of South Asia. Enjoy and experience the sights, smells and sounds of South Asian culture with authentic food, music, dance and talent show.

Savour the flavours and aromas of spicy and scrumptious South Asian (mostly Indian) food, dance on the tunes of hit Bollywood songs and enjoy Bhangra and other traditional dances. South Asia's Got Talent show offers Toronto based entertainers featuring singing, dancing and acting performances.

Explore numerous shops and stores on Gerrard Street East offering colourful clothing and fashion accessories.

Afrofest

When: July 6-7, 2013

Where: Woodbine Park, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.afrofest.ca

Afrofest gives you glimpse of rich African culture and diversity right in the heart of Toronto. Held annually at the Woodbine Park since last 24 years, the festival is a celebration of African music, food and arts, with lots of exciting things to see and do.

The two-day event offers traditional African music and dance on three outdoor stages, featuring both Canadian and international performers. You will find plenty of food and crafts stalls, dynamic African marketplace, workshops, art exhibits and family activities.

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (Fromerly Caribana)

Toronto Events - Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

When: July 9 - August 4, 2013

Where: Various Toronto locations

Cost: Free, Paid (Various rates)

Website: www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Caribbean Carnival Toronto is biggest Caribbean street festival of the North America. The gala offers exciting sights and sounds of Caribbean culture, and is one of most anticipated Toronto events in July. The three-week cultural revelry promises non-stop events, each providing exclusive and exhilarating Caribbean experience.

Treat yourself with lip-smacking Caribbean cuisine, enjoy exciting music and explore bright and multi-coloured exhibits. You can enjoy many wonderful shows and competition like 'King and Queen show', 'Kaiso 365', 'Clash of Tents', 'Pan Alive' to name a few. Experience the thrill and joy as young masqueraders participate in the Junior Carnival.

Or you can take a ferry cruise to Toronto Island and enjoy the picnic. Check out the great art exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum featuring huge assortment of art pieces. And yes, don't forget to attend the magnificent parade, the pinnacle of the extravaganza. More about Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

Honda Indy Toronto

Toronto Events - Honda Indy Toronto

When: July 12 - 14, 2013

Where: Exhibition Place - 100 Princes Boulevard, Toronto

Cost: Free, Paid (Various rates)

Website: www.hondaindytoronto.com

The three-day event is Toronto's top sporting event featuring several racing series and tons of off-track activities and attractions. Get ready for nerve-racking races, incredible live music and interactive displays.

The major attraction of the spectacle is the IZOD IndyCar Series along with few other racing series including Acura Sports Car Challenge, Castrol Canadian touring Car Championship and SCCA Pro-Racing Trans-Am Series.

You can enjoy several exhibits, live entertainment, interactive activities, motorbike stunts and games spread around the racing circuit. Don't miss the great opportunity to see your favourite drivers very closely at the IZOD IndyCar paddock. And all of these are free on opening Friday. Hureeeeee! More about Honda Indy Toronto

SoundClash Music Festival

When: July 12-14, 2013 Times vary

Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Cost: Free

The SoundClash Music festival is an annual live music festival of cutting-edge, contemporary music of all genres. The 3-day long music festival features live performances by SoundClash Music awards nominees and other artists.

The much anticipated SoundClash Music Awards Nominee Showcase will be presented on July 13 on the Redpath stage.

Festival of India

When: July 13-14, 2013

Where: Yonge Street and Toronto Centre Island, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.festivalofindia.ca

The Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) is a spiritual festival held annually in Toronto since last 40 years. The event is free and open to the public.

The event commences with a grand spectacular parade moving across Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor St and continuing to Queens Quay near the Lake Ontario), creating a divine atmosphere accompanied by chanting, singing and dancing.

After the parade, the festivities continue throughout the weekend at Toronto Centre Island with lots of exciting things to see and do. The festival features traditional Indian arts and cultural shows, savory Indian delicacies, yoga sessions, South Asian Bazaar, face painting, henna tattoos, and vendors' booths.

TD IRIE Music Festival

When and Where: July 13-14 at Celebration Square, Mississauga | July 20-21 at Memorial Park, Oshawa | August 2-5 at Nathan Phillip Square, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.iriemusicfestival.com

The TD IRIE Music Festival is a unique, family-friendly music, arts and culture event taking place over three weekends at three different venues in Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Come and celebrate all things irie!

Enjoy music of all types – from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African, dance performances, arts exhibition, literature displays and tasty food.

Salsa on St. Clair

When: July 13-14, 2013 Times vary

Where: St. Clair Ave West between Winona Drive And Christie Ave

Cost: Free

Website: www.tlntv.com/events/salsa/st-clair

Salsa on St. Clair is Canada's largest Latino-themed festival celebrating authentic Latin food, music and as you would expect Salsa itself. Immerse yourself in Latin culture and enjoy all thing Latin – live music, dance, food and crafts.

Want to learn few steps of Salsa to impress your friends? The street festival offers dance lessons too – free of cost. Come and join thousands of other Salsa lovers and have some great fun.

Tirgan Festival

When: July 18-21, 2013 Times vary

Where: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.tirgan.ca

Tirgan Festival is the world's largest Iranian festival, attracting over 120,000 visitors from around the globe for four-days of fun and celebrations.

The festival commemorates Iranian culture and arts, and offers something for everyone. Enjoy spectacular music and dance performances, theatre, films, literature workshops, visual arts exhibits and exciting youth activities.

The festival presents a great opportunity to relish Iranian cuisine and explore traditional bazaar, showcasing traditional Persian sweets, spices, books, jewelry, arts and crafts.

Beaches International Jazz Festival

Toronto Events - Beaches International Jazz Festival

When: July 19-28, 2013

Where: Woodbine Park, Queen Street E and Kew Gardens

Cost: Free

Website: www.beachesjazz.com

Beaches International Jazz Festival is a signature music event held at several open-air venues in the beautiful Beaches community of Toronto. The ten-day music event features several rising and recognised jazz artists from all over the world.

If you like the songs and sounds of Jazz, head down to Beach community and enjoy the fabulous jazz melodies. Enjoy the best in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Blues and Soul sound.

Discover the various aspects of jazz at the TD Jazz Workshops. Or enjoy the photography exhibition 'Jazz in Motion' showcasing festival's rich past. More about Beaches International Jazz Festival

T&T Waterfront Nightmarket

Toronto Events - T&T Waterfront Nightmarket

When: July 19-21, 2013

Where: T&T Supermarket, 222 Cherry St, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.waterfrontnightmarket.com

The T&T Waterfront Night Market is a unique lifestyle experience that is set to take place on July 20-22, 2012 exclusively at T&T Supermarket and Polson Pier.

With more than 160 exhibitors providing an outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian themed 'street food' including many different types of delicacies for purchase with a number of food booths also provided sampling at no charge.

Lifestyle booths include a great variety of retail and services ranging from music, cultural to children's arts and crafts for an all out night market experience.

BIG on Bloor Festival

When: July 20-21 2013 Times vary

Where: Bloordale village, Toronto

Cost: Free

Website: www.bigonbloor.com

Bloor Street West turns car-free between Dufferin Street and Lansdowne Avenue as the Bloordale village celebrates local arts and culture during the two-day long BIG on Bloor Festival.

The festival features hundreds of evens, exhibitions and activities. The summer festival offers outstanding experience with music, dance, performances, arts and crafts booths, artist events, and games for visitors of all ages. Don't forget to enjoy tasty foods!

Fusion of Taste

Toronto Events - Fusion of Taste

When: July 20, 2013 12.00pm to 10.30pm

Where: Intersection of Albion and Islington, Etobicoke

Cost: Free

Website: www.fusionoftaste.com

Fusion of Taste is a one day cultural event held at Albion Islington Square (Intersection of Albion Road and Islington Avenue). As the name suggest, the festival is a great fusion of dance, music, arts, entertainment and food.

Enjoy countless performing arts shows, dance performances, arts exhibits, musical shows, diverse vendor booths and especially multicultural cuisines.

BrazilFest

When: July 21, 2013 12pm-10pm

Where: Earlscourt Park, Toronto

Cost: Free Admission

Website: www.brazilfest.ca

Toronto International BrazilFest, Canada's largest Brazilian cultural festival offers sights and sounds of Brazilian music, dance, crafts and food.

Enjoy breathtaking live performances by famous musicians, singers and dancers on the outdoor festival stage. Dance on the tunes of Samba, taste Brazil's national cocktail drink "Caipirinha" and savour grilled barbeque and backed Brazilian goodies at this amazing cultural carnival.

Toronto Beer Festival

When: July 26-28, 2013

Where: The Mod Club, Toronto

Cost: $39.50

Website: www.torontoburlesquefestival.com

Summer, cool bear and live music! Sounds interesting? Well, that is what Toronto Beer Festival is known for. The outdoor festival celebrates the Canada’s favourite drink – the golden beverage at Bandshell Park, near Exhibition Place.

Canada's largest beer festival offers beer from over 60 brewers featuring 200+ brands, scrumptious food and live entertainment - this year's headliners include Big Sugar, Escort, De La Soul, and Spin Doctors.

Minimum ticket price is $39.50, which includes 5 sample tokens and festival sampling cup. Tickets can be purchased online. But make sure you don't drive after drinks.

Toronto Burlesque Festival

When: July 26-27, 2013

Where: The Mod Club, Toronto

Cost: Paid

Website: www.torontoburlesquefestival.com

Toronto Burlesque Festival spices up the summer with sizzling, red hot striptease, parody and music. Enjoy some sensational performances from local and international headliners. For adults (19+) only.

 

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