Cheers to end-of-summer fun with events in Toronto including a big neighbourhood beer festival in Leslieville and a big daytime patio party. Tamil Fest is back with a hug street festival and there's a new Afro-Caribbean food and music festival to check out.Events you might want to check out:
Plantain (August 24 @ Fort York Garrison Common)
New this year is a music festival dedicated to African, Caribbean, Latin and Canadian artists with a hug lineup of musicians from all over.
Leslieville Beerfest (August 24 @ Dundas and Carlaw)
Part of Dundas Street East is shutting down for this big neighbourhood street festival, with local breweries serving up fresh suds, food and artisans.
Second Cousin Vintage Open House (August 24 @ 432 Concord Ave)
One of the city's most fashion-forward and eclectic vintage collections is having an open house with a big selection of designer items.
Yohomo Patio (August 24 @ Assembly Chef's Hall)
Yohomo is celebrating the end of summer with a big daytime patio party with hot tunes spinning, merch giveaways and drag.
Bicycle Music Festival (August 24 @ Trinity Bellwoods Park)
Grab your ride or borrow someone else's for this annual bicycle-powered music festival that includes performances and a group ride.
Tamil Fest (August 24-25 @ Markham Road)
One of the biggest street festivals of the year is back to celebrate traditional Tamil culture with food, music, dance, art and entertainment.
Mabuhay Philippines Festival (August 24-25 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Get your fill of traditional Filipino goodies at this annual festival with lots of vendors setting up shop, plus performances, music and shopping.
Korean Harvest Festival (August 24-25 @ Mel Lastman Square)
It's Korean Thanksgiving and this big annual festival is back to celebrate the occasion with traditional food, dance, performances, music and shopping.
CNE (August 16 - September 2 @ Exhibition Place)
The CNE is just getting started as another weekend of fun continues with rides, games, shows, shopping, food, drink and lots more.
Fan Expo (August 22-25 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Fan Expo is just getting started with a day of cosplay, special guest appearances, shopping, events, performances and showcases.
by Lisa Power via blogTO