Free events in Toronto this August include major street festivals, outdoor movie screenings, concerts, and impressive pedestrian takeovers. It's a month to celebrate the city's diversity, all while having a good time without spending a dime.Events you might want to check out:
Art & Music Ontario Festival (August 4-7 @ Ontario Place)
This free Ontario Place festival celebrates the city's diverse cultural spectrum with music, a market, art installations, and a drone show to cap it off.
Blockobana (August 6 @ Toronto, ON)
Blockobana is a celebration of queer and trans love for people of colour in Toronto. This year's outdoor party is bigger than ever.
Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (August 10-13 @ Daniels Spectrum)
What began as a small Kensington Market BBQ has grown into a vibrant arts, culture, and food festival.
Sail-In Cinema (August 17-19 @ Sugar Beach)
Toronto’s only outdoor floating film event returns. Mainlanders can enjoy the movie from the beach and boaters can watch from the harbour.
Beats, Breaks and Culture (August 18-20 @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Check out the next wave of Canadian talent starting new movements in hip hop and dance music, featuring free shows from artists like Austra, Dead Obies and Rae Spoon.
Cityfest (August 19 @ Canoe Landing Park)
This is an all-day celebration of local music, art and community at Canoe Landing Park. There'll be free games and activities hosted all day.
Figment Toronto (August 19 @ Dufferin Grove Park)
Toronto's annual participatory art festival encourages folks to feel like a kid again and interact with larger than life art installations.
Open Streets Toronto (August 20 - September 17 @ Along Bloor and Yonge Streets)
Cars are kicked off Bloor and Yonge streets to create paved parks and celebrate the joy of walking through the city.
Pedestrian Sunday (August 27 @ Kensington Market)
Expect a full day of car-free fun, music, food vendors, performances, shopping and all kinds of street-side surprises.
Gallery City (July 26 - August 25 @ Eglinton Avenue businesses from Mount Dennis to Laird)
From July 3 to August 25, Eglinton is transformed into an art gallery. Check out installations by local artists inside various businesses along the strip .
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO