Caribana, complete with its parties, parades and concerts is only one of the major events happening in Toronto this week. It's also the time for Veld and the SummerWorks Festival. It's the first week of August, so start planning your schedule this month and take advantage of free events.Events you might want to check out:
Twilight Tuesdays (August 1 @ Drake One Fifty )
This weekly Night Market returns on Tuesday evenings with food from some of city's coolest restaurants at the moment, as well as drinks and DJs.
Open Roof Festival (August 1 @ 99 Sudbury)
This week's open-air concert and a movie features The Sinners Choir, followed by a screening of Beatriz at Dinner.
SummerWorks Festival (August 3-13 @ Multiple Venues)
This festival features the city's brightest up and coming theatrical talent in venues around Toronto. There's also a concert series and some great parties too
Cut Class (August 4 @ The Rec Room)
This is a throwback dance party inside Toronto's newest arcade. DJ Fawn Big Canoe will play tunes for all the hip hop heads, pop punk lovers and boy band fanatics.
Toronto Food Truck Festival (August 4-7 @ Woodbine Park)
There will be more than 50 food trucks rolling into this event, so start thinking about what you want to eat STAT.
Fleet Foxes (August 4 @ Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall)
This is the second Toronto show from the pop folk band that can melt hearts with a single harmony.
Veld Music Festival (August 5 @ Veld Music Festival)
One of the city's loudest electronic and hip hop festivals returns with an impressive lineup that includes Future, Major Lazer, Tiesto, Tory Lanez and way more.
Stranded Fest (August 5 @ Lee's Palace)
See local bands cover big acts, including Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan, A Day To Remember and the Black Keys.
Taste of India Food Festival (August 5 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Find more than 50 vendors celebrating the spices, flavours and culture of the Indian Subcontinent. There will be lots of dancing here too.
Rogers Cup (August 5-13 @ Rogers Cup)
The best in women's tennis returns to the city with athletes like Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Genie Bouchard.
OVO Fest (August 5 @ Echo Beach)
Bunji Garlin, Kranium, Charly Black take over the Budweiser Stage for an full day of music, OVO style.
Caribana Grand Parade (August 5 @ Exhibition Place)
Lakeshore Boulevard becomes the stage for the masqueraders and steelpan performers during one of the most colourful parades of the year.
Bring It On (August 6 @ Christie Pits Park)
Everyone's favourite cheerleading movie will be screened for free under the stars. Arrive early to catch a short film about roller derby girls.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO