It's the peak of summertime in Toronto and August is filled with free events—none of which will cost you. The Bentway is throwing a huge block party while Caribana wraps up with a big parade, and Sail-In Cinema returns for another year.Events you might want to check out:
Caribana Parade (August 4 @ Multiple Venues)
A month of Caribana celebrations caps off with the Grand Parade; a spectacle of stunning colours, extravagant costumes, music and dance.
Manifesto (August 9-19 @ Multiple Venues)
Ten days of arts, culture, and community take over with performances, workshops, and competitions. It all ends with a free concert at City Hall.
Sail-In Cinema (August 10-11 @ Sugar Beach)
Arrive via boat or foot to this two-day outdoor film festival, viewable from the shore or on the water, featuring the world’s first two-sided floating screen.
Paws in the Park (August 11 @ Woodbine Park)
It's a pooch party in Woodbine Park as dogs of all shapes, sizes, and cuteness come out amongst food, drinks, activities and free dog training sessions.
Festival of South Asia (August 18-19 @ Little India)
Performances, arts, food, and more is going down at this huge, weekend-long neighbourhood celebration of traditional South Asian culture.
Open Streets TO (August 19 - September 16 @ Bloor and Yonge Streets)
Parts of Bloor and Yonge go carless so pedestrians can wander the streets for some physical activity and healthy recreation.
TAIWANfest (August 24-26 @ Harbourfront Centre)
A huge Mandarin- and English-speaking cultural event is on at the waterfront with performances, music, talks, exhibitions, and food.
The Bentway Block Party (August 25 @ The Bentway)
The city's newest public space under the Gardiner is throwing a big end-of-summer party with games, live music, dancing, and more.
Bloorcourt Festival (August 25 @ Bloor Street West)
Local Bloorcourt vendors along Bloor Street West come together for a festival of artists, musicians and crafters alongside goods, music and entertainment.
BuskerFest (August 31 - September 3 @ Woodbine Park)
Woodbine Park gets taken over by spontaneous, outrageous, and artsy performances from comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists and more.
by Lisa Power via blogTO