By Carolina Salinas
With summer almost wrapping over and fall just around the corner, don’t miss out on the last few weeks to cherish the sun. No matter what, Toronto doesn’t seize to surprise so check out these FOUR festivals in the city during August.
The Pan American Food and Music Festival celebrates North, Central and South America and the Caribbean diversity with their culture, cuisine and music. During this event you can enjoy great live music and dance performances, food competitions, as well as the opportunity to grab a bite of many of the dishes offered from the Pan American vendors´ market. This festival is completely free and open to all ages. It will be held at Yonge-Dundas Square the weekend of August 17th to August 18th.
Tdotfest is a popular festival that features over 30 urban music artists from all across the city. Among the many genres that you will hear at this festival are hip hop, pop and R&B. Tickets for Tdotfest range from $10 to $50 and the festival will be held at the West Commons of Ontario Place, from August 17th to August 18th.
RastaFest & Reggae Music Festival is another fun event to check out this month that will be held at Black Creek Pioneer Village on August 17. Admission ranges from $20 to $30 dollars and children under 12 attend free!
During the festival international and national reggae artists from across Canada and the Caribbean will give live performances; and there will also be arts and crafts available, as well as merchandise and food vendors. There will also be cultural and recreational based activities available for youth and children.
If you have a desire to learn more about the oriental culture, the Toronto Chinatown Festival is the place to be. This year the theme of the festival is “Chinese Zodiac”. Attend this amazing festival full of Chinese traditions with its Dragon Dance & Lion Dance, Kung Fu performances, Chinese cuisine vendors, art and culture stalls. This event is completely free and open to all ages.
The Toronto Chinatown Festival will take place from August 17th to August 18th at the West side of Spadina Avenue, between St Andrew Street and Sullivan Street.
Don’t miss out on these amazing festivals right before we bid adieu to summer.