The snow is finally on its final melt (hopefully) so it’s time to look forward to some of the great festivals and events that take place in Toronto during the spring & summer. From music to film, food to pets, there’s a festival for everyone in this vibrant city.
Take a look at some of the great festivals taking place in Toronto during the next 5 months:
aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival
April 3-22, 2014
AluCine launches Hispanic Heritage Month with short films, media-arts exhibitions, performances, panel discussions + more with a spotlight on Mexico’s vibrant culture.
April 10-19, 2014
The largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen.
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
April 24 – May 4, 2014
Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference & market. Catch over 150 docs from Canada and around the globe.
Canadian Music Week
May 6-10, 2014
This year CMW will take place in May, showcasing over 1000 bands at more than 60 live music venues in Toronto + conferences, comedy, film, award shows and more.
Artfest at the Distillery
May 17-19, 2014
Artfest Toronto inhabits the Historic Distillery District for three days this May. Stroll cobble stone lanes filled with pottery, glass, jewelry, patintings, wood, gourmet foods, and live music.
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
May 22 – June 1, 2014
For more than 20 years, Inside Out has celebrated queer film from Canada and around the world.
Doors Open Toronto
May 24-25, 2014
The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto will offer access to 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
May 24-25, 2014
This summer North America’s largest dog festival is expanding again, taking place in Woodbine Park in The Beaches.
June 6-15, 2014
Luminato returns for ten days this June, transforming theatres, parks and public spaces for artists to come create, share and play.
June 7-8, 2014
Arts & Crafts Field Trip is back for its second year of music, art & food at Fort York & Garrison Common.
June 13-22, 2014
Indie88 is proud to be an official partner of NXNE. NXNE, Toronto’s music+film+interactive+comedy+art festival, takes over the city for a week in June. Stay tuned for lots more coverage of NXNE on Indie88 soon!
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 24, 2014
Enjoy smooth sounds from jazz local and international musicians during this week in June.
WorldPride 2014 Toronto
June 20-29, 2014
These ten days of LGBTQ celebration will turn streets into parades, parks into parties, and strangers into friends in one of the world’s most progressive and liveable cities.
June 27 – July 1, 2014
Sample some of the best finger-lickin ribs Toronto has to offer at the Ribfest in Etobicoke.
Digital Dreams Festival
June 28-29, 2014
Canada’s largest EDM festival is bringing Tiesto, Justice & many more to the Flats at M.C.A (Ontario Place).
Toronto Fringe Festival
Part of the “Fringe Movement” – a wordwide network of indie theatre festivals celebrating under-represented voices and those on the margins of the performing arts world.
Toronto Urban Roots Fest
July 4-6, 2014
TURF features 3 stages and 44 artists this year at Garrison Commons at Fork York including Neutral Milk Hotel, Sam Roberts Band & many many more.
July 4-20, 2014
For two mouthwatering weeks in July, savour delicious three course prix fixe menus at 200 of Toronto’s best restos.
Starting back in 2008 and going through 2010, Time Festival as an annual one day event in Toronto. After going on a brief hiatus, Time will return this year on July 29th. The single day, rain or shine festival will take place at Fork York Garrison Commons.
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival
An exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, visual and performing arts.
Pilaros Taste of the Danforth
August 8-10, 2014
Taste of the Danforth brings out the best Hellenic food, culture and music out onto the streets.
August 21-24, 2014
Street performers of all kinds from all over the world come to participate in Buskerfest, in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
(Image source for main module: hotdocs.ca)