North York Special Events and Festivals Listing
Folks living in North York (and those visiting) love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, over 20 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival. To view festivals in other areas of the GTA, use the >>JUMP tab above.
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|York Fine Arts Festival||mid March||For almost four decades, the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University spotlights its resident talent in a three-week March festival packed with 40 exciting and entertaining events. Like the Faculty itself, the York Fine Arts Festival spans all the fine arts, offering exhibitions, theatre and dance productions, film screenings, multimedia shows, and a wide variety of classical, jazz and world music concerts. York University Keele campus. 416-736-5888|
|Wings & Wheels Heritage Festival||late May||Celebrate achievements in Canadian transportation. The present meets the past with a cornucopia of vintage aircraft, jets, airliners, helicopters and classic cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and trucks. Downsview Park Canadian Air & Space Museum 416-499-4647|
|Doors Open Toronto||late May||Doors Open Toronto is an annual event held in the City of Toronto, Canada, that showcases many of the city's unique and historically significant buildings to the public. Among the buildings included are offices, places of worship, and historical landmarks. Some are only open on Saturday, or only on Sunday. Admission is free. various locations around city|
|York U50 Community Festival||early May||York University welcomes its neighbours to the Keele and Glendon campuses. This free public outreach event will appeal to all ages. The festival will include a number of signature events, hands-on activities, performances, arts and crafts, and an international food fair. York University, Keele Campus: 416-736-2100|
|EcoSavvy Festival||late June||exciting, FREE event for the public, focused on helping consumers to make informed choices while promoting local and sustainable businesses and organizations. At the EcoSavvy Festival, guests will be introduced to green and responsibly made products & services, and hear from knowledgeable speakers about how they can “screen through all the green.” Topping off this enlightening experience will be Live entertainment, an Eco-Fashion show, delicious local organic food, and fun interactive activities for all ages. Mel Lastman Square 647-723-3693|
|Village Day Street Festival||mid June||The annual Village Day Street Festival takes place on Yonge Street from Lawrence Avenue to Yonge Boulevard. Highlights include a village-long sidewalk sale,quality entertainment ,kids zones play areas, your favourite animated characters, clowns and treats for the entire family. This is a free event. Yonge & Lawrence Yonge Lawrence Village BIA o 416-657-4313|
|Canada Day||July 1||Canada's birthday is celebrated in style every year at Mel Lastman Square with a winning combination of fireworks and some of the best acts in Canadian music! Admission to this Canada Day celebration is FREE and getting there couldn't be easier! Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge Street. Take the TTC Yonge subway line to the North York Centre station. Mel Lastman Square|
|Sunday Serenades||July & Aug||The very best in swing, big band and jazz acts to compliment Toronto's warm summer evenings. Sunday Serenades runs on Sunday evenings in July and August at Mel Lastman Square. Mel Lastman Square|
|Epiphany Day Summer Sweetness||August||Epiphany Day Summer Sweetness is an annual event of celebration. Enjoy international performances by local and international artists. Take part in the "Get Your Dance On" competition and have your chance to win $2,000 in cash and prizes. You won't want to the miss the most anticipated event before Caribana. See you there! 7855 Finch Ave West Br 416 201-0850|
|Eglinton Way Summer Sidewalk Sale||late August||Siedwalk sale, food, fun & musical activities are FREE and family-friendly! Eglinton Ave W & Avenue RdEglinton Way BIA 416-487-3294|
|Hispanic Fiesta||early September||Hispanic Fiesta is ready to fill Mel Lastman Square with the splendid sounds, tempting treats and colourful culture that the Hispanic heritage is famous for. Hispanic Fiesta will feature the best known local & International Hispanic performers covering 20 different countries, that speak Spanish. Mel Lastman Square 416-240-9338|
|Toronto Marathon||mid-October||The Marathon begins behind Mel Lastman Square south twoard the lakefront at Queen's Quay, heading west before looping back to the finish a Queen's Park.to the Martin Goodman Trail. various streets through Toronto 416-972-1062|
|Artwalk||Mid Oct- early Nov||The Yonge Lawrence Village BIA and the Fairlawn Neighbourhood Centre present the 4th annual Artwalk. More than 45 local businesses will host the works of over 40 local artists in mediums ranging from watercolours to photography. Artists' works will be displayed in local merchants' windows and establishments along Yonge & Lawrence Yonge Lawrence Village BIA o 416-657-4313|
|Annual Lighting Ceremony & Cavalcade of Lights||end Nov||Cavalcade of Lights program features, and has a lighting ceremony, and over 1000 LED light strings and a 35 foot LED tree for the holiday season. Weston Rd & Sheppard Ave 416-744-7242|
|Cavalcade Of Lights Festival||mid Nov - January||Come and experience this spectacular nightly display of colourful festive street lighting featuring whimsical white and blue illuminated snowflakes mounted atop poles lining Yonge Street Yonge & Lawrence Yonge Lawrence Village BIA o 416-657-4313|