Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. In its 46th year it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.
During the festival, the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Hip Hop, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. This colourful exhibition and display of genius is truly a musical panorama that is certain to bring a pleasing smile to the ancestral titans of Pan and Calypso music.
Experience 38 days of the BEST of Ontario during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
For families seeking kid-friendly activities, Ontario’s Celebration Zone has a jam-packed schedule of circus acrobats, children’s theatre, hands-on science adventures, super dog shows and so much more.
Kids of all ages can try out the coolest toys from Ontario’s digital media sector or take part in multi-player gaming tournaments featuring Ontario’s latest video games. The Best of Ontario. All in One Place. One Epic Celebration.
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical!
This year we pay homage to the PanAm Games and explore the rise to pre-eminence of American culture in the 20th century. The amalgam of traditions brought by successive waves of Europeans and Africans, fused with indigenous Amerindian heritage, produced a dizzying multitude of genres and styles of music across North and South America.
Music of the New World celebrates the great composers of the Americas, European composers who sojourned in the Americas, and those attracted to the New World — the open-hearted spirit, unfettered opportunities, freedom from oppression, and wide-open spaces that inspired new musical forms and traditions in the 20th Century.
Maker Festival is a celebration and cultivation of Toronto’s unique spirit of making. It consists of a collection of satellite events across the city that allow you to hack, build, and play with the physical and digital worlds.
Workshops and programs for kids, youth, and adults. Try 3D scanning, take a kids' cartoon and animation drawing workshop, attend the grand opening of MakerKids at its new location, and more!
Discover pop culture as it was in the 19th Century during Pop Culture Days at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! Learn about the things that were “in fashion” from music and entertainment to clothing and traditions.
Admission: Adults-$8, Students/Seniors- $7, Youths (5-14 years of age)- $4 Children under 5- Free, Family Pass (includes 2 adults & up to 4 youths)- $20
Festival Kompa ZoukOntario showcases the single largest gathering of original local, national and international performers of Creole heritage in central Ontario. This festival is a celebration of French-Caribbean culture through music, dance, cuisine arts and crafts as well as many others components which demonstrate the magnitude and diversity of our Canadian heritage.
A one of a kind gastronomic event is taking over the heart of Toronto, one that promises to reveal the flavours of the Americas, local artists and talent.
The festival will showcase the best of the best food products, celebrating the great cultural diversity of the 41 countries of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The festival will showcase restaurants, food producers, chefs and the variety of national and regional cuisines of the Western Hemisphere.
A cultural festival of art, music and folklore will enhance the food experience to celebrate the region’s diverse cultural expression.
• enjoy delicious ribs, hot dogs, french fries, corn on the cob and more • midway rides, and skill testing games • karaoke competition every day • creative designs by crafters and vendors • all-day beer garden
Catch the awards for best ribs, best chicken, and best sauce, and vote for the people's choice award.
Explore the rhythms, mythologies, histories, and delicacies of the Islands with a diverse lineup of artists and thinkers striving to leave their mark on Caribbean cultural identity and catalyze an emerging generation. Presented in partnership with Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario.
350 artists. 10 days. A global exploration of contemporary Indigenous civilizations. Since 2004, Planet IndigenUS has been raising public awareness, breaking stereotypes and fostering a cross-cultural dialogue between Canadians. Enjoy music, art, food and ideas from First Nations communities across Canada and Indigenous peoples around the world.
Arrr matey! Join in the revelry in all things pirate-y. See daring stunts and pirate combat, hear siren songs and master storytelling, play interactive games, watch theatrical pirate-themed shows, and attend the School for Pirates, where kids and parents alike can learn to "buckle and swash".
Saturday evening presents The Captain’s Keg, an adult event filled with spectacular performances.
The TD IRIE Music Festival is a multi-day, family, friendly festival. Join the celebration of music—from Reggae to Salsa, Soul to African; dance from the African Diaspora presented in association with dance Immersion, spoken word, visual arts exhibition, delicious tropical food & drinks and more.
Take a stroll through a beautiful green park, where you can sample farm fresh food and organic beers, or browse the wares of the Marketplace, home to amazing artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food.
The WoofJocks are a team of professional dog trainers and, of course, their very talented dogs. They offer 30-minute, variety-type shows that are both educational and entertaining. Great for the whole family!
For one weekend only, the city's most creative people and their projects gather together at the Toronto Reference Library to share their latest creations, demonstrate their newest projects and facilitate interactive workshops as the grand finale of the 2015 Maker Festival.
If you've ever wondered what the big deal is about 3D printers, or secretly wanted to know what it takes to build a robot, design a wearable, or experiment with electricity, then come and join the rest of the city in a weekend of discovery, imagination and ingenuity.
Help We've Got Kids is Toronto's best known free Kids Directory in the Greater Toronto Area for parents with children from 0 to 13. Our comprehensive directory includes birthday parties, camps, after-school programs, sports, schools, amusement centers, indoor playgrounds, support services, parenting articles, event calendars, parenting resources & more. We also offer free Coupons and great Contests! Help also has comprehensive directories for Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Barrie, Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton.