Summer Events 2014
Where to go, what to do and when to do it — the summer festivities you need to know about
Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, Orangeville
The best things in life really are free, and the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival is one of them. The event begins with an opening gala, followed by three days of family entertainment in a historic downtown setting. www.objf.org
Luminato Festival, Toronto
The international multi-arts festival that showcases exhibitions, performances and objects that influence and inspire. Be sure to catch Terence Koh’s tomorrow’s snow and away to the light here in Vaughan at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Concerts in the Park 2014, Vaughan
June 11-August 6
Vaughan’s annual outdoor concert series is back, featuring popular tribute bands performing hits that the whole family will fall for. Dates and locations can be found on the city’s website.
Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Mississauga
These three days are packed with incredible things to do, from world-class entertainment, a carnival, a kids’ village, fire eaters, water shows, clowns, a petting zoo, vendors, scrumptious food and oodles more. www.themwf.com
Markham Village Music Festival, Markham
Liven up at the Markham Village Music Festival, where for two days event-goers can treat their souls to four different stages of music and dance, arts and crafts, a farmer’s market, Taste of Markham ethnic food booths, a petting zoo and a carnival ride.
Redpath Waterfront Festival, Toronto
Catch two unique and thrilling championships at the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto: the inaugural Flyboard North American Championships and the world’s premier canine aquatics competition, the DockDogs World Qualifying Championships. www.towaterfrontfest.com
Canada Day Extravaganza, Toronto
June 27-July 1
Experience the celebration that aims to connect Canada from coast to coast through music, culinary arts, comedy, family activities, storytelling and film, all part of Harbourfront Centre’s 40th anniversary.
Toronto Ribfest, Toronto
June 27-July 1
Kick off summer at Toronto’s fun family festival. Held over Canada Day weekend, Toronto Ribfest is a great destination with rides, attractions, live entertainment and, of course, great food. Go on — dig in!