20+ Fun Things to Do in Toronto This July (2024)

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Summer is in full swing, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Toronto this July, you’re in for a treat! This city is buzzing with festivals, events, outdoor activities, and so much more. Seriously, you won’t be bored for a second. So we’ve got you covered with our list of 20+ fun things to do in Toronto this July and make it a summer to remember!

1. Enjoy a Movie 

If you’re a film buff, don’t miss the tail end of the 2024 Lavazza Inclucity Film Festival (June 27 – July 21). This unique festival showcases films that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, sparking important conversations and broadening our perspectives.

2. Experience Independent Art 

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For those who love the performing arts, the Toronto Fringe Festival (July 3) is a must-see. It’s a whirlwind of independent theater, dance, and comedy, with something for everyone. You might discover your new favorite artist!

3. Dance the Night Away

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If you’re looking to get your groove on, the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival (July 6-7) will transport you to a Latin paradise. Dance lessons, live music, and delicious food will fill the streets with energy and excitement.

4. Sweat it Out 

Fitness enthusiasts, get ready to sweat it out at the 10XTO Fitness Festival 2024 (July 7). This one-day event includes workouts, workshops, and vendors to inspire your fitness journey.

5. Celebrate Dance 

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Art lovers can immerse themselves in the Arts in the Parks: Dance Together Festival (July 12), a dance celebration in all its forms. From workshops to performances, this festival is a vibrant showcase of creativity.

6. Explore New Media Art 

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For those who love cutting-edge art, the Noxte – New Media Art Festival (July 12-13) is a feast for the senses. Explore interactive installations, digital art, and performances that push the boundaries of creativity.

7. Connect with Creatives 

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Calling all creatives! The Creative Festival 2024 (July 13) is a hub of inspiration and collaboration. Connect with fellow artists, attend workshops, and learn new skills to fuel your passion.

8. Celebrate Latin American and Caribbean Culture

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Toronto’s diverse culture is on full display at the Mixto Festival 2024 (July 13), a Latin American and Caribbean culture celebration. Enjoy music, dance, art, and of course, delicious food.

9. Experience Latin Flavors 

Head north of the city for the Vaughan Latin Festival 2024 (July 13), another vibrant showcase of Latin American culture. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience the rich traditions and flavors of the region.

10. Taste the World 

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If you’re a foodie, your taste buds will be in heaven at the 15th Annual Fusion of Taste Festival (July 13-14). This multicultural festival features a wide array of delicious dishes from around the world.

11. Sample Local Brews

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Craft beer lovers, rejoice! The Craft Beer Fest (July 14) at Evergreen Brick Works is your chance to sample some of the best brews the city has to offer.

12. Savor Unique Creations

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Indulge in even more culinary delights at the Feastie TO Sip & Snack Festival (July 14), a curated selection of food and drink vendors showcasing their unique creations.

13. Taste Indonesian Delights

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Experience the rich flavors of Indonesia at the Indonesian Food Festival (July 20), a celebration of the country’s diverse cuisine and culture.

14. Support Local Farmers 

Support local farmers and enjoy a day in the countryside at the BCCF 12th Annual Farm Festival 2024 (July 20). There’s something for everyone, from farm tours to live music.

15. Celebrate South Asian Culture

Celebrate South Asian culture at the 22nd TD Festival of South Asia 2024 (July 20-21). Immerse yourself in the music, dance, food, and traditions of the region.

16. Embark on a Culinary Journey 

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Embark on a culinary adventure at the 12th Panamerican Food & Music Festival 2024 (July 20-21), showcasing the diverse flavors and rhythms of the Americas.

17. Enjoy Art and Culture

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Bloor Street comes alive with the BIG on Bloor Festival of Arts & Culture (July 20-21). This free event features art installations, live music, and a lively street market.

18. Travel Back in Time

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Get nostalgic at the Totally Tubular Festival 2024 (July 24), a celebration of all things 80s. Dress up in your best retro attire and dance the night away to classic tunes.

19. Taste the Flavors of India

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Take your taste buds on a journey to India at the 7th Annual Taste of India Festival 2024 (July 25). It’s a culinary and cultural extravaganza you won’t want to miss.

20. Celebrate Filipino Culture

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The Fun Philippines Toronto Food and Music Festival (July 26-28) is a vibrant celebration of Filipino culture, with delicious food, live music, and traditional dances.

21. Discover Local Art

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Discover hidden artistic gems at the Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival (July 27-28). This juried art show features a wide array of works by talented local artists.

22. Rock Out at the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival

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And finally, rock out at the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival (July 28) featuring Slash, Keb Mo, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph. It’s a star-studded lineup of blues and rock legends that will make this a summer night to remember.

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