As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
August 7-9, 2015
Krinos Taste of the Danforth: OPA! Treat yourself to the delicious flavours of the Danforth, in a weekend-long event that goes beyond just Greek.. As one of Toronto’s most vibrant communities, the annual festival of course includes Greek delights and also a multitude of taste sensations from local restaurants. Enjoy plenty of live music, rides and games for the kids, and indulge in some of the best people watching the city has to offer. Danforth from approximately Broadview to Donlands. Aug. 7-9. Entry is free. http://tasteofthedanforth.com/
Bollywood Monster Mashup: Come out to party at the largest South Asian festival in Canada. Bollywood star Jonita Gandhi will headline the event Friday night followed by the first-ever Canadian performance for Bollywood singing sensation Ash King on Saturday. It’ll be a weekend of dazzling colours and intoxicating beats for both young and old. Mississauga Celebration Square. Aug. 5-8. Times vary. http://bollywoodmonstermashup.com/
Toronto Bike Rave: Here’s hoping Freddie Mercury singing “I want to ride my bicycle” will be on the playlist at the mass bicycle party that pedals through the city’s streets on Saturday. Cyclists on bikes adorned with lights, streamers and other colourful paraphernalia start off at Christie Pitts Park at 8:30 p.m. and end up at Sherbourne Common at the Queen’s Quay, while riding along with synched music and stopping to dance along the route. Event starts at Christie Pits. Aug. 8. Free. facebook.com/events/1647151125497457/
Woodbridge Rib Fest: Good drinks, good music and ribs. What more could you ask for in a weekend? A charity angle? Well Woodbridge Rib Fest has that too. The annual event raises money to support Rotary’s local and international projects. Woodbridge Fairgrounds. Aug. 7-9. Friday & Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, noon to 9 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.woodbridgeribfest.com/
PURR Toronto Feline Film & Arts Festival: Love cats? Come on down to Pawsway on Saturday to celebrate World Cat Day with a celebration of cats and film. The event will feature films, videos and Q&As, guest speakers, face painting, giveaways and more! The event is free but donations are encouraged. Purina PawsWay, 245 Queens Quay W. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. http://www.pawsway.ca/purr-toronto-film-arts-festival/