Activities and festivals

There's so much to do by the lake! From May to October, stroll along the Queens Quay Promenade to Harbourfront Centre and indulge your artistic passions. Become a regular at our free weekly music and film series, dance your troubles away at our weekly social dance series and bask in the summer sun with family and friends at one of our many cultural festivals.

Weekend Festivals

May 21–23

HarbourKIDS: Circus

May 27–29

Barbados on the Water

June 29

Global Wellness Day Festival

July 1

Canada Day

July 2–3

Oh Canada!

July 8–10

Future Routes

July 15–17

Ritmo y Color: The Streets of Mexico

July 22–24

Shield to Shore


July 29 – August 1

Island Soul

August 5–7

Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge

August 12–14

Habari Africa

August 19–21

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

August 26–28

TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong

September 3–5

Askhenaz Festival

September 9–11

Veg Food Fest



Free Flicks


Dancing on the Pier

Thursdays & Sundays

Summer Music in the Garden


Lakeview Market


World Café

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