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Festivals & Series

Harbourfront Centre has always been a bold and innovative force in Canada’s cultural scene, introducing audiences to brilliant new artists and art forms from around the world.

Our diverse and dynamic festival and series programming brings an eclectic experience of sights, sounds and flavours to our 10-acre site.

No matter the season, Harbourfront Centre is your premier destination for arts and cultural festivals.

Upcoming

Canada Day Weekend

June 29 - July 2, 2018

Featuring free performances by Jully Black, Begonia, Zaki Ibrahim, Pierre Kwenders, Susan Aglukark and many more.

(Weekend Festivals)

Dancing on the Pier

July 12 – August 30

Free social dancing with live music every Thursday evening. Featuring the Toronto All-Star Big Band and Changui Havana.

(Weekly Activities)

Island Soul

August 3–6

Free performances by Nana McLean, Kirk Diamond and Gyptian.

(Weekend Festivals)

Habari Africa Festival

August 10–12

Featuring local and international artists who bring the evolving traditions and vibrant diversity of African culture to Toronto.

(Weekend Festivals)

Small World Music Festival

August 17–19

This year’s Small World Music Festival is inspired by and celebrates the 30th anniversary of WOMAD – World of Music Art and Dance festival.

(Weekend Festivals)

TAIWANfest: Fête with The Philippines

August 24–26

From fashion, music, food and art to language and DNA – discover and celebrate what connects Taiwan, The Philippines and Canada across mainstream, niche and Indigenous cultures!

(Weekend Festivals)

Ashkenaz Festival

Sept 1–3

The best of the global Jewish music and culture scene. Klezmer, Yiddish, Sephardic, Mizrachi, African, Latin-American and cross-cultural sounds.

(Weekend Festivals)

Summer Music in the Garden 2018

June 28 - September 16, 2018

Treat yourself to 18 free concerts this summer, featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical styles.

(Performance Series)

BRAVE: The Festival of Risk and Failure

July 12-29, 2018

Explore the role of risk and failure in the creative process.

(Weekend Festivals)

Art of Time Ensemble 2018/19

October 25, 2018 - May 11, 2019

Art of Time Ensemble is celebrating 20 years with an exciting season of concerts that present the absolute best of their work in dance, theatre and music performance.

(Performance Series)

Past

Junior - big thoughts for growing minds

May 19-25, 2018

This spring, Harbourfront Centre’s new international children’s festival brings together leading contemporary artists to challenge and animate young minds.

(Children's Festivals)

Family Day 2018

February 19, 2018

Featuring FREE skating lessons, rinkside dance breaks, emerging DJs, icy activities, a fireside outdoor lounge and more!

(Weekend Festivals)

Kuumba 2018

February 3-24, 2018

Through dialogue and artistic expression, Kuumba 2018 addresses the international struggle for Black liberation today.

(Weekend Festivals)

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