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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.


Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2018

September 22 – December 23, 2018

Join us for our newest Visual Arts and Craft exhibitions.



October 5, 2018 – June 2, 2019

Harbourfront Centre presents a season of contemporary dance created by visionary female choreographers from around the globe.

(Performance Series)

39th Toronto International Festival of Authors

October 18–28, 2018

An eleven-day celebration of words and ideas, for curious readers of every kind.

(Literary Festival)


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)

Day of the Dead 2018

November 3– 4, 2018

Harbourfront Centre presents the 15th anniversary of its Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos celebrations!

(Weekend Festivals)

Collaboration 2.0

November 9–10, 2018

A two-day symposium investigating the collaborative relationships between design, art and craft.



Word On The Street

September 22–23, 2018

Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival returns with author readings, panel discussions and more!

(Weekend Festivals)

Veg Food Fest 2018

September 7– 9, 2018

Attended by 40,000 visitors each fall at Harbourfront Centre, Veg Food Fest is North America’s largest celebration of all things veg.

(Weekend Festivals)

Ashkenaz Festival 2018

September 1– 3, 2018

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

(Weekend Festivals)

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