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Hot, spicy and sustainable

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Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Lakeview Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Located at the heart of Harbourfront Centre's festivals, the Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products as part of the full Harbourfront Centre experience.

Shopping

World Café

6:00pm –11:00pm

Hungry? The World Café is an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA.

Food

Red Hot Market

6:00pm –11:00pm

Your one-stop shop for rare hot sauces and free samples. This is your once-a-year opportunity to savour and stock up on the best concoctions of spicy packaged goods, including sauces, rubs, jellies, pickles, marinades from around the world.

Food

Shopping

Deep Fried Hot & Spicy

7:00pm – 9:30pm

At DJ Deep Fried Fridays, we're setting the table and laying down the dance floor as DJs and chefs take us on a journey of the senses. Soul Proprietor dishes out soul, funk, reggae and hip-hop, and Nate’s Palate serves up Jamaican fish accras called Stamp and Gos.

Dance

Family

Food

Music

Magnetic Beats: Hot & Spicy Edition

8:00pm –10:00pm

Magnetic Beats is a weekly social and interactive series that combines urban dance and music in one meeting space. Join DJ P-Plus for sizzling beats inspired by the Hot & Spicy Food Festival.

Dance

Music

SoundClash Music Award Champion: Above Top Secret

8:00pm – 9:00pm

The SoundClash Music Award is Harbourfront Centre's annual live music competition for cutting-edge, forward-thinking artists from all genres, across the GTA. Catch the live performance by this year's champion: rap, electro-dub feminist group Above Top Secret.

Music

Cooking Demo by Toronto Popcorn Company

9:00pm – 9:30pm

Join us before each of our Edible Films and check out a mini demo of gourmet popcorn prepared by a staff member from the Toronto Popcorn Company

Food

BlakDenim

9:30pm –11:00pm

BlakDenim is a vanguard 9 piece hip-hop act that brings together clever lyricism and smooth vocal harmonies with a banging rhythm section and funkified horns.

Music

Edible Films: Le Chef

9:30pm –11:30pm

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

Film

Lakeview Market

12:00pm –11:00pm

Located at the heart of Harbourfront Centre's festivals, the Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products as part of the full Harbourfront Centre experience.

Shopping

World Café

12:00pm –11:00pm

Hungry? The World Café is an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA.

Food

Hot & Spicy Kids Activity: Hot Pepper Crown

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Children of all ages create your own crowns and be the kings and queens of the festival, using cardboard and pepper cut outs.

Craft & Design

Family

Red Hot Market

12:00pm – 9:30pm

Your one-stop shop for rare hot sauces and free samples. This is your once-a-year opportunity to savour and stock up on the best concoctions of spicy packaged goods, including sauces, rubs, jellies, pickles, marinades from around the world.

Food

Shopping

10 For The Next Gen: 'Stuff That Makes You Sweat' featuring Chef Marcus Monteiro

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Marcus' love of cheese has lead him to expand his classical and hands-on training to include making his own cheeses. In this case, it's a fresh cheese accessible to home cooks who want to make their own too!

Food

Lectures

Hot & Spicy Bingo

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Join the fun with family & friends for this timeless classic, and win hot prizes from our vendor market.

Family