Summer Festivals 2018
For vendors who are new to Harbourfront Centre, we are renowned as Canada’s foremost facility for contemporary culture. During the summer, we present a schedule of music and cultural weekends across our ten-acre site, some of which are themed around specific cultural communities.
Please note that programming is subject to change.
June 29 – July 2
We celebrate Canada Day with the theme of One Land: Many Nations, featuring leading and innovative artists from a variety of Canadian communities and backgrounds, with voices that are Feminist, Indigenous, People of Colour, Queer, newcomer, and other underrepresented voices.
The Island Soul festival continues its legacy of exploring a pan-Caribbean perspective through the arts, from a local and global scale, with the intention to encourage dialogue across disciplines and islands.
Habari Africa Festival
Presented by Batuki Music Society
The 5th edition of Habari Africa offers an authentic African experience through presentations and workshops that celebrate the uniqueness, wealth and diversity of African arts and culture, including a mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance performed by local, national and international groups.
Small World Music Festival
A three-day whirlwind of global sounds on the stages of Harbourfront Centre that marks the 30th Anniversary of the legendary WOMAD festival and brings the beat of the globe to the heart of Toronto!
Co-produced by Asian-Canadian Special Events Association
TAIWANfest continues the Dialogues with Asia Series, connecting Canadian and Taiwanese arts and culture with another island nation – the Philippines. Join us to learn, grow, and re-define our communities this summer at this three day event!
North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns to Harbourfront Centre. With over 200 artists and 80 events from more than a dozen countries, Ashkenaz showcases the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion.