Summer Festivals 2019
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 all programming is subject to change.
June 28 – July 1
This four-day festival to celebrate Canada Day 2019 will include four days of outdoor programming on the Concert Stage, Stage in the Round, and other auxiliary programming. The themes will focus largely on music and the Canadian Songbook, with each artist performing at least one cover and original song that relates to the CDN Songbook.
July 12–14 and July 19–21
“We know what we are but not what we may be.” Does your true potential lie somewhere hidden beneath the grind of everyday monotony? Are we ready to take that chance and enter our second act? Politicians who paint, criminals who practice law, comedians who carve canoes. They will inspire us to unearth what we may one day become, no matter what we are today.
Experience the richness of Caribbean culture, through dance, workshops, family activities and music! Join us for a celebration of the many music genres that represent the Caribbean diaspora, with a spotlight on the renaissance of roots music, led by young emerging artists like Etana and the new generation of conscious reggae musicians who use their voices to address modern issues relevant to today’s Caribbean community.
Habari Africa Festival
Presented by Batuki Music Society
Habari Africa festival is a multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that displays the rich and diverse cultures of Africa. It is an exploration and engagement with the art, sounds and tastes of the continent. The festival displays an authentic African experience through presentations and workshops that celebrate the uniqueness, wealth and diversity of African music, dance, arts and culture.
Labour Day Weekend
August 30 – September 2
Big Voices, Big Stages: Wrap up summer at Harbourfront Centre with an eclectic array of musicians who bring down the house with their larger than life sound.