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List of Toronto food festivals to hit this summer

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Night It Up

Jul. 13, Friday, to Jul. 15, Sunday. Free entry.

Markham’s civic centre, 101 town center blvd.

Markham’s city hall takes on the vibe of an Asian night market for the Night It Up food festival. The event features food, merchandise vendors, multicultural music, sports courts and Asian cinema on an outdoor screen. The event promises ramen burgers, takoyaki (deep fried squid), shaved ice and more.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Jul. 26, Thursday to Jul. 29, Sunday. Prices are $40 and upwards.

Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, 60 Prince Edward Island Cresent.

The city’s biggest beer fest is coming back for four days of beer-soaked fun in the sun. This year, 80 brewers will showcase 416 different beers. A lot of food vendors will be offering a wide range of bar food to soak up the booze.

Momo Crawl T.O.

Jul. 29, Sunday. A $25 passport allows the attendant 10 momos from any eatery at the event.

Little Tibet, Parkdale.

The Students for a Free Tibet Canada is organizing Momo crawl at little Tibet in Parkdale. This is an opportunity to sample delicious meat or vegetable filled steamed dumplings from restaurants like Loga’s Corner, Lhasa Kitchen, Om Restaurant, Kasthamandap Nepalese Cuisine, Daiko Indian and Nepali Street Food.

Toronto Food Truck Festival

Aug. 3, Friday to Aug. 6, Sunday. Free entry.

Woodbine Park 1695 Queen St.E

More than 30 food trucks will set up for three days of grilled, smoked and deep-fried fun. Naansense, Hogtown Smoke, The Food Dudes, FeasTO, Buster’s Sea Cove, Eva’s Original Chimneys and more will be present serving up the best food a truck can offer.

Jerkfest Toronto

Aug. 9, Thursday to Aug. 12, Sunday. Adults are $28 onwards, children under six enter for free.

Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Rd.

The Jerkfest festival invites you to a hot-and-spicy jerk chicken eating contest and a “so you think you can jerk” competition this summer.

Taste of the Danforth

Aug. 10, Friday to Aug. 12, Sunday. Free entry.

This 24-year-old Greektown food fair has added Thai, Cuban, Indian and other international cuisines besides the typical Mediterranean favorites. In addition to the food, live music, Greek dancing, a kids’ area and a sports zone is present. Patrons also attempt to break Guinness World Records.

Waterfront Night Market

Aug. 10, Friday to Aug. 12, Sunday. Free entry.

Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The popular Waterfront Night Market is moving to Ontario Place this year. The grounds will host more than a 100 vendors serving all kinds of pan-Asian street snacks like popcorn chicken, grilled squid on sticks and stinky tofu.

Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival

Aug. 11, Saturday and Aug. 12, Sunday.

Fort York, Garrison Common, 250 Fort York Blvd. Tickets are $10 and up.

Fort York is celebrating soy and all other animal-free foods at Fort York. Last year, Vancouver’s Virtuous Pie (fancy pizza), New York’s Champ’s Diner (over-the-top burgers) and Portland’s Snackrilege (doughnut sandwiches) set up shop.


Aug. 11, Saturday, and Aug. 12 Sunday. Free entry.

David Pecaut Square, 60 Simcoe St

Canada’s largest festival for sweets and treats is coming to David Pecaut Square this August. Macaron burgers, s’more cupcakes and ice cream waffle sandwiches are some of the treats you can expect this year.

Michelle Neha