Food festival season continues in Toronto with 11 events in July.
June saw the return of classic festivals like Taste of Little Italy and Taste of Asia, while July brings a whole stack of new experiences like Taste of Vietnam, Wine Fest Toronto and the Cultura Festival.
Smaller festivals like Pizza Fest are also back, and this year pizza lovers can choose between celebrating at Ontario Place on July 19 or up in Vaughan at Interchange Park on July 12.
Keep reading for the full list of festivals happening in Toronto in July 2019 and don't forget, Summerlicious is going on this month too!
When: July 5-6Hours: Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: CF Shops at Don Mills - 1090 Don Mills Rd.Cost: $19.99 early bird and $24.99 at the door
On Friday and Saturday only, head over to Toronto's only outdoor wine festival. Get a sampling glass and two drink tickets with the cost of admission and bring extra cash for full-sized samples. With over 60 brands on-site you'll have a wide variety of blends to choose from.
When: July 5-7Hours: Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 11 p.m. to 7 p.m.Where: Lawrence Ave. E. from Warden Ave. to Birchmount Rd.Cost: Free!
Discover the incredible food, sights and sounds of Wexford Heights. This three-day festival will include midway rides, musical performances and over 130 street vendors offering up food, drink and merchandise.
When: July 5, 12, 19, 26Hours: From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.Where: Mel Lastman SquareCost: Free!
Though not solely a food festival, Cultura Fest is a free music, art, film and food experience held by the City of Toronto. Enjoy buskers, interactive art exhibits and street food vendors from around the world.
When: July 12-14Hours: Friday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.Where: Markham Civic Centre - 101 Town Centre Blvd.Cost: Free!
Enjoy mouthwatering Asian dishes while supporting local artists at the Night It Up! night market. All profit from this Hong Kong-inspired event will go to Rainbow Railroad, a charity that helps LGBTQI persons around the world escape persecution and violence.
When: July 19Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Nathan Phillips SquareCost: Free!
Discover the taste, sound and beauty of Vietnamese culture while raising awareness of human trafficking and child sex slavery. Swing by the square and enjoy delicious dishes from vendors like Pho Anh Vu and Saigon Lotus restaurant.
When: July 19-21Hours: Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Where: Ontario PlaceCost: Starting at $7.95
Calling all ‘Za lovers, the second annual Pizza Fest is taking place this summer. In addition to eating all sorts of delicious pizza pies, you’ll also learn how to make your own pizza like the pros at this three-day event.
When: July 20-21Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Where: International Centre - 6900 Airport Rd., MississaugaCost: $5
Sample halal food and explore Muslim culture in Canada at the Sufra Halal Food Festival. This year’s event will include cooking demos, performances and competitions.
When: July 21Hours: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.Where: Rodney’s Oyster House - 469 King St. W.Cost: $35 early bird or $45 at the door
Enjoy oysters, lobster and microbrews at this gourmet food festival. Tickets traditionally include two drinks and a plate of oysters. In addition to indulging in oysters, you'll also enjoy supporting the Ecology Action Centre.
When: July 27Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Yonge-Dundas SquareCost: Free!
Head down to Yonge-Dundas Square and be transported to the Middle East. This one-day festival will give you a chance to taste Turkish coffee and savour all 1,001 flavours brought forth from Middle Eastern culture.
When: July 27Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Hotel X - 111 Princes’ Blvd.Cost: Starting at $30
Taste some of the best Rosé’s from Toronto and around the world. This luxe event offers a variety of different experiences from a casual picnic in the park to a VIP experience that includes a specially curated menu from a celebrity chef.
When: July 26-28Hours: Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.Where: Bandshell Park - Exhibition PlaceCost: Starting at $55
This year’s event will have over 400 brews for you to discover, and that’s not all. Ja Rule and Ashanti are just two of the dozens of acts performing at the festival. Needless to say, this is one event you won’t want to miss.