We’re a few days into 2023 and we’re already looking forward to what’s coming to Toronto this year. Your favourite winter, spring, summer and fall events are sure to make a comeback and we can’t wait. We’re so excited that we’ve compiled a list of the BIGGEST events to look forward to in Toronto in 2023.

The CNE, TIFF, Veld and the like, are preparing for the year and a few beloved festivals are already selling tickets.

It looks like it’s going to be a huge year of fun-filled events. Here’s our list of the biggest events to come to Toronto this year – 20 of ’em.

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Sugar Shack TO


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Sugar Shack TO is coming back to Toronto’s waterfront in 2023 for a two-day maple-filled event.

When: March 11 and 12, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive

Cirque du Soleil

Get your tickets for KOOZA, a Cirque du Soleil performance, starting at $69.

When: April 7, 2023 to June 18, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top, Lake Shore Blvd W


Though there’s no official word yet as to whether or not it’s happening, last year was the event’s first year back since the pandemic. And it was a blast! It typically happens around the end of July.

When: TBA (July 2023)
Where: Ossington Strip between Dundas St W and Queen St W


The Toronto International Film Festival will be back in September for its 48th edition. Enjoy 11 days of international and Canadian cinema, special events and celebrity moments.

When: September 2023
Where: Downtown Toronto

Toronto Cider Festival


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The 19+ event has been around for YEARS so we only expect it to come back in 2023.

When: TBA (August 2023)
Where: TBA (Toronto Inukshuk Park)

TD Jerk Festival

This beloved event brings Caribbean cuisine, music, art, culture, and community, together for a weekend of fun.

When: August 10 to 13, 2023

Salsa on St. Clair

The biggest Latin event in Toronto is sure to be back this summer, bringing all the heat. Music, food and all the best vibes.

When: July 8 and 9, 2023
Where: St. Clair Ave West –  between Winona Dr and Christie St

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is back for 2023! And tickets are already on sale. In the past, they’ve had big names perform during the beer weekend like Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Ludacris.

When: July 28 to 30, 2023
Where: Bandshell Park – Exhibition Place

Pride Toronto


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Of course, one of our favourite events of the year will be back, parade and all. The month of June is sure to be a busy one.

When: June 2023
Where: Church-Wellesley Village


Calling all Vegans! The annual Vegandale event is sure to make a return this year. Early bird tickets even go on sale this weekend.

When: TBA
Where: Fort York, Garrison Common



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The winter festival came back in 2022 and we’re so excited for it to pop off in 2023.

When: December 2023
Where: TBA (Probably REBEL)

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

This beloved Toronto festival gathers people near and far for a weekend of fun in the sun. Celebrate Caribbean culture with great food, music, and of course, the parade.

When: End of July 2023 into August 1, 2023
Where: Toronto


What’s summer without Toronto’s largest electronic music festival? Veld is back and tickets are already on sale for the August event.

When: August 4 to 6, 2023
Where: Downsview Park

Toronto Ukrainian Festival

This three-day Ukrainian festival is coming to Toronto this year, bringing all the great food, music, and entertainment it’s known for.

When: In September
Where:  Between Jane St and Glendonwynne Rd

Rolling Loud

After a successful first year in Toronto last summer, Rolling Loud is coming back to the city this summer.

When: TBA
Where: TBA

North By Northeast

Support Canadian artists! “NXNE is Canada’s most important discovery music festival, presenting thousands of essential emerging artists, often just before they break, from across Canada,” according to the site.

When: June 13 to 17, 2023
Where: TBA



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Of course, the most beloved summer event is coming back this year! What’s summer without the CNE?

When: August 18 to September 4, 2023
Where: 210 Princes’ Blvd


Enjoy four-full days of Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming at FAN EXPO. Let your inner nerd and fanboy out at this annual event.

When: August 24 to 27, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – 255 Front St W

Wine Fest Toronto


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Enjoy all you-can-taste wines from across the globe. Red, white, rose, sparkling, you name it – it’s here.

When: July 7, 8 & 9, 2023
Where: Rendezviews

Taste of India

All the delicious aromas and flavours from India in one place. Taste of India will host its annual event at Nathan Phillips Square this year.

When: August 4 and 5, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square