A vibrant event showcasing the best of the Philippines is coming to North York this summer. Toronto’s Filipino Street Festival will take over Little Manila this July, filling the streets with delicious food, great music, and fun cultural experiences.

Put on by the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA), this street festival is one of the most-anticipated Filipino celebrations of the year in the city.

This year’s event promises to be even more fun and meaningful than before, with experiences dedicated to the “unique flavours, history and culture of each Philippine region and the country’s 3 major island groups,” according to PLACA.

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As part of the festival, a 1-km stretch of Bathurst St will be lined with food and craft vendors, lively street activities and eye-catching Filipino cultural installations.

Plus, visitors can look forward to colourful and vibrant parades on both Saturday and Sunday.

This event is one of many new and returning cultural festivals in the city this summer, including Taste of the Danforth, Taste of Little Italy, Salsa on St. Clair, Jamaican Patty Festival, Ethnic Outdoor Food & Wine Fest, and countless food festivals.

So whether you’re part of the community or simply appreciate Filipino culture (and food!), this street-wide celebration is the place you’ll want to be this summer.

Filipino Street Festival

Where: Little Manila, Bathurst St & Wilson Ave
When: July 23-24, 2022