If you’re anywhere near Toronto between now and Christmas you should definitely stop by – not only are the autumn leaves super pretty, but there are so many events to check out and take part in! Don’t believe us? Think you’d rather just hibernate now that it’s cold? Just read on, there’s bound to be something that tempts you…
Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival September 18 – 20, 2014
For entertainment lovers, the fifth annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival – this weekend – is a must-do! The festival covers three days of Canadian entertainment featuring celebrated Canadian talent ranging from emerging talent to internationally recognized stars. The only festival of its kind, the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival programs entertainment from all genres (music, film, dance, comedy etc.).
JFL42 September 18 – 27, 2014
Fan of all things funny? JFL42, Toronto’s major comedy festival, features 10 days of the world’s greatest comedians and performers. Choose from headliners Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Joe Rogan, and Nick Offerman. Then spend the rest of the festival checking out 42 other hilarious acts like Tim Minchin, Tig Notaro, Mike Birbiglia, Chelsea Peretti, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Broad City, Kumail Nanjiani and many more.
Toronto Oktoberfest October 3 & 4, 2014
Looking for a traditional, cultural event? Ok, just want a beer or three to warm you up? Toronto Oktoberfest is there for you, oh chillly ones. The festival brings a taste of Munich to the city with authentic food, drink, merriment, singing, dancing and more beer than you can shake a handful of tokens at.
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 4, 2014
Get bundled up and quench your thirst for art at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche – Toronto’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art. For one sleepless night experience Toronto magically transform its streets and parks into an artistic playground with exhibitions, live performances and creative programs right into the wee hours. Make sure you plan your route in advance, just to be sure not to miss the events that interest you most.
International Festival of Authors October 23 – November 2, 2014
Sometimes it seems like all the festivals out there are for art, music and food lovers, right? Fear not dear bookworms, there is a festival for people just like you in Toronto. The International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round-table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literacy Awards and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.
Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade October 25, 2014
Listen up lovers of the undead: How do you feel about 10,000 Zombies walking the Streets of haunted Toronto? Well, get your fake blood ready and join the local Zombies this Halloween at the Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade. Once the search for brains is over, enjoy watching horror films at the After Dark Film Festival. The Toronto Zombie Walk supports the Heart and Stroke Foundation as their charity of choice, so your undead zombie walk is fun AND will help save lives. Creepy and cool.