Harbourfront Centre Summer Festivals 2005
* All festivals are free admission *
Barbados on the Water (June 17 to
Canada's largest celebration of Barbados and Barbadian culture is presented by Harbourfront Centre in partnership with the Barbados Tourism Authority, the Consulate General of Barbados and the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados.
ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers (June
24 to June 26)
A new festival featuring three fun-filled days of readings and family book-centered activities.
Labatt Blue Canada Day Extravaganza!
Celebrating Canada Day by paying tribute to carnivals and festivals "Canadian Style" with an extravagance of Canadian talent, floating venues, an opening parade, children's carnival activities, Miss Canadiana and the Busker Canadiana Idol Contest!
Extravaganza! A Feast for the
(July 1 to July 3)
Mardi Gras to Carnivale - this new festival embraces the energy and spontaneity of the world's beloved festivals.
Beats, Breaks & Culture: Toronto Electronic Music Festival (July 8 to July 10 - presented by NOW magazine)
Exploring Electronic music and culture, as well as its expanding influence in contemporary society.
All Over The Map: A Feast of Global Sounds (July 15 to July 17)
This new festival reveals eclectic World music and culture while examining how geography influences its creation.
Dim Sum: Sampling Contemporary Chinese
Culture (July 22 to July 24)
Traditional and current Chinese culture has changed the way we see the world. Find out how East meets West!
Stella Artois Hot & Spicy Food Festival: The Island Soul Edition (July 29 to August 1)
Caribbean vibes, celebrity chefs, hot and cold delicacies and the famous Red Hot Market.
Masala! Mhendi! Masti! - An Explosive
Festival (August 4 to August 7)
Emerging and established South Asian performers showcase hot new innovations and traditional culture.
T.O. Twang: All Things Alt Country (August 12 to August 13 - presented by NOW Magazine)
This new festival turns Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country Rock and more into Toronto=s only Alt-Country festival.
East Coast Rhythms:
An Exploration of Atlantic Canada's Culture
to August 21)
This new festival explores and celebrates East Coast culture .
Kick Up Your Heels: Your Chance to Dance!
(August 26 to
This dance festival presents some of the most exciting and innovative dance and music groups from Canada and beyond!
Ukrainian Zabava (September 2 to
This new festival explores folkloric and contemporary Ukrainian Canadian culture and Ukrainian culture worldwide!
Weekly free admission events at
Centre this summer include:
Special free admission events at
Centre this summer include:
Francofête (June 24 - CIBC Stage)
A celebration of Québec’s official national holiday with a special evening concert featuring dance and music.
Altamira Summer Opera Concerts (August 30 to September 1 - CIBC Stage)
The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra presents three free evenings of arias and overtures.
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