By Lori Bosworth
Summer is one of the best times to be in Toronto. Restaurant patios are bustling, the lake breeze is cooling the waterfront and people are generally in a party mood. There are many things to do in Toronto in July 2017 if you are thinking of visiting the city. Here are some of our favourite Toronto events in July 2017.
Honda Indy Toronto 2017
The Honda Indy Toronto roars into the city from July 14-16, 2017. Fan Friday on July 14, 2017 is free admission as long as you make a donation to Make-A-Wish Canada. There are lots of activities other than the racetrack for excitement. The Honda Speed Zone features interactive games with Toronto sports teams while Honda World includes face painting and racing simulators. Children ages 6-12 can learn about proper safety gear, as well as how to ride in a safe environment at Junior Red Riders.
The Beaches International Jazz Festival 2017 returns to Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood from July 7-30, 2017…and the best part is admission is free! There will be performances at the OLG Stage and the TD Main Stage at Woodbine Park. Headliners at the TD Main Stage on July 21-23, 2017 include The Funk Frequency: A Live Tribute to Prince & The Minneapolis Sound; Lorraine Klaasen; and The Last Waltz – A Musical Celebration of The Band – Live. One of the popular features of the Beaches International Jazz Festival 2017 is StreetFest, which takes place Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 6 to 11 p.m. There will be over 40 bands performing at locations along Queen Street East between Woodbine Avenue and Beech Avenue including Gabby’s, Shoppers Drug Mart, ENDS, Kew Beach, The Gull & The Firkin, Firehall, The Stone Lion, Incurable Collector, Hero Certified Burgers, LCBO and Beach Dental.
Summerlicious 2017 is a food event where participating Toronto restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. This year, over 200 Toronto restaurants will participate. Some of the Toronto restaurants participating include Frank, Cibo Wine Bar, Azure, Lee, The Shore Club, Canoe, Ufficio, Bymark, The Chase Fish & Oyster, Linda Modern Thai, Cafe Boulud, Hungry Amoo, Diwan, America, Bier Markt and Cactus Club Cafe.
Toronto Festival of Beer
The Toronto Festival of Beer returns to Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place from July 28-30, 2017. You’ll have an opportunity to try beer from many breweries including Lagunitas, Somersby, Naughty Otter, Kensington Brewing Co., Bobcaygeon, Manantler, Amsterdam, Mad & Noisy, Cowbell, Landshark, Side Launch, Rainhard and Spirit Tree Cidery. There will be musical performances including Methodman & Redman on Friday July 28, 2017, Sloan on Saturday July 29, 2017 and Alan Doyle on Sunday July 30, 2017. Purchase tickets for Toronto Festival of Beer online.
Concerts at Budweiser Stage
Concerts take place all summer at the Budweiser Stage (formerly the Molson Amphitheatre) at Ontario Place. The following concerts are popular Toronto events in July 2017:
- Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls Tour 2017 on Sat., July 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
- MUSE with guests Thirty Seconds to Mars on Tues., July 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.
- Chicago and The Doobie Brothers on Wed., July 19, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
- 8 Tour – Incubus with special guests Jimmy Eat World on Sat., July 22, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.
- Korn with special guest Stone Sour – The Serenity of Summer on Tues., July 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
The Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit is at the Art Gallery of Ontario until July 30, 2017.
Do you know of other Toronto events in July 2017? Please mention in the comment section.