Ah, sweet, delicious (and drinkable) summertime.
We’ve already given you 20 Toronto food festivals you should check out this summer and now we’re back with our roundup of all the boozy festivals taking place too.
Here are all the drink festivals to look forward to in Toronto this summer.
Appleseed Cider Festival
Date: May 29th
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns
Bring May to a close by joining cider enthusiasts as you sample some of the province’s finest craft ciders. There will be 12 incredible local vendors participating this year, like KW Craft Cider, Pommies, Revel Cider Co. and more. Of course, if you’re really into ciders, you should definitely be checking this place out.
Kampai Toronto Festival of Sake
Date: June 3rd
Where: The Fermenting Cellar
The largest sake event in Canada is back this summer, Kampai Toronto will showcase over 150 sakes from Japan and North America paired with a myriad of appetizers from top Toronto restaurants.
Toronto Craft Brew Cruise
Date: June 4th
Where: Aboard The River Gambler in the Toronto harbour
Beer and boat cruises go hand-in-hand. Which is why there’s no better way to spend June 4th but aboard one of the largest ships in the local harbour. There will be two sailings available, each running for a three-hour tour around the harbour front. Once aboard, you’ll have access to some of the best tasty brews from local craft brewers.
Ontario Craft Beer Week
Date: June 10th – 19th
Where: Throughout the city
Beer week celebrates local breweries and the special brands of beer that can only be found in Ontario. Hosted by Ontario Craft Brewers, Ontario Craft Beer Week promises over 150 events in over 50 different Toronto communities with over thirty different breweries represented. If you’re a craft beer buff, this is a festival you won’t want to miss.
Ladies Craft Beer Festival
Date: June 11th
Where: Yonge and Dundas Square
This June, join the city’s beer guzzling women for the first ever Ladies Craft Beer Festival. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, this beer fest will also feature beer-related products and plenty of samples of local craft beer and multiple food trucks.
Wine and Spirit Festival
Date: June 16th – 18th
Where: Sugar Beach
For three booze filled days, the Wine and Spirit Festival will be setting up shop along Toronto’s harbour to showcase the talents of the world’s most renowned wine, beer, cider and spirit producers along with chefs and culinary personalities.
Summer Craft Beer Fest
Date: July 14th
Where: Liberty Market Building
This is the perfect festival to check out for those who enjoy beer from the underdogs. This summer marks the festival’s 4th hurrah and it will feature ice-cold brews from 20 different vendors as well as dishes from Liberty Market Building vendors.
Beach, BBQ and Brews Festival
Date: June 17th – 19th
Where: Woodbine Park
Few things go together better than the beach, BBQing and beer. For three days you can enjoy all the food, live music, and beer that you can handle.
Toronto Festival of Beer
Date: July 22nd – 24th
Where: Exhibition Place
The 22nd annual Festival of Beer highlights over 100 local and international producers of beer, spirits, and food that pair well with icy cold brews. Make sure to arrive thirsty, as there are over 300 different kinds of beer to try, accompanied by mouthwatering dishes from Canada’s top chefs.
Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest
Dates: August 13th – 14th
Where: John Street Roundhouse and Roundhouse Park
Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival was created to provide beer lovers the opportunity to sample Ontario’s finest craft brews. Hosted by Steamwhistle Brewery, this outdoor festival will also feature delicious eats from the city’s best Food Trucks.
Toronto Cider Festival
Date: August 29th
Where: Yonge and Dundas Square
Kick back and relax in a Muskoka deck chair as you enjoy a crisp cider from one of the 30 different vendors. Attendees can enjoy a cottage themed lounge area, delicious food pairings from some of Toronto’s tastiest food trucks, and amazing live entertainment.