Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival

  • Dates June 19 to 21, 2015
  • Location Toronto Waterfront & HTO Park
  • Official site

The Ultimate Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival Guide

If your perfect summer day includes good food, live music, cold drinks and a waterfront view, then you’re in luck – the Redpath Waterfront Festival is the Toronto festival by-the-water, and this year promises to serve up something for everyone.

Ready for the excitement, but not sure where to start your party on the promenade? Take a look at our ultimate guide for a rundown of everything to see, do, eat and drink at this summer’s Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival.

Where to Go

From June 19 to 21, two kilometers of the stunning Toronto waterfront – all the way from Spadina Avenue to Sherbourne Street – will come alive with dance, entertainment, canine aquatic shows, and much more.

This year, there will be even more to celebrate, as the festival marks the highly-anticipated opening of the revitalized Queens Quay, the city’s redeveloped waterfront boulevard. Featuring a stunning new pedestrian promenade, as well as a waterfront connection for the Martin Goodman Trail, the new and improved boulevard will be a welcome festival addition.

What to See and Do

From bustling buskers to diving dogs, there’ll be no shortage of eye-catching entertainment at this year’s TO Waterfront Festival.

First, Attend the Opening Events

The celebrations begin on Friday, June 19th with the Festival’s Opening Celebration at the urban beaches of HTO Park. Afterwards, a lively parade along the newly-renovated Queens Quay Boulevard will make for an unforgettable festival opener.

Then, Join the Party on the Promenade

After inaugural events, the party continues all weekend long with The Waterfront BIA’s Party on the Promenade – from Bay to Spadina, the boulevard will be burning up with hot live music, lively professional buskers, captivating arts in motion, and waterfront lifestyle activations.

Cheer on Some Talented DockDogs

No, you didn’t read that wrong – at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, the canines get aquatic! This summer, the DockDogs Championships will be returning to Sherbourne Common, serving up its unique brand of canine entertainment. Watch these talented pups compete for the top score, as they dive into the water, soar through the air and make a splash!

And Afterwards, Just Get Moving!

Watching parades and water shows is a treat, but this TO party-on-the-waterfront wouldn’t be complete without activities that get you moving and grooving – cue DANCE Pan American Style!

This year, Toronto’s Waterfront Festival will be heating up with live bands and lively dance lessons on Friday and Saturday. What kind of lessons? Let’s just say that if you’re a fan of swing or Latin, you won’t want to miss it.

Let celebrity instructors guide you through the moves and get into the swing of swing dancing on Friday night, then spice up your repertoire of moves with Latin Heat on Saturday. Afterwards, show off your brand new dancing skills to the hot tunes of live bands performing nightly.

What to Drink

If you’re a connoisseur of fine wine, a craft beer aficionado, or just like to sample spirits every now and then, you’ll be happy to hear that the Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival will once again be partnering with the Redpath Waterfront Festival to serve up a savoury selection of alcoholic beverages.

Make your way to Sugar Beach, then sip on local and international craft beer and fine wine while soaking up the sun and the stunning waterfront view, grooving to live music, strolling through the sand, and loving that cool waterfront breeze. Afterwards, head to a pairing seminar and kick off your summer in style.

Where to Find More Info

Keep an eye on the Toronto Waterfront Festival website for all the latest news, updates, and added events so you can stay up-to-date on all things Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival!

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There’s so much going on in Toronto this summer, it’s gearing up to be the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

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