Featured Events & Exhibitions

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Live performances, festivals of all types and timely tradeshows fill up the Toronto events calendar this time of year. Here are just a few of the many big events you don't want to miss.

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A young woman is dressed in a large, elaborate and brightly-coloured costume.
Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival /
July 7 to August 12

Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival

July 7 to August 12

Jump up in Toronto as the largest carnival in North America hits peak fun August 3 to 6.

A string quartet poses against a concrete wall.
Toronto Summer Music Festival /
July 12 to August 4

Toronto Summer Music Festival

July 12 to August 4

A 3-week music festival centred around the lovely University of Toronto campus and theatres.

A group of friends with half-empty mugs of beer celebrate a summer afternoon at Toronto's Festival of Beer.
Toronto’s Festival of Beer /
July 26 to 29

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

July 26 to 29

Get sudsy at this celebration of the brewing arts.

Galleries & Museums

The Art of Banksy

June 13 to September 2, 2018

A first for North America, this showcase features 80 works by one of the most intriguing artists working today. This one-of-a-kind exhibition is a rare chance to see so many of Banksy’s works, gathered from various private collections, in one place.

Bata Shoe Museum

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

May 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019

The only North American stop on this exhibition’s tour, Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes is a retrospective of 45 years of inventiveness.

Spiders: Fear and Fascination /
June 16 to January 6
Photo: Brian Boyle

Royal Ontario Museum

Spiders: Fear and Fascination

June 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019

One of the most misunderstood creatures on the planet is the focus of Spiders: Fear & Fascination. Come face-to-face with 400 live and preserved arachnids, video and interactive experiences.

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion /
June 2 to October 8

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

June 2 to October 8, 2018

Explore the extraordinary pieces that come from interweaving design, art and technology in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. The exhibition explores the designs of Dutch couturier, Iris van Herpen, through collections that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship.

Painting of owl by Kenojuak Ashevak.
Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak /
June 16 to August 12

Art Gallery of Ontario

Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak

June 16 to August 12, 2018

The power of Inuit art is revealed in this exhibition by two extraordinary artists, representing two generations of Inuit artists. The exhibition features key art works and sketches by each artist, enabling visitors to appreciate the strength of drawing as an expression of Inuit cultural heritage that engages everyday life at its deepest level.