Spring and summer are the ultimate seasons for food events. The days are longer, the air is warmer, and what could be more enjoyable than spending time outside eating good food? From food trucks to international cuisine vendors to baked goods swaps, here are five upcoming food events you don’t want to miss!
1. Party in the Vineyard: Food Truck Edition (Niagara on the Lake)
May 17 to 19
If you’re looking for a fun food event to enjoy over the May long weekend, head to Peller Estates Winery in Niagara on the Lake for the ultimate backyard bash. Running Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 10:30 pm, the event features over 20 food trucks and pop-up vendors, a band, DJ and interactive games and dancing. With wine, food and entertainment, a party in the vineyard is the perfect way to welcome the start of summer!
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2. Cheers Caledon! Craft Beer and Cider Festival (Caledon)
If you’re a fan of beer and cider, the Caledon Beer and Cider Festival is a must-visit this June! Featuring the finest craft artisans from across the province, plus food trucks, entertainment and activities, it’s the ideal way to spend a Friday night. Just a short drive from Brampton, the festival has tons of free parking available so you can enjoy the fun close to home!
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3. Taste of Little Italy (Toronto)
June 14 to 16
Head to College Street in Toronto the weekend of June 14 for amazing food, multicultural vendors, live music, carnival rides and more. College Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from Bathurst Street to Shaw Street so pedestrians can roam freely, enjoying all the Taste of Italy has to offer. Entry is free, just make sure to come with an empty stomach. From authentic Italian pasta and wood-oven pizza, to delicious gelato, all the Italian favourites will be there. Plus, this festival is known for its multicultural food options, so there will be something for everyone!
4. The Stop’s Night Market (Toronto)
June 18 to 19
Get ready for one of the biggest night food festivals of the year. On June 18 and 19 head to Stackt Market on Bathurst Street to indulge in all-you-can-eat dishes from 65+ of Toronto’s best chefs and 20+ local drink vendors. There will also be local musicians, DJs and performers for entertainment. All proceeds from the Stop’s Night Market go to The Stop Community Food Centre, offering healthy food banks, drop-in meals, community kitchens and gardens, and more to community members in need.
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5. Sweets, Cookies and Savoury Swap at High Park (Toronto)
If you live in High Park or surrounding areas, such as the Kingsway and Bloor West Village, this fun local food swap is a great way to spend an afternoon. From 2 pm to 5 pm, head to High Park with your favourite sweet or savoury goodies, to share and exchange with others. If you don’t have time to bake anything, you’re still welcome- bring some coffee, iced tea, or juice. Make sure to keep your eye on the event page as the date may change depending on weather.
If you’ve been looking for food festivals the whole family can enjoy, these five events will ensure a delicious and satisfying spring and summer season!