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Toronto shines at night with the Beaches Jazz Festival

StreetFest

Illuminating Queen Street E with live music, food trucks, and cultural delights from July 25 to 27, 2024.

As summer casts its warm glow upon Toronto, the city comes alive with a plethora of outdoor festivities, none more captivating than the Beaches Jazz Festival. Nestled in the heart of the east end, this three-day extravaganza promises an exhilarating fusion of music, culinary delights, and community spirit. Embark on a journey through the vibrant streets of Toronto, where the rhythm of live bands mingles with the aroma of delectable eats. Let’s delve into the essence of this captivating celebration and uncover what makes Beaches Jazz Festival an unmissable highlight of Toronto’s summer calendar.

The Heartbeat of Toronto’s Summer Calendar

As the mercury rises and the days grow longer, July heralds the arrival of street festivals that paint the cityscape with a kaleidoscope of colors and sounds. However, admidst this vibrant tapestry, Beaches Jazz Festival shines as a beacon of summer revelry, beckoning residents and visitors alike to partake in its infectious spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-time attendee, prepare to be captivated by the magic of Toronto’s east end.

Family-Friendly Activities and Kid-Friendly Zones

Jazz festival isn’t just for the adults—families and children are welcome to join in the fun with a host of family-friendly activities and kid-friendly zones scattered throughout the festival grounds. From interactive workshops to creative arts and crafts sessions, there’s no shortage of entertainment to delight young festival-goers. So, gather the whole family and embark on an adventure that promises laughter, learning, and lasting memories.

Below are the details of the Beaches Jazz Festival starting in June. However, the lineups are yet to be announced.

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside

Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside

The Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside is a no-cost music festival held at Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto, Ontario from July 5th to July 7th, 2024. It’s a segment of the Beaches International Jazz Festival, spanning from July 5th to July 28th, 2024. Expect the lineup for the Sounds of Leslieville & Riverside to be revealed soon.

When: July 5th to July 7th, 2024

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/iHHPMYj6ZfoF3dDR7

Salsa on the Beach

Salsa on the Beach

Experience the rhythm and passion of Salsa on the Beach at Woodbine Park from July 12th to 14th. Yani Borrel, hailing from Cuba, brings his powerful voice and authentic Salsa style to the stage, captivating audiences since his arrival in Toronto. Paying homage to the legendary Salsa King, Frankie Ruiz, fans can dance under the stars to his timeless classics. Juan De Sedas and feat. Flow Guarare fuse Cumbia, Salsa, and Latin Jazz, celebrating the rich tapestry of history and culture. So, don’t miss the opportunity to learn Salsa for free on a first-come, first-served basis, ensuring everyone can join the vibrant festivities.

When: July 12th to 14th 2024

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/44BipLwCR9LP15up6

TD Weekend

TD Weekend

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend at TD Weekend in Woodbine Park from July 18th to 21st. Immerse yourself in the Soul of Motown, from the iconic hits of The Supremes to the smooth melodies of The Temptations, reliving the soundtracks of a generation. However, Jordon Astra brings soul-stirring music that resonates deeply, drawing inspiration from the likes of Pharrell, SG Lewis, and Jamiroquai. With millions of streams and performances at NXNE, Jordon has even interviewed artists like Jessie Reyez. And for those who love to boogie, don’t miss Boom Shaka Lakas, where you can dance the night away to disco classics from Studio 54 by Donna Summer, Sister Sledge, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chic, The Trammps, The Bee Gees, Patti LaBelle, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more. Disco attire is encouraged for this ultimate dance party!

When: July 18th to 21st, 2024

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/44BipLwCR9LP15up6

OLG Weekend

OLG Weekend

Join the excitement at OLG Weekend in Woodbine Park from July 26th to 28th. Get ready to groove at Groovin’ in the Park, a weekend-long dance extravaganza showcasing Toronto’s vibrant music scene and culture. Featuring performances by both internationally acclaimed and local DJs (stay tuned for the lineup announcement!), it promises to be an unforgettable experience. However, don’t miss Kman and the 45’s, the ultimate fusion of Ska and Rock & Roll. Renowned as one of Canada’s most beloved Ska bands, their energetic live shows and constant touring continue to captivate audiences everywhere.

When: July 26th to 28th, 2024

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/44BipLwCR9LP15up6

StreetFest

StreetFest

Don’t miss out on Streetfest, the highlight of Beaches Jazz Fest’s grand finale, taking place from July 25th to 27th on Queen St. E. between Woodbine and Beech Avenues from 7 PM to 11 PM. This vibrant event is Toronto’s largest outdoor street party, where Queen St. E. comes alive with a lively celebration featuring a diverse lineup of bands, delicious food trucks, exciting vendors, and much more. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

When: July 25 to 27, 2024 – bands start at 7 PM to 11 PM

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1jywQFNsMQL4pgaX7

Conclusion

In the tapestry of Toronto’s summer festivities, the Beaches Jazz Festival stands as a luminous thread, weaving together the vibrant hues of music, food, and community spirit. From the soulful melodies of live bands to the tantalizing aromas wafting from food trucks, every moment is an invitation to embrace the magic of summer in the city. So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the electrifying ambiance of Beaches Jazz Festival —a celebration of music, culture, and the timeless allure of Toronto’s east end.

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