Things to do at the Cabbagetown Festival in Toronto

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Cabbagetown Happenings: FESTIVAL EDITION

The 39th annual Cabbagetown Festival takes place this weekend. Filled with food, music, special vendors and amazing entertainment you will want to join us both days! Find out more about just some of the activities in this special edition Cabbagetown Happenings!

Reminder the Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival is now in a larger location and is Wednesday September 9th and Blair’s Run is Sunday September 13th. For more details please see below!

For our schedule of live music and kid’s activities click here.


Made In Canada Vendor Plaza

New this year is our Made In Canada Vendor Plaza featuring 20 hand picked vendors offering unique items made right here in Canada! Explore their special jewelry, crafts, fashion, art and more right on Parliament street running from Aberdeen Ave to Winchester Street.

TIP: Bring your holiday shopping list and find gifts for almost everyone and yes, even you!




The Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival moves to a new larger location this year at Daniels Spectrum. 13 short films will be showcased WEDNESDAY, September 9th and tickets are only $15.  A few tickets will be available at the box office doors starting at 7pm.

You are encouraged to purchase your tickets online now by clicking here.



FREE Cabbagetown Cotton Tote Bags at the Festival!

Follow @Cabbagetown_BIA on instagram and twitter and post your best pictures during the festival using#CabbagetownFestival and claim a FREE ($12 value) custom Cabbagetown reusable bag outside the BIA offices at 237 Carlton Street, during festival hours.

Offer valid to the first 300 people to post on instagram and/or twitter. Limit one free bag per person.



Shop Local & Vote Local

KENDALL & Co has our hood covered with their Cabbagetown Collection of T-Shirts, Dog Jackets, Tea Towels, Candles, Coasters and Framed Art, click here to see! All supporting Canadian artists and nonprofits. Exclusively at their Design Shop 514 Parliament St (at Winchester). Open Sat & Sun for Cabbagetown Fest. Return the love by voting for KENDALL & Co as Toronto’s “Best Design Shop” in NOW Magazine’s 2015 readers’ poll by clicking here.



Cabbage Soup At The Festival

One of the best ways to eat cabbage is in a mouth watering cabbage soup! If you have not tried it before this is your chance! Make sure to check out the soup being offered at Best Breakfast Place at 322 Parliament Street only during the Cabbagetown Festival September 12th & 13th.
Arrive early and come hungry!



Global News At the Festival/Opening Ceremonies

Join Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell at the Cabbagetown Festival and attend our opening ceremonies 2pm Saturday at TD Bank at Carlton and Parliament Street with Anthony as Master of Ceremonies.

Special guests include Luba Goy one of Canada’s favourite comedians, Glen Murray, MPP Toronto Centre and others including the Cabbagetown BIA volunteer board.




Cabbagetown Theatre at the Festival

The Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents the “we-take-liberties-with-all-kinds-of-fairy-tales” production of Goldilocks: Beyond The Bears – a panto-style comedy for all ages. Performances are at the Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester St., across from Riverdale Farm. Shows run 30 minutes and take place at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm,3pm & 4pm on Sat, Sept 12th & Sun Sept 13th.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.



St James Town Festival Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale

Be sure to also visit neighbouring St. James Town Festival on Saturday Sept 12th 1pm – 7pm. with raffles, giveaways, sports & games, a food bazaar, community info booths, music and dance for all ages. More info can be found here.

Next head over to the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale in Riverdale Park. Open from Friday, September 11, to Sunday, September 13, 2015. For visitor information check their web



Blair’s Run At The Festival

The 36th annual Blair’s Run returns to the Cabbagetown Festival on Sunday September 13th. All proceeds go towards programs at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. Registration will be at 8amwith a 9am race start time. You are encouraged to sign up in advance for this popular event.

To sign up as an individual or to put a team together make sure to visit now!



Cabbagetown T-Shirts

Commemorate your time at the Cabbagetown Festival with a T-shirt featuring our new graphic (above). T-shirts can be purchased at the BIA tent outside our offices at 237 Carlton Street, during festival hours. Pick yours up early as quantities are limited!

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