Ten ac­tion-packed fes­ti­vals and events.

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10 ac­tion-packed fes­ti­vals and events

1 Toronto In­ter­na­tional Busker­fest Sept. 1-4

Street per­form­ers in­vade Wood­bine Park for three days of fam­ily fun over Labour Day week­end. Check out the dancers, ma­gi­cians, ac­ro­bats and fire ma­nip­u­la­tors, as well as a se­lec­tion of other to­tally orig­i­nal artists from around the world. Wood­bine Park, 1695 Queen St. E. toron­to­busker­fest.com

2 Hot and Spicy Food Fes­ti­val Sept. 1-4

To find out if you can han­dle the heat of this scorch­ing cel­e­bra­tion, head down to the Har­bourfront for zesty dishes from dozens of ven­dors and cuisines. Catch a spicy mas­ter class from celebrity chef Roger Mook­ing, watch a cook­ing com­pe­ti­tion and chill out with some live blues. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W., har­bourfront­cen­tre.com

3 JFL42 Sept. 21-30

The sixth edi­tion of this an­nual Just For Laughs com­edy fest may be the big­gest (and fun­ni­est) yet. Seven head­lin­ers—in­clud­ing Ali Wong, Tim and Eric, Bill Burr and John Mu­laney—join 38 other acts in bring­ing their stand-up to the city. Com­e­dyCon, the fes­ti­val-within-a-fes­ti­val, also re­turns to re­ward true com­edy nerds with daytime talks, pan­els and pod­casts. Var­i­ous venues, jfl42.com

4 In­vic­tus Games Sept. 23-30

Toronto is the third city to host this in­ter­na­tional Par­a­lympic­style multi-sport event cre­ated by Prince Wil­liam. For seven days, 550 ac­tive and vet­eran in­jured or ill service mem­bers will rep­re­sent 17 coun­tries in a se­ries of ath­letic com­pe­ti­tions, from power lift­ing to wheelchair rugby to sit­ting vol­ley­ball. Var­i­ous venues, in­vic­tus­games2017.com

5 The Word on the Street Sept. 24

Get up close with some of Canada’s lit­er­ary su­per­stars at this an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of the writ­ten word. Pick up a new read at the mas­sive out­door ven­dor mar­ket­place, or see your favourite word­smith in ac­tion at a live read­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion or a spo­ken-word showcase. This year, look for­ward to two new stages hon­our­ing French and In­dige­nous voices, plus ap­pear­ances by David Suzuki, Emma Donoghue, Ron Sex­smith and other heavy hit­ters. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W.,

6 Toronto Ok­to­ber­fest

Sept. 29-30 Fas­ten your leder­ho­sen and head to On­tario Place for Toronto’s ode to Ger­man cul­ture. Hon­our­ing the orig­i­nal Mu­nich cel­e­bra­tion’s spirit, there’ll be tra­di­tional Bavar­ian eats, polka mu­sic and, of course, rivers of beer. This year’s ver­sion ex­pands to a 30,000-square-foot tent, with more taps, servers and a VIP sec­tion. 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., toron­took­to­ber­fest.ca

7 In­land

Sept. 29-30 Sup­port the na­tional de­signer scene and build a more eth­i­cal wardrobe in one go at this bian­nual pop-up shop­ping col­lec­tive. It hosts more than 70 tal­ented cloth­ing, jew­ellery and ac­ces­sory de­sign­ers from across Canada, like Heir­loom Hats, Taras Rivers and Dolor­ous Jew­elry. 134 Pe­ter St., madein­land.ca

8 Cask Days

Oct. 20-22 This an­nual fall week­end is the holy grail for beer snobs, col­lect­ing hun­dreds of craft brew­ers from across North Amer­ica to pour sam­ples of their un­fil­tered, caskcon­di­tioned ales, many of which are one-offs not avail­able else­where. The open-air set­ting can get chilly, but it’s worth it for the rich stouts and fruit-tinged IPAs. Ev­er­green Brick­works, 550 Bayview Ave., cask­days.com

9 Canzine

Oct. 21 Get your fill of un­der­ground cul­ture at Canada’s largest zine fes­ti­val. Browse one-of-a-kind books, comics and works of art from more than 200 writ­ers, creators and small presses. Plus, catch in­ter­views, read­ings and live pre­sen­ta­tions. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das St. W., bro­ken­pen­cil.com/canzine-toronto

10 Night of Dread

Oct. 28 Min­gle with fire spin­ners, rev­ellers in scary masks and gi­ant pup­pets at Clay and Pa­per Theatre’s an­nual fam­ily-friendly party/pa­rade to cel­e­brate the Hal­loween sea­son. Duf­ferin Grove Park, 875 Duf­ferin St., clayand­pa­perthe­atre.org

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