Cheer on ten­nis’ top seeds, take in the rides at The Ex, and have a pint at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Sun­shine and warm weather bring a slew of fes­ti­vals and out­door events.

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Sum­mer­li­cious

July 6 to 22

This pop­u­lar din­ing pro­gram re­turns for two weeks with three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($23 to $33) and din­ner ($33 to $53) at 200 par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants with some of the city’s most es­teemed es­tab­lish­ments—like Ca­noe, King Street So­cial, and East Thirty-Six on board—there’s no short­age of op­tions to sat­isfy ev­ery ap­petite. Be sure to make a reser­va­tion, as top restau­rants are of­ten booked well in ad­vance. See toronto.ca for a com­plete list of par­tic­i­pants.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

July 7 to Au­gust 12

“Carib­ana,” as it’s most af­fec­tion­ately called, is best known for its colour­ful, strik­ing and of­ten elab­o­rate cos­tumes, with plenty of se­quins and feath­ers. Though there are nu­mer­ous events that com­prise this pop­u­lar festival that celebrates Caribbean cul­ture— such as a ju­nior carnival—the grand pa­rade (Au­gust 4) is the crown­ing fi­nale, with rev­ellers march­ing along a stretch of Lake Shore Boule­vard from Ex­hi­bi­tion Place to the mu­sic of steel pan drum­mers. toron­to­car­ni­val.ca

Honda Indy

July 13 to 15

Get ready to wave the check­ered flag as this street cir­cuit race with short ovals, tight turns, and a scenic back­stretch along Lakeshore Boule­vard re­turns for three ac­tion-packed days. The 11-turn track is the IndyCar Se­ries’ sec­ond long­est run­ning street race. Amer­i­can racer

Josef New­gar­den re­turns to de­fend his 2017 ti­tle, while home­town favourite James Hinch­cliffe is also in the driver’s seat com­pet­ing along­side the likes of fel­low Cana­dian Robert Wick­ens, Great Bri­tain’s Will Power, and Marco An­dretti of the U.S. 100 Princes Blvd., hondaindy­toronto.com

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

July 26 to 29

This pop­u­lar sum­mer event has added a fourth day to its fes­tiv­i­ties, en­sur­ing an ad­di­tional day of frosty pints. Be­tween 100 and 140 brew­ers are ex­pected to pour a va­ri­ety of lagers, stouts, fruit beers, ciders, ales, and radlers.

Great Lakes Brew­ery, Brick­works Cider, Prince Eddy’s Brew­ing Com­pany, and

Big Rock Brew­ery are among the con­firmed brew­eries.

Food ven­dors in­clud­ing

Fidel Gas­tro, Queen

Margherita Pizza, and Jus­dan Foods will en­sure you don’t drink on an empty stom­ach. And if beer and food weren’t enough, there are live shows: Lu­dacris (July 27), Dwayne Gret­zky (July 28), and I Mother Earth and Finger Eleven (July 29). Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, Band­shell Park, 200 Princse’ Blvd., beer­fes­ti­val.ca

Rogers Cup

Au­gust 4 to 12

Ten­nis’ top male seeds square off against each other at this ma­jor Cana­dian stop. The third-old­est tour­na­ment in the world—be­hind only Wim­ble­don and the U.S. Open—has a purse of more than $4 mil­lion dol­lars. Last year, then-20 year old Alexan­der Zverev de­feated the No. 2-ranked Roger Fed­erer in a nail-bit­ing match. Past cham­pi­ons have in­cluded Andy Mur­ray, No­vak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. Aviva Cen­tre, 1 Shore­ham Dr., roger­scup.com

Tapas Jour­ney

Au­gust 10 to 19

Sam­ple the vi­brant flavours of Spain at this city-wide event where pa­trons can restau­ran­thop be­tween 40 es­tab­lish­ments. Each venue—in­clud­ing the likes of Bar Raval (505 Col­lege St.), Barcelona Tav­ern (109 At­lantic Ave.), and Leña (176 Yonge St.)—of­fers a set menu of three tapas paired with an Estrella Damm lager, a beer that’s been brewed in Barcelona since 1876. tapasjour­ney.com

The Feast of St. Lawrence

Au­gust 10 to 11

The St. Lawrence Mar­ket (92-95 Front St. E.) is hailed glob­ally as one of the world’s best food mar­kets, and for the third year in a row, the epi­curean-friendly Old Town neigh­bour­hood is the place to be for food­ies. Fri­day sees a stretch of Front Street trans­formed into a tented din­ing room for a multi-course (and tick­eted) meal, while on Satur­day the area is open to ev­ery­one with live mu­sic, games, and ac­tiv­i­ties. Front Street East at Jarvis Street, feast­of­st­lawrence.ca

Taste of the Dan­forth

Au­gust 10 to 12 Opa! Canada’s largest street festival marks its 25th an­niver­sary with a cel­e­bra­tion of Hel­lenic cul­ture with tra­di­tional food, mu­sic, danc­ing, and more. While there’s live en­ter­tain­ment as well as fam­i­lyfriendly ac­tiv­i­ties (and even plate-smash­ing!), au­then­tic

Greek fare is the main mouth­wa­ter­ing draw. Bite into sou­vlaki, spanako­pita, and stuffed grape leaves. Dan­forth Av­enue, be­tween Broad­view and Jones av­enues, tas­te­ofthedan­forth.com

Cana­dian Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion

Au­gust 17 to Septem­ber 3

This sum­mer tra­di­tion draws more than 1.5 mil­lion vis­i­tors an­nu­ally for carnival rides and games, a casino, an in­ter­na­tional mar­ket­place, live en­ter­tain­ment, and plenty of deep-fried food. In hon­our of the 2018 CanadaChina Year of Tourism, Silk Road is a new at­trac­tion this year fea­tur­ing the largest in­door Chi­nese lantern festival with 16 il­lu­mi­nated creations, as well as an Asian mar­ket with ar­ti­sanal crafts and street food.

210 Princes’ Blvd., theex.com

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Roger Fed­erer at the Rogers Cup

Taste of the Dan­forth

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