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Weekend events in Toronto: TIFF, Cabbagetown arts festival, and more


As our regular 680News.com series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.


Sept. 5-7

38th Toronto International Film Festival: Check out some of the latest films from around the world and maybe even catch a celebrity at TIFF. Sept. 5-15. Various locations. $20.25-23.50

Click here to see all our 680News TIFF coverage.

Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts: Enjoy films, crafts, live music and dining at the 37th edition of the Cabbagetown Festival of the Arts. Friday-Sunday. Parliament and Carlton streets. Free.

Taste of the Kingsway: The annual fall festival includes two stages of entertainment, midway rides, a charity pancake breakfast and the biggest dog show in Etobicoke. Friday-Sunday. Bloor Street West from Prince Edward Drive to Montgomery Road. Free.

The Beach Celtic Festival: Grab your tartan and tam and head east to the Beach Celtic Festival. This year the event will feature John McDermott and The Toronto Black Watch Pipes and Drums along with other great Celtic entertainers. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Magna Howdown Showdown: Want to see the next Shania Twain? Head to the 25th year of the Wild Wild West Hoedown brought to you by Magna International. This talent contest aims to promote aspiring Ontario country singers. The event takes place during Aurora’s Ribfest at Machell Park (Yonge Street and Aurora Heights Drive). Friday-Sunday. Free.

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–With a report from 680News staff