A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 28th


Donnell Leahy

Main Stage, 8PM
Donnell LeahyMULTI-JUNO AWARD WINNER! There are fiddlers and then there is Donnell Leahy, whose lifelong devotion to playing and performing as a solo artist, with his 10 siblings in the much-fêted group Leahy (of which he was frontman and business lead) and, more recently, alongside wife and musical collaborator Natalie MacMaster has cemented his reputation as a peerless instrumentalist able to synthesize traditional influences with more contemporary Celtic/folk sensibilities. His Irish/Cape Breton lineage (from his father and mother, respectively) also weaves its way into the sonic mix.

“Donnell Leahy is quite likely the greatest fiddle player in the world right now.”

As leader of Leahy, the Lakefield, Ontario-based eight-piece family outfit that bears his surname, Donnell has helped Leahy achieve more than half-a-million copies in combined worldwide CD sales of Leahy, Lakefield, In All Things and Live; propel them onto the global stage in a highly-praised run as the opening act for Shania Twain’s Come On Over world tour, and earn them multiple Juno Awards – including Best New Group, Best Country Group and Best Instrumental Album.


Aygul featuring Bex in Motion

Main Stage, 9PM
An incredible duo act featuring Chinese Contortionist and Acrobat Aygul Memet performing her world famous candle act. Joining her is Bex in Motion, a Professional Street Performer, Hula Hooper, Fire and Glow Performer. Both have traveled across the planet delighting thousands of audience members of all ages.

Through their performance, Bex and Aygul will be raising funds for San Filippo Children’s Foundation, our featured local charity on July 28th.


Feature Film: Moana

Main Stage, 9:30PM
MoanaAn adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity (Rated G)

 

 

 

 

 

 


JOIN US BEFORE THE SHOW!

From 6pm to 8pm, join us on the square for a wide variety of delicious food, music, dance, buskers and hands on activities for all ages.

Cultura Festival

Milonga Cultura | 6pm-8pm

Returning this year by popular demand, Tango Soul will present Milonga Cultura. Rooted in the history and culture of Argentina, the Milonga is an impromptu social gathering where visitors are invited to meet, interact and of course dance the tango together. Bryant and Faye Lopez, along with dancers and enthusiasts from across Toronto, will share this beautiful and passionate dance form through demonstrations, explanations and communal dance. All are welcome to participate!

 

 

 

North Atlantic Drift | 6pm, 6:40pm & 7:40pm

Sit in on a session of traditional Celtic music performed by some of Toronto’s finest players. North Atlantic Drift is an exciting new blend of Celtic influences, spanning music traditions from Ireland, Scotland and the east coast of Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Ito | 6pm-8pm

Featuring incredible juggling, balance and dexterity, David Ito will dazzle you with his performances featuring Rope darts, swords stage combat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


And Check Out the Family Zone with hands on activities from the Toronto Public Library, Gibson House, Toronto Recycling Arts, YYZ Gallery and Family Hoops Hula Hooping fun zone!

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