A Wonderful Summer Weekend is Here! There are so many interesting activities happening in our neighbourhood this weekend and below are a few highlights to help you plan ahead:
Feast of St. Lawrence Day 1 - Fine Dining Celebration
The Feast of St. Lawrence begins in spectacular fashion on Friday, August 10th with an exclusive, al fresco fine dining event for charity. Two hundred and fifty guests will be seated at two continuous tables on Front Street (between Scott and Church Street) and served a sumptuous 5-course dinner prepared by chefs from some of the top restaurants in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood including Biff's BIstro, Farmr, ARDO, The Hot House Restaurant, Omni KIng Edward Hotel, Pearl Diver, The Sultan's Tent and George Brown College.
Wine pairings from Prince Edward County vineyards and Creemore Springs beer will be served with the dinner and CC Lounge will present a special Whisky tasting bar. The 18-piece JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band will provide added ambiance in the beautifully illuminated Berczy Park lounge area. The event begins with an hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer reception at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Second Harvest.
Tickets are $200 and on sale now. To learn more and purchase tickets visit:
Day 2 - A Fun Day for the Whole Family
Join us on Saturday, August 11th for our Market Street Celebration. We celebrate the world famous St. Lawrence Market and Market Street with outdoor food stalls and seating areas, farm fresh produce, live music at the Audi FEAST Stage, a pig roast from the Farmer’s Market, kids entertainment, games and activities at the FEAST for Kids sponsored by TD Bank Group, and much more! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.
Feast of St. Lawrence Saturday Entertainment Schedule:
AUDI Feast Stage
10am – Great Canadian Fiddle Show
12pm – Envirodrum
2pm – Jordan John
4pm – Sol de Cuba – Salsa lesson by Soul2Sole before the band at 3:40pm!
FEAST for Kids, sponsored by TD Bank Group
Pirate Life Crew (Market St. & Esplanade)
Photos and Face Painting 10a.m – 5p.m. Shows: 11:30p.m., 1:30p.m. & 3:30pm
Balloonist Debbie Stevens
10a.m. – 5p.m.
Puppet Making w/ Young People’s Theatre (South Market St.)
10a.m. – 2p.m.
Cupcake Decorating (Lower Market Street Stage)
10a.m. – 2p.m
Bex in Motion Hula Hoop Show & Interactive Fun (Market St. & Esplanade)
11:00a.m., 1:00p.m. & 3:00p.m.
Chef on Stilts Darren Bedford (North Market St.)
10a.m. – 4p.m.
Illusionist Robert Testa
10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Wild Man Jazz Band (North Market St.)
11a.m., 1p.m. & 3p.m.
Aaron Paris the Hip Hop Violinist (North Market St.)
Santerias Duo (North Market St.)
Music In the Distillery District - August 12
Some of the best Canadian artists play at the Distillery District's Trinity Square stage (enter at 55 Mill St.).
Here's the schedule for Sunday, August 12:
2 p.m. Darling Cora - darlingcoramusic.com/
Darling Cora is an indie-folk singer-songwriter whose music blends and bends genres to create songs that touch the head and heart. With a supple voice brimming with soul and grace, thoughtful lyrics, and a unique guitar playing style, her songs capture emotional truths. Both raw and refined, the songs aim to prompt listeners into feeling and experiencing the beauty and range of the human condition. She's also known for her open, and sometimes mischievous, stage banter.
4 p.m. Steven Taetzwww.steventaetz.com/
Steven Taetz has performed in Carnegie Hall(NYC), Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End (NYC), Hotel Cafe (LA), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Ironwood (Calgary), House of Jazz (Montreal), and in Toronto’s Rogers Stadium, The Rex, The Jazz Bistro, Hugh’s Room, and many more. He has released music internationally, charted for radio play and sales, and released his first studio album with collaborations from JUNO-winning artists from across Canada. Following a holiday EP in 2017, he is developing his sophomore album for release in 2018 with noted award-winning collaborators, and North American touring dates to be announced. His work has received rave reviews from industry taste-makers.
Shakespeare in the Park... Our Berczy Park
On Sunday, August 12th, Dauntless Theatre Productions is back in Berczy with a new Shakespearean comedy. Take centre stage in this immersive* theatrical experience that is unique in the downtown core.
*This performance requires you to move throughout the park.
Performances August 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 1pm.
Organized by the St. Lawrence Marketing BIA.
This is a FREE event.