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2019 Summer Festival Central


2019 Summer Festival Central

Date: July–August 2019
Price: Free

This summer, grab the sunscreen and your dancing shoes for three outdoor festivals at the Museum! Enjoy live music, food vendors, a Middle Eastern souk-style artisan market, family-friendly activities, dance workshops, and more.


Sunday, June 30, 12–11 pm
Monday, July 1, 12–6 pm
Join us for a party that celebrates Canada’s contemporary fabric — a dynamic mix of world views, cultures, stories, and rhythms. Our festivities honour the Indigenous people of this land and explore Toronto’s many traditional and modern arts.

*A shuttle bus will be available from downtown to the Museum.


Saturday, July 20, 12–11 pm
Sunday, July 21, 12–6 pm
Bring friends and family for lunar-inspired festivities as we mark 50 years since humans first landed on the moon! To complement our new exhibition The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, enjoy two exciting media projects: a lunar video projection and an interactive moon music-making station.

*A shuttle bus will be available from downtown to the Museum.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 3–10 pm 
Sunday, Aug. 18, 12–6 pm
To mark the closing weekend of our exhibition The Moon: A Voyage Through Time, we invite you to enjoy the wonderful flavours and upbeat sounds of our South Asian Eats and Beats event. The Museum will host a variety of South Asian food vendors and showcase both Jubilee Arts and local performers. Visitors will also enjoy free admission to our Museum Collection in our first-floor galleries, as well as a $10 special admission to The Moon exhibition. Stay tuned for more information and details in the coming weeks.



Saturday, Aug. 31, 12–10 pm
Sunday, Sep. 1, 12–6 pm
Save the dates for our fifth birthday bash! We opened our doors in 2014, making us the first museum in North America dedicated to Islamic art. Now to celebrate five amazing years of connecting cultures, we’re hosting a party with live performances, including Bhangra (Punjabi pop music). This celebration also kicks off our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other.

Download Your Festival Guide Here


Moon Movies at the Museum

Various dates, May–August, 2019

The Moon: A Voyage Through Time

March 9– August 18, 2019

Special Event
Moon Landing Festival

July 20–21, 2019

Special Event
First Five Fest

August 31–September 1, 2019

With support from

Canada logo, Ontario logo, Ontario Arts Council logo, and Modern Niagara logo

Programming Partners

Small World logo, Wavelength logo, Gros Morne Summer Music logo, The Music Gallery logo, and Labyrnth Ontario logo

Site partners

Ismaili Centre logo and Aga Khan Park logo


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