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Transmitted by PR Newswire for Journalists on April 05, 2018 04:00 AM HST

A Really BIG Show is coming to Toronto ’s Waterfront for this year’s Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport


TORONTO, April 5, 2018 /CNW/ – Inspired by the sheer size and beauty of Lake Ontario, a really big show is on its way to Toronto’s waterfront. From sky to water, this year’s Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, will reach new heights.

From June 22-24, Toronto’s waterfront will come alive with larger-than-life entertainment and activities for visitors young and old. Riding the wave of success after the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, this year’s festival will continue to offer visitors excitement and spectacle with the following programs.

Aqua Cirque is an enchanting and colourful show from A2D2 ~ Aerial Dance Cirque Co. Surfing hula hoop artists, nautical contortionists and H2O themed aerialists will tell a captivating story about water through tricks, dives and acrobatics. After each performance, the stars of Aqua Cirque will lead guided workshops where kids can learn how to put on a circus show of their own.

The Royal Canadian Navy returns to the festival, this time bringing a renowned tall ship along for the journey. The HMCS Oriole is a sail-training vessel with a great history, and it hasn’t been in the Great Lakes for over 25 years. Stop by the Navy booth to chat with an officer about the forces or to find out more about this legendary ship.

The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park for weekends throughout the summer starting in May. Sample delicious local food and stumble upon new home-made products. This year’s market will feature 50 bakers, chefs and artisans.

The festival is excited to partner with the Wine & Spirit Festival once again. Celebrating its 10th year, this summer favourite returns to Sugar Beach with live music, entertainment and expertly crafted cocktails. Sample some of the best wines, beers and spirits on the market and find inspiration for your next party from chefs and culinary personalities (Friday/Saturday only).

The Family Fun Zone will have loads of interactive activities for kids of all ages and abilities. The whole family can enjoy creative art activities put on by Toronto School of Art and kids can keep busy and engaged with crafts and educational activities from Parks Canada and Live Green Toronto. Billy Bishop Airport’s Billy the Flying Fox will also be there for photo ops with kids young and old.

Stay tuned for more large festival announcements coming soon.

Redpath Waterfront Festival 2018 partners include: Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, Waterfront BIA, Westin Harbour Castle, Porter Airlines and CTV.  

For details and updates follow @TOwaterfest on Twitter and @towaterfrontfest on Facebook and Instagram or visit

ABOUT REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, Presented by Billy Bishop Airport
The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, is an annual summer event providing on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests, with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination. With music, food, nautical programs and entertainment, the festival offers something for everyone to enjoy. Every three years, the event welcomes majestic Tall Ships to Toronto.

Water’s Edge Festivals & Events (WEFE) is an Ontario not-for-profit organization created in 2011 with a mandate to be the driving force behind the successful Redpath Waterfront Festival in Toronto.

SOURCE Water’s Edge Festivals & Events


The Royal Canadian Navy will be coming ashore with the HMCS Oriole, a legendary tall ship. (CNW Group/Water's Edge Festivals & Events)


The 10th annual Wine and Spirit Festival showcases the best international and local wines, craft beers and cocktails on the market. (CNW Group/Water's Edge Festivals & Events)

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