Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival, August 19–21

The Hot & Spicy Food Festival returns August 19–21 with a fiesta of sounds and flavours from the South. This year’s festival showcases cuisine from along one of the great waterways of the world, the Lower Mississippi River, through the American South into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5J 2G8

Friday, August 19 from 6–11pm
Saturday, August 20 from 12pm – 2am
Sunday, August 21 from 12–6pm

13716210_815189978617779_3859192145943133594_nRita Chiarelli and Sweet Loretta
August 19: 9:30–11pm Concert Stage
Award-winning Canadian Blues Queen Rita Chiarelli hits the stage with her all-star female band, Sweet Loretta, in a rockin’ performance.

bbqcompetitionSouthern Barbeque and Competition
August 20: 2:30–5pm Ann Tindal Park
Renowned bbq chefs compete to be crowned the southern-style champion in this sizzling battle of grills!

Treme Brass Band
August 20: 9:30–11pm Concert Stage
Enjoy the soothing beats of the Treme Brass Band, a true New Orleans legend and pillar of the South.

Treme Brass BandHarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts
August 20: 1–6pm HarbourKIDS Tent
August 21: 1–6pm HarbourKIDS Tent
Nothing says “family fun” like exploring your inner artist while creating exciting arts and crafts.