visitor-info-imgOur Festival is a one-stop shop for fun and entertainment. Start and end with us or combine your visit to the Festival with other activities that Toronto and the rest of our Province offers. Festival admission is free.

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Festival Amenities – Kew Gardens / StreetFest / Woodbine:

  • Portable Toilets – in the vicinity of Kew Gardens and at Woodbine Park
  • St. John Ambulance – in the vicinity of Kew Gardens and at Woodbine Park
  • Wheelchair Accessible at all locations
  • Bicycle Racks set up in the vicinity of Kew Gardens Stage and at Woodbine Park

Licensed Beer Gardens

Adjacent to KEW Gardens (July 27-28, 2013) and Woodbine Park (July 19-21, 2013). Soak in the sun or have a seat in the shade in one of our beer gardens. Located stage side in Woodbine Park and in KEW Gardens.

Taste of Jazz
This free two day event – taking place on July 22 – 23 at Woodbine Park from 4 pm – 11pm nightly, excites foodies and music lovers alike. In addition to great music and food there’s also a beer garden for visitors to relax in and enjoy the atmosphere.

The Marketplace
In between listening to all the great jazz – check out our marketplace. First of all, there’s all that great shopping and eating along Queen Street East; then there’s our own vendors, set up along the street and in adjoining parks, offering you a variety of foods to sample and products to purchase. Last but not least, there’s our special arts and crafts exhibit area located in Kew Gardens, featuring original Canadian handcrafted goods and services.

During the Beaches International Jazz Festival look for special accomodation packages from Delta Hotels (33 Gerrard St. W., Toronto) and Days Inn (1684 Queen St. E., Toronto).

Arrive in Style:greyhound
Greyhound re-defines your travel experience by offering new state-of-the-art buses and express service from lots of places in Canada and the States. So hop on board and arrive at the Festival ready to party.

Need Child Care?
Our Festival is kid friendly. But if you’re arriving with kids and would like a bit of quality time with the other adults in your life – consider dropping them off at the Beach’s own BizzyBee PlayCentre – our child care partners.