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Kensington Market Festival of Lights

Date: December 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: College Street and Augusta  - One block south

Samba Squad and friends and everyone from the whole world shows up with flasks, lanterns, flashlights, masks, costumes, snacks and noise makers. Samba Squad and Red Pepper Spectacle lead the parade of giant puppets and revelry to celebrate WINTER SOLSTICE, culminating in a huge bonfire in Alexander Park. Mad dancing and horns.

SAMBA SQUAD Holiday Party

Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Geary Lane: 360 Geary Lane (West of Dufferin and North of Dupont)

8 PM: Doors open
9:30: Afro-Cuban dance lesson with Sarita Leyva and Seis Manos Bata
10:30-12 SAMBA SQUAD with Special Guests
$10 before 10 PM $15 after

Good Food for All Festival

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Back-yard of the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood & Community Health Centre (1900 Davenport Road)
The Stop’s annual Good Food For All Festival is a free community event featuring live musical performances, workshops and activity booths, an interactive Kids’ Zone, and lots of healthy and delicious free food for everyone!

2nd Annual Kensington Market Jazz Fest

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Augusta Ave. at Baldwin St.

Parade ending at Trinity Commons Pub, 303 Augusta Ave., Kensington Market. RICK LAZAR leads Samba Squad in a parade through Kensington Market, ends at the pub, then leads the MONTUNO POLICE, Rick’s 7-piece global jazz septet in a soaring, exciting one-hour set.

Taste of Kingsway

Date: September 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: RBC Stage at Prince Edward Drive on Bloor St.

Big Street Festival with multiple stages, 3-days of fun!

Beaches Jazz Festival

Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Queen St. East at Woodbine

100 bands on the street, 3 days of cool, feel the heat!

Beaches Jazz Festival

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Queen St. East at Woodbine

100 bands on the street, 3 days of cool, feel the heat!

Beaches Jazz Festival

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Queen St. East at Woodbine

100 bands on the street, 3 days of cool, feel the heat!

Salsa on St. Clair

Date: July 9, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: St. Clair Ave.W. at Winona

Two days of dancing in the streets, eating, and enjoying Latin Flavours. Samba Squad  will play the following sets and parades:

12-1 PM: One-hour show.
2-2:45 PM: Parade along St. Clair Ave.
3:30-4:30PM: One-hour show

Salsa on St. Clair

Date: July 8, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: St. Clair Ave.W. at Winona

Two days of dancing in the streets, eating, and enjoying Latin Flavours. Samba Squad  will play the following sets and parades:

12-1 PM: One-hour show.
2-2:45 PM: Parade along St. Clair Ave.
3:45-4:45 PM: One-hour show