To do: Don't miss in August

From food festivals to boat races, make sure you pencil in these fun to-dos this month.


Get to: The Greek

Listen for the celebratory breaking of plates, catch an acrobatic fire show and feast on mouth-wateringly flaky spanakopita.

GreekFest, Ottawa, August 15-25

Pilaros Taste of the Danforth, Toronto, August, 9-11

Greek Fest, Victoria, August 23-25, August 30-September 2

Hellenic Flame Festival, Montreal, August 15-18

Cheer on: A dragon boat race

Canadian waters come alive this month when colourful dragon boats zip along the shorelines as part of an ancient Chinese tradition.

Toronto Cup, Toronto, August 10

Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival, Calgary, August 10-11

Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships, Victoria, August 23-25

SaskPower Regina Dragon Boat Festival, Regina, August 30-31

Dance: At dusk

Kick your heels up under the stars at these fabulous outdoor dance parties.

Tango dans les Parcs, Parc Laurier, Montreal, Tuesdays until August 6

Dusk Dances, Withrow Park, Toronto, July 30-August 4

Dancing in the Park, Ceperley Park, Vancouver, Tuesdays and August 12

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