What to do in Toronto: Youth Day 2014

what to do in toronto youth day imageOn Sunday July 20th Yonge and Dundas Square will be taken over by the 8th annual Youth Day summer festival. Youth Day is a summer festival like no other, it is designed for young people to enjoy and experience. If you are wondering what to do in Toronto that will have you dancing and singing in the heart of the city, Youth Day is the event for you.

What to do in Toronto: Youth Day 2014

Music: Youth Day will shut down Yonge Street with 2 fully packed outdoor stages. Music and dance performers will be entertaining visitors all day and night long. This year’s featured performers include: Sarah Fisher, Fito Blanco and Christine Saade with the headliner Francesco Yates.

Art Gallery: The Youth Day Gallery has evolved over the years and now includes a wide variety of artistic medium and styles. Visitors will be taken in by the diversity of art on display. Artist will be showing inteactive pieces, live art, photography, 2D and 3D art…all created by youth.

Dance: The excitement and energy of Youth Day carries over to the dynamic dance performances. Both solo performers and dance troupes will be featured through out the day. There will be over 100 performers taking to the stages.

Beyond the music, dance, art and film components of Youth Day, the festival is also about youth participants developing skills, gaining new knowledge and working with peers and mentors on the many events that surround Youth Day. Through their active involvement in press conferences, creating promotional videos, auditioning and fundraising event Toronto’s youth truly put their mark on all aspects of the event.

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Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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