Dance your heart out, enjoy cold brews and great eats at Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest’s Broadview street closure f/t food & drink from Toronto Food Tours and Eastbound Brewing Co, plus live tunes by Turbo Street Funk, Samba Toronto & more!
Riverside’s Annual Eats & Beats Streetfest is back – this year on Saturday June 2nd alongside the 20th annual Riverdale Artwalk. Taste the Eats and feel the Beats in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood! Riverside’s Annual Streetfest spans 10 vibrant blocks along Queen Street East between the Don Valley Parkway to just past De Grassi Street.
Enjoy a diversity of live musical performances and activities on Broadview with our Eats & Beats Main Stage, along with cold brews in the Eastbound Beer Garden and culinary delights from Toronto Food Tours!
1pm Turbo Street Funk,
2pm Festival Welcome & DJ Beats at the Mainstage. At the Culinary Tent: Toronto Food Tours will be dishing out fabulous food demos and samples
2:45pm Charleston Lesson with Bees’ Knees Dance. Founded in 1999 by notable Toronto dancer Mandi Gould, Bees’ Knees Dance is now thriving under an enthusiastic collective of the studio’s instructors. Dance your heart out with professionals at 2:45pm.
3pm Get your swing dancing on with the Sugar Foot Stompers.
4pm Learn the Samba at 4pm a dance with its root in the Brazilian spirit, has planted itself here in Toronto where it’s budding with fun for everyone of all ages.
5:00pm DJ Beats at the Main Stage. At the Culinary Tent: more fun culinary demos at the Toronto Food Tours!
Read on for more about our Main Stage featured band, the Toronto Food Tours Culinary Tent, and Eastbound Beer Garden:
Turbo Street Funk defy convention; whether they’re playing a festival, pub, concert hall, or even on a busy street corner, the infectious sounds of Turbo Street Funk always sound at home. With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combine Top 40 hits with top notch originals in an incendiary show that gets people moving.
Formed in 2011, Turbo Street Funk started as a professional busking band, performing on the streets of Toronto each spring and summer while members of the band attended university. The band received high praise from local journalists for their fresh sound and popularity with Toronto audiences.
The band includes; Casey Van – on vocals, guitar & harmonica, Juan Manuel Arce – on Alto Saxophone, Joel Eric Szabo – on French Horn, Camilo Gallon – on Drums and Ian Feenstra on the Sousaphone!
This is the band’s fourth year at the Annual Riveride Eats & Beats Streetfest and we’re glad to have them back!!
Toronto Food Tours is excited to present from 1pm-6pm a special pig roast and deep fried turkey at their culinary tent at the Riverside Eats & Beats Broadview street closure, and at 2pm and 5pm a dynamic lineup of Chefs, Local Restaurateurs, plus Food and Drink Artisans from across the city who will be demonstrating incredible summer recipes, and offering lots of culinary tips and tricks along the way. Check for culinary schedule and delicious details: tofoodtours.com
PLUS, from 1pm-6pm you can enjoy all the tunes while lounging in the Eastbound Brewing Co. Beer Garden, right next door in the Starbank Convenience parking lot (behind 705 Queen St E). Eastbound will be pouring fresh pints with a stage view. Pull up a stool and enjoy the beats!
More about Eastbound Brewing Co:
This local Riverside brew pub – conveniently located right across the street at 700 Queen St East, beside the Broadview Hotel – believes fresh beer is better beer. Same goes for fresh food. Eastbound Brewing Co. thinks that making good beer and good food with good stuff is everything. Whether it is fresh cut fries, house-made pickles or a pretzel baked that day, it is all made right in house!
Stop by Eastbound Brewing Co at 700 Queen St E during Eats & Beats to enjoy their wide menu of home-made brews and dishes to pair from 1pm-4:30pm!
To check out all the fun details of Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest, register for activities, and let us know you’re coming!
So come join us – and share your memories on social media using #eatsnbeats and #RiversideTO for chance to win a free Riverside t-shirt!