Contributed by: Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski. This Cabbagetown tradition continues on September 8th and 9th with the 42nd Cabbagetown Festival. The annual event has grown over the years and today boasts music, food, a FREE kids’ zone and more. Many know the lore of the cutting of the Cabbage which takes place during the Saturday, 11:30am opening ceremonies; Cabbagetowners young and old believe the yearly sacrifice brings good weather and joy to the annual event. All crowd around to witness as the cleaver falls through the air landing on and chopping the sacrificial cabbage in two to mark the official opening.
Volunteer Cabbagetown BIA board members, staff and the production team at curated by m started working on the 2018 festival in late 2017 and are excited for the weekend to arrive. Watch for vendors from across the GTA to join local businesses with booths on the streets, pop up music, a FREE KIDS ZONE (Carlton Street), stilt walkers, fire jugglers and more!
Held in conjunction with Cabbagetown Festival, St. James Town Festival is Saturday September 8th, 2pm-7pm near 238 Wellesley Street, as well the Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts Sale takes over Riverdale Park West, 201 Winchester, Friday September 7th 1pm-7pm, Saturday September 8th 10am-7pm and Sunday September 9th 10am-6pm.