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Toronto: The third annual Tirgan Nowruz Festival takes place this weekend

Friday, March 8, 2019

The 3rd annual Tirgan Nowruz Festival takes place this weekend Friday March 8th to Sunday March 10th at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

The weekend long Nowruz Festival is packed with over 30 free and ticketed events, 14 retail shops, two restaurants, and one traditional tea house.  The programs range from theatrical performances, concerts, musicals, comedy shows, kids activities, and much more.  The venue will be buzzing with live music and delicious food as people of all backgrounds explore the many activities and performances.

This festival, which attracted over 25,000 visitors last year, is the tireless effort of over 300 volunteers.  For more information on the festival and programming, please visit

When:  Friday March 8th - Sunday 10th, 2019

Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St, North York)

Why: To celebrate Persian New Year, which always takes place on the first day of Spring, coinciding with the Spring Equinox... The festival will deliver a fantastic weekend of artistic and musical performance to a diverse audience of Torontonians.

Photo: Farnaz Ohadi.