Toronto’s favorite fair, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), is in full swing, bringing with it an electrifying celebration of entertainment, food, and joy. As the CNE enters its final week, make sure you seize the chance to immerse yourself in the exhilarating experiences that await you.

The EXtravaganza of New Attractions:

The grand finale week promises an array of captivating attractions that you wouldn’t want to miss. One of the showstoppers is the all-new Superwheel, soaring 150 feet above the CNE Midway. With 36 enclosed observation pods, it offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of the vibrant Toronto skyline. Whether it’s daytime people-watching, capturing the nightly drone show from above, or marveling at the new fountain extravaganza, the Sparkling Symphony, the Superwheel is destined to be your next Instagram hotspot.

Thrill-seekers can’t afford to overlook the Monster Compound, where the Monster Energy Skateboard Team showcases their skills on a custom halfpipe. At the Enercare Centre, the Cirque-tacular Spectacular outdoor acrobatic and trampoline show will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Amped-Up Entertainment:

For the first time ever, Toronto’s iconic drag queen, Tynomi Banks, and her fellow queens Mo Heart, Jan Sport, and Ivory Towers will sashay their way onto the CNE Bandshell Stage on August 29th for a Drag EXtravaganza. Meanwhile, the fabulous Fay & Fluffy will enchant young hearts with their renowned drag storytime at the all-new Storybook Nook in Kids’ World.

Returning Classics with a Twist:

The CNE’s beloved classics are back, bigger and better. The nightly Drone Show Presented by VinFast promises even more drones and awe-inspiring formations lighting up the night sky. The Gaming Garage Sponsored by Intel has leveled up, offering more free games and exhilarating tournaments, including Street Fighter 6, Valorant, and League of Legends.

Get ready to be dazzled by Elvis Stojko’s all-new ice skating and acrobatic show, “Time Flies.” This high-energy performance, featuring popular songs from the last 12 decades, will transport you through time with guest appearances from the renowned Elvis Stojko himself.

Farewell with a Roar:

As summer bids adieu, the 74th Annual Canadian International Air Show promises an unforgettable aerial spectacle. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, CF-18s, and the captivating U.S. Navy Blue Angels will grace the skies over Lake Ontario on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Don’t let the clock tick down on this extraordinary extravaganza! The 144th annual CNE concludes on September 4, 2023, at Exhibition Place. Whether you’re a foodie, an adventure seeker, or a fan of entertainment, the CNE’s final week is your ticket to an unforgettable summer send-off.

Ticket Details:

General Admission (14 to 64 years): $25

Adults 65 & Better: $20

Children (ages 5 to 13): $20

Children 4 & under: FREE

CNE Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children): $75

Hurry and join the festivities before summer bids adieu!

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René Samulewitsch @ReneandI is a globetrotter with a hunger for adventure, but at heart, he will always be an urban tourist with big love for Toronto. When not busy with his day job as a PR strategist, he spends his time exploring the city’s culture and entertainment venues. Rene has a passion for sharing experiences, and truly believes in the power of word of mouth. Favourite place in Toronto: Kensington Market in the Summer as there’s always something new to discover. Queen Street for the urban vibe and King Street to let loose and party.

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