The canned cocktail market is exploding right now. It seems like every day there’s a new RTD cropping up on our radar — and we are here for it. Gone are the days when the only things you could find in a can were beer and over-sugary coolers. Instead, you’ll find a wide variety of fruit-forward canned drinks, packed with flavour. With all of these incredible new bevvies available, it’s no surprise that Toronto is getting an entire festival dedicated to canned creations of all kinds. Canned wine, pre-mixed cocktails, ciders, seltzers and sodas — whatever your go-to canned drink is, you’ll find it at Fizz Fest. You may even discover some new favourites, too.
The brand new festival comes to us from the same team behind the legendary Toronto’s Festival of Beer — so you know it’s going to be a hit. Running May 21–22 at Fort York Garrison Common, Fizz Fest is the perfect way to spend the May long weekend: sipping delicious drinks with friends outside while tucking into tasty bites and listening to live music. The city is opening up again, events are back on and Fizz Fest is the ultimate way to kick off an incredible summer with your buds.
Fizz Fest is a celebration of all things fizzy, but you’ll find so much more than just tasty drinks — although there will be plenty of those. Pair your favourite canned concoctions with a lineup of stellar food options. Toronto’s favourite shellfish purveyor, Oyster Boy will serving up their seafood delights, Meltwich will be dishing out gooey grilled cheese, plus you’ll find poutines, burgers and more.
As for entertainment, Fizz Fest is taking us back to the 90s with hit cover band Dwayne Gretzky and Canada’s Drag Race winner Priyanka performing with a full band on Saturday. Sunday sees Prozzäk take the stage, along with Bran Van 3000 celebrating 25 years of ‘Drinking In L.A.’
Make this long weekend one for the books by heading to Fizz Fest, running 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 21–22 at Fort York Garrison Common.
To learn more about Fizz Fest, head to fizzfesttoronto.com.
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