AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 7, 2017
AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 7, 2017

2017 Performers biographies and info coming soon!

Buskers and Burlesque

Join Ottawa’s Best Burlesque performers and some of the World’s top circus and variety artists in this much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime show. Showtime is Sunday, July 31st at 10:30pm. Past years have seen incredible, hilarious over the top adult-only shows. We are still looking for a corporate partner to help us produce the late-night show drop us a line at to find out how you can support this incredible show.


There are plenty of places to grab a bite on Sparks StrEAT! Diners, bars, pubs and fast food options galore are situated all along street. Don’t want to miss the show? Don’t worry! Enjoy the performer from your patio seat.

Fire Show

oin some of the world’s best fire performers as they literally light Sparks Street up. This year’s Fire show will feature Pyromancer, and a cadre of other Incredible fire artists from around the world. Saturday July 30th at 1030pm Metcalfe Pitch (Timing and Location TBC.)

Grand Finale

Catch at least 12 festival favorite acts putting on the last big show of Buskerfest. The Grand Finale Show is always full of collaborations and surprises and we’ll announce the People’s Choice Award Winner. Monday August 1st at 6pm. Location TBC.

Roaming Acts

Chalk Artistry, Face painting , balloon artists, Strolling performers and more. You never know what entertaining surprises you might find up and down Sparks Street during the festival.



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Circus Factory

CIRCUS FACTORY – will be putting on interactive workshops onsite every day of the festival from 11am-3pm. Join our talented team of professional busker & circus instructors and try your hand at plate spinning, juggling, diabolo and more! Workshops are Free – Donations for the Circus Factory are graciously accepted. If you’re intersted in supporting the non-profit behind the busker festival directly (or are looking to get some visibility for your business at the Circus Factory) email


One of a kind food and sponsor kiosks will be set up along the festival site.  Learn how to Milk a Cow, sit in and check out a new VOLVO, or eat a Twisted Tornado Potato. Check back to this page for not-to-be missed vendor experiences.  If you are interested in vending on Sparks Street during the festival – email for more information.