OTTAWA

5 days / 5 stages
20+ performers / 175,000 people
An unforgettable experience.

August 2-6, 2018 • Sparks Street

Catch it on

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TALENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

International Performers

World-class performers from across the globe bring years of training in blood, sweat, and smiles (no tears here) to amaze audiences of all ages in Ottawa’s beautiful Sparks Street.

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CANADA

The Checkerboard Guy ⟶

A comic daredevil who’s manic energy, zany sense of humour and robust skill set have been compared to Steve Martin, Pee Wee Herman and even a live action version of The Simpsons.

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NEW ZEALAND

Fraser Hooper ⟶

Get a ringside seat for a spectacular belly aching knockout performance when boxing’s biggest baddy challenges all comers in a three-round bout of pure comedy carnage — a must see for all sport and comedy fans.

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ARGENTINA

Victor Rubilar ⟶

Combining juggling with footballs, dance and audience interaction, Victor delivers a fun and highly technical show worthy of his 20 international awards and 5 Guinness World Records.


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AUSTRALIA

Reuben DotDotDot ⟶

Humour; handstands; and holding on for dear life! With a spinning one-handed balance 17 feet up in the air, concrete never looked so hard…

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AUSTRALIA

Sisters of Spin ⟶

The mistresses of hula hoop perform a dazzling show with state-of-the-art LED hoops and the exciting fire hoop!

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CANADA

Street Circus ⟶

A complete circus spectacle with over 100 tricks and stunts including cyr wheel, hand-to-hand acrobatics, hula hoops, handstands, contortion, fire juggling and of course, comedy!


NO NEED TO RUN AWAY… JUST JOIN THE


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Join our talented team of professional busker & circus instructors onsite every day of the festival from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm and try your hand at plate spinning, juggling, diabolo and more! Workshops are FREE!

WORKSHOPS ARE FREE!


MEANWHILE, IN THE CROWD…


Strolling Performers

Catch amazing, unscheduled performances all over Sparks Street. Clowns, jugglers, face-painters, stilt-walkers… you never know who (or what) you’ll see.

Vendors & Restaurants

Not-to-be-missed vendor experiences! Sample some delicious pizza, learn about tire recycling, eat a Twisted Tornado Potato, or try some of Ottawa’s finest restaurants and pubs in a festive atmosphere!

VENDOR LIST
SOMETHING FOR EVERY AGE

Special Events

World-class performers from across the globe bring years of training in blood, sweat, and smiles (no tears here) to amaze audiences of all ages in Ottawa’s beautiful Sparks Street.
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SUNDAY AUG 5 @ 1:30 – 3:30 PM • MARRIOTT HOTEL

Sunday Funday

Escape the heat and catch five crazy acts in a private, laugh-riot show for the whole family!

Tickets


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FRIDAY AUG 3 @ 10 PM • CANADA STAGE

Group Show

A true street performer spectacular! Join dozens of Buskerfest performers for a stage show like you’ve never seen. Family-friendly!

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SUNDAY AUG 5 @ 9 PM • MARIOTT BALLROOM

Buskers and Burlesque

Join Ottawa’s best burlesque performers and some of the world’s top variety artists in this risqué mashup of circus and vaudeville. Adults only (18+).

Tickets


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SATURDAY AUG 4 @ 10:15 PM • MAJIC 100 STAGE

The Fire Show

Join some of the world’s best fire performers as they literally light up Sparks Street. This year’s Fire show will feature North Fire Circus and the Sisters of Spin with their spectacular fire and light shows along with a cadre of other Incredible artists from around the world.

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MONDAY AUG 6 @ 5:30 PM • CTV STAGE

The Grand Finale

All all-out variety extravaganza! Catch 12 festival favourite acts — and more — putting on one last big show at Buskerfest. The Grand Finale show is always full of collaborations and crazy surprises, not to mention the People’s Choice Award presentation, so don’t miss it!


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WE’D LIKE TO THANK

Our Partners

We couldn’t make Buskerfest happen without the incredible generosity of our sponsors. Thanks to all for supporting street performance and making Ottawa a hub for fantastic entertainment.


Venue

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Funding

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Media Partners

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Web Sponsors

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