OTTAWA

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

August 2-5, 2019 • Sparks Street

Catch it on

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HELP THE FEST

Call for Volunteers!

Spend some time with amazing people this Civic Holiday weekend, and volunteer with Buskerfest!

Jobs include strolling Sparks Street, monitoring event tents and performance sites, and even helping some of the worlds best street performers. You’ll get to see some amazing shows and we’ll even feed you!

Email volunteer@ottawabuskerfestival.com

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.

Our staff are in the process of securing our 2019 lineup! For the 2019 Ottawa Buskerfest we are delighted to be inviting back:

  • 2018 Peoples Choice Award Winner Rockabilly Joe
  • 2017 People Choice Award Winner Matt Ricardo
  • at least 10 more amazing international performing superstars from around the world.

Additional acts will be announced at our launch event… date coming soon!

For launch event info or to find out how to book amazing international acts for your next festival or event please email brian@circusfactory.ca,
and don’t forget to follow us on social media, or sign up to be a busker insider to be the first to get info on our events and lineup.



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!

To find out more about having the Circus Factory come to your festival, event or workspace email brian@circusfactory.ca


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!
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 Funday

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


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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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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+).


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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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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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