OTTAWA

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

August 2-5, 2019 • 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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AUSTRALIA

ZAP Circus ⟶

High energy acrobatics, dazzling fire performances, incredible pyrotechnics and feats of danger.

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BRAZIL

Katay Santos ⟶

Breathtaking chair acrobatics, risk performances with Chinese pots, and all of the big skills necessary to tame a furious beast.

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AUSTRALIA

Bendy Em ⟶

A cheeky contortionist and Buskerfest favourite who will astound you with her flexibility while making you laugh


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USA

Magic Brian ⟶

A high-energy, family-friendly, interactive comedy show with plenty of surprises… including a record-breaking escape from a real straitjacket and 40 feet of chain!

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NEW ZEALAND

Vinyl Burns ⟶

A DJ, musician and comedian of good looks, charisma, charm and easy vibes who loves to impart his genius to the ladies… and sometimes the men are close enough to catch some of it as well.

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CANADA

Chris Pilsworth ⟶

A hit across North America and Asia, Chris and his Rubber Duck of Danger will make you laugh, make your jaw drop, and make you feel fantastic!

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! Have a delicious Beavertail, some Heavenly Desserts, 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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SATURDAY AUG 3 @ 9:00 PM • MARRIOTT HOTEL BALLROOM

Rag Bag Cabaret

Join comedian Rachelle Elie with a host of performers for a crazy, adults-only burlesque cabaret and variety show! Don’t miss it!

Adults only (18+).

Tickets


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SATURDAY AUG 3 @ 10:15 PM • HOT 89.9 STAGE

The Fire Show

Hosted by ZAP Circus, join some of the world’s best fire performers as they literally light up Sparks Street.

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SUNDAY AUG 4 @ 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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MONDAY AUG 5 @ 5:00 PM • HOT 89.9 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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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

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.


Host

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Funding

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Media Partners

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Web Sponsors

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