OTTAWA

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

July 29 – August 1, 2022 • Sparks Street

Catch it on

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We’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to keep the Ottawa Buskerfest Circus School up and running. Help support this unique, local-run, family-oriented initiative!

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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+).

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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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