30 Years of Laughs

About the Fest

Ottawa International Buskerfest is taking over Sparks Street for the 30th year for an exciting 4 days!

World class performers from all over the world will grace and amaze downtown Ottawa with award-winning shows perfected after many years of training and practicing in blood, sweat and smiles (no tears here)! Brought to you by Sparks Street, a volunteer board, government support, and on-site sponsors. Prepare to be enthralled by fire-breathers, contortionists, acrobats and more. Get ready for stomach clenching comedy too, these performers all know how to make an audience laugh.


About the Venue

Sparks Street is your vibrant capital city destination!

After a day of shopping, wind down with a drink on one of Sparks’ bustling patios. Enjoy live music every week at one of our pubs and bars. Historical Sparks Street is home to Ottawa’s favourite festivals: Ribfest, Poutinefest, and the Ottawa International Busker Festival. Sparks Street will dazzle your senses and captivate your imagination. It is always a good time with friends and family for diverse shopping, delicious dining, and simply great fun!