Toronto International BuskerFest features circus artistry, music, magic and mime; feats of the impossible, and the ridiculous performed by comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, beat boxers and more.

Toronto International Buskerfest

Date(s): August 30 - September 2, 2024
Location: Woodbine Park 

BuskerFest fills Toronto’s Woodbine Park with weird, wacky and wild performances for a good cause — this is Epilepsy Toronto’s biggest fundraiser of the year. From mime and acrobatics to the art of clown or fire juggling and stilts or standup comedy, there’s something for everyone at BuskerFest. 

Bring plenty of cash for the entrance fee at BuskerFest and tip the street performers when you participate in this decade-long tradition. It’s for a good cause, after all. Once you’re in, keep your eyes peeled for the jugglers, musicians, magicians and daredevils doing the unexpected around every corner. 

In years past, internationally renowned escapologist Rob Roy Collins slipped out of a straight jacket while dangling from a billboard on Dundas and Yonge, illusionist Steve Jones played card tricks, and the Stupendous Silver Sisters proved you don’t have to be young to put on a spectacular trapeze show. 

BuskerFest Highlights 

Things to see at Busker Fest include:

  • Beer Garden
  • The Little Big Top Circus Sideshow
  • Photo Contest
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Family Fun Zone
  • Be a Busker Zone
  • Museum of Illusions
  • Carnival Rides Midway
  • Hula Hoop Dance Party
  • Benefit Shows
  • Magic Shows and Mentalism
  • Aerial Performances

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