Clear your calendars Toronto, the 2018 BuskerFest will soon be here.
Taking place at Woodbine Park over the Labour Day weekend, BuskerFest is teaming up with Mac & Cheese Fest to serve up “top dishes from renowned chefs alongside non-stop, action-packed, entertainment.”
Now in its 19th year, funds raised through gate donations allows Epilepsy Toronto to provide “the much-needed support to the 1-in-100 people in Toronto living with epilepsy through programs for children, youth and adults, families, employment, education, community outreach and more.”
During this year’s festival, guests can enjoy exciting performances from over a hundred comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and daredevils.
And with the festival just over three weeks away, event organizers have announced this year’s performer lineup, which features a number of new and returning acts.
Here are some of this year’s performers to look out for at BuskerFest:
The Circus Fireman
Hailing from Australia, Angus and Matilda make up The Circus Fireman. This dynamic duo will turn up the heat with its high energy acrobatics, red-hot juggling and searing Australian comedy.
In the afternoon, guests can enjoy a Variety Circus Show, featuring juggling, acrobatics, and hula hooping. Flame Oz will turn things up at night with the group’s performance that feature a blend of beauty, dance, power, energy and fire, to create an unforgettable awe-inspiring experience.
Magician, ventriloquist, sword swallower and a very funny guy, Jack is a one-man, interactive, variety show.
This returning People’s Choice Award winner and former Cirque du Soleil performer has it all: humour, handstands, and acrobatic stunts you need to see to believe.
Wacky Chad’s award-winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America’s Got Talent (twice), and a performance at the Superbowl.
The Big Wheel Show
During this show of circles, you’ll see Hannah contorting herself through rings, spinning and rolling through the wheel and engaging audiences with her friend Cornelius the massive German wheel.
A full list of this year’s performers can be found here.
When: August 31 to September 3, 2018
Time: Friday, 12 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; Sunday,11 am to 10 pm; Monday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Suggested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy and The Mac and Cheese Festival