The 26th Annual Ottawa International BuskerFest: A Sesquicentennial Load of Fun Returns to Sparks

OTTAWA, Canada – The Ottawa International Buskerfest returns to Sparks Street with a lineup of award winning performers Thursday, August 3rd to Monday, August 7th. The best street performers from around the world will take over Sparks, dazzling and entertaining crowds with acts full of humour, skill, and athleticism.

The Ottawa International Buskerfest has a lineup of festival favourites including three People’s Choice Award winners Rob Roy Collins, Pancho and Alakazam. First time performers include Zap Circus, HASA: the Aerial Space Show and Her Majesty’s Secret Circus.

This family favourite event features four performance areas, face painting, balloon artists, and the return of the Circus Factory, where you can learn to become a Busker!

This year’s performers come from Canada, Australia, the United States, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

The adult oriented late-night Buskers and Burlesque show returns Sunday evening with a new host, Mat Richardo. Tickets for this show are available at

For more information about the Ottawa International Buskerfest on Sparks Street, please visit