Ottawa International Buskerfest 2022

Ottawa International Buskerfest Returns to Sparks Street July 29 - August 1, 2022!

JULY 7, 2022


Sparks Street BIA is head over heels to welcome back our beloved and highly talented street performers for Ottawa’s International Buskerfest! Our festival lineup of acts can’t wait to have you laughing, questioning WHAT??? HOW?!!!


Daily FREE performances run August long weekend! Friday, July 29 11AM - 10PM until Monday, August 1 with a Grand Finale at 5PM! Check out the festivities from Elgin Street to Lyon Street with pitches mapped out for flow and family fun! (Tips $ are highly encouraged to support the artists but no pressure!)


“This year, we're delighted to be presenting an All-Canadian performer lineup. Canadian artists need our support this year more than ever. Each year we bring in superstar performers from around the world, this year we're working with many of our amazing Canadian artists who are often entertaining on stages and streets all over the world. Come out and enjoy hilarious, high flying, family fun on Sparks Street!

We're bringing back our late-night ticketed events - the Buskers and Burlesque show, and the Rag Bag cabaret. These shows are not-to be missed, they are always hilarious, somewhat risqué, and full of the best of the festival in a cabaret setting in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel. It's a great date night, or the perfect end to an afternoon at Buskerfest...” - Event Producer, Brian Wilson, Orbital Talent.

“Looking forward to the return of such a fun and vibrant family event on Sparks Street” - Ian Wright, Owner of The Snow Goose Ltd. and Board Chair of Sparks Street BIA.

Visit the official Ottawa International Buskerfest webpage at ottawabuskerfestival.com and follow us on social for the latest info! Tag #OttBuskerfest with all your adventures.


CHECK OUT THESE DAZZLING PRO-PERFORMERS HERE TO ROCK BUSKERFEST 2022:




The Checkerboard Guy

The go anywhere do anything comic daredevil.








Dan the One Man Band

On-beat music with off-beat humour!







NorthFIRE Circus

A fire show like no other!





Monsters of Schlock

The world’s most extreme two man circus sideshow comedy magic extravaganza.




Paz Hockey Circus Show