Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

An international cast of jugglers, acrobats, sword-swallowers, hip hop dancers and more descend on Edmonton for the annual Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.

Festival Dates: -
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Launched in 1985, the first of its kind in North America, the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival celebrates busking and street entertainment with high-calibre acts from around the world.

From musicians to jugglers, acrobats to unicyclists, the festival features more than 500 outdoor performances by an international cast of amazing street artists.

All the action takes place in Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton.

Schedule of Events

Street Performer Circle Shows

Shows are scheduled every day during Festival hours from 11:30am to 10pm, when everyone moves to the center of the Square for Troupe du Jour—the daily variety show that’s new every night!

A street performer body painting

Kids’ World
Games, activities and shows geared towards the youngest of our Festival goers! Kids’ World hours are 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM daily.


Busker Academy
Earn your BSc (Busker Skills and Circus). Daily workshops and community building games and activities. Busker Academy hours are 11:30 Am to 5:30 PM

The Patio Stage
The outdoor stage located in the all-ages licensed patio has a fabulous line-up of music, dance and more throughout the Festival. Programming starts every day at 5:30 PM.

Licensed Patio
Enjoy a beverage in the all-ages licensed patio! Patio hours are 11:30 AM to 11 PM, with last call at 10:30 PM.

The Works Art & Design Installations
Check out outstanding installations in and around Churchill Square any time during Festival hours.


All shows are by donation - bring cash to reward these hard working performers!

More Information

Entrance to StreetFest is free and wheelchair accessible. Outdoor performances are in the pass-the-hat tradition.

For further information visit the official Edmonton Street Fest website.

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