Are you ready for another heart-pounding, action-packed 4 days of Non-Stop Family Fun?



Summer's coming and you know what that means... outrageous, courageous, silly, and a whole lot of sassy is coming back to the Waterloo Region! Get ready because plans are under way to make 2019 one of our best years yet!

The Waterloo Busker Carnival is fun for the whole family with something for all ages. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere as you visit the midway, explore delicious foods and join us at the edge of our seats to watch spectacular world-class one-of-a-kind performers that are sure to amaze, excite and inspire!

How much does it cost? Admission to the Carnival is FREE. The artists make their living by the tips they receive. While they receive some travel assistance they are not paid by the Carnival. After each show, the artists will pass the hat for your tips and donations. If you enjoyed the show, please contribute an amount that you can afford as a thank you. How much you tip is up to you.

Help us kickoff the 31st Annual Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 behind Waterloo City Hall. Come and watch Rob Roy Collins, from the United Kingdom, as he performs his Great Escape with a very unusual twist.

New this year, and thanks to our sponsor HIP Developments, we bring you not 1 but 2 special fire performances taking place at the Sherwood Stage on Friday and Saturday evenings at 11pm. You won't want to miss this captivating fire troupe as they perform fire dance, fire poi, fire eating, fire hula, and more.


Save the date because anyone who has been to the Waterloo Busker Carnival knows that this is one annual event you don't want to miss!

We can't wait to see you in August!