is celebrating 35 years!
The Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven carnival that has been entertaining families in the Waterloo Region since 1989. From acrobatics, to comedians, magicians and fire breathers, the Carnival brings the best international artists in the world to UpTown Waterloo for four days. Be prepared to laugh and be amazed.
Even though our Carnival is over for another year, you can still check out the 2022 artist line-up. Check back in the spring of 2023 when we begin to announce our lineup for our 35th anniversary.
An all female aerial acrobatic show, full of glam, glitz and glitter. Watch them twist, bend, tumble and fall from their 20 foot high free-standing trapeze.
A cheeky contortionist and Carnival favourite who will astound you with her flexibility while making you laugh.
A game of chance where the roll of a dice determines which acts will be part of the show. A one-of-a-kind performance where even the performers don't know the outcome!
Stroll through the Carnival site and take in all the sights and sounds….you’ll never know who or what you may find including unscheduled performances from stilt walkers, face painters, clowns and jugglers. Be sure to be on the lookout for these amazing artists that have come to UpTown Waterloo to entertain you!
Take some time to stop at our vendors to enjoy some international foods and visit Artists Alley and do some shopping. Take in some of your favourite shows, try your hand at the midway games and don’t forget a ride on our famous ferris wheel with amazing views. There’s fun for the whole family.
Join us as we kickoff the 34th Waterloo Busker Carnival with Mil Pasos and the rhythms of Latin, Reggaton and so many more. This is an interactive opening you won't want to miss!
Join the fun in an interactive, guided-play circus workshop that includes juggling, stilt walking, hula hooping and more led by professional street performers. We invite all ages & abilities to play!
See all your favourite buskers as they perform one last time in this amazing closing event. Fun for all ages. Rain or shine. Don’t miss it!
This year’s Carnival will be in need of 70+ volunteers. Volunteer positions will be posted early summer.
With the incredible generosity of our sponsors, we are able to bring you the 2022 edition of the Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival. Thank you for supporting street performing as an entertainment form and making Waterloo a hub for amazing entertainment!