Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Hit the streets and honour the 'pass the hat' tradition!

What do unicyclists, puppeteers, tightrope walkers and acrobats all have in common? You'll find them all at the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival this July, celebrating its 40th anniversary!

This zany, fun, and free festival transforms Churchill Square into an outdoor 3-ring-circus featuring the world’s best local, national and international street performers, delivering spectacle, comedy, music, variety performances and physical feats, as well as workshops to help release your own inner-entertainer. Be part of the crowd and take in an incredible circle-show, actively engage with an installation, watch mimes pull laughs out of thin air or let the roving performers bring the show to you. A whirlwind of acts, a tempest of entertainment, a deluge of fun - all on street level. Larger-than-life entertainment of the ages, suitable for all ages.

Admission to the festival is totally free! In the ‘Pass the Hat’ tradition of busking, if you see something you love, you can pay them as much as you’d like.”

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