A Huge Street Celebration is Coming to Port Credit in Mississauga

 

It might be mid-August (time flies!), but summer—and summer events—is far from over. 

Those who want to make the most of the warm weather might be happy to hear that Port Credit's annual BuskerFest is hitting the city this weekend.

BuskerFest, which has been gracing one of Mississauga’s hottest neighbourhoods since 2006, is an international street performer’s festival that’s popular amongst residents of all ages.

This year's event, which will kick off on Aug 16 at 2:00 p.m. and run until Aug 17 at 11:00 p.m., will boast performances from some of the most sought after circus-type acts in the world. The event will also feature high energy circle shows and eccentric roving characters throughout The Village.

This year, performers include Zap Circus (Australia), USA Breakdancers (Boston), The Flyin' Hawaiian Show (Hawaii), Scott Jackson (a Canadian beatboxer), Pete Anderson (UK performer), Pancho Libre (Mexico), Lukas Stark (Canadian magician), Kobbler Jay (Canada), Katay Santos (Venezuela), Incendia Motus (Quebec), Goldie (BC), and Cartoonette (Portugal). 

The two-day event will also feature a slew of activities, including a Buskerkidz Zone with activities and shows geared towards children. The Zone will feature interactive shows, face painting, the bubbles bash, balloon artists, juggling workshops and more. The Zone will be located at the Port Street Market (125 Lakeshore Rd. E.) 

Attendees can also check out the charity showcase, which will be held in support of Epilepsy Peel. This event will allow attendees to enjoy a snippet of all of the performers in one big show. 

If you don't mind staying up a little later, you can check out the Friday night Fire Show. The website says Incendia Motus and Zap Circus will join forces to create a jaw-dropping fire show that will see the performers jump through hoops, eat flames and defy logic as they juggle and throw burning torches while balanced way above the crowds. 

That event will kick off at 10:45 p.m. 

If you're worried about getting around, you can take the free Buskerfest shuttle, courtesy of Burrito Boyz and Circus Bus. The shuttle will run non-stop during festival hours and will make stops in the east and west villages.

You can see a map of event-related activities here

To learn more about the event, click here

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