Port Credit Busker Fest Kicks Off Today in Mississauga

Are you super into buskers? If so, you’re in luck — they're coming to Port Credit today and staying until Sunday.

Port Credit Busker Fest, 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.

The festivities will kick off today (Friday, Aug. 17) at 7:00 p.m and will run until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19.

The highly anticipated three-day event boasts international performers, multiple performance sites and various shows. All shows and events take place in Port Credit and while admission is free, organizers do ask that you tip the buskers.

This year, performers include Comedic Contortionist and Daredevil Alakazam (Australia), 5-time Guinness World Record holder Victor Rubilar (Argentina), Comedic Ventriloquist Jack Wise (Ireland), and award-winning Pogo Stick Pro Wacky Chad (USA).

This year's festivities also include a Kids Zone with Car Art, Bumbling Bert, Groovin' Toons, Oregano and Friends and more.

You can also check out a few new things this year.

Organizers say The Little Big Top circus tent, located in the Port Credit Library parking lot, will feature more intimate, 15-minute shows from buskers who will be performing their best routines and some new things that will not be performed on the street.

Attendees can also check out the Hip Hop Realm, a youth-geared interactive area featuring breakdancing, beat-making, beatboxing workshops, and more.

On both Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m., there will be extravagant fire performances in Port Credit Memorial Park.

You can also check out new performers this year, including Jaardu the Magic of India (India), The Acrobuffos (USA), Pedro Tochas (Portugal), Bill Ferguson (UK/Canada) and more.

For more information, click here.

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