Things get weird for a good cause at Buskerfest

Magic, music and light-hearted mayhem all converge for what is perhapsToronto’s most unique street festival – Scotiabank Buskerfest.

 

Magic, music and light-hearted mayhem all converge for what is perhaps Toronto’s most unique street festival – Scotiabank Buskerfest.

 

The St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood shifts its focus from food to frolic Aug. 26 to 29 as the circus-style atmosphere of Buskerfest takes over the streets with a smorgasbord of performances by some of Toronto’s — and the world’s — most unique artists.

 

With more than 100 performers from around the world spread across nine main stages, as well as plenty of in-crowd acts, expect plenty of variety in the entertainment, including some wacky and wonderful performances of music, acrobatics and a few things that can’t really be described until they’re seen.

 

The festival is organized in support of Epilepsy Toronto and entertainment director Mackenzie Muldoon says the scope and quality of the acts is what takes Buskerfest to an amazing level.


“The spirit of Buskerfest is exciting and spontaneous and what I think makes the festival so great is that we have some amazing, small, intimate acts that you’ll remember long after you get home.


“It’s a great way to celebrate, have a lot of fun and support a great cause,” Muldoon said.


Thirsty visitors will enjoy the licensed Beer Garden on Church Street, while kids and adults alike can marvel at the Magic Corner in Berczy Park.


For more information, visit torontobuskerfest.com.

 
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