Everyone at Afterglow is excited about the Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival this weekend, August 21-24!

It’s not only one of the top busker carnivals in Canada, but also one of the oldest: last year it celebrated its 25th anniversary!

If you haven’t already heard, there are a total of 11 acts: 9 first-timers and 3 fan favourites, coming to uptown Waterloo.

First Time buskers to Waterloo:

Performer: Originated: Skill:
Dream State Circus Australia Acrobatics, juggling, fire dance.
Funny Bones Japan Comedy, magic, fire eating.
Lisa Lottle Netherlands Contortions, hula hooping.
DerekDerek Colorodo Chinese pole acrobatics, comedy.
Copper Cowgirl N/A Mime, human statue.
Jonathan Burns Philadelphia Contortions, stunts, comedy.
Pyromancer Netherlands Fire breathing.
Kilted Colin Boston Bagpipe, unicycle, comedy.
Mario, Queen of the Circus N/A Comedy, circus artistry – all to Queen music.

Fan Favourites:

Performer Originated: Skill:
Rob Roy Collins  England World-renowned escape artist.
Chalkmaster Dave  Toronto A perennial favourite.
The Red Trouser Show  Boston Acrobatics, fire, juggling, ladder stunts.

To find out when the acts will be performing click here. The performances will be all along King Street from Erb to William. Remember, these streets will be closed! But there is plenty of free parking in uptown, or if you want to avoid the congestion take advantage of Waterloo’s public transit system. 

Although The Weather Network is calling for rain throughout the weekend, we won’t let that dampen our spirits! Our families are going to catch as many of these performances as possible. We’re especially excited to see Mario, Queen of the Circus. You really can’t go wrong with Queen music!

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? It’s the Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival!

See you there.