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The Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Festival

August 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - August 6, 2023 @ 9:00 pm


An Event for The Whole Family – August 4, 5 & 6, 2023!

The Annual Downtown St. John’s Buskers Festival is a highly anticipated event for the whole family.

With three stages set within the downtown core, you’re welcome to move between each one to see a number of performances, which occur every hour from noon to 9 pm daily (last show starts at 8:00 pm and finishes at 9:00 pm).

Watch as jugglers, magicians, acrobats, comedians, and plenty of performers we couldn’t even begin to define, show you what they can do!





Three busking stages:

#1 Fun Zone – Water Street east at Solomon’s Lane (same parking lot as Reel Downtown Outdoor Movie Screenings)

#2 Scotia Center/Water Street Pedestrian Mall 235 Water Street

#3 Duckworth Street East Parking Lot – Duckworth Street east across from Haymarket Square & the War Memorial


Pogo Fred

Pogo Fred holds multiple Guinness World Records for his extreme pogo stunts and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. Check out his incredible tricks and flips as he jumps 10 feet (3 meters) in the air on his next generation and 10-foot tall pogo sticks.


Martika Daniels

Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika, the one woman stunt show, hails from Kansas City, MO- USA. Raised in a military family, Martika grew comfortable constantly moving about the globe from a young age. Learning from the best instructors the world of circus has to offer, this delightfully dangerous daredevil studied circus arts, fire, escapology, and a slew of sideshow skill sets before ever taking a stage. Twelve years under her belt she entertains with innovative stunts such as barbed wire hula hooping. All the while incorporating informative uplifting messages in her shows. Martika’s main message? No matter how terrifying a goal may be, it is achievable.

Mike Wood

What is it about Mike Wood that makes him seem like such an ideal long-term partner? He can make you laugh until you snort. Is that it? He’s good with kids, your Mom loves him, and he builds things with his hands. Is that it? He can fold a fitted sheet solo, ride a bike that steers in reverse, and catch a catapulted cabbage on a spike on his head? Is THAT it? Or… does it all come down to his fabulous hair?

Reuben DotDotDot…

Reuben DotDotDot… is a multi award winning blend of smooth sippin’ comedy and acrobatic finesse 
Pushing the limits beyond upside down!
An acrobatic handstand stunt show with style. Bringing you more skill, thrill and overkill… putting a hat on with his feet, balanced, precariously, perched on one hand high in the air, this show is spectacular, unforgettable, inverted, and above all: Well Balanced!


“Dance dance wherever you may be, and they do mean wherever! Cirque’letics school of circus arts invites you to join them for their vertical wall dance presentation on the side of Atlantic Place in Ayre’s Cove.  They are a St. John’s based performance and acrobatic company comprised of amazing local talent. Be amazed as their dancers present a full choreographed performance on the side of an 8 story building.

**. Photo by Greg Locke © 2021.

Alex Wilkie

Alex has been performing speed spray
painting in front of live audiences for
more than a decade and loves that he
gets to call St. John’s home. Come
say hello and watch as he creates
beautiful space scenery in less than 5

Pixy Mama

You will be enchanted by this terrific
team of artists that paint smiles and
create fun with a wave of their magic

Magical Smiles Body Art

Professional Body Art and Balloons
since 1996 (English, French,
Multi-Cultural) from NL, Atlantic
Canada to Ottawa
FB: Magical Smiles NL

NL Party Animals

A Busker Festival favourite,Kelly Denine
is back with her NL Party Animals.
Come see her twist balloons into
amazing creations and take one home
for yourself!


The Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Festival is organized and financially supported by Downtown St. John’s.




Grants provided by the City of St. John’s

Supported by Colliers International


August 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
August 6, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
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Downtown St. John’s Business Commission
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Downtown St. John’s
140 Water Street, Suite 705
St. John's, NL A1C5K8 Canada
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