Weston Buskerfest 2019

Weston Buskerfest 2019

Sat, July 20th from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

 

Weston is known for its events. From our annual, Santa Claus Parade, now in its 39th year, our Weston Farmers' Market also in its 39th season and our wonderful summer theatre in Little Ave Park, we have high standards and our audiences expect to be WOWED! And that's exactly what we did with our first Weston Buskerfest. What started out as a one-time event to celebrate Canada 150 was so well received that it has now become an annual event.

You loved the world-class performers we brought to you over the last two buskerfests and many will be returning this year as well as some new acts that are sure to tickle your funny bones, amaze you with their slight of hand and have you dancing in the street. This is a FREE EVENT, but the buskers would appreciate it if you put some money in their hats!

 

2019 Performers

Hercinia Circus Arts 

We're upping our acts this years, if you'll pardon the pun, with an amazing trapeze, circust act. Flying high above your heads, Hercinia fuses aerial, dance, acrobatics and theatre with a variety of other art forms to create new contemporary circus acts. http//: https//herciniaarts.com

Trulee Odd

Paul has amazed and amused audiences around the world. His show is a unique blend of charm, zaniness and amazing feats. From the time he makes his entrance on a tiny motorcycle until his heart stopping finalle, 15 ft in the air, juggling knives, blindfolded on a unicycle to his daring fire-eating performances, you won't want to miss a second.  http://truleeoddshow.com
 
Kate Mior, Mime-Clown
From world-class festivals to big top tents, Kate has performed her unique installations and amazing mime in Canada, US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Kate is a highly skilled character artist who creates unique shows from poignant and contemplative to downright hillarious. At our festival, Kate will be performing her brand new steet show - Madame Guiilotine. Using her unique skills and cartoony character work, Kate will keep you riveted without even saying one word. DON'T LOSE YOUR HEADS!
 
Nathaniel Rankin
The Canadian Champion of Magic is an international award winning magician and cirucs act. His one man show Astonishment has been performed 5,000 times in 45 countries and 5 continents combines state of the art magic, circus skills, dangerous stunts, audience interaction, comedy and mind reading:  https//:nathanielrankin.ca
 
Drums in You
Jeff Salem is the creator and founder of the group and is one of the top percussionists in Canada. Having played with the likes of Randy Bachman, Jeff's passion for music has taken him in many directions including teaching. His show Drums in You is a nod to the environment and features his group and the audience playing on garbage cans, recycling boxes and a host of other objects not otherwise considered percsussion instruments. Even if you feel as though you have no talents as a drummer, Jeff and his team will show you otherwise and have you playing along with their highly interactive and charged performance. drumsinyou.com
 
The Ostrich Guy
One of the all time favourite performers at our previous events, the Ostrich Guy is a creation of master illusionist and stilt walker, Greg Tarlin. This friendly 12 ft tall bird will leave you in wonderment as he gives you a peck on the cheek and has a short conversation with you. Kids and adults alike marvel at the site of this creature and love to have their picture taken with him, especially when he's in a kissing mood.
 
Jonathan Seglins - Circus Jonathan
Circus Jonathan is a master circus performer who has taught many of the greats the art of circus. An award winning comic, juggler, balloon sculptor, court jester and acrobat, his one man shows are amazing. Here in Weston, Jonathan is best known for leading our annual Santa Claus Parade on his penny farthing bicycle.
 
Hector the Caricature Artist
Hector began drawing anything that came into his imagaination on the floor of his parents home in Honduras when he was 12. He began his drawings with white chalk and evolved from the basic drawings of his childhood to more applied and detailed work. Back with us in Weston for his third Buskerfest, wherever Hector is, you can be sure there will be a line-up.
 
Aaron Paris, Violinist
One of the favourite new acts at last year's Toronto Buskerfest and quickly becoming sought after by buskerfests accross Canada,  Aaron uses the sounds of an electric violin to orchestrate live hip-hop and pop arrangments on the spot. His classical training also shines through in every performance.
 
Hoop You
Hoola Hoops are so much fun and it's like riding a bike, if you've done it once, it will come back to you with a little practise. Lucy Loop will be bringing enough hoops for everyone to try out and she will also do an exciting fire act with hoops. Stay Well Back!!
 
KIDS ZONE
 
Face Painting, glitter tatoo, balloon sculpting, and henna will make this an exciting event for the kids and the the kid in you.
 
Sidewalk Sale
Our businesses will be converging at RBC at 1906 Weston Rd, at 1901 Weston Rd (north east corner of Weston Rd and Lawrence)on  at 1966 Weston Rd at Little Ave and at various locations on John Street and on Lawrence West at Weston at a number of locations for a mid summer sale. Many of our restaurants will be serving food from outside their premises as well as serving great dinner specials after the festival. For more information, call Marion at the BIA office at 416-249-0691 or email her at: admin@westonvillagebia.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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