​Sun Life Waterloo Busker – Applause for Our Media Sponsor – Waterloo Record!

~ August 22 to 25, 2024 ~

Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival 2024applause for our media sponsor Waterloo Record!

Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival – Our 36th Anniversary is August 22-25, 2024

Let’s give a round of applause for our sponsors—it’s time to recognize their invaluable support. Thank you to our Media Sponsor, Waterloo Region Record! #wbuskers

Waterloo Busker Carnival Media Sponsor - Waterloo Record

Celebrating Art and Community Since 1989

Welcome! The Sun Life Waterloo Busker Carnival has been a staple of entertainment in the Waterloo Region since 1989. This volunteer-driven, not-for-profit event showcases a diverse array of talents. From awe-inspiring acrobatics and laugh-out-loud comedy to breathtaking fire breathing acts, we bring the world’s finest street performers right to UpTown Waterloo.


Prepare to be amazed and entertained. Our busker carnival is a celebration of fun, art, and community spirit. Enjoy delicious international cuisine at our food vendors, find unique treasures at various shopping stalls, and don’t miss out on the exciting midway games. And, of course, our famous Ferris wheel awaits, offering stunning views of the festivities.


Entrance to our busker carnival is free, making it accessible to all. Our talented artists earn their livelihood through your generous tips. After enjoying the performances, we encourage you to show your appreciation. Your contributions, big or small, make a significant difference.

Waterloo Busker Carnival

A Visual Chronicle of Our History

The spirit, spontaneity and creative energy of the Busker Carnival is captured each year by world-renown illustrator Sue Todd who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Her artwork sets the tone for each year’s distinct performers with no two pieces or years being exactly alike. When viewed together, Sue’s artwork over the years offers a consistent visual narrative of our history.

Sue’s work was first featured on the 1995 cover of the Carnival program and continues to be a main feature each year. Sue notes a special fondness for Waterloo where she met her husband.

For more information or to order prints, visit her website at www.suetodd.com.

Check updates at

Website https://waterloobuskers.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SLFWBC

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/waterloobuskers/

See you there!