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Co-produced with

Zero Gravity Circus

Harbourfront Centre partners with Zero Gravity Circus for the fourth year in a row to present a unique, positive and continuously evolving three-day event featuring extraordinary circus artists from around the world! Please click here to download and print a schedule of weekend events for your convenience. Part of Hot Spot 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

11:00am – 5:00pm

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

Family

Music

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

Family

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

11:00am – 5:00pm

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

Family

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Greg Tarlin

11:00am – 5:00pm

This former Canadian juggling champion can juggle just about anything. Don’t get too close, or he just might juggle you!

Family

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

Family

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring the National Circus School

11:00am – 5:00pm

Class is in session for the only school to provide advanced circus arts training in North America!

Family

Site Animators

11:00am – 5:00pm

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Family

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

11:00am – 4:00pm

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

Family

Learning

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

11:00am – 5:00pm

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Family

Learning

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

11:00am – 5:00pm

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

Family

Visual Arts

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

11:00am – 5:00pm

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Craft

Family

Take-A-Bow Buttons

11:00am – 5:00pm

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Craft

Family

Design with the Drop

11:00am – 5:00pm

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

Family

Learning

LEGO® Funhouse

11:00am – 5:00pm

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

Craft

Family

The Everyday Talent Display

11:00am – 5:00pm

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Family

Learning