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Toronto's circus on the waterfront

This year's annual HarbourKIDS: Circus has been re-rigged to bring you even more fun. We've teamed up with local circus artists and curators, including Adam Lazarus and Femmes du Feu's Holly Treddenick, to fill our site with contemporary circus acts that will have you gasping in awe, doubling over with laughter and even joining in.

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Discipline:

Venue:

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

10:00am – 6:00pm

Family

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

Rob and Edwin Go to Space

11:00am –11:45am

Family

Music

Theatre

Two friends venture into outer space in search of their missing volleyball. Rob and Edwin Go to Space is a clown show, a music show, a puppet show, a sci-fi show and an all out celebration of the imagination.

The Animal Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

Dance

Join us as for a traditional ring circus – with a twist. The animals are taking over the circus ring as six dancers transformed into animals, perform and interact with the audience.

Wild and Brilliant Animals: Art Making with Erica Beyea

11:00am – 5:00pm

Craft

Family

Draw your favourite traditional circus animal and add it back to the jungle with Erica Beyea. A large canvas mural will be created with your help throughout the festival. Come use your imagination and collaborate with other festival goers.

Natrel Circus Challenge

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Step right up and take the Natrel Circus Challenge at a variety of stations across the site. Supervised by Marsha Kennington and Harbourfront Centre's Circus Camp staff.

The HumANIMAL Transformation Station

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Kids enter as themselves and leave as their fantastical creature of choice ready. Prepare for a spectacular face paint and help build the elements of your own transformation.

Hula Hoop Practice

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Do you want to learn how to keep a hoop going around your waist? Or do you want to learn other ways to keep a hoop spinning? Come to the hooping tent and learn how to keep a hoop going on your waist, hands, neck, feet, and so much more!

Poi Spinning Practice

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

The traditional practice of poi is an object manipulation practiced around the globe. Visit the poi tent and learn introductory poi spinning skills. Spinning poi is an art form that involves dancing and twirling the poi.

HarbourKIDS Airbrush Tattoo Parlour

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

Step into our HarbourKIDS Circus Airbrush Tattoo Parlour. Our guest airbrush tattoo artist will have many a circus design to choose from for very own unique temporary tattoo.

Teeny Tiny Tot Circus and Toddler Trike Hike

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

The Lakeside Terrace is set aside especially for the youngest circus artists. Here we cater to ages 0-3 and their caregivers.

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