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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.

Festival Home

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Family

Rob and Edwin Go to Space

11:00am –11:45am

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.

Family

Music

Theatre

The Animal Show

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Dance

Wild and Brilliant Animals: Art Making with Erica Beyea

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Craft & Design

Family

Natrel Circus Challenge

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Family

The HumANIMAL Transformation Station

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Family

Hula Hoop Practice

11:00am – 5:00pm

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!

Family

Poi Spinning Practice

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Family

HarbourKIDS Airbrush Tattoo Parlour

11:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Family

Teeny Tiny Tot Circus and Toddler Trike Hike

11:00am – 5:00pm

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

Family

Roaming: Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

11:00am – 5:00pm

Throughout our HarbourKIDS: Circus festival site, meet stilt walkers and characters roaming all day long. We’ve invited the good folk from Red Pepper Spectacle Arts to animate our site with roaming circus performers.

Family

Lego

11:00am – 5:00pm

To keep with our own traditions, we will be putting out our buckets of Lego and inviting you all to come and build to your hearts content.

Family

HarbourKIDS Playzone

11:00am – 5:00pm

This innovative playground encourages learning, movement and fun while kids build new worlds, imaginary places and dramatic scenarios — on a larger-than-life scale.

Family

Evymama Nursing Room

11:00am – 5:00pm

A quiet place for nursing mothers to rest in a private space with their little one. This room is generously provided by evymama.

Family

World Café

11:00am – 5:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Food

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