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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.

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

The Space Chums and Cirque-ability

11:30am –12:15pm

This rocktastic spectacle of high-powered pop, dance and acrobatics is gonna blow the roof off the big top! Make sure to bring your craziest moves to be part of the action!

Dance

Music

Family

Punch and I

12:10pm – 1:00pm

Enjoy Pulcinella's irreverent antics as he waxes philosophical about life, death, food, love and his childhood in the "old country".

Theatre

Dance

Music

Family

Magic with Mark Correia

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Mark Correia is a comedy magician with a huge arsenal of training and talent to draw from when entertaining. His show uses lots of audience involvement, along with mime, magic and mind-reading techniques.

Theatre

Family

You Are Invited!

1:20pm – 2:10pm

Join Samit at Harbourfront Centre where this clown will perform her dynamic singing talents and intensely amazing dance moves for you.

Theatre

Music

Family

Sea to Sky Circus Show

1:30pm – 2:20pm

The Sea and Sky Circus Show, curated by Femmes du Feu, highlights contemporary circus works by local artists, featuring an out of town performer from Circus Sessions.

Dance

Music

Family

Make Believe

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Make Believe follows six teens who all share an extraordinary passion: the art of magic. Armed with great skill and a dazzling array of illusions, they embark from around the world to attend the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.

Film

Family