The How To’s and Did You Knows of StreetFest from Eh? to Zed!
“EH” IS FOR ARTISTS
StreetFest is a curated festival. This means all the artists you see have been invited by our Artistic Producer, Shelley Switzer, who works year-round to bring you the best of the best from across Canada and around the world.
Street performers work so hard, they make it look easy! Please reward them for their flips and tricks. We encourage you to put cash in their hats at the end of the show. This is truly how the artists earn their pay and you the audience are their boss. Change is available at the Information Station.
COMMON SENSE RULES
Use sunscreen, wear hats, sunglasses and comfortable footwear. Please supervise your children at all times. Please turn off your phone during performances. Videotaping performances is not permitted. If you’re coming with a group, ensure all children or others requiring supervision are easily recognizable – matching hats, shirts or wristbands work wonderfully. Daycares, Camp Groups, and parents, take this opportunity to teach children how it works at our festival – load ’em up with loonies and twoonies!
Fun times officially begin each day at 11:30 am and end with Troupe du Jour at 10 pm (Sunday, July 16 11:30 – 5pm). Please note, the schedule is always subject to change to suit your safety, the weather and crowds.
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
StreetFest is a public festival for all ages and is fully wheelchair accessible. No admission is necessary – performances follow the Pass-the-Hat Tradition.
StreetFest is located on Sir Winston Churchill Square at 99 Street and 102 A Avenue. It’s the heart of the Downtown in Edmonton’s Arts District, right in front of City Hall.
GETTING HERE AND HOME AGAIN
HOT, COLD, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
We are a 99.9% outdoor festival. Please be sure to double check the weather forecast before you join us on the Square. Our daily schedule may change based on the weather.
Check out our Information Station for Festival Guides, performance schedules and for any other questions you may have.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @edmontonSPF. And use #EdmontonSPF so we can see your posts! Download the New StreetFest App available on IOS and Android, just search ‘Edmonton StreetFest’ in your Favourite App Store – available on Android (June 16, 2017) and IOS (~June 30, 2017).
Located on the northeast corner of Churchill Square, Kids’ World offers performances, activities, and interactive playtime catered specifically to our young and young at heart patrons. Kids’ World is open from 11:30 am – 6pm Daily (Sunday, July 16).
LEARN THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Visit the Be Your Own Busker area (northeast corner of Churchill Square) and learn the tricks of the trade like juggling and hula hooping, B Boy, B Girl dancing, Sampler Café, plus some fun games!
MAKE A DONATION
Keep us on the streets where we belong by making a donation to the festival. Donations are accepted at the Information Station or donate online here.
StreetFest is thrilled to announce the New Mobile App for all your festival needs. Check out performance schedules, artist bios and more! Just search ‘Edmonton StreetFest’ in your Favourite App Store – available on Android (June 16, 2017) and IOS (~June 30, 2017).
Proving laughter can soothe the soul, festival cast members use their talents to deliver healing smiles and chuckles to patients, family, and staff of Edmonton area hospitals and care facilities during the festival dates with our Comedy Cares program. Some of our local artists also make these meaningful visits throughout the year.
Did you know the area where the artist performs their show is called the Pitch? Look for the letters on the ground, they mark where the shows will take place on the Square.
Looking for some general information while on site? Head over to the Information Station on the west side of the Square. Our wonderful volunteers are here to help.
When you’re on the Square, keep your eyes and ears peeled for some amazing, hilarious, and talented roving performers. They could be in the form of a Fashionista, The King, a wizard or a musical troubadour – anything is possible!
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TROUPE DU JOUR
Troupe du Jour is a family-friendly group show featuring the “best of the fest” each night. The cast changes each day, so you never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always great! Nightly at 10pm (Sunday, July 16 at 3 pm) on the Steps in Sir Winston Churchill Square
Street performance is one of the most universal art forms on earth. There are rarely any language, economic, cultural or physical barriers…and everyone loves to laugh.
Hungry? Thirsty? Love to shop? We have over 20 food vendors with delicious festival favourites from ice cream to green onion cakes and variety of wonderful craft vendors too.
Especially if you’re spending the day with us, be sure to drink plenty of water. Water fountains are located inside the Centennial Building beside Tix on the Square. Our vendors also have bottles of water for purchase.
X MARKS THE SPOT
We want to hear from you! Take our survey available online or while you’re on the festival site at the Information Station. While you’re there, don’t forget your raffle ticket.
YOUNG & YOUNG AT HEART
StreetFest really is for everyone. Whether you’re 1 or 101, fun times are guaranteed!
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