Run away to the circus this May long weekend!

In the city for the long weekend? Then you’re going to want to head down to Harbourfront for their FREE circus show on the waterfront! Yes HarbourKIDS: Circus festival returns May 20–22!

These contemporary circus acts will have you gasping in awe, doubling over with laughter and perhaps even joining in! Here are a few highlights.

Voyages in Circus Show

This steampunk extravaganza has something for the whole family. Witness acrobats on a flying bicycle, marvel at jugglers and take in some vaudeville comedy.

Mr. Mess

Mr. Mess wants to do his show but nothing’s going to plan. Expect lots of uppity umbrellas, bursting balloons and strange suitcases in this charming performance.

The Circus of Industrious Fleas

Buster Canfield, the world’s greatest flea circus impresario, returns to Toronto to astound and amaze audiences of all ages with his menagerie of mite sized mini-marvels!


An impressive group of designers have created an interactive installation. Lay in a rigged hammock and hover above the clouds amidst light and sound while tracing your journey beneath you.

Led by Toronto visual artist, Aleks Bartosik, kids are invited to create their very own super Human Cannonball costume to wear in case they shoot off to the sky!

Natrel Circus Challenge

Head to the big tent and go head over heels on trapeze, hoop and hammock, learn balancing skills on the tight wire, and try to make it all the way across the rope obstacle course.

And this isn’t even all of it! Check out the full roster.

Queen Quay, Toronto
NB: Due to construction in the area, please allow extra travel time

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