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White Rock Buskers and Comedy Festival

White Rock Buskers Fest at Five Corners

The Five Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival is a community event in White Rock featuring family-friendly street performers and nighttime adult comedy acts.

Due to COVID-19, the festival isn’t happening in 2020.

Five Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival

Hosted by the City of White Rock and White Rock BIA, the Five Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival features street performers during the daytime and comedy acts at night.

In 2019 the festival took place on the weekend of September 27th and 28th. 2021 details are to be confirmed.

Festival Location

The festival usually takes place at various locations in the 5 Corners and Uptown area of White Rock. Participating venues and their locations from the most recent past year are listed below.

Comedy Venues

  • The Drama Class – 101-15240 Thrift Avenue
  • Hillcrest Bakery – 15231 Thrift Avenue
  • Laura’s Coffee Corner – 15259 Pacific Avenue
  • Islands Cafe – 1237 Johnston Road
  • Blue Frog Studios – 1328 Johnston Road
  • 3 Dogs Brewing – 1515 Johnston Road

Buskers Venues

  • White Rock Playhouse Lot – 1532 Johnston Road
  • Creo Art Studio – 1253 Johnston Road
  • 5 Corners Cafe – 15223 Pacific Avenue
  • Rainbow Crosswalk – 15208 Pacific Avenue
  • Laura’s Coffee Corner – 15259 Pacific Avenue
  • Saltaire Plaza – 15231 Thrift Avenue
Busker at Saltaire Amphitheatre
Busking in White Rock’s Saltaire Plaza

Hours and Admission

Family-friendly buskers performed from 12:00 until after 4:00 pm on Saturday September 28th, 2019. Admission was free, but donations were appreciated!

On September 27th, 2019, there was an opening night comedy show. Doors opened at 7:00 pm and the show started at 8:00 pm. Tickets to this event cost just under $25.

There were several evening comedy acts on September 28th, 2019, as well. Performances ran from 4:00 until around 11:00 pm. All shows required a purchased ticket. Tickets ranged in price from $10 to around $25 depending on the show.

Festival Performers

The schedule for 2019 is listed below. (Note: performance details are subject to change.) We expect 2021 details to be comparable, assuming the festival happens again then.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Blue Frog Studios

  • 7:00 pm –  Harris Anderson, Larke Miller and John Beuhler

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

White Rock Playhouse Lot

  • 12:00 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Stilt Walking Juggler)
  • 12:45 pm– Matt Hoyles
  • 1:30 pm – Hunter J and the Jets
  • 2:15 pm – Matt Hoyles
  • 3:00 pm – Hunter J and the Jets
  • 3:45 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Stilt Walking Juggler)

Saltaire Plaza

  • 12:00 pm – Mandy and Dane
  • 12:45 pm – John Ha (a Magician)
  • 1:30 pm – Eamonn Morris
  • 2:15 pm – Mandy and Dane
  • 3:00 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Juggler/Contortionist)
  • 3:45 pm – Crescent Choir

Creo Art Studio

  • 12:00 pm – John Ha (a Magician)
  • 12:45 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Juggler/Contortionist)
  • 1:30 pm – Norine Braun
  • 2:15 pm – Ingmar Krause
  • 3:00 pm – Norine Braun
  • 3:45 pm – Ingmar Krause

5 Corners

  • 12:00 pm – Korki and the Raincoast (Clown Performers)
  • 12:45 pm – Korki and the Raincoast
  • 1:30 pm – Korki and the Raincoast
  • 2:15 pm – Korki and the Raincoast
  • 3:00 pm – Korki and the Raincoast
  • 3:45 pm – Korki and the Raincoast

Rainbow Crosswalk

  • 12:00 pm – Ingmar Krause
  • 12:45 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Demonstration Tent)
  • 1:30 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Demonstration Tent)
  • 2:15 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Demonstration Tent)
  • 3:00 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Demonstration Tent)
  • 3:45 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Demonstration Tent)

Laura’s Coffee Corner

  • 12:00 pm – Norine Braun
  • 12:45 pm – Eamonn Morris
  • 1:30 pm – Vancouver Circus School (Juggler/Contortionist)
  • 2:15 pm – John Ha (a Magician)
  • 3:00 pm – Mandy and Dane
  • 3:45 pm – Eamonn Morris
  • 7:00 pm – Lizzie Allen and Others

The Drama Class

  • 4:00 pm – Free Improv with The Drama Class
  • 8:00 pm – The Fictionals

Hillcrest Bakery

  • 7:00 pm –  Sunee Dhaliwal and Others

Islands Cafe

  • 9:00 pm –  Charlie Demers and Others

Blue Frog Studios

  • 7:00 pm –  Harris Anderson, Larke Miller and John Beuhler
  • 9:15 pm – Harris Anderson, Larke Miller and John Beuhler

6 Dogs Brewing

  • 9:00 pm –  The After Party (with Surprise Performers)
Golden Fairy Busker
Busking on the Streets of White Rock

Other Information

For more information about this and other events see the City of White Rock‘s website.

To learn more about the area see our article about White Rock.

For details about other Lower Mainland events throughout the year click Vancouver Festivals and Events.