Kemptville Buskerfest is located along Prescott st. in the historic Downtown in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Just 30 mins from ottawa we are a small community thats known for its incredible trails and events.
Parking is available at the Municipal Centre located at 285 44, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 - Free shuttles to and from the parking lot. Park and walk locations include NGDHS, South Branch Public School and Riverside Park Ball Diamond 3.
The Festival is free admission and everyone is welcome - but we do encourage you to tip the performers.
Busking is the one form of entertainment that allows you to watch the show, and then decide how much to pay. Performers at the festival make their money by what is placed in their hats!
We encourage people to bring water, a small snack, something to sit on (blanket, pillow, folding chair) and, of course, a hat and sun screen! If the weather seems gray, bring an umbrella just in case. Our shows will often go on, even in the rain.
The event runs rain or shine so prepare for the weather! Hats & sunscreen encouraged, umbrellas for backup.
A Reusable Water bottle to use at refill station located in zone 3 ( Old NGDHS lawn near the Law office of Connie Lamble)
Tips for buskers & cash for vendors and food trucks.
Picnic Blankets & Small lawn chairs are permitted but spots can NOT be reserved - please be conscious of the view of those around you and avoid having lawn chairs in the centre of the street.
Food trucks & restaurants are located on-site but snacks are welcome!
Street performing is one of the most honest forms of entertainment – it allows you to watch the show, and then decide how much to pay for all that laughter and amazement.
Kemptville Buskerfest is a one day event celebrating unique street talent, immersing you in the sublime. Featuring street performers, musicians, comedy, and fun for the entire family. Audience members will be taken on a journey of awe, shock and amazement through the historic storytelling and fun that can be found in our downtown core. You won’t want to miss out on the activities planned including breathtaking acts, unique vendors and interactive entertainment. Kemptville Buskerfest has just begun to make its mark in our historic downtown and excited to bring more action, excitement, and wonder to our local community each year.
May 20th is currently set for 12mm of rain throughout the day - bring your umbrellas just in case!