Port Credit Busker Fest
August 18 to 20, 2017

About Port Credit Busker Fest

Port Credit Busker Fest is an international street performer festival, beginning in 2006 put on by the Business Improvement Association to complement Port Credit's thriving entertainment scene.

Presenting the most sought after circus-type acts in the world; featuring high energy circle shows and eccentric roving characters throughout The Village. This three day event is located on the beautiful waterfront of Mississauga, Ontario.

#PCBuskerFest will keep you entertained all weekend long. There are no gate fees but we please ask you to tip the buskers.

Port Credit BIA

The Port Credit BIA is a people-driven and people-powered organization which was formed in 1977 by a group of business owners with a vision that many say has come to fruition. Port Credit today is a vibrant waterfront community, brimming with history, culture and personality. With its small town charm and big city amenities, Port Credit is often referred to as the Jewel in the Crown of Mississauga.

Our business community is very diverse and boasts over 400 unique businesses. We have terrific shops of all kinds from clothing, books, music and giftware to health foods and home decor. Fast becoming the City's Entertainment District, our many restaurants, cafes and patios offer food and drinks from all over the globe, and live music 7 days a week. The Port Credit BIA has a full range of well established professional services that include legal, medical, financial, travel, internet and a growing variety of health and well being cent's.

Without the many volunteers who attend meetings, organize special events, make phone calls, and whatever else we require of them, the Association would not be as successful as we are in implementing the many programs that promote Port Credit as a vibrant, exciting place to live, work, and play.

The Port Credit Business Improvement Association is managed by a Board of Directors and committees comprised of local business owners and our area Councillor for the City of Mississauga. The ultimate goal of the BIA is to provide an environment that supports the role of the area as a place for shopping, dining, entertainment and financial and professional services.

About the Producer

Phil LeConte

Over the last 20 years Phil LeConte has been a professional performing variety artist based in Waterloo. His company, The Silly People, has a global reputation for producing high quality variety performances. With The Silly People, he has performed in over twenty countries, every Province in Canada, and at over 400 events and international festivals.

In 2002 he produced, directed, and performed an indoor variety show which led to the creation of a series that ran for 4 years and 25 shows. These shows allowed him to build his reputation in the Waterloo Region and gave him the opportunity to work with many local and international artists. The success of these indoor shows lead to the creation of the Waterloo Arts Festival.

Following the 5 year run of that event, he created the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival. That Comedy festival was designed to attract world class comedians from all over the world, and to offer a three day experience in the Waterloo Region that compares to other international comedy festival like Just For Laughs, the Halifax International Comedy Festival and the Winnipeg International Comedy Festival.

Now after 9 years, the Comedy Festivals have expanded to Port Credit and Burlington making his events the second largest in Ontario.

All of his performing and festival experience has culminated with the Port Credit Busker Festival where he will take the helm and pour his creative blood into an event that supports the art form that is his first love and passion.

"Not-so" Historical Walking Tour presented by... The Kamikaze Fireflies

Why take a walking tour of Port Credit? Because there is far too much depth and complexity to this gem of a city to appreciate it from a tour bus or atop a ludicrous Segway.
Port Credit is known as one of the greatest cities in the world, but even the residents of this "Paris, but BETTER!," city don't know its fascinating history. One part ghost tour, one part history tour, one eighth architecture tour, and five sixteenths food tour, this in depth examination of the pride of Canada will leave you happy, leave you smarter, and will surely leave you in the city that every soul on earth wants to live in, Port Credit!

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