The 5 Corners Buskers & Comedy festival combines super fun street entartainment and hip alternative venues. Top quality street performers bring family-friendly thrills during the day, and at night, indoor venues come alive with some of the region’s most hilarious comedy acts for the grown-ups. All of the fun happens around 5 Corners and Uptown White Rock. Over 1500 people enjoyed the 2019 festival, and the evening comedy shows were a sold-out smash!
2019’s festival featured comedians like Yumi Nagashima, Sunee Dhaliwal, Charlie Demers, Lizzie Allan, and Vancouver improv troupe The Fictionals in cool cafés. Buskers included magician John Ha, Korki & The Raincoast Clown Troupe, and musician Matt Hoyles.
In 2019, the White Rock BIA presented The 5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival in partnership with the City of White Rock. They were supported by a volunteer team that included Eric Y. LaPointe of And Now Cowork, Elaine Cheung of Hilarapy, and Michele Partridge, Your Confidence Coach. Although canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, we’re looking forward to reintroducing this event to White Rock as soon as public health restrictions on events are lifted!
Blessed with a funky vibe, the Five Corners neighbourhood is the home of White Rock’s arts & culture community. In addition to being home to Blue Frog Studios, the peninsula’s hottest live music venue, Five Corners also is the heart of White Rock’s vibrant café culture, including Grounds & Greens Café, Islands Café, Mr. Chu Tea & Coffee, Bean Around the World, and community favourite Laura’s Coffee Corner—several of which have played host to comedy events as part of this festival. There are so many great spots to enjoy a coffee with friends on a sunny day- either on a beautiful patio or while strolling along the tree-lined streets. It makes a wonderful setting to experience all the fun and surprises of live entertainment!