Buskers Festival. For three days in early August, magicians, circus artists, comedians, and other street performers entertain on three stages in downtown St. John's. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. 709/726--8244; www.downtownstjohns.com.
St. John's Storytelling Festival. Stories and songs are performed in venues inside and out, all around town, for one week each October. With something for every age, it's a special way to exerience Newfoundlanders' famous humor, quick wit, and unique turns of phrase. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. storytellingstjohns.ca/wp/.