Other festivals on the Canadian Busker Fest circuit

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Throughout Europe, around Australia and New Zealand, dotting Asia and even throughout the Middle East, Busker Festivals are growing like wildfire. Here in Canada, busker festivals have been part of the urban cultural landscape for over 30 years. Year after year, Canadians from coast to coast are drawn to the magic that is busker festivals.

Although the Vancouver International Busker Festival is relatively new, it is part of an exploding national and international circuit of premier events. That’s exciting.

To get a sense of the extent to which the busker fest circuit has swept the nation, here’s an overview of each stop along the way.

Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Fest

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Image: Annual Downtown St John’s Busker Fest

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

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Image: Global News

Halifax International Busker Festival

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#4 - HALIFAX BUSKER FEST - PHOTO

Image: Premier Entertainment Group

Kingston Busker Rendevous

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#4 - Kingston Busker fest - Photo

Image: Downtown Kingston BIA

Niagara Falls Busker Fest

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#4 - Niagara Falls Busker Fest - Photo

Image: Niagara Falls Busker Fest

Ottawa Busker Festival

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#4 - Ottawa Busker Fest - Photo

Image: Orbital Entertainment

P.E.I. Busker Festival

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Image: Discover Charlottetown

Port Credit Busker Fest

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#4 - PORT CREDIT BUSKER FEST - PHOTO

Image: Downtown Kingston BIA

Scotiabank Busker Fest (Toronto)

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#4 - SCOTIABANK BUSKER FEST - Photo

Image: Epilepsy Toronto

Sault Sainte Marie Busker Fest

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Vancouver International Busker Festival
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Photo Credit: Piper McKenzie

Image: Piper McKenzie

Victoria International Buskers Festival

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#4 - Victoria International Busker Festival

Image: Victoria International Busker Festival

Sunlife Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival

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Photo Credit: Sunlife Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival

Image: Sunlife Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival

Vancouver International Busker Festival 2014

When: June 28 and 29

Time: noon to 10 p.m.

Where: Granville Street between Smithe and Dunsmuir

Website: www.vancouverbuskerfest.com

Facebook | @VanBuskFest

 

Enter the photo contest and WIN!

You could win a $200 Future Shop gift card by tagging your Busker Fest photos on Instagram with #VancityBusk. The most LIKES will win the prize! Contest runs from June 28 to 29.

 

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