As of July 11 Victoria will become the hub for talent via busking! Performers come from far and wide to this family-friendly community festival – with some homemade local talent thrown in! This annual event is presented by the Downtown Victoria Business Association in partnership with the Greater Victoria Harbour Agency, Tourism Victoria, and the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria.
Scattered around Victoria’s downtown core will be pop-up “Pitch Stop” locations where you can expect to see buskers entertaining and inspiring local passersby. These stops will include:
- The Bay Centre
- Ship Point (the main festival site)
- Bastion Square
- Millie’s Lane (opposite Agrius Restaurant) & CRD Square
- Market Square
Not only will you get to see some world-class entertainment amidst iconic ocean views, but also enjoy some delicious food from the nearby food trucks! Indecent Risotto, Greek on the Street, Puerto Vallarta Amigos Mexican Food, L’Authentique, and Driftwood Brewery and Lemon Heaven will be serving up some delightful summer cuisine and beverages!
This will be a low-impact festival, so full recycling, water refill stations, and bicycle parking will be available at the Ship Point pitch stop. You can also contribute to creating some green power by hopping onto the bike-powered sound system at the Market Square’s pitch stop – helmet not required!
Event Name: Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival
Date: Tuesday, July 11 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time: 11am to 11pm
Location: Various venues, downtown Victoria
Official website: http://victoriabuskers.com/