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Fireguy Photo courtesy of DowntownVictoria.ca

There’s been some confusion around Victoria’s Busking Festival scene, and that’s not without reason. The Victoria International Buskers Festival was cancelled for 2017, but the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival still has the green light, and it’s happening this week!

1 – Circus Acts

A busker festival is a perfect place to see stunts you’ve never dreamed of. With numerous circus-based acts, you’re sure to see a high-stakes show no matter what day you choose to attend.

The options include Eddy Eighty‘s retro-themed theatrics, Duo Looky‘s amazing performances, and The Unicycling Unicorn‘s brilliant balancing act… and that’s just on Tuesday!

Eddy Eighty. . . Photo courtesy of DowntownVictoria.ca

2 – Magic

One of the recurring treats of the 2017 festival will be Nathaniel Rankin. A world-travelling magician, Rankin has honed his skills to perfection. He’s played everywhere from sidewalks to stadiums over the course of his career. Rankin’s slight of hand and bewildering feats will surely be a highlight of the week.

3 – Dance 

Australian crew Beat The Streets will be tearing up Victoria’s stages for the next six days. A mix of comedy, break dancing, and tap dancing, their act promises an exceptional and unique brand of entertainment.

You can watch them headline Tuesday night’s opening round of shows or catch up with them at any of their later performances.

4 – Music

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival isn’t just a treat for the eyes, it’s also a treat for the ears! Several musical artists will make their way into town, adding a wonderful soundtrack to festivities.

Among the wealth of artists is Peter Rabbit, a bucket drummer who’s toured with Kanye West and appeared in a Rihanna music video.

5 – Food

Ship Point will not only be the site of world-class entertainment and iconic water views but also the place to be for delicious food. A selection of top-notch local food trucks such as Greek on The Street, Indecent Risotto, L’Authentique, and Puerto Vallarta Amigos Mexican Food will all be available. In addition, Driftwood Brewery and Lemon Heaven will be on hand to serve up delightful summer beverages.

Map & Schedule

Now that you’ve got an idea of what you’ll experience, all that’s left is to make plans. Check out the official schedule by clicking here, or just head down to any of the venues on the map below.

Buskers fest map

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