It is with a heavy heart that we announce cancellation of the 3rd Annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival, which was scheduled to take place Thursday July 23 thru Sunday July 26, 2020.

Health and safety is our top priority and due to the COVID 19 pandemic, it will not be possible to host a safe and successful buskers festival this year. This is a disappointing announcement however we remain hopeful looking forward to an incredible festival in 2021! Thank you to our incredible Kamloops International Buskers Festival grantors, sponsors, community partners, performers, artists, vendors and volunteers for your ongoing commitment and support.

4 DAYS OF INCREDIBLE FUN!

Kamloops welcomes the world to our beautiful Riverside Park! Professional street performers from the local region, across Canada, and around the world, will converge for the 3rd Annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival July 22-25, 2021! This event is a family oriented, FREE TO ATTEND festival presented on outdoor stages. Tips to Buskers hats welcomed and appreciated!

ENTERTAINERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Entertainers include acrobats, magicians, jugglers, hula hoops, artists, musicians and more! You’ll be amazed by the outstanding depth of talent! Shows activate Thursday thru Sunday until 9PM daily!

STAGE LOCATIONS

There will be two stages located in the east end of Riverside Park and a third stage located on the west end near the waterpark. Multiple busk stop locations throughout Riverside Park will feature an amazing variety of local buskers and artisans. Entertainment, art, music and more!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

While it is free to attend the Kamloops International Buskers Festival, the performers do work for gratuities! Each performer welcomes tips at the end of their performance which goes directly to that performer or act. This is how they earn their living as they travel the world to perform at street festivals.

FOOD VILLAGE AT RIVERSIDE PARK

Join us in a culinary adventure at the International Buskers Festival. We will be featuring many of our local food trucks to provide festival goers with amazing options!

WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL KAMLOOPS

Kamloops, located in the BC Interior, is more than a city, it’s a state of mind. Resting on the shores of two picturesque rivers, the landscapes invite a sense of improvised adventure. The arts and culture scene is positively bursting at the seams. Find weird and wonderful back alley murals, take in a gallery exhibition. Discover your new favourite live artist at a variety of unique and intimate venues, absorb the sweet sounds of Music in the Park. Dive into the historical details through stories about infamous train robbers, cowboys, fur traders or spend an afternoon in the Kamloops Museum and Archives. Be amazed by twisty single-track bike trails and windy walkways. Poke around local shops and boutiques. Sample an assortment that promises to satisfy and satiate even the most discerning of palates. Indulge in a burgeoning bevy of wineries, craft breweries, restaurants and cafés that are overflowing with culinary enthusiasm and intensity. Kamloops is a city for every season. It’s a place for families, urban and rural adventurers to go off the grid and discover the unexpected along the way.
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