Due to funding issues, we unfortunately announce our 2017 season has been cancelled. We would like to thank both community and visitors alike who have contributed to making our event so welcomed over the past six years. We will keep you posted on our 2018 festival plans.

Ten days of incredible fun!

From July 14th to July 23rd, 2017 Victoria welcomes the world to our beautiful downtown! Professional street performers from our region as well as from across Canada, Europe, Sweden, Australia, South America and the US will converge for our sixth annual Victoria International Buskers Festival. Our event is a family oriented, free-to-attend festival presented on mostly outdoor stages. Tips to Buskers hats welcomed and appreciated!

Entertainers from around the world!

Entertainers include flame throwers, acrobats, magicians, jugglers, unicyclists, hula hoops, giant puppets, balloonists, musicians and more! You’ll be amazed by the outstanding depth of talent we present across downtown! Our shows activate daily at noon and run through to 10 pm. Hundreds of performances, hours of fun!

The Victoria International Buskers Festival Stage Locations

Waterfront Stages

Waterfront Stages

- Ship Point (2 stages)

- Enterprise Lot (by Red Fish/Blue Fish)

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Music Stages

- Bastion Square

Celebrating Francophone Culture Across Greater Victoria

Francophones have been in Fort Victoria since 1843 influencing culture and the community. Our original population was largely French. Overnight the Gold Rush changed the quiet french community of 450 souls to nearly 20 000 mostly English speaking newcomers. Today with some 7 000 "franco-columbien" families in Greater Victoria, supported by such organizations like Alliance Française, École Victor Brodeur, and the Société Francophone de Victoria, we are happy to celebrate our francophone heritage by highlighting French culture as a part of our line-up in the Victoria International Buskers Festival.


Fun for Everyone!

Over ten incredible days, we present over 100 hours in programming on mostly outdoor stages across our beautiful downtown. Be sure to visit our many Busk Stops, our International Food Village and take advantage of our various attractions!


Busk Stops

Visit us on Government Street where we present a host of street musicians at our Busk Stops.
International Food Village

International Food Village

We present tastes of many nations at our International Food Village on the waterfront. Be sure to check it out!
Whale Watching

Whale Watching

If you are up for a whale watching trip, contact our festival supporter Prince of Whales Whale Watching.