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Halifax Busker Festival

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Halifax, NS




Electrifying performers will take to multiple stages for six days of incredible international and local performances, including FlameOz, Alakazam, Victor Rubilar, Lisa Lottie, Rhythm Works, Pogo Fred, Reuben dotdotdot, Sara Twister, The Positive Brothers, The Street Circus, Michael James, and Olé!, with more!

The festival typically sees over 250,000 visitors annually. “We anticipate these numbers will remain the same, if not increase because of the expansion,” explains Hendrickson. “The past two years have put into perspective what this festival means to the city. We've had time to look at where we have come from and where we need to go. People have grown up with the festival, so it seems natural for the festival to incorporate both sides of the harbour.”

“For more than three decades the Halifax Busker Festival has been a beloved annual tradition for folks of all ages, and I am thrilled to welcome the festival to Dartmouth! With so many wonderful restaurants and shops nearby, these incredible performances will become part of what makes this place so special,” says Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

Produced by Premiere Entertainment Group, Halifax Busker Festival is supported by the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canadian Heritage, City of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Develop Nova Scotia, Alderney Landing, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, Bell Radio, Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and supported by the Atlantic Buskers Festival Society.