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Anacortes Buskerfest 2017, presented by the City of Anacortes & The Anacortes Arts Festival
Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Downtown Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WAAnacortes Open Streets
Join us in our beautiful waterfront town, to show off your talent during the Open Streets Anacortes event. This is the third year for Open Streets, an event where we close our main street and encourage everyone to bike, roller skate, skateboard, walk, whatever their preference and just play in the streets! This year, the first year of Buskerfest, we are ready to add a new element and entertain our visitors. Buskers will be placed throughout the event along Commercial Avenue. Our downtown corridor is a popular stomping ground for both locals and visitors alike. Our summer festivals and events are a great place to find happy, engaged, fun people and that audience is a natural fit for this year’s Buskerfest Anacortes.

Busker JugglerDefinition of BUSKER: A person who entertains in a public place for donations

How this busker event works: All buskers must submit an application to participate.  If a non-approved vendor comes to the event, we will do our best to accommodate the performer with a location that is non-disruptive to the approved buskers and the event in general.

Money, Money, Money: Approved buskers will be a part of a People’s Choice Competition and eligible to win one of two prizes (First place votes = $250, Second place votes = $100).  The winners will be notified at 2:00p.m. of their awards. Additionally, there will be 10 approved buskers, who each receive a $50 stipend from us for participating. All buskers are welcome to put out tip / donations jars / hats / cases / whatever. Busker Living Statue

Appropriate Family Friendly Entertainers include: musicians, magicians, mimes, balloon artists, sketch artists, dancers, martial arts, jugglers, theatrical performers, puppeteers, face painters, etc.

Patience Disclaimer: We hope that as artists and entertainers, you will appreciate our efforts to make this fun for everyone. Suggestions are always welcome and we will do our best to accommodate busker needs.  Our goal is to create a fun, eclectic entertainment event that showcases performers and puts smiles on the faces of the people coming to Buskerfest & Open Streets Anacortes.

Complete a Buskerfest 2017 Application and return it to us by August 11, 2017.