Busker Festivals happen all over the world in large cities and small towns–from Burlington, Vermont to Busan, South Korea. They are outdoor festivals that draw communities together to watch theater that is accessible to a wide ranging audience. There may be jugglers, face-painters, acrobats, comedians, clowns, balloons, hula-hoopers, musicians, and everything in between. Whatever your age, you can expect to laugh a lot and be wowed by skill and spectacle.
Tips for Buskers
While there is no fee to enter the festival, and everyone is invited, Buskers (or Street Performers) will ask for donations at the end of their shows. This is how Buskers make a living–traveling the world bringing entertainment to people of all walks of life–so if you can afford a tip, please be generous.
The Union Station Buskerfest
Since 2016 the annual Union Station Buskerfest has invigorated the Union Station Public Plaza (on the 105th Meridian), as well as the surrounding restaurants and businesses. Originally conceived by Dana Crawford, award-winning preservationist, the festival has hosted highly-skilled local and international performers and drawn in thousands of audience members from all over the greater Denver area.
Proceeds from select Union Station vendors will benefit Arts Street, an organization that encourages under-served youth to channel their artistic talents into positive activity.