The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival (DVBF) is a FREE five-day family-friendly community festival that showcases quirky and unique street talent from around the world. From Thursday, August 30th to Monday, September 3rd, Victoria will become a hub of busking talent with performers coming from far and wide – with a good dose of some home-grown Canadian talent thrown in! The festivities will have talents scattered at busking “Pitch Stops” across the downtown core that make for a fun-filled day for people of all ages. So bring the kiddies, parents, grandparents, loved ones and even your furry friends along to check out some of the world’s best and brightest busking stars!

The Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival is committed to being low impact.  The 2017 DVBF was a Carbon Neutral Festival and we are committed to keeping it green for 2018!!

A huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, performers, sponsors, vendors, and most importantly, our audience who came out and supported our 2017 Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival! We had such a blast!

Upcoming: Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival 2018!

We are working hard to bring you updates on the upcoming Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival for its second year! Check back over the following weeks to find out information about this busk-tastic event in Summer 2018. We can’t wait to tell you all about it!!!

In the meantime, take a peek at what the festival cooked up last year, and check out our Facebook page for updates HERE.

Applications for the 2018 Busker’s Festival are now closed.

We will be announcing this year’s line-up and locations starting in June!  If you have any questions or are interested in supporting this great community festival, please contact Michele Montgomery, Festival Organizer, at

2018 Sponsors

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Supporting Partners


Platinum Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Media Sponsors