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Thursday August 30, 2018 12:00pm – Monday September 3, 2018 6:00pm

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!!





The festival will be showcasing international and national street performers for five days across the downtown core.  Times are listed below:


Date Location Start Time End time
Thursday, August 30 – OPENING NIGHT Centennial – 2 stages 5 pm 10 pm
Friday Aug 31 – Sunday Sept 2 Centennial – Main 11 am 10 pm
Centennial – Douglas Street 11:30 am 9 pm
Bastion Square 11 am 9 pm
Market Square 11:45 pm 7 pm
Monday, September 3 Centennial – Main 11 am 6 pm
Centennial – Douglas Street 12 pm 5:30 pm
Bastion Square 11:30 am 5 pm
Market Square 11:30 am 4:30 pm



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Art · Cultural Event · Festivals
Various Venues
Victoria, BC