Buskers festival kicks off today

Street performers are taking over Victoria during the Victoria International Buskers Festival

  • Jul. 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Dozens of international street performers are taking over Victoria for the next 10 days during the third annual Victoria International Buskers Festival.

The free festival includes world-class break dancers, acrobatic spectacles, stage plays and mimes on seven stages throughout the downtown core.

“We have more Quebec groups this year with performers who have worked with Cirque de Soleil,” said executive director John Vickers.

“We’re presenting well over one thousand hours in programming. It really is a spectacular amount of busker talent.”

Events run until 10 p.m. daily through July 28. Visit victoriabuskers.com or head downtown to find out more.