Seaport Village Hosts Spring Busker Festival - NBC 7 San Diego

Seaport Village Hosts Spring Busker Festival

The festival, featuring jaw-dropping street performers, rolls into Seaport Village Mar. 29-30



    Festival Brings Sideshow Fun

    If you go to Seaport Village this weekend, you may be asking yourself, “Is that a statue, or did that guy just move?” The best street performers from around the world will be there for the 8th Annual Busker Festival. NBC 7’s Whitney Southwick introduces us to one of the show’s acts. (Published Thursday, March 27, 2014)

    What do acrobats, jugglers, a didgeridoo player and a fire-eating sword swallower all have in common? Well, besides quirky party tricks, masters of those types of talents will all take over San Diego’s Seaport Village for the Spring Busker Festival.

    The festival, which brings renowned street performers to Seaport Village, will take place Saturday, Mar. 29, and Sunday, Mar. 30, from noon to 6 p.m.

    The event – now in its 8th year – is free and open to the public. Of course, in true busker spirit, tips for the performers are always appreciated.

    Each year, the festival strives to bring the very best street performers from around the world to entertain the crowds on the bay front at Seaport Village.

    This year’s lineup includes a comedic juggler who also happens to ride a unicycle, a performer known as “The Balloon Man,” who specializes in a human balloon act, a team of elite street dancers featured on “America’s Got Talent” and a YouTube drumming sensation hailing all the way from Norway, among other acts.

    In addition to the all-ages daytime Busker Festival, there will also be a special “Buskers After Dark” for the 18 and older crowd. This event is set for Saturday from 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and will feature a live DJ and $1 beer specials.

    Some participating Seaport Village eateries will offer special throughout the show, including $1 select beers with the purchase of a fish taco at Marion’s Fish Market and buy one large ice cream get one free at Ben & Jerry’s.

    Parking for the festival is available in the regular Seaport Village parking lots, where guests pay $3 for the first two hours with validation from a village business and $2 every 30 minutes thereafter.

    If you’d rather park a little further away, there’s always the ABM parking lot on the corner of Pacific Highway and West Broadway. Parking there costs $12 for up to 10 hours and a free shuttle will run every 15 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both days of the Busker Festival.

    To learn more about the event and the buskers performing this year, visit this website.

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