What is a busker, anyway? Put simply, a busker is a street performer: a mime, juggler, sword swallower, guitarist, or unicyclist. The term covers a broad spectrum, indeed. If you’ve ever questioned whether or not someone you’ve seen on the street is a busker, they likely (99% of the time) are. The Spring Busker Festival is a celebration of that art and performance—what some may call the biggest stage, the street. These artists have perfected their craft in front of the most unforgiving audiences around. On March 29th and 30th, you can witness first-hand just how special these artists are.
2014’s lineup brings excellent acts to San Diego’s waterfront gem, Seaport Village. Past acts have included performers fire twirling and juggling, knife throwing, fire eating, stand-up comedy, tricks on freestanding ladders, pogo sticking aerials, Chinese circus tricks and pole acts, and one-man-bands, among countless others. There are truly events and performers for everyone. And the festival is free! Of course, the performers rely on tips from audiences to support their endeavors. For the night owls, "Buskers After Dark" is an 18 and older show from 7 to 10PM specializing in "untamed" performances. Drinks, DJs, and insane acts fuel the late-night magic. This evening event is also free.