Buskers by the Lake

Festivals and Celebrations

31 Oct 2020 to 31 Oct 2021 Annual Event

Celebrated as Australia’s largest busking festival, ‘Buskers by the Lake’ is a weekend of magic, mystique and marvel. Be under no illusion and prepare yourself for the glitz and glam, vivacious energy and extravagent party!

In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Lake Kawana. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise.

From samba struts to Afro-Brazilian drum rhythms, from award winning musicians and talented teens, from swing to sword swallowing, “Buskers by the Lake” this year will see even more incredible entertainment, jaw dropping tricks, daring world record attempts and waterborne magic. Due to popular demand, the floating half-pipe is also making a come back with BMX and skateboarding daredevils preparing to ignite!

Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all taste buds and artisans will be showcasing their creative wares and talents.

Side Street Events – See website for further details.

Come and ‘Discover the Undiscovered’!


Bar Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly Public Toilet


Entry to the festival is free, however please remember to tip. The performers are only paid by the generosity of the crowds.

Please refer to website for tickets prices to their ‘Battle of the Buskers’, ‘Freaks and Beats’ and ‘Official Closing Party’.

Event Dates

Annual Event

31 Oct 2020 to 31 Oct 2021

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