Halifax’s International Busker Festival

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It is so good to be back in Halifax after roaming northern Nova Scotia seas over the past week or so.  Conveniently, the 26th annual Halifax International Busker Festival is on the go. On my break today, I quickly grabbed a much-needed Starbucks Mocha Lite Frappuccino (yes, slightly addicted) and took a stroll along the waterfront to see what the international performers were up to. Acts from Australia, Japan, Brazil, UK and of course, Canada, attracted large and enthusiastic crowds. In one hour I saw hoola-hoopers, jugglers, frozen statues, caricature artists, as well as numerous buskers with guitars and other unique instruments. The waterfront is bustling with activity – markets, food stores, six stages hosting hourly performances and a typically great, friendly Halifax atmosphere.

Of course I was my usual snap-happy self so have a look at the slide-show above.

If you are in Halifax this weekend, get down to the waterfront where the festival runs daily from 12 – 9 pm until Sunday. Our yacht is berthed right next to one of the stages so I look forward to performances from the galley window.

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