Festival overview:

Friday Evening Busker Preview

September 28th, from 5-7 pm, is your chance to get a sneak preview of the music you’ll hear at the festival. Buskers will be performing throughout downtown to tickle your ear drums with delightful sound that is sure to have you coming back for more!

*NEW* Luminary Show

Experience the second annual Friday night Luminary Show on September 28th at 8:30 pm. The show will feature glowing, handmade, giant puppets from the Arts Parade. This show will be going by the Buskers Comedy Kickoff event at Gallery One, so gather in that area to take photos and enjoy!

*NEW* Buskers Comedy Kickoff at Gallery One

Did you love Brewfest Comedy Kickoff? So did we! We’re bringing it back for round two on Friday, September 28th, from 7-10 pm, with Buskers Comedy Kickoff. Doors will open at 6:30 pm at Gallery One. There will a short intermission so attendees can enjoy the Luminary Show. Tickets are on sale NOW and can be found here.

Arts Parade

September 29th, starting at 10 am, enjoy the annual Arts Parade featuring giant puppets, buskers, the Rodeo City Roller Girls, and more!

Busker Performances

Following the Arts Parade, the streets of downtown Ellensburg will be filled with performers from 11 am-3 pm! Don’t forget to visit our KVH Main Stage to see our 2018 performers. For a list of the day’s artists and activities, take a look at the schedule.

Kids Activities

Each year, Buskers in the Burg offers loads of entertainment for the kids, with inflatable bounce houses, face painting, chalk art, and children’s crafts. These are all available by suggested donation of 3 dollars per family.

Other local activities

We hope you also make time to visit the Kittitas County Farmers Market from 9am-1pm and shop or dine at our local downtown businesses. For more information on shopping and dining in downtown Ellensburg, visit the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s website. 

Vote for Your Favorite Busker

Vote for Your Favorite Busker

Online voting for your favorite busker will be open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. You can vote only once and will be unable to vote again after you submit your original choice.

Past Festival Highlights

Video: Past Busker Festival Highlights

For Further Information

Ellensburg Downtown Association
(509) 962-6246

Contact the Downtown Association