Festival overview:

Friday Evening Busker Preview

September 29th, from 6-8 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!

Arts Parade

September 30th, 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! Vote for your favorite busker act and listen to the winners perform at the 21+ Busker Beer Bash that evening. Don’t forget to visit our KVH Main Stage to see our 2017 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, pony rides, chalk art, and children’s crafts. These are all available by suggested donation of 3 dollars per family.

Busker Beer & Wine Bash

Kick up your boots at the Buskers in the Burg after party! Dance the night away to the sounds of the top three buskers from the day’s festival. Enjoy beverages from local breweries and wineries while eating pizza from Pizza Colin. To purchase tickets, click here!

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 30th, 2017. 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