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Arts Parade | Buskers in the Burg - Ellensburg, WA

Arts Parade


Arts Parade

Giant Puppets, Masks, and Sculptors

In 2012, local puppeteer Brian Kooser invaded the streets of Downtown Ellensburg dressed as a giant robot and was the hit of that year’s festival. Ever since then, giant puppets, costumed children, and buskers have thrown an Arts Parade on Saturday morning at 10 am as the official kick-off for the Busker in the Burg festival. After the parade, the puppets may be seen roaming throughout downtown.

Beginning of Arts Parade

Local Puppeter Brian Kooser orchestrates the beginning of the 2015 Busker Festival Arts Parade.

Prior to the festival each year, Kooser offers several puppet-making workshops in which he shares more than 20 years of celebration art experience and provides the necessary tools for participants of all ages and skill levels to create their own celebration pieces. The puppets are made possible by funding from the Ellensburg Downtown Association and the Ellensburg Arts Commission.

If you would like to be involved with making this year’s puppets, email Taylor Castillo at Taylor@EllensburgDowntown.org for more info.

For Further Information

Ellensburg Downtown Association
(509) 962-6246

Contact the Downtown Association