Vibrant international Street Performers will be hitting the streets of Auckland for the fifteenth time over Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2016. Acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, hula hoop artists, comedians and many others will rendezvous on Auckland’s Waterfront to create the electrifying atmosphere that is the Auckland International Buskers Festival!

The festival runs from Friday 29 January to Monday 1 February 2016. Shows start daily at 12 noon. Night Shows run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please see the programme page for the full schedule.

Buskers actually earn their living by ‘passing the hat’ so if you enjoy their performance let them know when the hat is passed to you. It is up to you to decide how much you will give them. How much would you expect to pay for a ticket to a similar performance at the theatre or circus?

So empty your piggy bank, pockets and swear jar for a handful of loose change. From the Viaduct to Queens Wharf, the streets will be transformed into a playground for some of the world’s most talented street performers. Come experience a world of madness and mayhem at the 2016 International Buskers Festival on Auckland’s Waterfront.