Official Mackinaw City Chamber of Tourism

Great Lakes Invitational Busker Festival

Tuesday, Jul 16th-20th, 2019

Great Lakes Invitational Busker Festival

Come to the Mackinaw Crossings July 16-21st in Mackinaw City to witness an International Celebration of Street Theater!

  • Family Friendly
  • Sword Swallowers
  • Escape Artists
  • Jugglers & More!
Performers from all over the world! Performances non-stop Wednesday-Sunday from noon until dark! Come join the fun, you will see things you will remember the rest of your life!
Buskermania in Mackinaw has grown and now means lots of street theater in Mackinaw Crossings all summer long, and on the 3rd weekend in July it's the "Great Lakes Invitational Busker Festival"! Tentatively on the schedule will be John Park from Toronto, Ontario, John is known for getting huge crowds with his comedy juggling/stunt show! Also featured will be the Dallas and Nick Show from Clearwater Beach, Florida. Dallas is known to thousands as the "Human Volcano" and is now teamed with his son Nick, a talented escape artist, in a thrilling action comedy show that'll put you on the edge of your seat! Look for Michigan's long lost son, home from the sea, Cap'n Michael Beans from Leverick's Bay, BVI. He's the biggest sea-dog in the Caribbean where he has performed his Happy Arrr Show for the past 30 years, but as a wee sea-pup of 16 he was a busker in Mackinaw City! You'll see Clark Lewis, World-class sword swallower, master juggler, and one of Michigan's hottest variety acts! Look for Crazy Richard, the Godfather of Michigan Busking, and "Da Fly'n Zambonis" featuring the U.P.'s best and only jugglers, Oivo 'n Toivo, in a rare south of the Bridge performance as part of their "All Da Way Across America Tour" from De Tour ta Dulut'. Also featured that week will be the amazing acrobatics of "Twisted Style Free Running". They'll depart Mackinaw for the World Free Running Competition in Colorado where #2 in the World Dustin Hejka will go for #1! She's a mermaid, she's a fairy, she's Brittany Adams from Northport, a Lake Michigan town that is famous for sightings of both! Your kids are going to go crazy over her! There will be lots more, put this one on your calendar!
Price: Free
Location:
Mackinaw Crossings
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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