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Monday, 25 June 2018 10:53

2018 GP Street Performers Festival - at Dave Barr Arena Featured

2018 GP STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

 

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2018 GRANDE PRAIRIE INTERNATIONAL STREET PERFORMERS FESTIVAL

READY FOR RAIN

 

CHANGE OF VENUE.  The 2018 Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival is moving indoors to the Dave Barr Arena.

 

"You can expect to see everything we had planned for our new venue downtown: Feature acts, roving acts, face painting, balloon twisting, food and merchandise vendors and the ATB Financial KidZone."

 

The Festival organizers are grateful to the City of Grande Prairie and the Dave Barr Arena for helping to prepare for this last-minute change.  "This is the first time in our 18-year history," says organizer Wayne Ayling, "that we've been threatened with rain for the entire weekend.  The show must go on and we will welcome everyone to come to the Dave Barr Arena to enjoy the fabulous performers that have come from around the world to entertain us here."

 

The fun starts at 4:30 on Friday, July 20 and continues until 6:00pm Sunday at the Dave Barr Arena - 9535 Prairie Road in Grande Prairie.

 

Friday, July 20​ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 21​ 1100 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 22​ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (circle of performers at 5pm)

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TIPS TO HELP YOU ENJOY THE STREET PERFORMER FESTIVAL

For your comfort, safety and overall enjoyment of the festival, here are some tips:

  • The festival is a free community event, however as Street Performers do pass the hat for your donation, we encourage you to bring cash to the festival. Street Performers make their living doing this - please be generous!
  • Change is available at the Information booth.
  • Performers' appearance may be different than what you see in the program – these are multi-talented folks!

Festival Dictionary

  • 'Busking' is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. Buskers do just about anything that people find entertaining: acrobatics, balloon modelling, card tricks, clowning, comedy, contortions & escapes, dance, fire eating, juggling, mime, solo or group musical performances, puppeteering, street art, street theatre or even sword swallowing!
  • 'Performance Circles' are like mainstage acts but they begin at random times. See the "UP NEXT" whiteboards at the information booth.
  • 'Roving Performers' wander up and down the arena and can be seen throughout the festival – watch for them, too!

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Start Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
  • Start Time: 4:30pm
  • End Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
  • End Time: 6pm
  • Location:


    Dave Barr Arena
    9535 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie, AB

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