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Your Buskers by the Lake Festival Guide

We're just days away from an action-packed weekend of mystique, magic and marvel at Australia's largest busking festival!

And to ensure you and your friends have an epic time, we've put together our top tips and tricks for the weekend.

Have any questions? Check out our FAQs or get in touch.

We are a COVID Safe Event
Please wear a face mask when entering, exiting and moving around the event or when social distancing can’t be maintained. Check in is required on entry.


When and where
The Buskers by the Lake Festival is held at Lake Kawana - Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina. The Festival is open Sat 30 and Sun 31 October from 10am - 6pm each day.


Parking
Need somewhere to park? The Sunshine Coast Stadium carpark off Nicklin Way will be open and it's only $10 parking all day. Plus, 60% of revenue goes straight to the SES.
Pre-book online to guarantee your park here.


What to bring
BYO alcohol is NOT PERMITTED and security will be on watch, so please do not bring your own drinks or eskies.

Remember to slip, slop, slap at the festival! If you’re wanting to bring shade we will permit small structures such as umbrellas, however gazebos are a no-go. We also recommend you bring your own fold up chairs and picnic rugs to sit and enjoy the music.


Don't forget to tip!
Our buskers are only paid by the gratuities of our crowds, so please tip. We keep our ticket prices extremely low so you can fill your purse with an extra stash of cash to share amongst the buskers.


Sorry, no furry friends
We are not a pet-friendly festival so please leave your pets at home too.


Dress for the occasion
Get your festival swagger ready – we want everyone dressed to impress with a sprinkle of sparkle, if even a touch of tinsel. Remember, we are an outdoors festival so be prepared for all types of weather. Shoes are a must too (closed in and comfortable are always best)!


Taste the world
We'll have heaps of food vendors serving up an international menu all weekend long, with something delicious to tempt all tastebuds.


Our bars will be cashless
Our bars will be cashless, so get ready to tap 'n go! Visa, Mastercard or Amex debit or credit cards are accepted. No worries if you do forget your money honey! An ATM will be accessible at the event too.


Spot your fave performers
From award-winning musicians to circus stunts, comedy, teen prodigies, and sword swallowing, we've got over 300 performers set to entertain across 14 stages!

View the program here



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