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29th October, 2021 // Battle of the Buskers // 3.30pm + 7.00pm // Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore

30th and 31st October, 2021// Buskers by the Lake // 10am - 6pm // Lake Kawana Eastern Foreshore, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Take-home souvenir copies of 'The Buskers Times' program will be available from our information centre, buskers bazaars, or roaming buskers volunteers - make sure to bag yourself a copy! It's FREE!

30th October // Déjà Voodoo // Matinee All Ages and 18+ Event // 5.30pm + 8.00pm // Venue 114, Bokarina

30th + 31st October // Sundowner Celebration // 6.30pm - 10.00pm // Heartlands Bar, Buskers by the Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast // 18+


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 at all events.


We'll be serving up flavour and flair on stage and on your plate!

Tastes of Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico are just a few of the featured cuisines that will tempt the taste buds of our 2021 crowds.


We'll be serving up a variety of beverages to wet your whistle and quench your festival thirst. There's a stage within the bar areas, with live music kicking off from 10.30am both days. 18+ only permitted.


We've got loads of options this year to keep those parking tickets at bay!

The Sunshine Coast Stadium carpark off Nicklin Way will be open and it's only $10 parking all day! 60% of revenue goes straight to the SES so they can purchase much needed emergency equipment.

We promote walking and cycling to the event and local on-street parking is another option - some leg work will be required. The industrial area arond Lake Kawana is near empty on the weekends with thousands of car spaces, leaving a short walk. When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties. Happy neighbours = annual event approval


We'll be keeping the kids at play (and bay) all weekend and they'll be getting creative with circus, arts and crafts, plus much more!

A designated area for Kids’ Creative Arts spaces including face painting, hoola hooping, tye die workshops and KidzArT featuring Kid Artistz aged 5-10 years guiding their own art sessions.


The Sunshine Coast is where those in the know come for an authentic experience that transcends other destinations. It’s welcoming and unaffected.

We are all about sun-drenched beaches, national parks and lush countryside plus a cosmopolitan lifestyle, epic events and climate that invites year-round swimming and surfing that just can’t be beat.

Discover it for real while you’re here for Buskers by the Lake in 2021! For more information on where to stay, places to see and the best food and drink on the coast, click here.


For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Sunshine Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue. Support and stay with those who support us!

MERCURE KAWANA WATERS - Just a hop and a skip (or a very short swim) from the festival. Call them direct on 07 5334 9500, mention Buskers by the Lake and they'll provide you a festival fan surprise. Click here to check them out!


Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information centre at the Lake Kawana finishing tower.


We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position. A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP! BYO alcohol is NOT PERMITTED and security will be on watch.

No worries if you forget your money honey! Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event. If you've not saved up enough buskers coins, we've also got you covered! Our 'buskers tip picks' will be for sale in $10 packs - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations! Please remember to TIP!