19th August, 2022 // Battle of the Buskers // 3.30pm + 7.00pm // Eleven Dive Bar, Maroochydore
20th + 21st August, 2022 // Buskers by the Lake // 10am - 6pm // Lake Kawana Eastern Foreshore, Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina
Take-home souvenir copies of 'The Buskers Times' program are included in your ticket price!
20th August, 2022 // Déjà Voodoo - Resurrection // Matinee All Ages and 18+ Event // 5.30pm + 8.00pm // Venue 114, Bokarina
20th + 21st August, 2022 // Sundowner Celebration // 6.30pm - 10.00pm // Waterfront Bar, Buskers by the Lake, Sportsmans Drive, Bokarina, Sunshine Coast // 18+
We'll adhere to any government directives at the time of the festival, to ensure the safety of everyone.
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 2022 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 permitted with adult supervision only.
So our unicyclists and street performers can produce their magic, we will be partly closing Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina from 5.00am on Saturday 20th August through to 12.00am on Monday 22nd August. But there's loads of options to keep those parking tickets at bay!
We promote walking and cycling to the event and local on-street parking is another option - some leg work will be required. There's thousands of on-street car spaces around the neighbourhood, 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.
We value the importance of collaboration and thought there was no better way to showcase the amazing array of artists and artisans the Sunshine Coast has tucked away, than to join forces with the amazing crew at Sunshine Coast Collective Markets.
Candace and Kodan's market started back in 2016 and like 'Buskers by the Lake', has become a modern day treasure hunt - not knowing what you’ll find or who you’ll meet, but knowing that you’ve entered a place that is special and full of unique gems.
Be sure to bag yourself some unique take-home souvenirs, made locally, by locals!
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 2022! 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 at our information container - remember a busker is someone who entertains in a public place for donations! Please remember to TIP!