Best Free Event

Halifax International Busker Festival

The thing about the festival that we’ve always liked it that second word up there: international. These performers come from far and wide, and though there is something of a circus atmosphere in the family-friendly waterfront locales, at more highbrow venues these people would be considered hideously talented performance artists, expressing their fine art through fire breathing, juggling, comedy and acts of physical grace and contortion. What we’re saying is, you never know what you’re going to get for those 10 days in the summer. You know where we’ll be in August 2009.

1st Runner-up: Pride Parade/Week

2nd Runner-up: Atlantic Jazz Festival Tent