Best Festival

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Gold Winner Halifax International Busker Festival

Silver Winner Halifax Jazz Festival

Bronze Winner Halifax Pride Festival


Jugglers. Dancers. Fire-throwers. Joke-tellers. Stilt-walkers. World musicians. These are the people responsible for the shoulder-to-shoulder traffic that floods the Halifax waterfront during the first week of August each summer. The crowds are crazy, the applause can be heard for blocks---it’s accessible, reliable, family-friendly entertainment that doesn’t quit year after year. “A week of great fun with very talented people from around the world that doesn’t have to cost you a fortune,” praises one Busker-loving BOH voter. People love that this fest is *technically* free, but don’t forget to throw a little something in the performers’ hats. They certainly deserve it.

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