Sunday, May 31st

4th st SW from
13 Ave S. - Elbow Dr.


Add Spice to the Festivities

Busker Permits avaibale April 1st 2015

Many things at Lilac Festival create a fun loving atmosphere. One part of the enjoyment is watching street performers. Street Performers include jugglers, magicians, musicians, poets, and balloon artists. These colorful characters add spice and life to our festival year after year!

Street Perfromers for the 2015 Lilac Festival:

  • Street perfromers are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • There will designated zones and each performer which will be scheduled for two 45 minute sessions on 4th Street. These times will be provided when purchasing a permit from the 4th Street Festival Society office at 201- 501 18th Avenue Sw Calgary, Alberta T2S 0C7
  • BUSKER PERMITS WILL NOT BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT.  The last day to purchase is the Friday before Lilac Festival.

You can conact Shannon if you require further information.

Your Personal Information:
Performing Name:
Contact Name:
Postal Code:

Payment & Schedule: Please note that payment MUST be made by Friday May 29, 2015 in order to receive a permit, map of performance locations and schedule.

Two - Three, 45 minute performance times are issued per performer. The festival space and performance times are limited and will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.


If selling merchandise (work of registered performer only): Retail Permit - $40.00

If performing only: Regular Permit - $10.00

Type of performance. Please give a detailed description.
Promotional material provided, the items submitted: (Video/DVD : Photo : CD : Press kit : Other )
Number of performer’s
Prior experience:

Busker Terms & Conditions
For the 4th Street Lilac Festival
Sunday May 31, 2015

1. Buskers are considered performance artists which would include musicians, jugglers, magicians, poets, balloon artists and actors. Face painters, crafts people, psychics, tarot card readers and painters do not fit into this category and would be considered a vendor at the event. Vendor registration can be found on our website at

2. Payment must be made in person at the Lilac Festival Office (201 – 501 18th Ave. SW) by Friday May 29, 2015 in order to be given a valid 4th Street Lilac Festival busking permit, performance times and map of BUSKER ZONE locations. A registration form must be accompanied by payment in order to secure your place.


4. Only registered buskers are authorized to perform within the designated BUSKER ZONES at the 4th Street Lilac Festival. Pre-determined scheduled times between 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM will be made at the time of permit purchase on a first come first serve basis. There are a limited number of times available. These performance times will be monitored and enforced at all times during the day.

5. A valid permit must be displayed during ALL performances.

6. This is a family event and immediate removal will be enforced if there is any inappropriate behavior such as the use of profanity, intoxication, offensive conduct or unsuitable attire. Physical or verbal abuse to anyone at the 4th Street Lilac Festival is not permitted. Removal from the event site can be enforced by event organizers, site managers, security or Calgary Police Service. This could also result in a permanent performance suspension from the 4th Street Lilac Festival.

7. Under no circumstances can fire or dangerous props be used as part of an act unless approved by The City Of Calgary Fire Department. A copy of this permit must then be provided to Lilac Festival organizers at registration.

8. Buskers are not allowed to sell merchandise unless a “retail permit” was purchased and the applicable permit was provided by the 4th Street Lilac Festival. Items being sold can only be the work of the registered performer(s) or group and can only be offered for sale during performance.

9. Interfering with programmed entertainment on any of the 4th Street Lilac Festival stages will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the event site. This can be enforced by security, event organizers, site managers, stage managers and Calgary Police Service.

10. Buskers are not to obstruct street vendors, designated sponsor sites, children’s area, any emergency facilities and non-barricaded streets. You must perform during the predetermined scheduled times within the designated BUSKER ZONES only and remain within these areas. BUSKER ZONES will be clearly marked on the roadways.

11. No sound system, public address or amplification that would require any electrical service is permitted.

12. If under the age of 16 a parent or guardian’s consent is required (please see bottom of registration form). Parental supervision is also required the day of the event.

13. No smoking, alcoholic beverages or drugs are permitted on the event site.

14. Buskers may receive donations for their performances. Aggressive solicitation for receipt of donations is not tolerated.

15. Only small (2x2 feet maximum) signs, banners or displays related to the performer are acceptable. The 4th Street Lilac Festival reserves the right to remove these signs if they interfere with vendors, business activity, event related programs, pedestrian or vehicle traffic, or if it obstructs views or any other signs.

16. Performers must not in any way act as representatives/employees of the 4th Street Lilac Festival.

17. All rules and regulations are enforceable by the 4th Street Lilac Festival organizers, site managers, security, stage managers and Calgary Police Service.

For further information contact the Lilac Festival Office at 403.229.0902
201 – 501 18th Ave. SW