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Acrobats, comedians and fire-breathers, oh my!

Head to Seaport Village to see the only Busker Festival in Southern California! Professionals from across the country are coming to town to perform their bizarre talents from knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Check out this two day event and shop, dine and enjoy the one-of-a-kind entertainment live. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 849 West Harbor Drive, downtown. Free for all ages. (

Ever dream of having all of those unique, talented street performers you see in cities like Boston and San Francisco together in one place? Now’s your chance to check out professional buskers, or street performers, perform bizarre and interesting acts. The Spring Busker Festival will be taking over Seaport Village in San Diego on Saturday, Mar. 5 to Sunday, Mar. 6 from 12 to 6 p.m. each day.

The event will offer a little bit of everything, with buskers traveling in from all over the country to perform. San Diego-based performers, CREW, will be on deck to showcase their musical chops. CREW is a percussion group that utilizes everyday objects to perform a musical showcase of rhythm and movement.

Check out other acts like Martika Daniels, hailing from Kansas City. Her show consists of walking barefoot across broken glass lit with fire, amongst other seemingly impossible tasks. Another awesome show to see will be Pogo Fred of Ohio, a Guinness World Record-holder for his pogo-stick expertise.

Beyond this, see acrobats, comedians, circus performers, sword-swallowers, unicyclers and much more at this festival of unparalleled talent.

On Saturday, Mar. 5, those who are 18-and-older can also visit the Buskers After Dark party from 7 to 10 p.m., which will feature live DJs, adult beverages and all of the talents listed above.

Various food vendors will be on-site for both days of the event. The festival is free to attend and performers will be accepting tips.

For more information about the Spring Busker Festival, visit

Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Drive, downtown.

Source: DiscoverSD