Buskers to perform Family Day in advance of July festival

The full celebration won't kick off until July, but Kamloopsians can get an early taste of the International Buskers Festival this Family Day.

Performances from the Busker Festival performers The Street Circus will be part of the city's annual Family Day Festival. Manitoba-based duo Daniel and Kimberley Craig will perform modern circus acts, including hand-to-hand acrobatics, fire juggling, hula hooping and comedy routines. The act will also include plenty of audience participation.

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"It's an opportunity to promote the July festival and also enhance our Family Day event here at the TCC," said Sean Smith, business operations and events supervisor for the city.

The Family Day Festival will also feature live entertainment, crafts, games, face-painting and food vendors. It will take place at the Tournament Capital Centre on Monday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Street Circus is set to perform at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

Street Circus is one of seven acts slated to perform in the Tournament Capital this summer during the Busker Festival, which will run from July 26 to July 29.

"Think magic tricks, juggling, acrobatics and general family entertainment," Smith said of the lineup.

Each act will perform eight times during the festival, which will include three stages in Riverside Park, as well as a roaming fourth stage that will go to other community events.

"We're thinking things like the Farmers' Market on Saturday and the Victoria Street merchant's market," Smith said.

The Busker Festival was held in downtown Victoria for six years before organizers decided to move the event to Kamloops, citing funding issues.

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