about the event

Event Director, Cindy Jensen was inspired during a trip to Thailand, after walking through an outdoor maze of colour, culture, flavour, rhythm and surprise.

Embarking on the approval process in late 2013, Cindy had no idea how the concept would be received and is overwhelmed at the interest and support from talent, vendors, community, volunteers and local business.

With over 10,000 people attending the inaugural festival in October 2014, there's no looking back! "Buskers by the Creek" is now firmly cemented in the Gold Coast event calendar and Cindy looks forward to bringing buskers creekside for many years to come!

Buskers by the Creek Inc is a registered Not For Profit organisation.

about event times

"Buskers by the Creek" will kick-off at 10am on the 17th October, with an action packed two days of awesome entertainment!  Download the event program here.

10am to 6pm on 17th and 18th October = Festival Fun!

about the program

Take-home souvenir copies will be available from our volunteer crew stationed in the festival tents - make sure to bag yourself a copy!  It's FREE!

about the food

We'll be serving up flavour and flair on stage and on your plate!

Tastes of Persia, Italy, Spain, Jamaica and Mexico are just a few of the featured cuisines that will tempt the taste buds of our 2015 crowds.

about the parking

We've got loads of options this year to keep those parking tickets at bay!

Currumbin Primary School have kindly opened their oval gates and will be offering $5 parking - it's just around the corner from Winders Park, on Philip Street.  The gates will be manned by their teachers and volunteers, with all funds generated going towards much needed educational material.

This year we have also implemented a courtesy "Busk" park and ride service, provided by Currumbin Coaches.  There are various pick up points around Currumbin Waters and Palm Beach, with drop off right where all the action is.  The buses will run approximately every 15 minutes.  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary donation tins will be accepting ride donations, with all monies going to their Wildlife Hospital.  Download route map here.

A designated "Drop Off Zone" will be stationed along Duringan Street, for those wishing to drop off family, friends or equipment before heading to find a park.  Look out for our welcoming volunteers dressed in top hats and wide grins!

We promote walking and cycling to the event, but for those opting to use public transport, a bus departs from The Pines Shopping Centre on an hourly basis. 

Given the unique venue, on-street parking is the main option and some leg work will be required.  When parking, we thank you for being mindful of our neighbours and not obstructing access to their properties.  Happy neighbours = annual event approval!

about the BARKING

BBTC is open to all, so your pooches can also kick back and enjoy the festivities. Remember: no leash = no entry.

about the kids zone

All entertainment is family friendly, with the added bonus of a Kids Zone incorporating arts, crafts and music related activities. 

Karma Kids will be offering hands-on craft ranging from $3-$10 and many other kids entertainment and activities will be stationed nearby.  Happy kids = Happy days!

Tony and Dee from Vivid Entity will also be on-ground, teaching juggling and hula skills to kids and adults of all ages.

about the park facilities

In order to accommodate the international food vendors and entertainers, internal carparks will be closed from Friday 16th October, to 5pm on Monday 19th October.

Winders Park is home to a number of BBQ areas which will be accessible throughout the weekend.  Toilet facilities are also available within the park grounds.

For those opting for menu alternatives, there is a selection of nearby takeaway food outlets and restaurants - keep an eye out for their festival specials!

about the accomModation

For those travelling from interstate who need to park up and rest their heads, the Southern Gold Coast has many accommodation options close to the festival venue.  Check out:

http://www.southerngoldcoast.com.au/accommodation 

about first aid

Not that we expect any injuries, but we'll have qualified first aid personnel on site and they'll be easily accessible from the information tents. 

about the alcohol free zone 

"Buskers by the Creek" is promoted as a family friendly and alcohol free event and therefore, no alcohol will be permitted within the park grounds.  No alcohol related issues = annual event approval. 

ABOUT WHAT TO BRING

We recommend you pack a picnic blanket or your favourite camp chair and lay claim to your preferred position.  A beach umbrella wouldn't go astray either and remember, SLIP, SLOP, SLAP!

No worries if you forget your money honey!  Thanks to ATM's On The Go, an ATM will be accessible at the event.