The Lakeshore Art Festival features a street party atmosphere that highlights many forms of artistic expression including acrobatics, acting/theatre, balloon making, comedy, dancing, juggling, magic, music, poetry, etc.

If you are interested in being a street performer at the Lakeshore Art Festival, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Thank you!

Applications without a video may not be reviewed. Videos may be emailed to
Street performers will not be paid by the Festival; however, busking for tips will be allowed. Busking is the practice of performing in public places for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money.
Tumbling, stilt-walking, cycling, acrobatics, certain activities using fire, and others are considered "extraordinary" activities. I also understand that if granted a permit, I will perform in accordance with the rules and regulations of the City of Muskegon, MI, and Lakeshore Art Festival (Organizations). I understand that if this ordinance is violated, my permission is subjected to revocation, and I am subject to removal. I also indemnify the City of Muskegon, MI, and Lakeshore Art Festival (Organizations), its officials, employees and agents from any liability arising (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) out of my street performance. Consent and release for story, likeness, and voice: I give permission to the City of Muskegon, MI, and Lakeshore Art Festival (Organizations) to use (including but not limited to taking photographs and making audio recordings or videos), without charge and without reservation, all or a portion of my story including my likeness and my voice in promoting these organizations. I acknowledge that editorial changes may be made as deemed suitable by the Organizations. Whether or not changes are made, I waive my rights of action I may have and release the Organizations from any and all claims I may have arising from the use, publication, and changes in the content, including any rights to sue for defamation or violation of rights of privacy or rights of publicity.


Be part of the fun by joining the Lakeshore Art Festival Team!