Denver Buskerfest will not be returning to Union Station this fall. Citing concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant, the festival’s coordinators have announced that the event, which was set for September 10-12, will now be delayed until 2022.
“In the sad news department, and after much thought, consideration and watching the heightened issues around the Delta variant, we have determined that it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone the Denver International Buskerfest at Union Station,” Danielle Dascalos, the festival’s PR rep, wrote in an email Monday. “This was a tough call. We considered that the event appeals to families, who may have unvaccinated young children.”
This year’s lineup included a number of international performers. Dascalos wrote that the decision to delay the festival was made in part out of deference to those performers.
Since 2016, Buskerfest has brought live comedy, circus, theatre and music acts, as well as street performance by stilt walkers and living statues, to downtown Denver. The festival gives audiences the chance to enjoy free public performances from renowned local and international artists. Buskerfest was set to return for its fifth year this September after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.