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UPDATE: Bad weather won’t dampen Street Performers Festival

UPDATE: With a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Grande Prairie throughout Friday evening, those looking to take in the first night of the Street Performers Festival are wondering what will happen if the clouds open up.

A spokesperson for the City of Grande Prairie tells, “In the event of inclement weather, the City will work with the festival to find an indoor location and make an announcement at that time.”

More information will be made available if the decision is made.

Jugglers, acrobats, musicians and more are gearing up to hit the streets of Grande Prairie. The 19th annual Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival starts this Friday on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.

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The event will feature 22 performers from Ontario, the United States, Italy, Ireland, England, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

Two performers from Grande Prairie will also be participating including visual and performance artist Marcia Tofer and hula hoop artist Amanda Panda.

The weekend kicks off on the 19th and runs from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s events will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival is free to attend but performers will be accepting donations.

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