Performing artists and groups are invited to apply for a street performing permit if they wish to busk (collect tips) in Downtown Holland. Performers are welcome to perform everyday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm in approved locations and according to the rules and regulations established by City ordinance. Individual permits are $15 each and group permits are $25 each. (Restrictions do apply to group size and allowable group locations.) Permits are valid for the calendar year.
You can apply for a permit online can be purchased online with a credit card or by mailing the application in with a check (made out to the City of Holland) to the Downtown Holland office at 150 West 8th Street. Please contact the DDA office at 616.355.1050 or at [email protected] with any questions or clarification of the rules and regulations outlined in the Street Performer ordinance.
Please note that the Thursday night Street Performer Series, held Thursday nights from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm from June through August, is a separate programmed event by the Downtown Principal Shopping District (PSD) and obtaining a Street Performer Permit does not permit you to participate in the Series. The deadline to apply to participate in the 2023 Street Performer Series has now passed. Please email [email protected] to be placed on the application mailing list for 2024.