Street Performing

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. If you are interested in participating in the 2024 Street Performer Series, you must submit the online application found here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 10.

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