Burlington City Arts is proud to bring the Festival of Fools back to downtown Burlington on August 4-6 2023. The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music, and comedy for family audiences.

In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.

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The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. The three-day event features continuous street theater and performances to a bustling Church Street and City Hall Park audience. The Festival wraps up on Sunday with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.