Busker Kid Zone Classes and Experiences

The ultimate experience for kids or kids at heart to learn how to perform all your favorite circus and street theatre acts. Learn from the professionals at Seaport Village's annual Busker Fest. This year introducing Busker University! Think America Ninja Warrior, Cirque De Soleil, The Muppets, and more!


Gwen Wagner

Ballet with Gwen Wagner

Ballet is a beautiful and classical type of dance! Participants in the ballet class will first learn some beginner technique and practice it on the floor. Then, everyone will learn and perform a simple routine incorporating the moves they have just learned!

Busker's Slime Journey

Busker's Slime Journey

The Busker's Slime Journey will immerse you in a world of sensory wonder, full of challenge and reward! Visit the slimy Affirmation Excavation station, complete a Busker's Challenge, venture through the Transformation Tunnel, and, finally, receive a special Busker's Reward slime gift to take home!

Cirque Quirk

Nathaniel Allenby from Cirque Quirk will be teaching children of all ages how to juggle! Come to the Kid's Zone at 4:30PM to learn step-by-step how to comfortably juggle 3 balls, scarves, rings, hoops or clubs!

Drum Dialogues with Matthew Love

Drum Dialogues with Matthew Love

We facilitate group drumming, getting people in sync within moments. Through sharing drums and traditional rhythms from west Africa we bring groups together in complex harmony through simple to learn methods. Great for those who think they don’t have rhythm and those who never miss a beat. Feel supported and celebrated using your voice in a group conversation of rhythm supported expression.

EcoArts Creation Station

EcoArts Creation Station

Join the EcoArt Teachers at Parachute Studio for a fun, immersive activity where we'll repurpose materials into creative projects! Kids will love making beautiful chandeliers out of everyday, commonly discarded items with an emphasis on the "4 R's"; Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Let your inner artist shine as we draw, paint, weave, and craft together.

Hip Hop with Gwen Wagner

Hip hop is an eclectic and hard-hitting type of dance. Participants in the hip hop class will be taught a fun beginner hip hop routine with big movements and easy sequences. They will then get a chance to practice and perform it!

Kids Yoga with Raya Yoga

Kids Yoga with Raya Yoga

Children will learn beginning level postures, gratitude, mindfulness and meditation through games, sound healing and mini sequence. We'll explore honoring the space within, respecting each others space, a chance to shine as a leading example while balancing play and learning, calm and silly chaos, structured fun and free play!

KidWonder: Kinetic Learning Academy

KidWonder: Kinetic Learning Academy

The first and only American Ninja Warrior gym in San Diego. Gymnastics & Ninja Warrior Facility located in Ocean Beach. Come check out the booth to see if you can make it through our mini-course to win some awesome prizes. We teach the kids how to follow their passion and establish major confidence.

South Bay Circus

South Bay Circus

Erica Saben is a wirewalker and circus generalist who has taught and performed all over the world. This workshop will give kids and parents the opportunity to try their hand at wire walking in a controlled and safe environment.

That’s Handtastic Hand Puppet Company

Henri Steals an Elephant - One morning when Henri sees the circus is looking for new acts he decides to steal an elephant with dreams of teaching him some new tricks. Hand and shadow puppets. Hilarious fun for all ages.

The Spaceship That Fell in my Backyard

When a shiny spaceship lands in Emilia's backyard she meets URR, from planet Goopda, who has traveled here to promote universal peace. The two learn about working together as they sing their way through the day's adventures. Children and adults alike will enjoy these catchy songs and with easy to learn dance moves!

Tim Kern Emcee

Tim Kern Emcee

Since 1988, I’ve been entertaining professionally for audiences of all ages, right here in San Diego as well as in Seattle and New Orleans. A natural ham with many skills, a true variety entertainer. My friendly, outgoing personality lends itself to any role or occasion and has landed me many enjoyable and prominent roles. I’ve been a featured entertainer at the Seattle Space Needle, a stage performer at Enchanted Village Amusement Park, a guest Elvis on Channel 8 TV, Doc Terry for 5 years at the World Famous San Diego Zoo and I am the loveable mascot “Captain Picnic” for San Diego’s Original Picnic Company, Picnic People since 1997. I am happy to be one of San Diego’s Goodwill Ambassadors.