Street Performers Around the World

You've seen them: fire walkers, gold fixtures and levitators. From California to India, street performers make their living entertaining tourists and locals. Take a closer look at these modern marvels
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Street Performer in a Green Suit on London's Oxford Street

Oxford Street is known as the shopping mecca of London. Its annual traffic-free day, which happens around Christmas, allows local street performers to entertain pedestrians as they walk in and out of popular boutiques.

Unicyclist in Downtown Vancouver, British Colombia

This unicyclist in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, was a great distraction for tourists during the Winter Olympics in 2010.

Fire Juggler in Pietrasanta, Italy

A street performer juggles with fire in front of a sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero in Pietrasanta, Italy. The performer entertained pedestrians as they waited for the unveiling of the “Fernando Botero: Designer and Sculptor” exhibit, which displayed 80 sculptures and drawings along the streets of Pietrasanta.

Brazilian Street Performer in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian street performer Carlos Clay, an inline skater known as Jacaré dos Patins, shows off his skills in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

Indian Street Performer Re-enactments of Charlie Chaplin's " The Tramp" in Mumbai

Indian street performer Somnath Sohavane entertains crowds with his re-enactment of Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" at Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India promenade.

A Woman Stands on a Street Performer Who Lies on Shards of Broken Glass in Venice Beach, CA

A woman stands on Terry Hernandez, a Venice Beach, CA, street performer, as he lies on shards of broken glass during an Independence Day weekend celebration. 

A Man Appears to Levitate on a Pole in Rome

A street performer gets second glances as he appears to sit on the end of a pole near the Colosseum in Rome.

Contortionist Zlata Performs at a Bus Stop in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Contortionist Zlata performs at a bus stop in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, to promote the International Contortionist Convention.

Street Performer Covered in Gold, Stands as a Baseball Player in San Diego Petco Park

Street performer Chris Hutcherson poses for fans in front of San Diego's Petco Park on opening day of the baseball season, before a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.

Juggler Performs at London's Covent Garden

A popular place for street performers, London's Covent Garden is home to an array of entertainers, including this juggler.

Street Performer Covered in Gold Paint, Performs in Covent Garden London

London's famous Floating and Levitating Man, covered in gold paint, performs in Covent Garden.