The Street Artists Festival brings together some thirty groups of artists who present about 200 shows free of charge during this three-day festival. The old town of Vevey transforms itself into a vast big top of jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, fire-eaters, mimers and artists from all over the world, performing for the enjoyment of young and old. A jury composed up of showpeople and local personalities judges the artists and, at the end of the competition, awards a Gold Cobblestone to the winner. The public is also invited to vote, by awarding the "Special Public Prize". On Sunday, the larger shows are presented in the Place Scanavin and neighbouring streets. The Festival of Vevey has become the rendez-vous that marks the end of the school holidays, a festival for young and old in a convivial and wholesome atmosphere.
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