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FRINGING AT OLD MARKET SQUARE


Head to the heart of the festival in Old Market Square and enjoy free and "pass the hat" entertainment from noon to midnight daily. The historic cultural hub located in the city's Exchange District is where locals and visitors gather to enjoy incredible music, talented street performers, tasty food options, beverage pavilions and merchant vendors.

RECHARGE AND RELAX

Our two licensed patios are open from noon to midnight and Fringers can drop by and relax in between shows or after a long day of Fringing with a cold beer, cooler or glass of wine.

While you're recharging in the shade, you can also enjoy some of the entertainers and musicians on the Outdoor Stage, and satistfy your appetite with some tasty items from our diverse group of food vendors.

FOOD TRUCKS

Better Than Baba's, Fired Up - Mobile Wood Fired PIzza, Habanero Sombrero, India Palace Restaurant, KYU Grill, Lemon Heaven, Little Bones Wings, Mini O's Mini Donuts, Nucci's Gelati, Sidewalk Sizzler, The Meltdown, The Little Eggplant - Italian Street Food.

NEW VENDOR MARKET curated by LUCKYGIRL

JULY 20 & 21/JULY 27 & 28, 3 to 9pm
The Fringe is excited to present our 2019 vendor market in partnership with Luckygirl Pop Up. Luckygirl has put together some amazing street market events in the Exchange District over the last six years, offering an eclectic and diverse range of local crafts, clothing, jewelry, art and so much more.

The vendor makret will once again be located on Arthur Street across from Old Market Square and will feature a lineup of 22 vendors each day.

 

FEATURED STREET PERFORMERS

LISA LOTTIE - Feats of flexibility and some of the most impressive hula hoop tricks!
REUBEN DOTDOTDOT - Defying gravity and death with acrobatic stunts!
AARON IMPOSSIBLE - Daredevil rope walking and expert fire//knife/juggling!
 

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy a great lineup of local bands every day, including our weekday noon-hour concert series and our featured acts at 8 & 10pm nightly.

FUBUKI DAIKO
COLOUR BY NUMBERS
APOLLO SUNS
DR. HOTBOTTOM
PAPA MAMBO
ROMI MAYES
THE FU FU CHI CHI CHOIR
SLOW LEAVES
THE NOBLE THIEFS
MAMA CUTSWORTH
DIRTY CATFISH BRASS BAND


SUPPORT THE ENTERTAINERS

We ask you to say thanks to the talented street performers and rocking local bands on the Outdoor Stage. Since access to Old Market Square is free, our performers rely on donations audiences like you - so make sure to give back when they pass the hat at the end of their show!

WASHROOMS AND ATMS

The festival provides public washrooms at Old Market Square inside the Sleeman Beer Tent and on King Street beside the Red River College Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. We encourage Fringers to be conscientious and use festival facilities in lieu of surrounding businesses. Since our beverage pavilions and food vendors only accept cash, ATMS are available inside the Info Tent in the Red River College Courtyard inside the Sleeman Beer Tent and outside the entrance to the LIquor Mart Patio.

PET POLICY

We love our furry four-legged friends, but we recommend you leave your pets at home. The festival isn't animal friendly (hot pavement, crowded atmosphere that may overwhelm your pet), and festival goers may not be comfortable around pets. Our goal is to keep the festival safe and comfortable for all visitors.Please note that service dogs are allowed.  


PHOTOS BY LEIF NORMAN