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FRINGING AT OLD MARKET SQUARE

 

Live music | Street performers | Patios | Food trucks | Vendor market

COVID outdoor policy/washrooms/ATMs, etc.
 

The heart of the festival is in Old Market Square. Here, in the historic cultural hub of the city's Exchange District, you can enjoy free and "pass the hat" entertainment, incredible music, talented street performers, tasty food options, beverage pavilions and merchant vendors.
 

LIVE MUSIC

Every year a great lineup of local bands take the stage every day. A noon-hour series takes place to brighten your lunch hour, with entertainment continuing all day until midnight. At night, join us for music, dancing and good vibes!


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FEATURED STREET PERFORMERS

Exciting street performers will take the stage throughout the day, every day of the festival! Performing death-defying stunts or winning you over with comedy, these performers know how to work a crowd!

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RECHARGE AND RELAX

Fringers can drop by and relax in our beer gardens between shows or after a long day of Fringing with a cold beer, cooler or glass of wine. The beer gardens are open noon to midnight daily. 

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

FOOD TRUCKS

There are plenty of food options provided by the fantasitc food vendors on site to satisfy any craving. Come down and have a bite while enjoying the entertainment on the nearby Bell MTS Outdoor Stage.

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VENDOR MARKET

Take a break from your busy Fringe schedule for some open-air browsing at our vendor market, located in the Red River College Courtyard. 
 

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SUPPORT THE ENTERTAINERS

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

COVID Policy – Outdoors

  • Patrons are not required to show proof of vaccination to attend shows at Old Market Square.
  • Patrons may choose to wear a mask or not, based on their comfort level.
  • All Fringe staff and volunteers are vaccinated.

WASHROOMS AND ATMS

The festival provides public washrooms and a changing station at Old Market Square 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 patios and food vendors only accept cash, ATMS are available inside the Info Tent in the Red River College Courtyard, in the Beer Tent and outside the entrance to the 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

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