FRINGING AT OLD MARKET SQUARE
During the festival, Old Market Square in the Exchange District is the hub for everything you’ll need to refuel and recharge before your next Fringe show. With a variety of entertainment, merchant vendors and plenty of tasty food and beverage options, there’s no better place to beat the heat or relax after a full day of Fringing.
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Listen to a host of great local bands each day of the festival on our Outdoor Stage, including our noon-hour concert series and in the evening when the tempo picks up with our nightly featured acts at 8 and 10 pm.
Here are just some of the bands you can look forward to seeing!
Adam Hanney & Co. • Dirty Catfish Brass Band • Dr. Hotbottom • Greg Arcade • The JD Edwards Band • Mama Cutsworth • Mise en Scene • The New Meanies • The Noble Thiefs • Odanah • Paisley • The Perms • Renée Lamoureux • Romi Mayes Band • Sapphire Empire • Sc Mira • The Small Glories • Ten Years On • Tin Can Bandits • VIKINGS
GRAB A COLD ONE
Open daily from noon until midnight, our Okanagan Spring Beer Tent and Liquor Mart Patio are perfect spots to sit, relax and quench your thirst. Travelling with some pint-sized Fringers? Minors are welcome in any of our beverage pavilions when accompanied by an adult. Available seating is open to anyone looking to grab some shade, enjoy a bite to eat, or simply sit and enjoy the entertainment in the square. Weekends can be busy, so get there early with your group to snap up a table and get a prime view of the Outdoor Stage.
SATISFY YOUR APPETITE & YOUR SHOPPING CRAVING
Our onsite food vendors are open each day from noon until midnight. Stay fueled by choosing from an array of tasty local offerings that include Better Than Baba’s, Fired Up Wood Fired Pizza, Habanero Sombrero, India Palace Restaurant, Little Bones Wings, Mini O’s Mini Donuts, Nucci’s Gelati, Sidewalk Sizzler, Lemon Heaven, Stella’s Catering and more!
After seeing a show on the outdoor stage at Old Market Square, you can wander over to our vendor court and browse the wide variety of intriguing items available from these vendors: Alicja Confections, Amethyst Crystal Ore and Boulders, bohotopia, Bookman, Kirkatures, Leda & Spark, M and D Aromatherapy, Mehndi-Henna Tattoos by Aruna, ZSJ Silks, INNOVA ART, CRAFT & DESIGN, guru-fimoman, Blue Danube Crafts, Olgas Jewellery , Lakeshore.
WASHROOMS AND ATMS
For your convenience, the festival provides public washrooms at Old Market Square inside the Okanagan Spring Beer Tent and on King Street beside the Red River College Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. Since our beverage pavilions and food vendors only accept cash, three ATMs are available inside the Info Tent in the Red River college Courtyard, inside the beer tent and outside the entrance to the Liquor Mart Patio. Unless you’re a paying customer, we encourage Fringers to be conscientious and use festival facilities in lieu of surrounding businesses.
SHOW YOUR GRATITUDE
Enjoying the show? Please support the outdoor entertainers and get into the spirit of the Fringe by tossing in some cash when they “pass the hat.” Since access to Old Market Square is free and we don’t charge admission for the live entertainment, our street performers rely on the donations they receive from generous audiences – so make sure you say thank you!
PHOTOS BY LEIF NORMAN & LEAH BORCHERT