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FRINGING AT OLD MARKET SQUARE

 

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

Washrooms/ATMs, etc.
 

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

Fringers can drop by and relax on our two licensed patios and relax in between shows or after a long day of Fringing with a cold beer, cooler or glass of wine. The Liquor Mart patio is open from noon-midnight daily. The Sleeman Beer Tent is open from 5pm-midnight Monday - Friday, and noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday. Both patios are open noon-10pm on Sunday, July 28.

While you're recharging in the shade, you can also enjoy entertainers and musicians on the Outdoor Stage, and satistfy your appetite with 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.

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NEW VENDOR MARKET curated by LUCKYGIRL

JULY 27 & 28, 3 to 9pm
The Fringe is excited to present our 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 market will once again be located on Arthur Street across from Old Market Square and will feature a lineup of 22 vendors.

Check out the list of vendors.


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!
THE HOCKEY CIRCUS SHOW - A fun tribute to hockey featuring acrobatics, juggling and circus stunts

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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. Check out the Mainstage schedule.


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

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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 from generous audiences like you - so make sure to give back when they pass the hat!

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 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

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