Patios | Food trucks | Vendor market | Street performers | Live music
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.
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.
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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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.
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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COLOUR BY NUMBERS
THE FU FU CHI CHI CHOIR
THE NOBLE THIEFS
DIRTY CATFISH BRASS BAND
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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!
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