During the festival, Old Market Square is brimming with entertainment and activity from noon to midnight every day. Locals and visitors converge to this cultural hub located in the city’s historic Exchange District, as it comes alive with incredible music, talented street performers, a variety of food options, beverage pavilions and merchant vendors.
Check out the line up of amazing local bands and musicians every day, including our weekday noon-hour concert series and our featured acts at 10pm nightly. Live bands include: JD Edwards Band, Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Apollo Suns, Romi Mayes, Papa Mambo, The Noble Thiefs and Mama Cutsworth.
Featured street performers: Chris without the Hat, Tianna The Traveler, The Big Wheel Show, The Circus Firemen and The Silver Starlets.
Satisfy your appetite with a variety of food trucks and vendors before, after or in between shows.Take a break and quench your thirst at the Sleeman Breweries Beer Tent and Liquor Mart Patio. Available seating is open to anyone looking to grab some shade, enjoy a bite to eat, or sit and enjoy the entertainment.
Beer Tent hours
Weekdays 5pm – 12am
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm – 12am
Daily 12pm – 12am
Enjoy local offerings like 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, RedBones, Meltdown, Nucci's Gelato and Sidewalk Sizzler.
After seeing a show on the outdoor stage at Old Market Square, wander over to our vendor court on Arthur St. and browse the wide variety of intriguing items available. Check out a wide variety of vendors such as Amethyst Crystal, Alpacaplus Imports, Bookman, Charming Curiosities, Danielle Friesen, Fimoman Guru, Friday Knights, Kirkatures, Mehndi /Henna Tattoos By Aruna, Pure Lynley and Ted Gulay.
The festival provides public washrooms at Old Market Square inside the Sleeman Breweries 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 beer tent and outside the entrance to the Liquor Mart Patio.
Though we love our furry four-legged friends, the Winnipeg Fringe recommends you leave your pets at home. The festival isn't animal friendly (no water stations, 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. Note that service dogs are allowed.
We ask you to show your gratitude to the talented street performers and line-up of great local bands on the Outdoor Stage. Since access to Old Market Square is free, our performers rely on the donations they receive from generous audiences like you – so make sure to give back and say thanks when they pass the hat!