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

COVID outdoor policy/washrooms/ATMs, etc.

Head to the heart of the festival in Old Market Square and enjoy free and "pass the hat" entertainment. 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 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.


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.

This year's selection include Farm Dog, Fired Up — Mobile Wood Fired Pizza, India Palace Restaurant, KYU Grill, Little Bones, Mini O's Mini Donuts, Nucci's Gelati, The Churro Stop, The Little Eggplant, The Meltdown and The Walleye Wagon.

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

Applications are still open to join the market as a vendor! Come for all 12 days or only a few. Apply here.



Exciting street performers will take the stage throughout the day, every day of the festival!

Bell MTS Outdoor Stage schedule coming soon!

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Enjoy a great lineup of local bands every day. Our noon-hour series is returning to brighten your lunch hour, with entertainment continuing all day until midnight. Join us at night for music, dancing and good vibes!

This year's bands include Matt Zimmerman Band, The Kim Reimer Band, The Grey Jays, The Main Street Exiles, Sam Singer, Jared Adams, Romi Mayes, DJ Lazer Wolf, Pomelo, Papa Mambo, Bicycle Face, Julien's Daughter, Brandi Vezina, STELLAR, Slow Leaves, Smokebox, Two Crows for Comfort, Those Guys, Avenue 46, DJ Lil Win, Annaxis, Tyler Del Pino, Glassreel, Violet Vopni, Victoria Turko, Ian James and the Combo Breakers, Nadia Douglas, Doctor Rocktopus, VVONDER, The Letkeman Brothers, Amanie Illfated, Mama Cutsworth, Jackson Klippenstein and Dr. Hotbottom.

Bell MTS Outdoor Stage schedule coming soon!

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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.


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.


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.  


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