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FRINGIN' AT OLD MARKET SQUARE


Set your 'out of office' reply to Gone Fringin' and head to Old Market Square for live entertainment, tasty food options, beverage pavilions and our popular vendor market.

LIVE MUSIC

Groove to free music on the Bell MTS Outdoor Stage, highlighted by the noon-hour weekday concert series and featured bands that turn the Square into one big dance party from 8pm until midnight.

Our lineup of local bands includes Botox Grampa, Big Broadway Singalong presented by the Village Conservatory, Doctor Rocktopus, Kim Reimer Band, Lady Muse and the Inspirations, Main Street Exiles, Mama Cutsworth, Shay Wolf and the Pups, sundayclub, The Love Letters, The Mariachi Ghost, The Remedies, Those Guys and many more!


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STREET PERFORMERS

Exciting street performers take the stage throughout the day, every day of the festival! Performing death-defying stunts or winning you over with comedy, these performers know how to work a crowd!
 

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RECHARGE AND RELAX

After a long day of Fringing, there’s nothing quite like the refreshing taste of a cold beer, cooler, glass of wine or Bubly at the Liquor Mart Patio and Torque Brewing Beer Tent. This year, we'll be offering a selection of Torque Brewing beers, including Blonde Ale, Buenazo Cerveza, Road Trip Hazy Pale Ale, Snapback IPA, Roadrunner Raspberry Wheat and Purple City Lavender Sour. Cheers to a delightful Fringing experience!
 

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FOOD TRUCKS

There are plenty of food options to satisfy any craving: Cochrane Creek Farm, India Palace Restaurant, KYU Grill, Lemon Heaven, Mini O’s Mini Donuts, Miss Christine’s Kitchen, Nucci’s Gelati, The Churro Stop, The Little Eggplant and The Meltdown. Take a moment to relax and have a bite while enjoying the entertainment onstage.
 

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VENDOR MARKET

Winnipeg isn't just full of talented performers but gifted artisans as well! Take a break from your busy Fringe schedule for some open-air browsing at our vendor market, located in the Red River College courtyard. 

Check out these featured vendors: Achie Collection, Bathala Scents and Natural Wellness, Bookman, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Dany Metal Art, Henna Tattoos by Sukh, LOV boutique, Luxx Studio Design Inc., Mariants Crystals, Nyco Rudolph, Prairie Breeze Folk Arts Studio, Shirom Arts Collections, Waves & Whatknot and Worth a Wink.
 

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SUPPORT THE ENTERTAINERS

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!

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 many 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.

PET POLICY

We love our furry four-legged friends, but we ask that 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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