The heart of the festival is in Old Market Square. Here, in the historic cultural hub of the city's Exchange District, you can enjoy free music and "pass the hat" entertainment on the Bell MTS Outdoor Stage surrounded by endless options for delicious food, refreshing drinks and local merchant vendors.
Every year a great lineup of local bands take the stage every day. A noon-hour concert series takes place to brighten your lunch hour, with entertainment continuing all day (and night). At 8pm until midnight, featured bands take the stage and turn the Square into one big dance party.
Exciting street performers will 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!
Fringing is a lot of work! Take a break and relax surrounded by street performers, live music, food and beverages. Old Market Square has it all!
After a long day of Fringing, nothing feels better than a cold beer, cooler or glass of wine, all available at our licensed beer gardens. Pair that with a snack from one of our diverse food vendors and you're ready to chill.
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.
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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.
You'll find books, art, ceramics, beadwork, jewelry and more!
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!
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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