Let’s get wild in the great outdoors!

Don’t miss out on these special, FREE events throughout the Festival.



Festival Opening Ceremonies

Thursday, August 15 at 7pm
at the ATB Outdoor Stage

Join us for a unique, world-class performance by the internationally acclaimed Street Circus and Reuben Dot Dot Dot to kick off the 18th annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival! Come on down to the ATB Outdoor Stage and help us get this wild rumpus started!



Free for All

Friday, August 16 at 5pm
Saturday, August 17 at 5pm
Sunday, August 18 at 5pm

in the North Big Rock Beer Tent

Bring your Festival Guide and a highlighter, grab a drink, and get ready to make your must-see Fringe Festival show list as artists perform teasers of their shows.



Tap The Cask

Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30pm
in the South Big Rock Beer Tent

Each year our pals at Big Rock brew up a special cask just for fringers. Take a sip and meet the folks behind our favourite beers. Local media host Todd James will be tapping the cask.



Music Series

in the Maclab Development Group Wine Tent

Enjoy the talent of local musicians performing live on stage while you sip your chardonnay or favourite cocktail.

Friday, August 16: 7pm – 11pm
Saturday, August 17: 4pm – 11pm
Sunday, August 18: 4pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, August 22: 7pm – 9:30pm
Friday, August 23: 7pm – 11pm
Saturday, August 24: 4pm – 11pm
Sunday, August 25: 1pm – 6:30pm



It’s patio time!

No summer is complete without a stop at one of the Fringe Festival patios!

ATB Community Patio
This family-friendly patio is the perfect place to sit in the shade and watch the world go by. Located south of 85 Ave between Knox Church and the railroad tracks.

Maclab Development Group Wine Tent
Morning, noon, or night, the Maclab Development Group Wine Tent is the perfect perch during a hard day’s fringing. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun, or a glass of wine and live music in the afternoons and evenings. Persons under the age of 18 are permitted when accompanied by an adult. Located on 83 Ave between 103 and 104 St.

Hours:
Thursday, August 15: 6pm – Midnight
Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 24: 10am – Midnight
Sunday, August 25: 10am – 6pm

North Big Rock Beer Tent
The artists’ natural habitat and one of Edmonton’s best patios (though, we may be biased). Persons under the age of 18 are permitted when accompanied by an adult until 6:00 pm. Located south of 85 Ave and north of the railroad tracks.

South Big Rock Beer Tent
Located right in the heart of the Festival, it’s the perfect place to take a break while keeping an eye on the action. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Located behind the ATB Outdoor Stage.

Big Rock Beer Tent Hours:
Thursday, August 15: 6pm – Midnight
Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 24: 12Noon – Midnight
Sunday, August 25: 12 noon – 6:00 pm



Outdoor Performances & Artists

More than 50 buskers and street performers have come from all over the world to grace our Festival. With three outdoor stages and five street pitches, there’s adventure around every corner.

Outdoor Performances & Artists

Prepare to drop your jaw

KidsFringe Special Events

Fun for the littlest Fringer