We are located in the heart of Old Strathcona, so parking in our immediate area is limited.

Our main site is one block north of Whyte Avenue, and is very close to residential neighbourhoods. It is important that all Fringe staff, volunteers, and festival goers respect our neighbours. Please obey street signs and traffic laws, park appropriately, keep the grounds litter free, and be mindful of noise after 11:00pm.

Edmonton Marathon

Edmonton Marathon is happening Sunday Aug 20 – please keep this event route in mind as you plan your visit & routes to shows!

Pogo CarShare

If driving is your best option, consider using Pogo CarShare services. With 24/7 access to cars located all across Edmonton, pogo-ing is a simple solution to fringing. Just download the app to locate and unlock cars – it’s that easy! Parking, gas, even insurance is included.

Use the promo code FRINGE17 for free membership and 15 free driving minutes.

Festival Shuttle Service

If you are travelling between the main Festival site in Old Strathcona and The French Quarter venues, catch the FREE Fringe Shuttle sponsored by the Old Strathcona Businesses and The French Quarter.

Stops includes 83 Ave & Gateway Blvd, Venue 4 – Academy at King Edward, and Venue 5 – King Edward Elementary School, and La Cite.

August 17 – 27 Noon to Midnight

Leaves Gateway Stop :00 and :30

Leaves French Quarter Stop :15 and :45 (all times are approximate)

Edmonton Transit Service

Bus Routes 4, 7, 52, 57, 94, and 327 stop along Whyte Avenue close to the ATB Financial Arts Barns and the Festival site.

You can use this ETS tool to plan your trip.


Most venues are within walking distance of each other. During peak traffic times the sidewalks to and from venues are busy, so please give yourself plenty of time to make your way through the Festival.


Thanks to our partners at the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, we have a bicycle parking lot, just south of the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (Venue 8, 8426 Gateway Blvd).

Please be advised that these lots are not always monitored and cyclists leave their bicycles at their own risk.

The City of Edmonton also provides public bike racks in front of Next Act Pub (8224 104 St NW) and near Starbucks (10370 82 Ave NW).

For safety purposes we ask that you please refrain from cycling through the grounds during Festival.

High Level Streetcar

The Streetcar is the perfect mode of transportation when traveling to and from north of the river. And, the Edmonton Radial Railway Society increases the frequency of its trips to Old Strathcona during the Festival. You can view the schedule here.


Year-round metered parking and lots are readily available throughout Old Strathcona. These are the three closest paid parking lots:

  • East of the ATB Financial Arts Barns [in the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market parking lot]
  • West of the Fringe sit on 83 Avenue and 104 Street
  • Southwest on 81 Avenue and 105 Street

You can also use this map to find additional paid parking options in the area.

During Festival parking in our immediate area becomes much more limited, so we encourage you to use public and alternate transportation. If you do need to drive, please help us be good neighbours and resist the urge to park along the residential side streets – it’s the closest thing to a driveway a city-dweller has.