2016 Fringe Festival
City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts
September 9-24, 2016
Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
Now in its 19th year, the 2015 Fringe Festival is one of Philadelphia’s signature fall arts events with progressive performances from artists across the globe.
Presented by FringeArts, the Fringe Festival features hundreds of dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken-word performances in traditional venues, but also on street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants. It’s offbeat, daring and avant-garde with lots of artistic cross-pollination.
Curated and organized by FringeArts, festival features presented performances and neighborhood shows open to all artists. The festival’s performances and complementary events span an incredible range of genres, often pushing limits beyond traditional artistic boundaries.
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Each year, Feastival brings together Philadelphia’s top culinary artists in support of FringeArts and the Fringe Festival. One of the top events of the year, Feastival features more than 75 area chefs, live entertainment and hundreds of guests.
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Influenced by Edinburgh, the granddaddy of all Fringe Festivals, five Philadelphia artists banded together in 1997 to create an outlet for other contemporary and experimental performers to present their works. What began as a five-day event, the Fringe Festival has grown into more than two weeks of high-quality, highly innovative artistic presentations.
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