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Fringe Festival

September 6-23, 2018

City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts

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Overview

Each year, the Fringe Festival brings local, national and international art to Philadelphia with a more than two-week-long extravaganza drawing upwards of 40,000 people.

This year’s lineup features more than 100 theater, dance, comedy, visual art and spoken word shows curated by festival organizer FringeArts. The 2018 Fringe Festival sees some of these celebrated Philadelphia acts return with groundbreaking world premieres.

The excitement touches every corner of the city, spreading from the FringeArts headquarters along the Delaware River to South Philly, the Northwest, Kensington and every neighborhood in between.

Acclaimed international performers bring progressive performances to Philadelphia’s largest stages. Meanwhile, much-loved and up-and-coming local artists present expansive low-cost art at venues ranging from the conventional to the unlikely.

History

The Fringe Festival boasts more than two weeks of high-quality, highly innovative artistic presentations.

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.

Don’t Miss

Each year, FEASTIVAL brings together Philadelphia’s top culinary artists in support of FringeArts and the Fringe Festival. One of the top culinary events of the year, FEASTIVAL features more than 70 area restaurants, live entertainment and hundreds of guests.

The 2018 event (on Thursday, September 27) pairs restaurant representatives from five of Philadelphia’s most culinary-driven neighborhoods and encourages collaboration across cuisines and styles.

This benefit for FringeArts should not be missed.

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For more information on the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and ticketing details, click the button below.

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