september, 2019

10sepAll Day21Rochester Fringe Festival(All Day) One Fringe Place, 77 Gibbs St

Event Details

Rochester Fringe Festival

A 12-day multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival showcasing theater, comedy, visual arts, family entertainment, music, dance, spoken word, opera, poetry, and literature. 

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival | Erich Camping

Photo Courtesy of Erich Camping

Celebrate the uniqueness of art at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on September 10 – 21, 2019. Breaking records every year, the Rochester Fringe Festival generates over 78,000 attendees with over 500 performances and events. The Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the largest and most successful fringe festivals in the nation and one of Rochester’s biggest, most anticipated festivals. 

Watch shows at the Spiegeltent, Spiegelgard, outdoor music, and even kids day. Kids day is filled with tons of fun including chalk art, pumpkin painting, and Cirque du Fringe: Sideshow! Grab a bite at the festival’s food trucks and local bars to ensure that you have a full day of entertainment, food, and an all-around unforgettable experience!

Origins of the Rochester Fringe Festival

In 1947, the newly establish Edinburgh International Festival took place in Scotland. Eight theatre groups were denied entry, but decided to perform regardless on “the fringe” of the festival. From here, the Fringe was born. The Rochester Fringe is a not-for-profit corporation led by several of Rochester’s cultural institutions, including the George Eastman Museum, Geva Theatre Center, and Garth Fagan Dance.

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival | David Schiffhauer

Photo Courtesy of David Schiffhauer

KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival | David Schiffhauer

Photo Courtesy of David Schiffhauer

Take Amtrak to the Rochester Fringe Festival

Experience the Rochester Fringe Festival via Amtrak to Rochester Station in Rochester, NY—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Rent a car with Enterprise! Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car right at the Rochester Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rochester office today at 585-423-2220.


september 10 (Tuesday) - 21 (Saturday)


One Fringe Place

77 Gibbs St

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