7 Free Kids Activities at the Fringe Festival in Edmonton

The Fringe Festival is here (August 17-27) and if you’ve got children who might be a bit too young, or short attention spanned, to take in a show, that doesn’t mean you have to skip it. The Fringe Festival is actually a great way to take in some budget friendly fun before summer comes to an end – here are some of the free activities for kids you can do while you visit the Fringe.

You are never too young to fringe!  KidsFringe inspires creativity and play for families with toddlers to tweens. Learn new circus skills, help create a play, and discover your inner artist with the many fun activities at KidsFringe.

Pick up your KidsFringe Passport
The passport has activities to help you explore the site. Lil’ Fringers collect a stamp for each adventure they complete. When they complete the passport they’ll receive a special treat.

Check out a Theatre Show for Young Audiences
In between the outdoor activities, consider exploring the magic of our TYA shows. The following shows are written, directed, and performed for kids! Check back soon to search our family friendly shows.

Explore the Craft Corner
Each day is an opportunity to get creatively crafty. Kids can complete crafts and projects, after they’ve caught a show at the Fringe.

Watch the KidsFringe Stage
At the kids stage, you’ll find daily interactive performances to entertain your family.

Visit the Book Nook
At the book nook, stories and imaginations are brought to life in a magical theatrical way. When you’re finished, run off some of that energy at Centre Square, where there are games and activities to keep you on your toes.

Friday Fire Show
Stay up late! On Friday Night at 10:15 variety of outdoor performers showcase their daring fire tricks in an epic show. These performers will not only ignite the stage with flames, but they are generously donating all the proceeds collected during pass the hat back to the Fringe Festival – to ensure artists and audiences can fringe forever!

Parents with younger children (0-5) can visit the tot tent, a great place to cool off that includes activities geared for the tiniest of Fringers, newborns to five year-old’s. Kids Fringe hours of operation are August 18-23rd, 10-6, August 24th and 25th, 10-7:30 and August 26 and 27th, 10-6.

Get the details and learn more about the performers and activities at www.fringetheatre.ca

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