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KidsFringe – It’s In A New(ish) Spot Making It Easier For Parents!

KidsFringe Photo Credit Marc J Chalifoux

This year KidsFringe is in a new(ish) location. KidsFringe has moved to the grounds of the Old Strathcona Community League, which is great because in addition to all of the outdoor programming indoor theatre shows for young audiences are also hosted inside the hall, so its kind of a one stop shop. Parking is made easier because it is further away from the main Fringe area and the crowds are less making it easier for strollers. We always recommend taking public transit though (have you been on the Edmonton Street Car yet this summer?) especially for bigger festivals like Fringe.

KidsFringe - Photo Credit Marc J Chalifoux

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2017

This year KidsFringe is excited to announce that there will be a performance by  KoRock & Jeon’s Taekwondo (combining Korean drumming with the traditional movements of Taekwondo) at the opening ceremonies on Friday, August 16th starting at 10:30. There’s also extended hours for two special presentations: Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. – Juno nominated children’s performer Beppie & Friday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. KidsRave with DJ Spacey.

So what else is there to do at KidsFringe?


Daily interactive performances to entertain your family.

Book Nook

Stories and imaginations are brought to life in a magical and theatrical way.

Box Fort Zone

Bring your dreams to life and create forts built for royalty.

Craft Corner

Each day is an opportunity to get creatively crafty.

Game Zone

Games and activities will keep you on your toes.

Face Place

Make your face a work of art with help from our amazing volunteers.

Fringe Sensory Tent

Tactile sensory activities for kids of all ages to explore and enjoy.

Village of the Tots

Activities geared for the tiniest of Fringers, newborns to five year-olds.

These are all DAILY activities and don’t require you to book anything. Just drop-in! And these activities are all FREE!

KidsFringe Hours

August 16 – 21: 10:30am – 5:30pm
August 22 – 23: 10:30am – 8:00pm
August 24 – 25: 10:30am – 5:30pm

KidsFringe Photo Credit Marc J Chalifoux

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2017

If you’re looking to add to your “Fringe Experience” be sure to check out some of the family friendly shows taking place in the hall right by Kids Fringe. We will be checking out “Baba Yaga” on Friday with our kids so be sure to check in with us to hear a review! Want to book a show for your family? See a full list of shows and book online HERE.