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Each year Minnesota Fringe works with more than 1,000 artists to create a performing arts extravaganza. Our 25th annual Festival is August 2-12.

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2018 brings the inaugural Minnesota Family Fringe, a curated festival presenting adventurous work for multigenerational audiences.

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Introducing: Fringe with Benefits! For Fringe Fanatics and anyone who loves to #SupportAdventurousArt, and provide critical support to help Fringe go round, year-round.

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Fringe with Benefits members enjoy access and connections all year long. One-year memberships are available online or in person at any of our events.

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Minnesota Fringe Festival & Family Fringe: August 2-12, 2018

Upcoming Events

Five Fifths

May 7, 2018

Minnesota Fringe’s annual fundraiser where we take a well known movie, divide it into five parts, assign each part to a different performance company, and commission them to interpret their portion into a one night only mash-up of live performance.

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Five Fifths
Five Fifths
May 7, 2018

Minnesota Fringe’s annual fundraiser where we take a well known movie, divide it into five parts, assign each part to a different performance company, and commission them to interpret their portion into a one night only mash-up of live performance.

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Minnesota FringeCast Salon
Minnesota FringeCast Salon
May 18-20, 2018

Be a contributor to our brand new podcast! Starting May 17 we'll release a new episode each week to count down the summer to the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August.

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Drafts & Draughts
Drafts & Draughts
June 18, 2018

Minnesota Fringe brings innovation and community commitment together in a works-in-progress showcase. Enjoy short drafts of performances in various stages of development while sharing Surly draughts at the brewery space.

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2018 Minnesota Family Fringe
2018 Minnesota Family Fringe
August 2-5 & 9-12, 2018

Multi-generational productions for kids and families interested in new and adventurous work. All theater shows at Celtic Junction Arts Center. Free stages and other entertainment at Family Fringe Central in Can Can Wonderland.

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2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival
2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival
August 2-12, 2018

The 25th Annual performing arts festival featuring hundreds of performances on a variety of stages located in Cedar-Riverside and Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods.

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About Fringe Festival

First timer? Here's what it's all about.

Each year Minnesota Fringe works with more than 1,000 artists to craft a performing arts extravaganza. Now in our 25th year, we're excited to show you what we have in store!

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Fringe in the News

April 18, 2018
Best of the Twin Cities 2018: Best Festival
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