Fringe Events


Fringe Central

Red Stag Supperclub
509 - 1st Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Thursday, August 2 — Saturday, August 11, 11pm - Bar Close

Fringe Central is the official post-show hangout destination of the Fringe Festival. Head over for a drink and appetizers or a meal with adventurous artists, audiences, volunteers, and staff. The Red Stag in Northeast Minneapolis was the first LEED-CI certified restaurant in Minnesota. The menu is Northwoods supper club fare made with locally sourced, sustainably farmed ingredients, and seafood that follows the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch guidelines. The classic cocktails and extensive beer and wine list, Fish Fry Fridays, and Wisconsin feel pay homage to our neighbors to the east. Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night eats.

Family Fringe Central

Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Suite #004
Saint Paul, MN 55104

August 2-5 & August 9-12, 10am - 8pm

Family Fringe Central is the official family hangout Family Fringe where you can play a round on the artist designed mini-golf course, enjoy the boardwalk arcade, participate in arts activities, or take in some music. Just show your Family Fringe ticket at the door for complimentary entry.

Closing Night Party

Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Suite #004
Saint Paul, MN 55104

August 12, 9pm - 1am

Spend your final Sunday evening mingling with the masses one last time. Bid a fond farewell to this year's amazing artists, thank volunteers and staff for pulling off a Herculean happening, and dance 'til you drop with your new Fringe Friends.

Sunday, July 1 - Website Launched

Full festival schedule and reservation sales available.

Monday, July 16 @ 7:30pm - Fringe Previews #1

Three-minute previews of 30 different shows at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center Thrust stage.

Monday, July 23 @ 7:30pm - Fringe Previews #2

Three-minute previews of 30 different shows at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center Thrust stage.

Wednesday, August 1 @ 7:30 PM - Touring Artist Showcase

Previews from shows by artists from around Minnesota and across the country at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center Thrust stage

Thursday, August 2 - Opening Night

Kick things off with a bang by welcoming the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival in style.

Saturday, August 11 - Volunteer Appreciation Day

Salute the spectacular team of 300+ volunteers who make our houses and box offices run like clockwork. Make sure you thank a volunteer or volunteer yourself to be eligible for one of many prizes being given throughout the day.

Sunday, August 12 - Festival Awards

Be the first to hear this year's winners of the Inaugural Festivals Awards at the Closing Night Party. Don't forget to cast your votes online (audiences) or by turning in your ballot (artists) or replying to your email (members) to select:

  • Venue Picks
  • Audience Picks
  • Fringe with Benefits Members Picks
  • Spirit of the Fringe
  • Artist Picks
  • Underdog - First Year Producer

 


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