Friday & Saturday on the Fringe

FREE. Outdoor. Spectacular. Spectacle.

A FREE grand spectacular celebration downtown at Parcel 5 (next to One East Ave), with food, drink, and new entertainment options both days!


(Rain date: Sunday, September 17. Announcements here & on Fringe social.)

Plasticiens Volants in BIG BANG

Performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm

U.S. Premiere Tour! Captivating the world on a grand scale for 40 years with its jaw-dropping form of spectacular street theatre, world-renowned French company Plasticiens Volants makes its US premiere tour with BIG BANG. Featuring giant inflatables, this extraordinary show combines huge floating creatures with projected images, music, and pyrotechnics to tell an unforgettable story. Are you awake? Or dreaming?

A soaring history of the creation of the world, BIG BANG is a story centered around very human questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? This we know for certain: We are not sure of anything! We’re taking flight to give you a glimpse of a surreal voyage through time and space.

How to enjoy BIG BANG:
The show is an immersive surround-you experience. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be standing, walking, and interacting right beneath and around these giant inflatables. Get your smartphones out and tag us with #rocfringe17. We want to see your WOW.

In order to protect the safety of the performers and spectators, lawnchairs are NOT permitted on Parcel 5. There will be a dedicated lawnchair area next to Parcel 5. Limited courtesy bleacher seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for those with physical needs only. Enjoy the show!

Friday, September 15 :: Performance Schedule

5:00-6:10pm Sisters of Murphy

6:30-7:45pm Noble Vibes

7:45-7:55pm Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums

8:00-9:00pm Plasticiens Volants in BIG BANG

9:20-10:30pm Teagan and the Tweeds

Saturday, September 16 :: Performance Schedule

5:00-6:10pm Brian Lindsay Band

6:30-7:45pm The Demos

8:00-9:00pm Plasticiens Volants in BIG BANG

9:20-10:30pm Big Mean Sound Machine

Additional Information


Parcel 5 - Next to 1 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Food & Drink

Grab a bite from our outstanding food trucks and a drink from one of the Fringe bars. Stop by and sample Wegmans Veggie Purées – a great new way to love your veggies. Wegmans new veggie purées are a blend of fresh veggies, herbs, and seasonings. Please, no outside coolers allowed.


Parking is available at surface lots and garages. See the festival map for suggested parking locations.


In the event of inclement weather, please look for announcements and updates at and Fringe Social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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