Welcome to Kids Day at the Fringe!
Saturday, September 23 • Little Fringe. BIG fun.
An ENTIRE day devoted to the youngest fringers in downtown Rochester. Ready for a full day of kid-friendly events, shows, and activities the whole family can enjoy?
The 2016 sellout fun hit returns. Back by pop and mom demand, it’s a big party for pint-size partiers at Disco Kids at Club Spiegeltent. Lights, music, and glow sticks! Welcome to Fringe’s not-so-silent disco.
Note: Disco Kids is not silent disco for kids. No headphones required. Only DJs. And loads and loads of fun.
Date: Saturday, Sept 23
Time: 11am - 12 noon
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages 1 and under: Free
KIDS CHALK ART
The fun continues after the wee boogie with the forever-popular Kids Chalk Art. Transform the Spiegelgarden into one giant, colorful canvas. We bring the chalk, you bring the creativity!
Time: 12 noon - 3pm
Ages: All busy little fingers with huge imaginations
Pumpkins go to great lengths to become wildly imaginative creations at our super-creative, first-ever Pumpkin Painting jamboree. Turn our Spiegelgarden into a giant pumpkin patch, kids!
Time: 12 noon - 3pm
Cost: $5 per pumpkin (AND you get to take it home!)
Ages: All great pumpkins
CIRQUE DU FRINGE: ECLECTIC ATTRACTION
Run away and join the circus! A brand new Cirque du Fringe is in town with a family-friendly act under the big top. Three KIDS weekend matinees available. Appropriate for ages 5+.
Saturday, Sept 16 at 2:30pm
Sunday, Sept 17 at 1:00pm
Saturday, Sept 23 at 1:00pm
Doors: 30 minutes before showtime
FRINGE STREET BEAT
It’s BACK. The excitement, the energy, the adrenalin-pumping action that is Fringe Street Beat returns. The best teams bring the moves. The DJ brings the beats.
Trials: 12pm - 2:00pm
Finals: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: All dance lovers
Venue: Gibbs Street
STORYTIME IN THE GARDEN
Bring your little ones for a reading adventure from local environmentalist Laurie Broccolo’s newly released children’s book Close Encounters with Creepy Crawly and Wiggly Things. Discover how fascinating – and sometimes scary-looking – creatures help our planet.
More to see and do at Fringe on September 23
- September 23 is the final day of Fringe, and our venues feature an amazing selection of shows for every interest.
- Just in case you haven’t fringed enough, there’s FREE LIVE Music on Gibbs Street for ALL dancing feet.
- And this Fringe fun means food truck breaks in the Spiegelgarden and on Gibbs Street. Discover the delicious side of Fringe.
Need some help planning your Fringe?
- Did you know the KIDS FRINGE genre on our website and mobile app have events both weekends?
- You can also search for shows throughout the Fringe lineup by filtering for age-appropriate events (i.e.: ALL, 5+, 13+, etc.).
You have many options to entertain the whole family. We’re thrilled Kids Fringe is one. Now, GO. Be a kid again.