Kids Day

All-day fun for tots and tykes

Welcome to Kids Day at the Fringe!

Saturday, September 21 • 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 sell-out fun hit returns on both weekends! 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.

Dates: Saturday, Sept 14 & 21
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ticket Price:  $6
Kids Aged 1 and under: Free
Venue: Spiegeltent



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
Cost: FREE
Ages: All busy little fingers with huge imaginations
Venue: Spiegelgarden


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. Pay at the door. (AND you get to take it home!)
Ages:  All great pumpkins
Venue: Spiegelgarden


Roll up your sleeves and live on the wild side! Create your own rock painted wildflower (or ladybug or create your own wild thing) at this hands-on rock painting activity with our friends from Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care. Show off your imagination and bring home some decorative rock art to spruce up your lawn or garden.

Time: 3pm - 4pm
Cost: Free!
Ages: All critters big & small
Venue: Spiegelgarden


Run away and join the circus! A brand new Cirque du Fringe is in town with a family-friendly act under the big top. Two KIDS weekend matinees available. Appropriate for ages 5+.

Saturday, Sept 21 at 2:30pm
Doors: 30 minutes before showtime
Matinees appropriate for guests aged 5 and over.

(All evening shows appropriate for guests ages 13 and over.)
Venue: Spiegetlent



It’s BACK. The excitement, the energy, the adrenaline-pumping action that is Fringe Street Beat returns. The best teams bring the moves. The DJ brings the beats.

Trials: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Finals: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cost: FREE
Ages: All dance lovers
Venue: Chestnut St

More to see and do at Fringe on September 21

  • September 21 is the final day of Fringe, and our venues feature an amazing selection of shows for every interest.
  • And this Fringe fun means food truck breaks in the Spiegelgarden. Discover the delicious side of Fringe.

Need some help planning your Fringe?

  • Did you know the KIDS FRINGE genre on our website has events all eleven days?
  • 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.

Kids Day at Fringe. Nonstop fun for little ones (and parents) at new events and family favorites.

Shows at Kids Day

Cirque du Fringe: D'illusion

Astonishing. Hilarious. Unforgettable. From the creators of sold-out Spiegetent hits SideShow and Eclectic Attraction comes an all-new Cirque du Fringe, made just for Rochester! With whip-cracking wizards, gravity-defying phenoms, and masters of magical mayhem, the irreverent duo of Matt & Heidi Morgan bends every illusion into a full-on delusion with laugh-out-loud results. “Funny? Yes. Shocking? Absolutely.” Chicago Sun Times

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Disco Kids

The sell-out disco returns! Big party for pint-size dance machines takes over the Spiegeltent. The next generation of club kids is here, popping and pouting up a storm. Disco Kids is a nonstop, fun-filled, dance extravaganza that is the talk of kid town. Lights, music and glow sticks. Welcome to the Fringe’s not-so-silent disco.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Drag Brunch

The hairspray. The outfits. The honey baked ham. Sunday morning under the glittering Spiegeltent, an ensemble of Rochester’s most dazzling drag queens will serenade guests. Mrs. Kasha Davis, Darienne Lake, Keke Velasquez Lord and Wednesday Westwood will serve up the glamor and camp. And Edibles will serve up an exquisite menu. Of course, the bar will be ready to pour Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or whatever other breakfast beverage you prefer. Brace yourself for the tastiest, bawdiest brunch of your life.

  • Length: 105 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy


Rochester premiere of a new adaptation! Five sword wielding actors, one lucky audience member, a ton of booze, the Wheel of Soliloquy, and an entire work of Shakespeare – all in 90 minutes. Equal parts bacchanal and classical theatre, Shotspeare’s adaptation of MACBETH takes the world's most beloved playwright, soaks him in beer, and flips him on his head. You may know the Bard, but you’ve never experienced him like THIS, Rochester!

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Comedy

Silent Disco

TOTAL SELL-OUT SINCE 2013! The Spiegeltent will be filled once again with a giant dance party. But with a twist: you don’t hear a sound until you slip on a set of headphones. Wait! Is that Donna Summer on one channel, Calvin Harris on the second, and Cardi B on the third? A three-channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music. It’s an unforgettable experience you have to see – and not hear – to believe!

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Dance

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