Kids Day

All-day fun for tots and tykes

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?

View All Family Friendly Shows in Chronological Order Here


KIDS CHALK ART

The fun continues after the wee boogie with the forever-popular Kids Chalk Art. Transform One Fringe Place into one giant, colorful canvas. We bring the chalk, you bring the creativity!

Time: 12 noon - 3pm
FREE
Ages: All busy little fingers with huge imaginations
Venue:  Spiegelgarden, One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

PUMPKIN PAINTING

Pumpkins go to great lengths to become wildly imaginative creations at our super-creative, OUTDOOR Pumpkin Painting jamboree. Turn One Fringe Place into a giant pumpkin patch, kids!

Time: 12 noon - 2pm
Cost: $4 per pumpkin. Pay at the door. (AND you get to take it home!)
Ages:  All great pumpkins
Venue:  Spiegelgarden, One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

DISCO KIDS

The smash hit returns—but this time, outdoors! Back by pop and mom demand, it’s a big party for pint-size partiers at Disco Kids. 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.

Time: 12:30pm - 2pm
FREE
Venue: One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

FRINGE STREET BEAT

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: 1pm - 3:30pm
Finals: 4pm - 5:30pm
FREE
Ages: All dance lovers
Venue: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (353 Court Street, Rochester, NY 14607)


  • Check out Kids Shows in chronological order by clicking here.
  • Check out Family-Friendly Shows in chronological order by clicking here.

More to see and do at Fringe on September 23!

  • Fringe fun means food truck breaks at One Fringe Place. 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 twelve 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

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

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

The Enigmatist: Magic and Puzzles with David Kwong

Can you crack the code? Fresh off a sold out run at the Kennedy Center and successful appearances in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, native Rochesterian David Kwong triumphantly returns for his Fringe debut! The renowned magician and New York Times Crossword constructor’s immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology “creates a magical sense of togetherness,” the Los Angeles Times raves. The New York Times declares, “it’s like a spin class for the frontal lobe.”

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Gospel Sunday

The most soulful, spiritual, uplifting experience at Fringe returns. FREE! Sing, Sunday, SING. Reverend Rickey Harvey of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church leads an afternoon of sacred song by some of Rochester's best gospel artists. A Fringe favorite for the whole family! No tickets required. Seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early; this event has reached standing room only capacity every year!

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Music

Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles. A Gameshow for Awful Children.

US Premiere! Voted Top 10 Kids Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe 2022 by Time Out. Winner of Best Kids Show at the UK Kids Comedy Festival 2022.The UK's favorite Frenchman, Marcel Lucont, channels his acerbic humor and quickfire wit into a family-friendly game show, pitting children against adults and each other to try and find the most awful child. Come and experience what happens when international insouciance meets infantile exuberance, as children vie to win this badge of dishonor.

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

Silent Disco

The glamorous 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 YMCA on one channel, Calvin Harris on the second, and David Guetta on the third? A three-channel system and live DJs let you switch up your music (and mood) at the touch of a button. Hugely popular at Coachella and Burning Man, it’s an unforgettable experience you have to see – and not hear – to believe!

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

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