Kids Day

All-day fun for tots and tykes

Welcome to Kids Day at the Fringe!

Saturday, September 24 • 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?

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: $7 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

BEBOP TO BACH

Make and play your own musical instruments as you turn the Spiegelgarden into a giant orchestra pit! Sponsored by our friends at The Harley School.

Time: 12 noon - 1pm
FREE
Ages:  All future maestros
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: 1:00-2:30pm
FREE
Venue: One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: LARGEST JUGGLING LESSON

SOLD OUT! Take part in a World Record-Breaking experience! Join us on the top level of the Strong Museum of Play’s brand-new parking garage as we attempt to break the record for Largest-Ever Juggling Lesson, led by juggling instructors Ted Baumhauer and Jeff Peden! This once-in-a lifetime event is intended for everyone from the young to the young-at-heart! Free event, but spots are limited, so register for your free ticket today!

All attendees will receive three commemorative juggling balls.

Time: 12 noon

FREE, but tickets MUST be reserved for record-keeping purposes.

Venue: The Strong Museum’s Parking Garage, 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607

Tickets: https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/guin…

CIRQUE DU FRINGE: AFTERGLOW (KIDS MATINEE)

Join us in the dazzling Spiegeltent for a family friendly matinee of eye-popping and jaw-dropping variety and comedy in Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow, a WORLD PREMIERE created just for Fringe and starring Las Vegas legends Matt and Heidi Morgan.

Time: 2:30 PM

  • Standard: from $35.00
  • VIP Booths (Seat 6): from $157.00
  • Kids 12 And Under: from $25.00

Ages: 5+
Venue: Cristal Palace Spiegletent, One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

Tickets: Cirque du Fringe: Afterglow - Tickets and Shows - Show - Rochester Fringe Festival

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: 5pm - 7:30pm
Finals: 8pm - 9:30pm
FREE
Ages: All dance lovers
Venue: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

BANDALOOP

Watch the world-renowned aerial high-rise dancers as they perform on the side of the 21-story Five Star Plaza at 100 Chestnut Street!

Time: 7:30pm
FREE
Ages: All
Venue: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Join us to celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th birthday in the Spiegelgarden for the classic film under the stars.

Time: 7:30pm
FREE
Ages: All
Venue: Spiegelgarden, One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, ACross from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604

Check out all the Shows on Sept. 24th!

  • 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 24!

  • 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.

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