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.

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