The Island Fringe Festival: 5th Anniversary edition!

Thursday  4 August  2016  1:30 PM    Sunday  7 August  2016 11:55 PM
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The Island Fringe Festival is celebrating its 5th birthday in style! From August 4-7 2016, downtown Charlottetown will come alive with eight original works, as well as In the Park events for all ages and After Dark events for the night-owls.

The 2016 Island Fringe Festival presents eight unique shows per day. The roster includes four shows from Island artists, one from Quebec City, one from Toronto, one from the United States, and, in an Island Fringe first, a show from Mexico City. For full show details and schedules, visit

All shows are admission by donation with 100% of profits going directly to the artists (after a one-time purchase of the Patron Pin for $3.)

For details on all of our Fringe events this summer, keep reading!

July 23, 7pm-1am
Fringe Olympiad!
Beginning at the Charlottetown wharf, participants hop from bar to bar performing a series of challenges for points. Winners will be crowned the Fringe Champs at the final ceremony at The Haviland Club before the kickin’ dance party. It only costs $10 to be a champion!Can't make the crawl? Join us at 10pm at the Haviland for revelries! Sign up in teams of four online or sign up solo online and we'll make a team for you!

LAUNCH PARTY (Marc's Lounge)
August 3, 8pm-10pm
Poetry in the Wild: Island Fringe Launch Party!
Here's the chance to show off your dramatic chops with “found poetry”. Charming nutrition labels, melancholy Tinder bios, texts from Dad, unintentional newspaper haiku, and depressing shopping lists recited with grace, elegance and humour. Celebrate the brilliance of the written word in its least pretentious form. Berets and bongos are encouraged.

FRINGE IN THE PARK (Confederation Landing Park)
August 4-7, 2:30m-4pm

Thursday, August 4 - FRINGE OLYMPICS: Discover your inner Olympian! Compete in events from dodgeball to discus to balloon tennis and pose proudly on our podium! Everyone’s a champion at the Fringe! In partnership with Sport PEI

Friday, August 5 - SPACE INVADERS: Design your flag and plant it on the giant moon! Race your spaceship through the asteroid course and dodge the aliens! Discover the magic of astronomy through solar telescopes! In partnership with the UPEI Physics Dept.

Saturday, August 6 - MUSIC IN THE PARK: Make your own musical instruments with local musicians while enjoying live music from Mercy, Please on the Fringe stage. In partnership with Music PEI & Back Alley Music

Sunday, August 7 - FRINGE MARKET: Calling all kids! Do you make the best lemonade on PEI? Love creating bracelets? Come peddle your wares at the Fringe Market! Not a young entrepreneur? You can still have a blast enjoying locally made refreshments, crafts, and artwork! In partnership with the Young Millionaires Program

FRINGE AFTER DARK (Merchantman Pub's Next Door Lounge)
August 4-7, 11pm-1am

Thursday, August 4 - NERDY & NICE: Try your hand at a slew of board games! Bring your own or enjoy one of the many provided. All druids and dungeon masters welcome, so long as you’re 19+.

Friday, August 5 - Hamilton: The Charlottetown Karaoke Experience: We bring Broadway to you as we welcome Charlottetown’s hottest karaoke stars to the stage for the complete score of Hamilton, sung from start to finish! Hosted by “Fringe Man” himself, Mr. Josh Coles!

Saturday, August 6 - WHEELS & DEALS: “I’d like to buy a vowel, Pat!” It’s the Fringe’s very own Game Show featuring trivia, a Big Wheel, and prizes galore!

Sunday, August 7 - CLOSING PARTY at The Haviland Club: Join us in celebrating the end of the Fringe with our annual closing night bash! There’s no better way to wrap up another year of the IFF than with drinks, dancing, copious amounts of ice cream, and awards!

Friday, August 12 - Silver Screens & Spirits @ BarNone!
A movie night in the Maritime tradition: with good friends, good times, and good beer. Here's how it works: A week before the event, we put up an online poll with two stellar flick picks. You vote online and then we make up a game to play while watching the winning movie! Don't miss out on our final Fringe event of the year!

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The Island Fringe Festival
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
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Charlottetown, PE, Canada