Elgin Fringe Festival

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Elgin Fringe Festival

September 21 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Elgin Fringe Festival celebrates the performative and visual arts throughout downtown Elgin.

The mission of the Elgin Fringe Festival is to encourage bold artistic experimentation and innovation by providing an accessible, affordable experience for both artists and audiences alike.

Fringe Festivals focus on performing arts but also include film, visual art, music, and other types of art forms. Performances take place in downtown areas in cafes, theaters, storefronts, and a variety of other locations.

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Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

Downtown Elgin is a prime location for a fringe festival due to its urban feel and proximity to Chicago. Now headed into our 9th year, the Elgin Fringe Festival is an inclusive and dynamic experience. We are a lottery system, uncurated, uncensored, and 100% of our ticket sales go back to the artists! Programming includes our Family Fringe Day, a day filled with games, performances, and art projects that is free and open to the public, our ever-growing visual art component hosted at Side Street Studio Arts, aka Fringe Central, as well as a live music component that highlights the juggernaut of a music scene Elgin has to offer.


Side Street Studio Arts
15 Zeigler Court
Elgin, IL 60120
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