Now headed into their fourth year, the Elgin Fringe Festival is 5 days of magic, dance, comedy, drama, music, and the undefined all performed live for you in downtown Elgin! Tickets go on sale August 1 - be sure to pick up your $3 Fringe Button and EFF poster by Elgin Artist David Metzger. Fringe Buttons are needed to purchase tickets to performances, get you into fringe parties and events.
Fringe Festivals focus on performing arts but also include film, visual arts, and music. Performances take place in downtown areas in cafes, theaters, storefronts, and a variety of other locations. The first Fringe Festival started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival. There are more than 20 fringe festivals throughout the United States with more in Canada and Europe.