Visitor Info

Welcome to Rochester: Sleep, Eats, Sips and More.

Artists and audiences will travel to Rochester from all over for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival! Happily, you’ll find plenty of lodging conveniently located near One Fringe Place, the heart and soul of Fringe. And it’s easy to get around, whether you’re traveling by car, public transportation or on foot. While there’s much to see and do at the Fringe itself, there are many other places to visit and things to do should you find yourself with some down time. Learn more.

One Fringe Place

(Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Rochester, NY 14604)

The Spiegeltent, Spiegelgarden (outdoor beer & wine lounge), Fringe Box Office, food trucks & vendors, info booth, merchandise tent and free entertainment are found right here.

During the Fringe, One Fringe Place is open daily.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday, September 14: 5 -10pm
  • Friday, September 15: 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, September 16: 12pm - 11pm
  • Sunday, September 17: 12pm - 10pm
  • Monday, September 18 - Thursday, September 21: 5 - 10pm
  • Friday, September 22: 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, September 23: 12pm - 11pm

Food trucks every night!

Venues

We have many indoor venues that range from parked cars to the Spiegeltent. Please check the map for all locations.

Outdoor Venues

The Spiegelgarden (One Fringe Place - Corner of Gibbs & Main Streets) for the entire Fringe; Parcel 5 (next to 1 East Ave) on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16; and Gibbs Street, which will be closed to traffic on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, are the main Outdoor Venues. See the map for details.

Hotels & Lodging

Our hotel partner is lovely and comes highly recommended: East Avenue Inn & Suites at 384 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Rochester’s newest boutique hotel is located in the East End, Rochester’s most vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the arts and entertainment districts. Enjoy a modern and artistic guest experience only minutes away from all of Rochester’s best cultural attractions, including the Fringe.

We have special Fringe rates for spectators attending the festival. They can be booked online [eastaveinn.com] or by phone [585.325.5010]. Fair warning: they book fast. Provide the following code when booking:

  • FRGFND (Fringe Attendees): 15% off rack rates. Any room type available. Any day of Fringe.

Enjoy your stay and we hope you love Rochester as much as we do.

ATMs

Temporary ATMs can be found at One Fringe Place (Corner of Gibbs & Main) (September 15 - 24) and Parcel 5, next to 1 East Ave (September 16 & 17). Many venues also have ATMs. Check the map for other locations.

Parking

The Fringe is held in Downtown Rochester’s East End. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, which allows for one-time parking. The Fringe recommends one of the many surface lots and parking garages located near One Fringe Place at the corner of Main & Gibbs Streets. Click here for the Fringe map. Detailed parking information can be found by visiting our Parking page.

Bike Parking

The Fringe is a pedestrian and bike-friendly event. One Fringe Place is easily accessible from East Avenue and there are many bike racks and loops nearby to lock your bike to. If you’re traveling into the city from the ‘burbs, throw your bike in the car and park in one of the many city side streets off East Avenue and bike in from there. As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry: Lock your bike and wear a helmet. For more info about riding your bike in and around the Downtown Rochester area, click here.

Bus Riding

Skip the hassles of traffic and parking, and enjoy the ride to the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival by RTS for only $1 a ride! It’s easy and convenient to take an RTS bus to the festival. Plan your bus trip online at www.myRTS.com, use Google Transit here or download the RTS mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Download at the App Store: http://ow.ly/RqqM3 or on Google Play: http://ow.ly/RqqRe

Info Booth

The Fringe Box Office and Info Booth will be located at One Fringe Place (Corner of Main & Gibbs) for the duration of the festival. (September 14 - 23) and Parcel 5 (next 1 East Ave) for Friday & Saturday on the Fringe on September 15 and 16.

Accessibility

Most Fringe venues are handicapped accessible. A full list of accessibility details will be available at rochesterfringe.com/accessibility soon. Please note that the Spiegeltent is accessible to those in wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Individuals being dropped off may pull up to the front of a venue or at the corner of Main & Gibbs St. Should you need assistance, please contact the Fringe at info@rochesterfringe.com  for further options.

Lost & Found

Anything turned in to the Fringe will be held at the Fringe Office behind the Spiegeltent until the end of the festival. Contact the Fringe at info@rochesterfringe.com for more information.

Additional Questions?

Please contact us by emailing info@rochesterfringe.com

PLEASE NOTE: All shows and times are subject to change. We can’t control everything. Sadly.

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