Kids Day

All-day fun for tots and tykes

Welcome to Kids Day at the Fringe!

Saturday, September 18 • 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 smash hit returns—but this time, outdoors! Back by pop and mom demand, it’s a big party for pint-size partiers at Disco Kids. 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.

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue: One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604



The fun continues after the wee boogie with the forever-popular Kids Chalk Art. Transform One Fringe Place into one giant, colorful canvas. We bring the chalk, you bring the creativity!

Time: 12 noon - 3pm
Ages: All busy little fingers with huge imaginations
Venue:  One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604


Pumpkins go to great lengths to become wildly imaginative creations at our super-creative, OUTDOOR Pumpkin Painting jamboree. Turn One Fringe Place 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:  One Fringe Place, Corner of Main & Gibbs Streets, Across from Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 14604


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
Ages: All dance lovers
Venue: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

More to see and do at Fringe on September 18

  • Fringe fun means food truck breaks at One Fringe Place. 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 twelve 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.

Shows at Kids Day

Cirque du Fringe: AfterParty

All new for 2021! Let’s eat some cake, drink some bubbly, and leave it all out on the dancefloor! DJ A-Ball will be spinning the nostalgic beats while women-led variety entertainers delight and amaze! Polish up your chicken dance and get ready to toast the wedding couple alongside international party starters, the comedy trio Happy Hour (Matt Morgan, Mark Gindick, Ambrose Martos), for a reception and afterparty unlike any other! Created by Matt Morgan. Strictly 16+ due to adult content.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Italian Circus Tent: The Charlotte
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

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