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You’ve Got A Friend in the Orlando Fringe Festival

If you’ve been around Orlando long enough, chances are you know someone that performs in the Orlando Fringe Festival. Perhaps you have friends that are regular Fringe supporters. Or kids at your child’s school or daycare talk on and on about the fun they had at Kids Fringe. So what are you waiting for? Check out the Fringe Festival!

The Orlando Fringe Festival is a 12-day-festival that is founded on the concept of offering 100% uncensored, 100% accessible theatre, music, dance, art and madness to all types and ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe festival in the U.S., and 100% of the ticket sales go directly back to the artists within The Fringe. Each year, the festival takes place during the 12 days leading up to Memorial Day. This year’s festival is May 17th through 29th.

If you do your homework before heading down to Loch Haven Park, you’ll know where to park, what show to see and how to make sure you are able to get into the show(s) you want to see. Most everything you need to know can be found on the Fringe’s website at orlandofringe.org. You may also find information from our previous year’s postings about the Fringe Festival:


Kid's Orlando Fringe FestivalKids Fringe Theatre Festival

Weekends are for kids. Kids Fringe is free and a lot of fun. Children can bounce away in the bounce house, meet a creature, dress up in a real theatre costume, play a drum and take funny pictures in the photo booth. It’s a great way to introduce your child to the arts and let them see for themselves how it can enrich their lives.

However, many of the shows are NOT for children. Be sure to read each show’s description and follow the guidelines. Remember, the shows are not censored.

2017 Orlando Fringe Festival Show Highlights

So the wise guys and gals have been browsing the lineup for this year’s Orlando Fringe Festival. We couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to plug a few shows that caught our eye. Of course “A Brief History of Petty Crime” sounded intriguing to big Al! Another production that has received great reviews is “High Tea: Another British Comedy.” It has earned several best-of awards.

Other shows which piqued our interests include:

“Snack,” a first-time appearance with plenty of comedy centered about food!

“Roller Derby Saved My Soul” which is back by popular demand.

“6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation,” a murder mystery adventure.

“Beau & Aero: Crash Landing” promises laughs with few spoken words (kid-friendly for 7+).

“Judy Garland: Stuck in a Bear Trap with Nothing to Wear”has been reviewed as laugh out loud funny.

Flori-duh an Orlando Fringe Festival fund-raiser show

…and a one night only show “Flori-DUH” – hosted by fringe favorite Mike Delamont and Morgan Cranny shares completely true stories and tales from Florida in a way that you’ll never forget! Hope you can still get tickets!


Fringe is a great way to experience something a little different here in Orlando. Find a friend or two and go see a couple of shows. On the weekend, take the little ones along. You’re sure to find the Fringe a friendly experience.

Last Week for Challenge Nights at Aquatica

Ihu Breakaway Falls

Friday: Aquatica

If you are looking for a challenge, and don’t mind a little excitement, this Friday, May 22 will be the last night for the official Ihu’s Breakaway Falls challenge night. Since its debut, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls has been the focus of many challenges between friends and family. After all, it isn’t every day that you can drop from the tallest, steepest, longest tower slide in the southern United States! Trust me, it takes some nerve to go through with it.

Aquatica is open daily, however, this time of year it typically closes at 5:00 p.m. . That gives you plenty of time to attend Capone’s Dinner & Show (hint, hint) after experiencing this Orlando water park. Regular admission ticket price to Aquatica is $57. Not bad for an entire day, however, what if you’d like to pay less than half price to experience this new attraction? Make your reservation for Capone’s on Saturday (Save 50% on those tickets too!), and use Friday night to do the challenge at Aquatica. For only $25 you get to enter the water park at 4:00 and have access to all of the rides until 5:00. From 5:00 to 6:15 you’ll be treated to a picnic meal at Banana Beach Cookout, then at 6:15 the big challenge begins. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls and some of the other popular rides will be open until 8:00 p.m.

For more information about Challenge Night, go to aquaticabyseaworld.com.

Saturday: Capone’s

Al Capone's Dinner ShowAs for your Saturday night plans, you can experience Capone’s for half price and get the entire experience! Half price tickets are only $31.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids (4-12). Since you’ll be saving so much money on your discount tickets to the Orlando water park, why not upgrade your ticket to Capone’s? For an additional $11/adult and $8/child, you’ll be treated like a V.I.P. Get the best seats in the house!

For more information about Capone’s visit alcapones.com.

Sunday: Orlando Fringe Festival

Now that you have Friday and Saturday nights planned, what will you do on Sunday? The wise guys and gals recommend you check out the Orlando Fringe Festival. Most of the Fringe’s venues are located in or near the City of Orlando’s Loch Haven Park. The festival runs through May 25. If you haven’t experienced this type of theater, we challenge you to!

Read more about this unique theater experience on an updated post. Now if your week isn’t challenging enough, you’ll have plenty lined up for the weekend!

Fringe festival tickets

Let the Fringe Begin!

This post was written in 2010. While much of the information has not changed, the dates, costs and other specific information probably has. Please go directly to each source for updated information.

Try something different in Orlando, away from the theme parks and ‘standard’ movies…this year marks the 19th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.  What is the Fringe Festival?  A 12-day-festival that is founded on the concept of offering 100% uncensored, 100% accessible theatre, music, dance, art and madness to all types and ages.   The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe festival in the U.S., and 100% of the ticket sales go directly back to the artists within The Fringe. Each year, the festival takes place during the 12 days leading up to Memorial Day.

The 2010 Fringe is from May 20th – 31st at Loch Haven Park in Orlando.  Visit their website for show information.  Most of the entertainment is for adults, but “Kids Fringe” is a kid-friendly, free event held on the weekends.  To attend, you must purchase a ‘Fringe button’, which is like a cover charge, you will need this to enter ANY Fringe show within ANY venue.  The button costs $8 and is a one- time purchase. Then, you pay an additional fee for each show.  Each performing group determines his/her own ticket price. The average range is from $5-$10.  For other spectator ‘rules’ see our earlier post here. The Fringe is sure to be an interesting and amusing time, so open up to some culture and diversity.

Feel free to post comments on your favorite performances on our blog for other readers to read! Tell us what shows you like, which ones to avoid and what you thought about the over-all experience. Now, go Fringe!