Edmonton’s fringe festival is one of the largest in the world. At this festival you can enjoy the performing arts at a reasonable price.
I would say that in terms of family friendliness and sheer entertainment, Edmonton’s Fringefest is better than Calgary Stampede. I will elaborate on this later.
For now, here are some pictures of our time enjoying fringe. We watched the play Sweet Lies at La Cite Francophone – L’Uni Theatre
Sweet Lies is a delightful romantic comedy, with a crisp, well-paced story and a charming cast. Sylvie is a hairstylist focused on helping her mom bounce back after a recent divorce. But when Sylvie receives an anonymous love letter and passes it on to make her mom think she has a secret admirer, antics ensue.
After the play we moseyed on down to Whyte Ave to enjoy the street performances and the artist village area in Old Strathcona. There was so much activity and the streets were full of happy festival goers.
My favourite part of the evening (after the play) was meeting the drag queens who were promoting their fringe festival show.
Of course, I couldn’t leave Edmonton without buying from one of my favourite #yeg artists: Salgado Fenwick!
I also felt very safe during the festival since they had actually security on site. None of the fake stuff they have at other festivals.