Fringe Festivals are multi-day, multi-venue performing arts festivals! It all started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1948, Robert Kemp, a local journalist, gave it the name Fringe: “Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before…”
Fringes have taken off across the world – and Scranton is proud to have its own, incredible celebration of culture, community & creativity! Though exact models for festivals vary from city to city common core values include being uncensored, centered on the performing arts and diverse!