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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival?

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The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Presented by Broward College is the first and only running Fringe Festival in South Florida. The 3-day arts festival is founded on the concept of being:

  • 100% uncensored
  • 100% accessible
  • 100% of sales returned back to the artists

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What Is The Mission?

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The mission of the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Presented by Broward College is to provide our community with culturally rich experiences and add to the already thriving art scene.

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What Is The Fringe History?

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The history of Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. There, a number of performing artists who were not official participants of the Edinburgh International Festival (whose participants are invited by its General Director) decided to produce their own work in empty stores and church basements. Thus, their work was staged literally "on the fringe" of the established festival. The concept was an immediate success and the Fringe soon became as popular - if not more - as the "official" Edinburgh Festival. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as of 2012, is the largest festival in the world and Europe's number one tourist destination.

Following the example of the Edinburgh Fringe, other Fringe Festivals sprang up in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia in the following decades, many of which follow the true Fringe philosophy - to provide artists with the opportunity to show their work in an uncensored and unburied environment and to give 100% of ticket sales back to the artists.

The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Presented by Broward College launched their inaugural event in 2015 with the encouragement of President J. David Armstrong. The festival is held at Broward College's downtown campus, holding performances both inside and outside several of the college's buildings.

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Where Can I Buy Tickets?

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You can purchase your tickets at the door or online here.

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How Much Do Tickets Cost?

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Tickets range in price from $5 to $10 for performance art shows. The street fair is free, but a there is a suggested donation of $2.

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What Is The Address?

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Broward College - Downtown Campus
225 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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How Do I Get There?

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  • Take I-95 to Broward Blvd East
  • Exit onto Broward Blvd
  • Heading East, take Broward Blvd to SE 1st Ave
  • Right turn immediately after Andrews Ave
  • Head south on SE 1st Ave, passing SE 1st Street
  • The parking Garage will be on your left

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Where Can I Park?

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Parking for the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival Presented by Broward College will be available in the city parking garage and will be charged on an hourly basis. The entrance is located on 2nd Avenue, between 1st Street and 2nd Street. There will also be street parking available on a first-come-first serve basis.

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Do I Have To Be A Student At Broward College To Attend?

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No! The Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival is open to people of all ages. This is a community event and we encourage everyone to come.

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Can I Bring My Family?

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Yes! This is a family-friendly event. The street fair will feature local vendors, food trucks and activities the whole family will enjoy.

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How Long Is The Festival?

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The festival begins at noon, and ends at 10 p.m. The shows can range from 15-60 minutes.