The Kansas City Fringe Festival begins on Sunday, July 14, 2019, and runs through July 28. The Fringe Festival is a visual arts extravaganza that straddles a thin line between mass appeal and eclectic tastes. It includes multiple events at various venues throughout Kansas City.
Buttons and show tickets
Anyone attending the KC Fringe Festival has to purchase and wear a Fringe Festival button to get into any of the events. For adults, it’s a one-time purchase of $5. Kids 12 and under can get one FREE. Buttons are not available online and can only be purchased at Fringe 411 (Union Station, 30 Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO) or at individual performance venue box offices.
Some of the events are FREE with a one-time purchase of a Fringe Festival button, but others require show tickets. Show tickets for individual performances are $10 ($5 for kids). Tickets are available for purchase online, at each show venue’s box office, or at Fringe 411 (Union Station, 30 Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO). You have to be wearing your button to get into any of the events, even the ones that require you to buy tickets.
The good news is your Fringe Festival button entitles you to perks from some local businesses. Some perks are only available during the festival while others are made available all year round. Just be sure to mention your button before ordering. Here’s a list of participating merchants and their deals.
The Fringe Festival allows artists (both emerging and established) the opportunity to show works of any content, form or style. Fringing encourages artists to explore boundaries and to make bold choices in the creation of art.
Click here to see the schedule of performances.
We’ve also got a viewable/printable program with full details.