Winter Events

Kelowna Fringe Festival

Event Details

2024-01-28 to 2024-02-04
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339b Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N6, Canada

Various locations in Kelowna, Lake Country and West Kelowna

A Few things to know:

  • It is best to buy your tickets in advance.
  • Advance tickets are $15 + fees.
  • Door tickets are $18 + fees
  • Doors open 10 minutes before showtime.
  • You must purchase a Fringe Bear Pin to be admitted on our festival sites ($5 one-time purchase).
  • You can buy a bear pin site before you go into a show or in advance
  • Shows that are SOLD OUT will have a sign at the ticket table
  • No latecomers! Make sure to arrive on time or early


There's something magical about Kelowna, and the city's cultural crown is undeniably the Kelowna Fringe Festival, an annual event that is beloved by locals and tourists alike.

The Kelowna Fringe Festival promises to be a ten-day extravaganza that will appeal to all ages and tastes. Hosted in several venues throughout the city, including theatres, local bars, outdoor stages, and even some unconventional locations, the festival is a vibrant mix of theatre, music, comedy, dance, and visual arts.

One of the main highlights of the festival is its dedication to featuring local talent alongside national and international acts. Each year, a diverse line-up of performers takes to the stage, bringing a variety of unique, innovative, and entertaining shows to the city. These performances are selected through a lottery process, ensuring a fair platform for all artists and a fresh and unpredictable lineup year after year.

Moreover, the Fringe Festival is not just about performances. It also hosts workshops and artist talks where you can learn more about the performing arts, hone your own skills, and engage with the creative process.

One important feature that sets the Fringe Festival apart from other similar events is its commitment to accessibility. Many of the shows have a "pay what you can" policy, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, has a chance to enjoy the performances.

With a mix of creativity, community, and the city's inherent charm, it's an event that promises to be an unforgettable experience.