13th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival

July 20-30, 2017

Kansas City Fringe Festival

What is the Kansas City Fringe Festival?

Now celebrating its lucky 13th anniversary, the Kansas City Fringe Festival is an 11-day explosion of performing and visual arts.  It is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region.

From July 20th to 30th, 2017, the Kansas City Fringe Festival will present 450 performances by around 100 artists at 17 venues, plus visual arts displays at two galleries.  More than 25,000 people attend KC Fringe annually.

Opening Night Teaser at The Folly Theater!

The time has finally come! Please join us for the Opening Night of the 13th Annual KC Fringe Festival. Celebrate with us as we kick off the this years festival in style.

The best way to dive into Fringe is to attend the opening night party, where you get an opportunity to sample teasers of the many festival performances

Please keep in mind some of the performances do feature Adult Content. All family friendly material will be performed from 7:00-7:55 PM, PG content will run from 7:56-9:10 PM and we will finish off the night with our more Adult R rated content from 9:11-9:56 PM.

We roll out the Fringe carpet at 5:30 PM for the Fringe Walk. Come mingle with fellow Fringers, and pick up your 2017 Fringe Festival Button.There will be beverages and a cash bar.

Fringe Carpet Walk - 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Teasers - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Click here to RSVP!


We're looking for sponsors as dynamic as we are! Fringe is the perfect opportunity to engage with the progressive people we draw out. Let us build a sponsorship package tailored specifically to your needs.

Cheryl Kimmi|Executive Producer cheryl@kccreates.org


It takes a village to raise an arts organization dedicated to emerging and experimental art! To make an easy, general donation of any amount, please use our secure Donate Link.

KC Creates, Inc is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. For more info, email or call our Executive Producer at (816) 533-5890.


We're looking for KC residents with room in their homes to house our artists. Just complete the Host Questionnaire, and we'll contact you. As a thank you, Hosts receive a VIP Pass (free admission).

Questions? Email Phil Kimmi at philkimmi@kcfringe.org