What is Fringe?
The idea of “fringe” originated in 1947 Scotland, where local artists rebelled against the curated city arts festival, performing their shows on the “fringe” of the larger festival. Since then, that energy has inspired fringe festivals to pop up around the world.
The Tampa International Fringe Festival was founded in 2016, and lives in the heart of Historic Ybor City. As a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF), the Tampa Fringe abides by specific principles — to promote inclusivity, allow for creative freedom, to give 100% of the base ticket price to artists, and more.