What if the Harrisburg arts community collaborated in a
spirit of creative celebration -- and invited everyone to join in?
That’s the goal of the Harrisburg Fringe Festival.
What is Fringe?
A Fringe is a grassroots Festival that gives a spotlight to all forms of art, including theater, dance, puppetry, magic, music, visual arts, and spoken word. Fringes are a performing arts smörgåsbord.
Most importantly, our Fringe is INCLUSIVE, UNJURIED, & UNCENSORED.
THE HARRISBURG FRINGE FESTIVAL IS A PROJECT OF 717ARTS INCORPORATED
About Harrisburg Fringe Festival
Mission: The Harrisburg Fringe Festival connects adventurous artists, venues, and audiences by empowering artistic expression in a spirit of community celebration.
SO, WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE HFF?
It’s Inclusive. All art and artists are welcome to submit their work: dance, spoken word, theatre, comedy, drag, music, painting, and more – if an artist considers it art, so do we.
It’s Unjuried. Performers represented in the HFF will be selected by lottery, not by committee.
It’s Uncensored. It is not for the HFF to say what might or might not be suitable for audiences. We will have clearly designated categories for kids and families, as well as content warnings, but the participants’ art will only be “assessed” by the audiences they attract.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Experience new art and artists – Harrisburg is full of dance, comedy, theatre, music, graphic arts, drag, spoken word, and more. The HFF will give you an opportunity to see it all – or as much as you can schedule!
Support underserved artists – While there are many artists in the midstate, not all of them have a chance to reach audiences and show their work. Coming to the HFF will provide critical financial and artistic support for those artists, many of whom are from Harrisburg’s traditionally underserved communities.
Support local businesses – You can be confident that the money you spend at the HFF will stay local: local restaurant and food trucks, local breweries and distilleries, local businesses – as well as the local artists – will all benefit from your involvement.
It’ll be fun – Who doesn’t like a party? More than anything, the HFF will be a festival that celebrates Harrisburg and its surrounding communities as well as its artists. Come enjoy food, beverages, music, and a variety of entertainment – both on the street and in the venues.