River Jam Fringe Fest is the Friday night installment of the Heart of Biddeford‘s 2018 River Jam Fest! Fringe Fest is coordinated by Engine: Propelling the Creative Community in partnership with the Heart of Biddeford…two downtown organizations coming together to build community via the arts! Join us in a celebration of community in downtown Biddeford to kick off River Jam weekend! Enjoy art, beer, music, food, and more, right on Main Street!
Fringe Fest will take place on Main Street between Alfred and Washington Streets. Parking is unrestricted after 3pm and is available anywhere not marked specifically as a managed spot. Here’s a great parking map on HoB’s website.
What is Fringe Fest?
Fringe Fest is focused on the performing arts. Fringe gives a spotlight to theater, dance, puppetry, music, visual arts, and spoken word. Fringes don’t have a focus on one single discipline or genre, but are an arts smörgåsbord!
The event starts at 5 p.m. on Main Street & Shevenell Park. You can enjoy a beverage from one of Biddeford’s Breweries, sample food from local restaurants, participate in a variety of activities and dance to live music.
5:00-9:00pm: Beer Garden with Banded Brewing Co., Dirigo Brewing Company, and Nuts & Bolts Brewing. Must have a 21+ wristband to be served any alcohol and you must remain in Shevenell Park with your beverage.
With set in-betweeners, Chrystina Gastelum and Sean Hasey
ROAMING OR STATIONERY ACTIVITIES:
5:00pm until the pies run out: FREE Pie Luck: A Potluck of Pies at Fringe Fest (yes, a Potluck of Pies!)
Sweetcream Dairy ice cream cart ($)
Lumenarrt Projection Installation
The Sellam Circus School Aerial Hoops and Silks and Juggling/Unicycles
Shakespeare on the Spot with Tara McDonough/Two Red Hens Productions
Community Bicycle Center Bike Doctor & Smoothies
The Circus Haus Stiltwalker
Before I Die Wall / http://ritualfields.com/project/before-i-die/
Holsinger Photography Portrait Booth
Ferry Beach Park Association Standup Paddleboards
Flourish-Arts as Sacred Healing Joao Bordallo / Magic Motion
Metta Studios Yoga-In-The-Street
Giant Twister and Street Games
Compass Project at Engine Boat Raffle and Cardboard Boats
Art and craft vendors
NEXT DOOR at PEPPERELL MILL CAMPUS (see info below)
5:00-8:00pm: Influx: Art Installation Opening
6:00-6:30pm Special Performance by B.R.A.C.E at the Pepperell Center
AFTER HOURS @ ENGINE:
8:00-11:00pm: A performance: In the Mines, a new literary/musical collaboration based on the combined book and record by Rockland musician and documentarian Scott Sell and Saco-based writer/performer/crank Douglas Milliken. In the Mines was recently released by Pilot Editions. $5 suggested donation at the door.