Two of the largest festival are going on at the same time to make the end of summer more fun! And as always, PhillyGayCalendar has all the tea!
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectations. Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying performances and installations by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape worldwide.
Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 4-week celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced performances. Year-round, FringeArts presents an equally compelling lineup of performances at its state-of-the-art venue on the Delaware River Waterfront—a renovated historic building that also houses La Peg Restaurant & Bar and Haas Biergarten. This lineup includes the Blue Heaven Comedy Festival in February, High-Pressure Fire Service—a series of new works by local artists—running March through June, Hand to Hand Circus Festival in the summer, and additional programming for late-night and outdoor events in Haas Biergarten throughout the year.
As a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together, FringeArts is central to the city’s vibrant arts community and the enrichment of the lives of those who reside, work, and visit here.
Our first festival was in 2014, was 5-days long and screened 35 films, we now produce 4 festivals, with 85 days of programming, and over 300 new and independent LGBTQ+ films from around the world.
All this success has been accomplished by an all-volunteer production team, who have embraced qFLIX’s mission as their own.
As a mission driven family of LGBTQ+ film festivals, we believe that our stories are the soul of our community and are best expressed in the arts. As such, these stories must be shared far and wide. Our stories gathered from around the world, educate, empower, entertain, and inspire a people to move further towards equality, and into a world that is not simply diverse and inclusive, but one that creates a sense of belonging for all LGBTQ+ people.
Both calendars can be accessed from the top menu of PhillyGayCalendar. We will bring you news and updates from both festivals during the month. So get out of the house and see some amazing queer art all around Philadelphia.