Dance your “art” out at FringeA-Thon, an epic outdoor 12-hour dance party and fundraiser for FringeArts and the Philadelphia arts community.


June 16, 2018

12 Noon -12 Midnight

The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons

1001 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123


Ready to join the party?




FringeA-Thon is more than just a fundraiser. 

It’s an enormous party that celebrates the power of dance to unite people of all ages and backgrounds.  With Philly-favorite DJs spinning all day, an outrageous “dance mom” host, pop-up performances, dance demos, dance battles, games, giveaways, and many more surprises, FringeA-Thon is a day you’ll never forget.

Did you know?

$1.3 billion of  household income is generated by the arts in Philadelphia.



What is FringeArts?

FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance. It presents progressive, world-class art that expands the imagination and boldly defies expectation.  Our programming exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who push the boundaries of art-making and redefine the artistic landscape.

Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more that 1,000 curated and independently produced performances.  Year-round, FringeArts presents an equally compelling line up of performances at its historic home on the Delaware River Waterfront - a renovated fire department pumping station that also houses La Peg Restaurant & Bar and Haas Biergarten.

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 live, work, and play there.


How does it work?

Easy!  You can either buy a ticket (children under 12 are free), or start a fundraising team.  If you start a fundraising team, then use your fundraising page to request small donations from your friends and family via email or social media.  On June 16th, come dance your "art" out with your fellow FringeArts supporters.  Dance for 12 hours, or dance for 2 hours.  There are no limits on how much or how little you dance, as long as you’re having fun.


Can I buy a ticket at the door? 

Yes! If you didn't want to purchase a ticket on-line then please feel free to meet us at the Piazza on 2nd and Girard and purchase a ticket at the door of the event. See you on the dance floor! 


What if I don’t like to dance?

No problem!  There’s still plenty to do at FringeA-Thon.  There will be games, prizes, food, and lots of spectacular performances to watch.  And you never know, you might find your toe tapping after all.


Where does the money go?

FringeA-Thon facilitates grassroots support for FringeArts, as well as artists who are dancing to support their own work.  All money raised at FringeA-Thon goes directly to support art-making, from building sets to paying the artists that designed them.


Why is it important?

World-class cities need world-class culture.  As the producer of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, FringeArts impacts more artists in Philadelphia than any other organization – thousands every year.  Dancing at FringeA-Thon directly supports the contemporary art and artists that make Philadelphia great.


How do I participate? 

Either buy a ticket to join the party or start a fundraising team to support adventurous art!


What if I am an artist or nonprofit organization looking to fundraise my work?

FringeA-Thon supports all art-makers. Contact to learn more about creating a team and fundraising for your cause. All beneficiary partners must be in touch with FringeArts before setting up their fundraiser.

Want to volunteer?

  • Each shift is 4 hours long. 

  • Shifts start at 11am, 3pm and 7pm.

  • Tasks include: registration, raffle, give-aways and event maintenance.

  • Volunteers are invited to enjoy the party after their shift is over.

  • Email  to sign up for a shift!