World Fringe Day Giveaways

Jul 10 2017 | By More

#EdFringe gives away “Days Out” at the fringe

In recognition of World Fringe Day today, Tuesday 11 July 2017, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is giving away free days out at the fringe to charities across Edinburgh.

The Society is teaming up with Lothian Buses to give away fringe box office vouchers and Lothian day passes, to allow individuals and families to get a free day out at the fringe in August.

70th anniversary Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme launch. Pic: Neil Hanna

Celebrations are expected to take place all over the world to mark the first ever World Fringe Day. Events will be taking place across continents as fringes come together to celebrate 70 years of the fringe movement and pay tribute to Edinburgh as the birthplace of the fringe concept.

The Fringe Society will be updating the World Fringe Day website at with news from around the world throughout the day.

Shona McCarthy, EdFringe chief executive, said that the Society is working with 26 charities across the city to gift fringe days out to families and individuals around Edinburgh.

McCarthy said: “World Fringe Day is a rare opportunity for a truly international celebration of creativity, transcending national boundaries and demonstrating the power of arts and culture to bring people together.

Saying thank-you

“Events will be taking place all over the world today, and here in Edinburgh we are focussing on saying thank you to the city and people of Edinburgh for supporting the Fringe over the last 70 years. We have lots of surprises planned for the day.”

She added that the fringe is working to improve access to the Fringe, with the aim of making the Fringe the most inclusive festival in the world. She said: “we hope that these days out will give people an opportunity to see what is on offer and be part of the Fringe in its 70th anniversary year.”

Fringe days out will be gifted to charities throughout Edinburgh including Canongate Youth, Lothian Autistic Society, Pilmeny Youth Centre, Sikh Sanjog, The Broomhouse Centre, 6VT Youth Café and WHALE Arts Agency.

The Fringe Bus will also be travelling around Edinburgh today, with Forth 1 presenter Micky Gavin gifting ‘Random Acts of Fringe-ness’ to members of the public.

World Fringe Day is supported by £100,000 through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo70 fund through Creative Scotland.

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World Fringe Day website at


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