Wynnum Fringe is a bright spark on Queensland’s cultural calendar, an annual event of statewide and national note, contributing to the breadth and accessibility of cultural practice beyond the limits of Brisbane’s CBD.
The festival celebrates non-mainstream arts, entertainment and cultural experiences taking place in the bayside suburban precinct of Wynnum. It creates venues from under-used public and private spaces, brings in purpose-built portable venues, creates an uplifting carnival atmosphere with street design, lighting, food trucks and activations and presents a program of both ticketed and free arts and cultural events that appeal to a wide range of audiences, ages and backgrounds.
In 2022 the festival was presented across 3 weeks, with the addition of a festival hub, which included the Raine & Horne Wynnum Spiegeltent and circus space The Vault, outdoor and immersive activations, an outdoor bar with a rooftop, food trucks and more. A whopping 36,000 patrons attended headline acts, wacky sideshows and free activations.
As Brisbane’s only annual Fringe festival, we want our event to be accessible to everyone.
In addition to yana marumba (Good Walk) – the opening ceremony – Wynnum Fringe presents a number of free, outdoor, and community engagement programs throughout the Festival.