Capital Fringe Festival: Everything You Need to Know


A symbol of diversity, DC is home to people and customs from all over the world, including music, art, dance, and food from countless countries.

A guide to DC’s month-long celebration of culture, performing arts, and community.
The city of Washington, DC has always been filled with culture. A symbol of diversity, DC is home to people and customs from all over the world, including music, art, dance, and food from countless countries. Every summer since 2005, DC has come together to celebrate the vibrancy of the performing arts community in and around the city with the Capital Fringe Festival, and 2019 will be its biggest year yet. Here is everything you need to know to be a part of it.


Since its inception, the Capital Fringe Festival has served to showcase performing artists across a variety of disciplines, and 2019 will be no different. Over 500 performances will celebrate comedy, dance, drama, and music from some of DC’s most vibrant artists, including comedian Matt Dundas, modern dance group DancEthos, a true drama about Virginia’s first female journalists called All for the Union, and a musical about R&B superstar Buddy King entitled Soul Redeemer.

Venues & Accessibility

This summer, the Capital Fringe Festival will take place across eight venues and thirteen stages for nearly the entire month of July, starting on the 9th and ending on the 28th. Official Fringe Festival venues are within walking distance of each other in DC’s beautiful Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. Venues are reachable by several forms of public transportation, including: the Metro to the Waterfront (Green) or L’Enfant Plaza Station (Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, Green), bus, Circulator, Capital Bikeshare, or Water Taxi. You can also drive to the Festival venues, although parking is limited. There is also a free SW neighborhood shuttle that can be accessed to get between venues in the area. 

The full calendar of events by venue is available here.


Tickets for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are available a la carte or as passes. Single tickets are priced at $20 each, and passes start at $72 for four shows and go all the way up to $500 for 50. You can order tickets online or by phone at (866) 811-4111. You may also purchase them on site at the individual box offices set up at each official venue. 

Capital Fringe buttons are also available this year for $5. While buttons are not required to enter official Fringe performances, they grant you discounts at certain Southwest DC businesses that are participating in special promotions in celebration of the festival. 

If you are looking for a great way to celebrate local DC performing artists and soak up some culture this summer, be sure to check out the Capital Fringe Festival. For more information on events in DC this summer--or if you are interested in buying or selling real estate in DC— contact us today.


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