Original, accessible, cheeky – these are just some of the adjectives used to describe North America’s second-largest Fringe Theatre Festival! For 12 days every July, more than 160 companies from around the world present comedy, drama, dance, improv, musicals and more while Old Market Square comes alive with non-stop entertainment on the outdoor stage. There are 173 plays to choose from, with tickets at $5 and $10, outdoor attractions and a free Kids Fringe with music, magic and storytelling. July 17 to 28, 2013 The Exchange District, Winnipeg For more information and to find a full schedule and tickets, visit Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.

Photo by Leif Norman