The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival opened Thursday, marking its fifth year downtown.
The 10-day arts and cultural festival is held in more than 25 venues with 500 events, many which are free.
Opening day highlights include:
What You Put In, a free exhibit from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center; Garth Fagan Dance: Up Close and Personal, $18, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Garth Fagan Dance Studio; and Cirque du Fringe: Miracle Cure, $33 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spiegeltent.
The Rochester Fringe is one of the top three fringe events in the country, organizers said, with last year’s attendance topping 63,000.
For tickets and performance lineup, visit www.rochesterfringe.com.
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