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The ultimate guide to Canadian Fringe Festivals

Fringe season is upon us. Kicking off in Montreal May 30th and ending in Vancouver on September 18th, this essentially means four straight months in which a major Canadian city (or sometimes two at a time) will be packing theatres with productions from both unknown and well-established artists.

Let our interactive map set you up for four months of theatre from coast to coast

Read about the must-sees, the maybe-sees, and the at-your-own-risk-sees. (Brett Howe/Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival)

Fringe season is upon us. It kicked off in Montreal May 30th and will continue on until Vancouver's festival ends on September 18th. This essentially means four straight months in which a major Canadian city (or sometimes two at a time) will be packing theatres with productions from both unknown and well-established artists. 

(Fringe Toronto)

CBC Arts will be updating this article over the course of the summer with coverage the various festivals, and here's some of what we have to offer so far:

Why do Fringe Festivals have such a huge amount of sexual content?

Why this small Fringe Festival is an important stop on the Canadian circuit

You didn't win the Fringe lottery—now what?

(Winnipeg Fringe/Facebook)

It's never too late to start a theatre career, and these 3 Fringe artists prove it

This one woman show uses puppets to explore what it means to be a 'messy bitch'

Toronto Fringe says farewell to Honest Ed's: There's no place like that place, anyplace

(Intrepid Theatre/Facebook)

10 to watch for at the 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Play it again: 10 returning faves at the Winnipeg Fringe

Missing from the Fringe: 4 acts skipping the fest (and who to see instead)

The Edmonton Fringe Festival. (Edmonton Fringe Festival)

How the Edmonton Fringe revolutionized Canadian theatre

Middle-aged women take on Edmonton's 35th Fringe Theatre Festival

May we also direct you to explore this nifty interactive map for dates and details on 13 different festivals from coast to coast in the meantime. Happy Fringing, everyone!

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