The 2019 PortFringe festival was amazing. From the artists who created the magic, to the volunteers who busted their asses and made it happen, to the venues who gave us their support, and the audiences who made this fever dream real, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The talent on display in our community and beyond drives us to continue making this festival more innovative and better every single year. When you give to Fringe, you support a community that takes big bucks and beer tents out of the Fringe equation – and focuses instead on building relationships and community that MATTERS.

Every gift matters! 
allows us to provide a morning of FREE treats to our touring Artists during the week; 
$25 buys us 10 Festival Guides to distribute to audience members for FREE
$50 pays for us to continue to provide FREE festival buttons to everyone;
$100 allows for a day of FREE and open to the public workshops!


Happy 8th birthday to PortFringe!!  …. And like any 8-year old, we’re ridiculous, super fun, exhausting, and need adults to help us out sometimes. But we throw some pretty sweet birthday parties.

PortFringe is Maine’s Fringe Festival, bringing 9 days of local, regional, national and international Artists of all styles and genres to Portland.  This year was our biggest yet – with over 150 performances. No joke. As an All-Volunteer festival with a 100% Artist payout (every dollar you spend on tickets goes directly to the Artist), we depend on your donations to help make this crazy event go down.

From supporting our educational workshop series, to outreach programming to ensure equity and access to all of our community, your donations get this thing done. From all of us at PortFringe, thank you for donating. And go easy on the piñata.