Raffling Off-Island Flavours

A Weekend Getaway

Get your Raffle Tickets at the psychedelically-decorated tent in the Fringe Hub! Even visiting the Raffle Tent is a “trip!” Photo by Simone Leslie.

Known as “the gateway to the stunning Okanagan Valley,” Kelowna is also home to The View Winery & Vineyard and you could win a weekend getaway there that includes a guided tour of the orchard and vineyard with the company’s president, Jennifer Molgat along with wine and cider tastings, and a picnic with fancy treats including a bottle of wine or selection of ciders!

All this could be yours for just $10.

No, that’s not missing any zeros! This Getaway Prize is the 2nd Prize in the Fringe Festival’s Raffle!

A fundraiser for the Fringe, Raffle tickets are just $10 each or three ticket for $20. Your chances of winning are good, so be sure to visit our Raffle Coordinator Beau or one of our amazing volunteers in the Raffle Booth in the Fringe Hub or at the Phillips Fringe Bar and get your tickets asap!

Not only can you win this weekend away, but you could also win a trip for two to Cuba from Finisterra Travel or an Instant Camera Prize Pack courtesy of Quay Pacific Property Management LTD along with a Kick Ass Pass for the 2020 Fringe!

The Raffle Draw will be held on September 15 at 10:00pm as part of Awards Night at Performance Works at 1218 Cartwright Street. You do not have to be present to win—we will contact you if your ticket is drawn!


Tickets may be only sold and purchased in British Columbia.
Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older. If a winning ticket bears a minor’s name, the prize will be lawfully delivered on behalf of the minor parent, legal guardian, or trustee.
Prizes have no equivalent cash value. 

Get Off the Island

Give the Fringe some love beyond Granville Island by seeing a show in one of our Off-Island venues! Some shows include (clockwise from top left): Try to Remember, Larry, The Most Massive Woman Wins, and My Name is SUMIKO. Photos by Brandon Law.

A lot of Fringe action happens on Granville Island—but did you know that you can find Theatrically Delicious shows all across Vancouver? This means you can taste the Festival at Off-Island venues too!

If you want to stay close to Granville Island, Studio 16 on West 7th is home to many shows at the Fringe! The Downtown Eastside is also bursting with Fringe flavours—just head down to the Firehall Arts Centre and Woodward’s Atrium! Or head on over to the Fringe’s old stomping grounds on Commercial Drive and check out Havana Theatre, The WISE Hall, The Cultch Historic Theatre, and Vancity Culture Lab (where the Dramatic Works Series is happening!), and our new East side venue, What Lab. Or head downtown to check out PAL Studio Theatre.

To learn which shows are happening Off-Island, you can flip through the Program Guide, which sorts the shows by venue, click on the links above, or use the search function on our website to search venues. And find addresses and maps to the venues here!

Eat the Fringe

Feeling hungry? Food trucks like Chickpea will be right outside the Phillips Fringe Bar! Photo by Ellyn Chen.

Hungry? We can’t blame you. With cereal on the cover of the Program Guide, you’re bound to be on the lookout for a bowl. Sadly, there is no cereal at the Fringe, but there are options if you’re feeling peckish.

If you’re down on Granville Island, the Public Market is full of food options in the food court and amongst its many delis. But it’s good to keep in mind that the Market closes at 7:00pm.

Of course there are food trucks nightly outside the Phillips Fringe Bar! This year Chickpea (plant-based Mediterranean comfort food), Meet2Eat (pitas and falafel), Melt City Grilled Cheese (you guessed it), and JB’s Crêpes (you guessed it again!) will be rotating their trucks nightly.

Looking to sit down in comfort? Dockside Restaurant and The Keg on Granville Island are great Fringe supporters and we suggest you visit them—plus Dockside is offering 15% off your food when you show them your Fringe tickets!

Checking out shows in the East Side? Havana’s an easy choice—especially if your show is in their theatre!

And of course, whenever you need a hit of caffeine or to calm down with some tea, Blenz Coffee is a great option—and you can grab a Program Guide there to plan the next leg of your Fringe adventure.

The Fringe <3 Dockside Restaurant

Artists enjoyed a delicious dinner generously provided by Dockside Restaurant to welcome them to the Fringe! Photo by Al Ricard.

For many out-of-town Artists, Vancouver is the last stop on their summer-long tour. This means some of them have been on the road for months, performing at Fringes from coast to coast. Because of their hectic schedules, many of them don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a hearty meal! 

On September 3, the Fringe hosted a welcome dinner for local and touring Artists who enjoyed picturesque views and delicious food courtesy of Dockside Restaurant, and thanks to donor Diane Kent for the impetus for having this dinner! Located on the waterfront where Granville Island meets the city, Dockside Restaurant was the perfect place to welcome Artists to the Fringe—in a space close enough to where most of the action was going to be, but quiet enough to relax and enjoy each other’s company! 

Make sure to thank Dockside Restaurant whenever you spot by during the Fringe. It’s open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including Ocean Wise seafood and meals made with the freshest, local ingredients! Present your ticket to them when you visit and you’ll get 15% off your food bill. Bon appétit!