Edmonton Fringe Festival Parking: What You Need to Know

It's August and that means it is finally time for the Edmonton Fringe Festival. In 2018, the festival runs from August 16-26 and the lineup includes over 1,500 artists who will perform at various venues in Edmonton's Old Strathcona neighbourhood. 

Parking can be a challenge at the Fringe but knowing your options and some preparation can significantly ease the process. Here's what you need to know when parking at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

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Arrive Early

Arrive at the parking facility at least 15 minutes prior to when you plan to line up for a show. If it's a weekend night or a sold out performance consider arriving 25-40 minutes earlier. The festival allows no late entry to shows. Why not find a parking spot, pay comfortably, and stroll over to the venue rather than being rushed through your Fringe experience? There are also hundreds of street performances so leave extra time to catch some on the way.

Photo Credit: Marc J. Chalifoux Photography

Places You Can Park At

It's not fun to be stressed about parking options when all you want to be doing is fringing. There are over ten parking facilities close to the venue. Take advantage of these facilities and park with ease and stroll over to the show.

Old Strathcona Surface Parking Lot (South Scona Parking)

8011 105 Street Northwest 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 4Z4

This spacious surface parking lot is located close to popular eateries on Whyte Avenue and is only a 6 minute walk to the Fringe Festival. Find details of this location here.

Metterra Hotel Surface Parking Lot 

10444 - 81 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1X5

Park near the Metterra Hotel and head to the Fringe venue that is only a 5 minute walk away. Find details of this location here.

Army & Navy Parking Lot

8112 - 104th Street Northwest
Edmonton AB T6E 4E5

Park here and you'll have to walk for only 3 minutes to get to the Fringe Festival. Find details of this location here.

Edmonton Fringe Festival Performance Edmonton Parking Guide

Photo Credit: FTA Communications (Fringe Theatre)

Varscona Hotel Parkade

8208 - 106th Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2A7

Park here and step onto Whyte Avenue within a minute. This location is a six minute walk to the Fringe Festival. Find more details here.




Park Behind Chapters

8228 - 105 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4X8

In this area, there are four different surface parking lots located in close proximity to each other. Find more details about the two Old Strathcona Medical Centre lots here and here, and the Whyte Avenue Chapters lots here and here.

YESS Surface Parking Lot

10315 - 85 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5R3

This parking lot is only four minutes away from the Fringe Venue. Bonus: All proceeds from this location go directly to youth empowerment and support services. Find details of this location here.

Cook County Saloon Surface Parking Lot

8010 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 6A2

This parking facility is close to the Shoppers Drug Mart. The estimated walking time from this facility to the Fringe Festival is six minutes. Find details of this location here.

Vons Steakhouse Surface Parking Lot

10309 - 81 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 1X3

In the six minute walk from here to the Fringe Festival expect to run into a lot of tempting dining options. Find details of this location here.

Palomar Building Surface Parking Lot

10429 - 83 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2C7

These four parking stalls are popular for their close proximity to the Fringe Festival. Park here and be only a minute away from the venue. Please note this parking facility only accepts payment via the hangTag™app. Find details of this location here.

Responsible Driving

The Fringe Festival guarantees to be a good time. If it happens to be an evening that is too good of a time consider parking at a facility that has a flat rate until the next morning. At these following locations you are eligible to park until 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. the next morning so you can pick up your vehicle the next day.

 The Army & Navy Surface Parking Lot that is located in the core of night time activity offers two overnight options:

  • $10.00 flat rate 5 p.m. – 9 a.m. with no extra charge
  •  $14.00 flat rate 5 p.m. – 11 a.m.

Vons Steakhouse Surface Parking Lot also offers one overnight option:

  • $11.00 flat rate 5 p.m. – 11 a.m.

Park and Dine in the Area

​​​​Take advantage of the beautiful sunny days and grab a bite at some of the most famous eateries in the area. Park your vehicle and lounge on Whyte Avenue before a show.

Here are walking directions from popular restaurants in the area to the Fringe Festival venue:

The Next Act: 1 Minute

The Next Act to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

the NEXT act to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

MEAT: 1 Minute

MEAT to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

MEAT to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

El Cortez: 2 Minutes

El Cortez to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

El Cortez to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

Block 1912 Cafe: 2 Minutes

Block 1912 Cafe to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

Block 1912 Cafe to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

Julio's Barrio: 3 Minutes

Julios Barrio to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

Julio's Barrio to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

Chianti: 4 Minutes

Chianti to Edmonton Fringe Festival Edmonton Parking Guide

Chianti to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Map data: Google)

More Questions?

Do you have further questions about parking during the Fringe Festival? E-mail us at info@edmontonparkingguide.ca or call (780) 426-8472

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