River Jam & Fringe Fest 2023 (Biddeford + Saco, ME)! We hope you can join these two communities in the heart of Biddeford downtown and mill districts for FREE family fun, great music, food trucks, entertainment and much more! Two days packed with free family activities and a night of some of Maine's best bands along the Saco River.

Friday, Aug. 18 is Fringe Fest in Shevenell Park + performances at the Levee, 5-8PM

Always free and open to the public, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Town & Country Federal Credit Union, this arts festival invites unfettered expression. Ecologically, edges are where diversity meets to make new things possible. Biddeford Fringe, like other fringe arts festivals across the world, features experimental performances and exhibitions, elevating those at the edges. We set our evening festival alight on Main Street, and invite folks of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to our creative community together to share, make, and create together.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE: See Friday’s Fringe Fest Latest Schedule

BANDALOOP: The Sky is Not the Limit performing at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Levee. An innovator in vertical performance, BANDALOOP’s perspective-bending dance seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side.


GEM CITY takes the Main Stage in Shevenell Park with musical acts starting at 6:00 p.m. A collective musical movement, GEM CITY has two albums produced by Genius Black, featuring Genius Black along with Angelikah FahrayKari HodgensSuzie Assam, and Shameek the God.

Saturday, Aug. 19 is the River Jam Festival in Mechanics Park.

River Jam returns to Biddeford with an incredible celebration of music and community, right in Mechanics Park, alongside the Saco River. All events are free and open to the public! Start the day at 11 am with live music, dance performances and kid’s activities, including dinosaurs, challenge friends to a wet obstacle course and more! Enjoy all this while listening to amazing bands on the Main Stage. The afternoon/evening continues in Mechanics Park, featuring popular Maine bands, several food trucks, and local brews/wines in the Beer & Wine Garden. The night culminates with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE See Saturday’s River Jam Fest Latest Schedule

Main Stage Schedule:

Saturday Main Stage Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM Dance House Productions
  • 12:15 PM Twin City Theater Academy
  • 1:15 PM Jurassic Jo’s Dinos
  • 1:45 PM Mr. Magic
  • 2:45 PM Acoustic Nomads
  • 3:45 PM Rigometrics
  • 4:45 PM Michael Corleto
  • 5:45 PM Joseph Gallant
  • 7:15 PM Dean Ford
  • 8:30 PM Coyote Island
  • 9:30 PM Fireworks!!


See Friday’s Fringe Fest Schedule

See Saturday’s River Jam Fest Schedule

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  • August 18, 2023 10:00 am - August 19, 2023 10:00 pm Ended
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