Home Things to Do Cartwheeling, Clownery and Comedy: Santa Cruz Fringe Festival By Erin LemJuly 10, 2012 Search more like this untold-storiesfringe-festivalbaydrivecomedystandardplanetwonderred-tricycleschoolvisitread Read next Things to Do This Cute, Cozy Book Teaches Kids About Giving Back Things to Do For Their Birthday: Less Stress, More Fun! Things to Do This Birthday, Give Your Tiny Bean Exactly What They Want Things to Do Milestone Alert: Your Toddler Is Toddling! Things to Do Milestone Alert: Your Toddler Wants to Play With You! No one will get all blustery if we were to describe the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the most famous fringe festival on the planet, right? Good, because the spirit of fringe and the fuss of bluster absolutely do not go hand in hand. Edinburgh indeed is the standard-bearer for summertime buskery and clowning and performance and comedy and song, but the tricky bit is it can be so very far away if one has not planned well and one cannot leave work, home, or school. Edinburgh, we want to visit, we do, but we will also support our homegrown fringers like the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival, which is set to cartwheel into the middle of our ho-hum lives on Friday, July 13. And, hooray, it intends to keep something of a long welcome, staying right through Sunday, July 22. Wondering who’s performing? Head over to NBC’s “Worth the Drive” to read more. Each week NBC Bay Area will provide Red Tricycle readers with the inside scoop on a special destination that’s always “Worth the Drive.” NBC Bay Area uncovers and connects their users to all that the city has to offer so they can be true city insiders. They go beyond the obvious and provide access to untold stories and the stories behind the stories.