The festival took place May 15-28.
Red Venue moved from the outdoor tent in the courtyard of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center to an upstairs rehearsal space.
Two new venues are added. Theatre Downtown (Bronze) and The Venue (Black) on Virginia Drive. It’s the first time since 2005, venues are found outside of Loch Haven Park. 
Over 100 ticketed shows are presented. 
A Bike Valet was added to the festival.
Critic’s Choice Awards are given out for the first time.
Visual Fringe is presented outside of Loch Haven Park at a warehouse on Alden Road, including an 18-hole miniature golf course created by artists. 
Walt Disney World became a presenting sponsor.
Universal Orlando Foundation provided financial sponsorship of Kids Fringe.
Rain and a competing concert by Paul McCartney made for a slow first weekend.