Starting in 2012, DDA began inviting private sector stakeholders to play a part in expanding the scope of the Jazz ‘n Creole festival.   The Jazz Fringe includes a variety of events which complement the vision of the festival and therefore expands the jazz experience beyond the main stage to various quadrants of the island, spreading the economic benefits of the festival.

In 2016, the official fringe events are scheduled to run from Sunday May 8th through Saturday May 14th