Full Moon Fire Jam Brings Light and Music to Chicago

Full Moon Fire Jam Brings Light and Music to Chicago

Looking for a uniquely Chicago experience that’s exhilarating, family-friendly, and free of charge? The Full Moon Fire Jam is a monthly festival of self-expression and beauty that’s only in Chicago! Shoreline Sightseeing brings you the inside scoop of the excitement and fun of the Full Moon Fire Jam.

What is the Full Moon Fire Jam?


The Full Moon Fire Jam is a unique event that unites the spectators and performing artists through an appreciation of the beauty of fire art. Fire dancers from the Great Lakes area come together with local musicians to share their art in a stunning performance of dazzling athleticism and artistry. Poi dancers, hula hoopers, fan dancers, and more perform their art to the accompaniment of local drummers in a breathtaking free-for-all display.

Fire dancing is a performance tradition inspired by the fire dances of many South Pacific cultures. The Chicago Full Moon jam began in 2004 with a simple birthday party, and has grown to a monthly event on full moon nights between Sunday and Thursday. They begin at sundown and end at 10 PM, taking place at the Chicago lakefront park between Foster and Lawrence avenues.

The excitement of the Fire Jam is free and open to all, including families. Spectators and performers are encouraged to mingle, make new friends, and take responsibility for leaving the park a cleaner and happier place.

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