About the Great Chicago Fire Festival

Redmoon, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, created the Great Chicago Fire Festival; a free event to unite Chicago’s neighborhoods and celebrate Chicago’s grit, greatness and renewal following the fire of 1871. This summer, Redmoon partnered with over 30 community-based organizations across 15 neighborhoods, bringing out its unique machinery and theatrical skill in an unprecedented city-wide conversation on overcoming and celebrating.

Click here for incredible photographs of our build process!

Click here to buy official GCFF Merchandise!

About Redmoon

Engineering Wonder

So, where did the vision for this celebration of community come from? For the past 24 years, Redmoon has been on a mission to transform the Chicago experience with free, magnificent events that promote civic well being by way of creativity. Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director, Jim Lasko, The Great Chicago Fire Festival will be our biggest spectacle yet. In its inaugural year, a partnership with the City of Chicago will help usher in this first-of-its-kind festival as an annual tradition for many years to come.

SummerCelebrations

Celebrating Storiesof Grit & Resilience

Leading up to the festival, we’re traveling throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods for Summer Celebrations: an unprecedented city-wide conversation around grit, resilience, and renewal in Chicago neighborhoods. Along the way we are mapping these awe-inspiring stories via The Mobile Photo Factory and a video series. The stories will come together on 10.4.14 and be put on display at The Great Chicago Fire Festival as a larger-than-life spectacle like no other.

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Ring in the new year with Redmoon this year at Revolution, the one NYE party you won't want to miss. Enjoy bubbly based beverages, share your love on the kiss cam and revel underneath Redmoon's signature Drum Crane Tower.

Just to make sure you're as excited as we are, here are some of our favorite shots from NYE 2013.

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Today we begin the build for Winter Pageant 2014 in our space! Check out a couple previews of what the set will look like this year.

All credit to Julia Carusillo for her beautiful renderings and model. (3 photos)
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Last night at Symphony Hall... Redmoon's one night only illustrated mechanical scroll adaptation and presentation of the tortured love tale of de Falla’s "El Amor Brujo". Beautiful. Simple. Wonderful. (photo by Al Zayed) (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The season's turning and we're hunkering down here to create Winter Pageant 2014! Our 16th annual Winter Pageant celebrates the exploration of grand love and honors the four seasons of the human heart, set atop a massive glacier.

To get you as excited as we are, here are some of our favorite shots from WP 2013! (6 photos)
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