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.

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Afterburn

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After the smoke from the Great Chicago Fire Festival dissipates, the embers will still glow at Afterburn – where we will continue the celebration of Chicago’s rebirth with grandeur. The event will present the hottest musical talent, spectacular entertainment from Redmoon performers, incredible Chicago gourmet street food, and signature cocktails. Afterburn will ensure an unforgettable experience centered on the great people and city of Chicago as part of this unique festival that will certainly become an annual tradition for many years to come.

When: October 4th, 2014. 10pm-2am

 

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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We kick off our family-friendly fall spectacular, Skelebration, tomorrow! So here's 7 awesome reasons to come with the whole gang:
1) You can make a movie in our Bearwolf Film Studio!
2) Riding a skeleton powered, laser shooting UFO!
3) Watching an original cartoon with 600-feet of hand drawn illustrations and live harmonaboxing from Yuri Lane!
4) A brand new game: Swat-A-Fly!
5) Delicious dippable treats in "The Chocolate Bar"!
6) A special cooking class with Satan's personal chef!
7) A hunt to find the Vampire King in our Haunted Attic! (7 photos)
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