We are incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing people to fulfill the real promise of this event. Together we built an event to celebrate Chicago, its history, its neighborhoods, its creative voices.


Multiple Performance Stages

Citywide Participatory Spectacle

Ignition Of The
GRIT House

Food Concessions
And More

About Redmoon
Engineering Wonder

So, where did the vision for this whimsical 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.


Learn about the current and upcoming events, venue, and dates. Book your tickets for the event online and receive early discounts.

Citywide "Grit" Art
Engagement Activity

In Summer 2015, the GRIT activity — Group Ritual Imagining Tool — was distributed citywide to 50,000 youth. Led by a facilitator, youth explored the Fire Festival’s themes of grit, greatness and renewal.


Teens across seven Park District Camps engaged in a curriculum focused on calling attention to community landmarks within the neighborhoods they call home. Activating the themes of the Great Chicago Fire Festival.

Summer Celebrations

Visit us for our summer events and take part in the festival themes.

Upcoming Event's

Find all details regarding our upcoming events, including tickets, accommodation, transport, and food.

Latest From Our Blog

A River Spectacle Celebrating Our Neighborhoods
With Machines And Fire

First-of-its-kind spectacle will light up the Second City. And, in the months leading up to the festival, a series of public events and arts activities will take place in 15 participating neighborhoods—to celebrate the city’s epic resurgence following the fire of 1871.