Full Moon Jams

Wildfire Weaver — WildfireWeaver @ 1:29 pm  

What is a Full Moon Jam?

The Full Moon Fire and Drum jam happens every Full Moon during the warm months in Chicago. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners and families that come to enjoy the spectacle. Full Moon Jams are a community event: Fire Spinners from Chicago and beyond gather together with local drummers and other musicians to share with you their combined passions. The result: an evening of beautiful flames, dances, music and laughter.

The Jam is open to everyone and anyone. It is a free event and will continue to be. This event is NOT organized by the City of Chicago, it is put together by a community of fire loving friends.

The jams are a Leave-No-Trace (pack it in, pack it out – please clean up after yourselves and if you see and litter, please help and clean it up) alcohol- free and family-friendly event. Photography is welcome, but flash photography can be disruptive to the event and to the flow of the performers. Please turn off the flash feature of any camera you bring! Tag us with (chifire) and (full moon jam) on any photos you post online, or email chicagofiretribe@gmail.com so we can share talents.


About 1/4 Mile SOUTH of Foster Avenue Beach on the lake front, in the park east of Lake Shore Drive, between Foster Ave. and Lawrence Ave. NOTE: The Jams are not held at Foster Ave. Beach.

Full Moon Dates for 2011

Dates of the jams are subject to change and happen rain or shine. Jams do not happen on Friday or Saturday nights. In the case of the Full Moon falling on a Friday or Saturday night, jams are moved to Thursday or Sunday. Every jam starts at sundown and ends by 10:15pm. *Exact start times for jams TBD.

April 17, Sunday
May 17, Tuesday
June 15, Wednesday
July 14, Thursday
August 14, Sunday
September 12, Monday
October 11, Tuesday
November 10, Thursday



[…] The final Full Moon Jam of the summer is coming up in two days.  If you’re free this Tuesday evening around sunset, come up to the lakefront park just south of Foster Ave. and east of Lake Shore Drive to see some amazing fire performances by Chicago and midwest area fire spinners. The jams are free to the community, family-friendly, Leave No Trace events. For full details of the jams, go here. […]


[…] It’s a good thing I got some relaxation in over Labor Day weekend, because it looks like September’s going to be busy! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve got three, possibly four, gigs already lined up for this month – and that’s in addition to the September Full Moon Jam. […]

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[…] It’s been a LONG, dreary winter, but the time of long nights and gray skies and snowpocalypse is nearly done and Spring is almost here! And you know what that means – FIRE! The Chicago Full Moon Jams will be back next month, starting Sunday, April 17, 2011 (weather permitting). I’ve posted the 2011 schedule here. […]


Cant wait to play with you again Michi!!! WoooooWeeeee

Ryan B. @ April 8, 2011 4:11 pm

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