Monday, July 15, 2019

Full Moon Jam Takes Place Tuesday Night (and Twice More This Summer)

Photo by Rick Baer from the July 2016 Full Moon Jam (click to enlarge)

Now that the ohgeewilltheyeverstop spring showers are in the rear view mirror, we can finally recommend a visit to the Full Moon Fire Jams, an Uptown tradition.

From the Facebook page:
"The Full Moon Jams are free, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from May to October, weather permitting. The FMJs are an official part of the Chicago Parks District Night Out in the Parks series. 

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, families, and random passers-by who come to enjoy the night."
It's a thrilling sight, with fire dancers, drummers, musicians, and other performers and a crowd of spectators. The jams take place between sunset and 10pm. There is a strict code of conduct to ensure everyone's safety; please review it, and the FAQs.

The remaining 2019 dates are:
  • Tuesday, July 16th
  • Wednesday, August 14th
  • Thursday, September 12th
The jams take place a quarter mile south of the Foster Turf Fields on the lakefront, south of the beach, on the east side of the lakefront trail, in the big field. Approximate address: 5100 N Lake Shore Drive.

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