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FireFish Festival 2023

The Eighth Annual FireFish Festival

FireFish Arts is pleased to announce that the Eighth Annual FireFish Festival will take place this year on Saturday, September 16th in downtown Lorain between 5th and 7th Street, on and off Broadway Avenue. Serving as the culmination and celebration of all FireFish Art’s programs in 2023, this always FREE event once again promises unique art installations, music, food, fun, fire – and the much anticipated and signature burning of the FireFish with its parade, pageantry, and performance.

This FREE annual themed festival takes place every September around the time of the full moon. With the theme of Transcending Dark and Light, artists, youth, and community members will explore the history, and engage with and interpret the duality and yin/yang nature of darkness and light.

NEW THIS YEARa youth, community, and artist-created Lantern Parade! The annual “Pied Piper-like” dusk parade is growing! This year it will feature a parade of lanterns created by youth, community members, and artists, alongside musicians, fire performers, and drummers, leading to the much anticipated Burning of the FireFish, taking place at sunset. Lantern workshops for all ages will take place throughout the summer in Lorain.

FireFish Festival Community Art Making – FireFish Finale Artist/Artistic Director Danny McNamara will arrive a week before the FireFish Festival, designing and building the FireFish with artists, youth, and community members.


Need a place to park at the FireFish Festival? Check out this great parking map!!

The FireFish Festival is back in downtown Lorain!

This year’s much anticipated event takes place from 2 pm – 11 pm on Saturday, September 16th in the heart of downtown Lorain. Read More "The FireFish Festival is back in downtown Lorain!"

FireFish Arts Launches Summer Programs

Fire It Up! Alley Party at "First Fridays" FireFish Arts 2023 summer programs launch this week with the first Fire... Read More "FireFish Arts Launches Summer Programs"

FireFish Festival Map & Program

FireFish Arts 2023 Sponsors


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Ron Jantz FireFish Festival 2022 Gallery

Festival Prep

Photos shared by Rick Matos.

Festival Day

Photos shared by The Eagle Eye / Firelands Aerial

Fire It Up! Block Parties

The Alley Project

PULP: Fold, Rip, Draw, Print

Patterns of Time

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