2021 Festival

Taking place this year over four themed weekends, August 29th through September 18, featuring FireFish’s signature theme-based art, performances, and installations, including the construction of the FireFish by Daniel McNamara, and the Fire Fish Finale by Schuyler White/Ohio Burn Unit.


A special live cabaret performance by Lorain natives Jaclyn Bradley and Melissa Driscol kicks off the 2021 FireFish Festival, leading us through a musical celebration of show tunes and Lorain culture.

The event will be at “The Bank,” 383 Broadway Ave at 5 pm.  Immediately following the performance, the artists will meet and greet guests at a private reception.

Performance tickets can be purchased for $10.  Reception tickets can be purchased for an additional $40 and include hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets.

Purchase Tickets Here: https://firefish-arts.square.site/


Fire It Up! Broadway Block Party & Art Walk

Fire, audio, and video performances presented by FireFish Arts Community Artist Board members and invited artists, special installations at the “The Bank,” located at 383 Broadway, and family-friendly activities.


Fire It Up! Comedy Night Friday, September 10, 2021

On Friday, September 10th at 7 pm comedian David Morales presents a curated show of comedy, music, and art in the Speak of the Devil alley on 5th Street.


“Arts in the City” Walking Tour Saturday, September 11, 2021 

Follow our guide – or hop on a guided tour of new art sites and public art in downtown Lorain.  Meet the artists and creative entrepreneurs changing the face of the city and enjoy an interactive art experience at the Jason Molina Song Alley, designed by Kurt Hernon.


The James Levin FireFish Festival Finale Saturday, September 18, 2021 

The annual ritual processional and “Burning of the Fish,” takes place this year on the west bank of the Black River, north of the Bascule Bridge —  followed by an after-party featuring the Sammy DeLeon Band.  Additional arts performances and installations, art vendors, and family-friendly activities available at the Bank Building and throughout downtown Lorain.