FireFish Arts
Programs & Events 2024

Programs & Events 2024

Artist Workshops

Maker Mondays

May through November

Join community artists and other community members for this creative “night out” for adults on the first Monday of the month at the Church of the Redeemer from 6 to 8 pm.

Festival Art-Making Workshops

Help us make art for the FireFish on Wednesdays in August through September at the Church of the Redeemer from 6 to 8 pm.

Community Events & Workshops

Solar Eclipse Celebration

Join FireFish Arts on Monday, April 8th at Black River Landing to celebrate the 2024 Total Eclipse of the Port presented by Lorain Port Authority. FireFish SPARKS! Teen Apprentices will sell items designed and created for the event, as well as lead interactive eclipse activities for families and youth. The event takes place from 12 pm-6 pm with vendors, food trucks, and performances by The Michael Weber Show and DJ Dave Haas.

Fire It Up! First Friday Alley Parties/ The Alley Project

June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th

Get ready to ignite your weekend with the Fire It Up! Friday Alley Parties! Held on the First Friday of the month June through September from 5 – 9 pm in downtown Lorain in the Art Alley off 5th Street and Broadway. Each event will feature fire performances, visual art, comedy, live music, a pop-up art market, and performances – including those by local talent and community youth.

Lorain Tornado Centennial Commemoration

To honor the 100th anniversary of the tornado that devastated downtown Lorain in 1924, local organizations are working together to remember the victims and survivors of the tornado and to promote awareness around the rebuilding and rebirth that followed.

Events and activities to commemorate the tornado will be held beginning Friday, June 28th, and continue throughout the summer. A central community program and event calendar can be found on the Lorain Historical Society’s website.

Second Saturday SPARKS! Community Workshops

June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th

Held on the Second Saturday during the summer months in downtown Lorain in partnership with Main Street Lorain’s community events, families create artistic crafts and bring them to the FireFish Festival to participate in the Community Parade.

Lorain Public Library Summer Programs


Artistic crafts are created by youth and their families at workshops and summer camps held at the Lorain Public Library Create Space and the South Lorain Public Library and bring them to the FireFish Festival to participate in the Community Parade. Visit the Lorain Public Library Program Calendar to sign up.

Butterfly Garden Art Installation

Designed and built by artist Ryan Craycraft in partnership with the Lorain Senior Center and the City of Lorain, these three colorful sculptures enhance The Marie Bonnaminio Butterfly Garden at the corner of Broadway Avenue and East Erie Avenue in downtown Lorain.