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FULL MOON JAM 2024 SUMMER SEASON SCHEDULE

Updated: 5 days ago

We are thrilled to announce our entire line-up for the 2024 summer season! We have many events happening around the city this year, so for easy reference, we have created a map of all the events taking place between June - September.

 

NIGHT OUT IN THE PARKS

First up in our season is the return to our home fields of Foster Beach (near Margate Park). We have three events scheduled here on June 20th, July 22nd and August 19th! Sponsored by the City of Chicago, we are grateful to once again be a part of their Night Out In The Parks programming.


We want to remind everyone of the Full Moon Jam policies that we have in place in order to maintain the safety and comfort of all our attendees and to help ensure that our events can continue to happen for years to come. We want to thank everyone in advance for helping us to share these policies with others.


Full Moon Jams & Chicago Park District Policies:

• Family-Friendly

• Leave No Trace (help us clean up)

• Be Respectful and Inclusive

• No alcohol or illegal substances

• No flash photography

• No open flames, tiki torches, floating lanterns, or fireworks

• No weapons

• No lasers

• No drones

• No glass

• No bright lights (must face away from the fire circle and the crowd)

• No amplified sound over 90 decibels

• Protect The Community

• Protect The Jams


If you see anyone not adhering to these policies or creating a disturbance, please find an event organizer (by the south end of the Jam) and let us know so we can help out.

 

EVANSTON SUMMER SOLSTICE JAM

Thanks to the generous support of Climate Action Evanston and the City of Evanston, the Chicago Full Moon Jam is thrilled to announce that we will return to host a Summer Solstice Jam at the Arrington Lagoon in Dawes Park, Evanston, IL on Friday, June 21st between 7:00pm - 10:00pm!


Fire performances will take place on the lagoon terrace and folks are encouraged to sit around the lagoon to enjoy the show. As always, there will be no alcohol, illegal substances, open flames, fireworks, flash photography, lasers, or drones permitted per Park District laws.


The Arrington Lagoon is located near the Evanston lakefront about 5 blocks east of both the Davis Purple Line stop and the Metra UP-N Evanston Davis St. station. A small amount of paid street parking is located near the lagoon. There is a public parking garage about two blocks away at the Church Street Self Park with entrances from Church St. or Clark St. east of Chicago Avenue.


Drummers and Dancers - we request that you gather in the grassy area Northeast of the Lagoon!


Fire Performers - Any fire performers that have already taken FMJ Fire Safety Training since 2021 are welcome to participate (no sign-up necessary). There will be NO fire safety trainings prior to this event.


As always, this will be a free-to-attend, family-friendly, leave-no-trace, and sober event. We thank everyone in advance for aiding us in cleaning up the parks after the Jam and for helping us leave the world better than when we arrived. We appreciate your support as we continue to improve the accessibility of our event to more communities, and to better share our love of Dancing, Drumming, Fire, and the Moon with all!


Climate Action Evanston (CGE) is a 501 (c)(3) organization working to make Evanston a more environmentally just, sustainable, and resilient community. CGE’s programs focus on critical areas that will help the City achieve its climate goals: renewable energy, transportation, natural habitat, food, environmental justice, water, climate change, and waste. For more information, visit www.climateactionevanston.org


 

WINNEMAC FOURTH FOR ALL

This year we are excited to announce we will be hosting a Jam on the Fourth of July in Winnemac Park. This event is sponsored by the Winnemac Park Advisory Council, and it is our hope to bring a sense of peace and calm to an otherwise chaotic day of celebration.


We must ask that NO ONE BRING FIREWORKS to this event, and encourage our community to discourage the use of them during our performances, as these can be a hazard to the performers, and audience, and pose a risk to our ability to pull permits in the future. If you see anyone attempting to light fireworks in the vicinity of our event, we ask that you find an event organizer and notify them immediately.

 

PALMISANO PARK FINALE JAM

The final public Jam of the season will take place on Tuesday, September 17th in Palmisano Park. This event is also sponsored by the Chicago Park District's Night Out In The Park and is located in Bridgeport, (the closest address is 919 W 29th St). It is a beautiful location and we are excited to continue to bring our event to new areas of the city in the interest of inclusivity.

 

EQUINOX FLOW FEST

Lastly, we are thrilled to announce that for our 20th anniversary, we will be throwing our first-weekend long retreat!


On September 20th-22nd we will be hosting the Equinox Flow Fest - a family-friendly campout festival at the Grounding Groove Gardens in Woodstock, IL. On both Friday and Saturday night we will hold a fire & drum jam between sunset - midnight, and during the day on Saturday we plan to host over 24 flow, dance, and drumming workshops designed for all ages!


Tickets are now on sale here - https://fullmoonjamfest.brownpapertickets.com


To sign up as a volunteer, vendor, or instructor, follow the links below!



We hope this will be the first of many weekend festivals to come! We have many other exciting announcements to make for our 20th anniversary, so stay tuned!

 

RESERVE JAM FIRE SAFETY TRAINING

Anyone interested in performing at the Jams must take a Fire Safety Training and sign-up in advance by filling out the form below.


IMPORTANT: If you HAVE NEVER performed at the Jams before - OR - plan to perform with large/unique props - OR - fire breath, you must first attend a safety training at one of the "Reserve Jams" on June 15th, July 14th or August 18th.


If you HAVE performed at a Jam before, but have not taken the training since 2021, you can sign-up to attend a Refresher Course held prior to any Jam held at Foster Beach in order to renew your status on our Approved Performer List through 2026 (send us an email at info@fullmoonjam.org if you don't remember when you last took the training).


Please follow the link below for more information and feel free to share this link with anyone you know that may be interested in performing with fire! Our community relies on everyone using best safety practices in order to grow and thrive and we would love to share our knowledge and experience with everyone!


FIRE SAFETY TRAINING SIGN-UP FORM:


We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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