The Chicago Full Moon Jams are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, free-to-attend, family-friendly gatherings that adhere to the Ten Principles of Burning Man: “radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, “Leave no trace,” participation and immediacy.’ The jams seek to unite performing artists and spectators through a love and appreciation of fire art. Encompassing myriad performance styles and tools, fire dancers from the greater Chicago area and Great Lakes share their creative gifts by the shore of Lake Michigan, set to the percussive beats of local musicians, in this unique and free to the public monthly event taking place through Spring and into Fall.
The jams take place at the Chicago lakefront park, between Foster and Lawrence Avenues. Attendees should plan for weather accordingly. Jam organizers reserve the right to cancel jams in the event of severe or dangerous weather conditions.
LAKEFRONT JAMS: ¼ mile south of the Foster Ave Turf Fields on the lakefront. Lakefront jams are NOT! at Foster Ave Beach, they are south of the beach, on the east side of the lakefront trail, in the big field. Approximate address: 5100N & Lake Shore Drive 60640.