FireFish arts festival emerges in Lorain

Dust off memories of FireFish Festival of days gone by, share the stories and then tuck them away.

This year the arts extravaganza will blaze new expressions from talented youngsters and old masters wielding paint, metal, music, dance, food, fire and light both individually and in groups.

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(FireFish Festival/Ron Jantz)

The festival opens 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21 on Broadway Avenue between Erie Avenue and 5th Street in Lorain. Alongside art installations and pop-up art galleries among storefronts and abandoned buildings of downtown Lorain, headliners Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band will offer reggae from 8 to 10 p.m.

Again, from 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22, performances provide rapid-fire entertainment in music, dance, theater, art and fire.

Families can discover child-friendly activities. And the food offers flavors from around the world.

A “don’t miss” percussion parade begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on Broadway Avenue and culminates in burning the fish at Black River Landing.

However, the most important aspect of truly experiencing any FireFish Festival is to enter in, participate, and allow the artist within you to emerge.

Check out the festival’s full lineup.


Carol Harper experienced FireFish Festival in the past, but true to the artists themselves, the event ever emerges. Follow Carol on Twitter @mj_charper.

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