Chicago to Hold The Great Chicago Fire Festival
City of Chicago planning on setting a big fire to celebrate the Great Chicago Fire. What could go wrong?
Some of Chicago’s most creative minds are playing with fire this week, as they prepare for the city’s first ever Great Chicago Fire Festival. It happens on Saturday to celebrate the grit, greatness, and renewal that followed the great Chicago fire of 1871. And as WGN’s Steve Sanders reports, this flaming spectacle on the Chicago river promises to be unlike anything Chicago has ever seen.
The fire festival has a budget of two million dollars, with the city pitching in 350-thousand dollars. The rest has come from fundraising and corporate support. So mark your calendar for this Saturday. The river bazaar starts at 3:00 and runs until the big burn at 8:00.