Pre-Festival Programs

Bento Fun!

A variety of creative gatherings and classes leading up to the Festival are offered at the Center for the Arts.

Help us express our gratitude to the fire gods for leaving our beautiful community in peace…  Come make beautiful things in offering to the Fire Festival!  A few fun Wdnesdays, 4-7PM at the Center for the Arts, in the Art Association multi-purpose studio.  Drinks and snacks provided.  Children welcome.

Wednesday, May 23 – Origami Fun, led by artist Melissa Malm
Wednesday, May 30 – Torii-inspired Tunnel of Willow Branches, led by artist Valerie Seaberg (a Torii marks the entrance to a Shinto shrine)
Wednesday, June 6 – Koi Flags

FREE, Please RSVP to 307-733-2565
Presented by pARTners


Riot Act Inc. hosts a Summer Stage Combat Class based on the theme of traditional Asian combat, including martial arts.  The class will be taught by professional fight director Marius P Hanford IV and includes hand to hand stage combat and stage weapons training.  The workshop will culminate in performance (optional for students) on June 20th at the Fire Festival in the Town Square.

Stage Combat Workshop
June 4-8 and 11-15 from 7-9PM
Dancers’ Workshop Studio 1, Center for the Arts
Tuition – $100 for the two-week class, registration required or 307-203-9067
Presented by Riot Act, Inc.

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