The Midsummer Fire Festival is a seasonal event that takes place during the hottest days of summer (June 21 – July 4). It is similar to the Lunar Festival and other holidays, featuring some useful buffs, food, and toys to play with.
From Midsummer Fire Festival on the official website:
- Ah, so you weren't chosen for Flamekeeper this year? Don't fret, my friend! The Midsummer Fire Festival isn't merely about that traditional honor; it's a time of merriment, a chance to celebrate the hottest season of the year by lighting great fires across the land and sharing in what the elemental spirits can offer. Come to our camps and join in the revelry!
The ending of the Festival seems to have been merged with the Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza holiday:
- The lengthy Midsummer Fire Festival traditionally ends with the sky itself being set alight. The goblins of Undermine have lent their considerable skill (and copious amounts of gunpowder) to the task, resulting in a tremendous fireworks show! Take up a festival mug and raise a toast to the season as the multicolored explosions dance across the sky above you!
- Using Ribbon Poles causes a colorful streamer of energy to go to your hand and causes you to dance. This gives a 3 minute buff increasing earned experience by 10%. This buff stacks up to 20 times (60 minutes), increasing its duration by 3 minutes for every 3 seconds you keep dancing around the pole.
- When thrown into a festival fire, Burning Blossoms give you a buff Fire Festival Fury, 3% critical strike and spell critical strike rating for sixty minutes as well as causing fire damage to attackers.
- If a bonfire has gone out, tossing a Burning Blossom in it will provide a zone wide buff, Bonfire's Blessing, that gives you a 30% chance to inflict Fire damage on any melee, range or spell attack - the exact amount of Fire damage dealt is based on your level x10. Bonfire's Blessing is capable of delivering a critical hit with 100% additional damage. This buff goes away if the opposite faction desecrates the bonfire.
- Special flame samples can be collected from the bonfires in each of the four main cities of the opposing faction. Each sample will begin a quest called "Stealing the [City]'s Flame." Upon completing each quest, everyone in the capital city will receive Fire Festival Fortitude, a +30 stamina buff. Once all 4 have been collected and returned to a Festival representative, you receive the quest "A Thief's Reward" and are rewarded with the Crown of the Fire Festival. Anyone can loot the flame, but taking the quest requires level 51.
Burning Blossom redemption
There are several items you can get from redeeming . You can get 632 Blossoms at the first day of the Festival and 20 Blossoms through Daily Quests from the second day until the end of the festival. It is not possible to get all rewards in one year if you farm the maximum possible amount of Blossoms.
|100||Causes your hands to catch aflame for more festive dance moves.|
|200||Causes a fire to appear at your feet.|
|350||Creates a fiery, dancing female draenei who reacts to player emotes.|
|350||Non combat pet.|
Given from Festival Loremasters & Talespinners
Burning Blossom can be earned through a variety of quests. The blossoms can be consumed for a small buff, or saved for a variety of items including Brazier of Dancing Flames. Finding all flames and doing all quests during the 14-day period should award roughly 850 Blossoms.
Players then are given access to quests based on their level:
Finding a bonfire of the opposite faction and using (dousing) it will reward 10 Burning Blossom and 1199 at level 70. Most opposing faction bonfires can be doused without pulling guards (with the exception of the Outlands flame in Wildhammer Stronghold), making this a fast and easy way to generate Midsummer Festival currency. Dousing another factions bonfire will flag you for PVP combat.
The bonfires of Capital cities have separate quests and you cannot 'Honor the Flame' of your own faction's Capitals.
Stealing the Cities' Flames
Each faction can "loot" the Flames of the opposing faction's cities, each of which starts a quest. Stealing all four cities flames will offer the quest  . While any character can loot the quest item, the quests themselves require level 50. This is unfortunate because the quest is soloable even for very low-level characters.
- Orgrimmar - Next to Mannoroth's armor in the Valley of Wisdom
- Thunder Bluff - On the Spirit Rise
- Undercity - In the courtyard, just inside
- Silvermoon City - Court of the Sun, inside, in the back
- Stormwind - Outside Stormwind Stockades, North of Mage Quarter
- Ironforge - Hall of Explorers
- Darnassus - Rut'theran Village
- The Exodar - The Crystal Hall
Sortable list of bonfires
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Arathi Highlands||Hammerfall|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Arathi Highlands||Refuge Pointe|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Blasted Lands||Nethergarde Keep|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Burning Steppes||Flame Crest|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Burning Steppes||Morgan's Vigil|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Dun Morogh||Ironforge|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Dun Morogh||Kharanos|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Elwynn Forest||Goldshire|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Elwynn Forest||Stormwind|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Eversong Woods||North Sanctum|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Eversong Woods||Silvermoon City|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Hillsbrad Foothills||Southshore|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Hillsbrad Foothills||Tarren Mill|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Loch Modan||Thelsamar|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Redridge Mountains||Lakeshire|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Silverpine Forest||The Sepulcher|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Stranglethorn Vale||Booty Bay|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Stranglethorn Vale||Booty Bay|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Swamp of Sorrows||Stonard|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||The Hinterlands||Aerie Peak|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||The Hinterlands||Revantusk Village|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Tirisfal Glades||Undercity|
|H||Eastern Kingdoms||Tirisfal Glades||Brill|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Western Plaguelands||Chillwind Camp|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Westfall||Sentinel Hill|
|A||Eastern Kingdoms||Wetlands||Menethil Harbor|
|A||Kalimdor||Azuremyst Isle||The Exodar|
|A||Kalimdor||Azuremyst Isle||Azure Watch|
|A||Kalimdor||Bloodmyst Isle||Blood Watch|
|H||Kalimdor||Dustwallow Marsh||Brackenwall Village|
|A||Kalimdor||Dustwallow Marsh||Theramore Isle|
|H||Kalimdor||Stonetalon Mountains||Sun Rock Retreat|
|H||Kalimdor||Thousand Needles||Freewind Post|
|A||Outland||Blade's Edge Mountains||Sylvanaar|
|H||Outland||Blade's Edge Mountains||Thunderlord Stronghold|
|A||Outland||Hellfire Peninsula||Honor Hold|
|H||Outland||Shadowmoon Valley||Shadowmoon Village|
|A||Outland||Shadowmoon Valley||Wildhammer Stronghold|
|A||Outland||Terokkar Forest||Allerian Stronghold|
|H||Outland||Terokkar Forest||Stonebreaker Hold|
- Stratics Thread Source from preliminary test realms
- Midsummer on Wikipedia Like other seasonal events in WoW, the Midsummer Fire Festival is based on a real world holiday, in this case the predominantly European Midsummer festivals celebrated around the summer solstice. The ending fireworks are reminiscent of the Independence Day holiday celebrated in the United States.