When is the FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2023? The traditional festivities in the shiny land of Costa del Sol are back with Moonfire Faire. As one of the seasonal events in Final Fantasy XIV, the Moonfire Faire offers a summer story to kick off the season.
While the 2023 edition of the event doesn’t bring a whole new challenge for MMORPG players to tackle, it’s become an annual tradition for many FFXIV players due to the rewards on offer. Considering that the FFXIV Dawntrail release date is still a ways off, players can choose to spend some time enjoying Moonfire Faire 2023.
FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2023 dates
Final Fantasy XIV Moonfire Faire 2023 runs from Thursday, August 10 to Saturday, August 26, 2023. You can see exact start and finish times for the event in your region below:
|Region||Start Time||End Time|
|US West||August 10 @ 1am PDT||August 26 @ 8am PDT|
|US East||August 10 @4am EDT||August 26 @ 11am EDT|
|UK||August 10 @ 9am BST||August 26 @ 4pm BST|
|Europe||August 10 @ 10am CEST||August 26 @ 5pm CEST|
|Australia||August 10 @ 7pm AET||August 27 @ 2am AET|
How to participate in FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2023
Now, to start the event, you must be at least level 30 and go to Limsa Lominsa – Upper Decks at X: 11.5 Y: 13.8. To make your life easier, use the Aethernet and pick ‘The Aftcastle’ to teleport to. Speak with Mayaru Moyaru to receive the quest ‘Allergic to Sunshine’. This quest requires you to go to Costa del Sol to participate in the Moonfire Faire.
The event consists of two quests and two tracks. You need to escape from bombs while traversing part of the initial path as you reach the top of the main structure. Keep in mind that completing the tracks is not mandatory to receive any of the rewards the event offers. However, if you enjoy the challenge, these tracks are enough to keep you busy. If you want to use the flashy structures found in the middle of the tracks to take photos, you can talk to the Faire Adventurer NPC near the tracks to teleport you to the end of the first half.
The quest takes you through a short adventure on the beaches of Costa del Sol where you get to know Lyonell, a man meant to be the Sunshine Savior. Your job as the Warrior of Light is to assist this man while he becomes the hero the beaches of Eorzea need.
Unlock the Phoenix Riser set in FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2023
To unlock the Phoenix Riser set, you need to complete the ‘Allergic to Sunshine’ and ‘I Am the Sunshine’ quests. They focus on telling Lyonell’s story, so most of the time you just need to choose dialogue options and interact with specific locations in the area of Costa del Sol. Once you have finished the quest, Haermaga gives you the Phoenix Riser set.
FFXIV Moonfire Faire 2023 rewards
Compared to previous years, Moonfire Faire 2023 offers fewer rewards and special items to buy. As explained, by completing the ‘I Am the Sunshine’ quest, you receive:
- Phoenix Riser Helmet
- Phoenix Riser Suit
And in case you want to spend some gil and buy items from the 2022 edition, you need to talk to the Moonfire Faire Vendor at X: 36.2, Y: 26.8. The items she sells are:
- Storm Tracer – 8 gil
- Flame Tracer – 8 gil
- Serpent Tracer – 8 gil
- Lominsan Sparkler – 8 gil
- Gridanian Sparkler – 8 gil
- Ul’dahn Sparkler – 8 gil
- Bombard Bloom – 8 gil
- Pinwheel – 19 gil
If you think you want more FFXIV and haven’t caught up with what was announced during the Fan Fest event, then you should check our article on FFXIV patch 6.5 Growing Light, detailing everything that has been announced by the producers in the Live Letter 78. Or if you are curious about the graphic update the game is receiving in the next expansion, be sure to read our piece on FFXIV Dawntrail dye slots.