The Chalkeia and Hephaisteia
The Chalkeia was a special feast of bronze-workers. Hephaistos, as the patron of bronze-workers, was one of the gods honoured at the festival.
The Hephaisteia was another festival dedicated to Hephaistos. One of the major features of the festival was a torch race. Torch races occurred at many festivals but are particularly relevant to Hephaistos because of his connection with fire.