July 20, 2012

Burning River Fest

Cleveland is famous for many reasons. Unfortunately, one of the reasons it's famous is for being home to "the river that caught on fire." Although this infamous event isn't a proud moment in our history, it spurred environmental action and led to the creation of the Burning River Fest.

The Burning River Fest is a two-day event intended to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region and the Cuyahoga River. People from the Great Lakes region have been attending the fest since 2001 to celebrate the eco-movements in Northeast Ohio.

This year's fest features more than 25 bands and musicians performing on three different stages. Local environmental groups will showcase interactive and educational displays. All-natural local food will be prepared by local chefs for guests to purchase. And, like every year, the Great Lakes Brewing Co. will debut their Christmas Ale for the 2012 season.

It all takes place at the Coast Guard Station at Whiskey Island.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate for $10. Kids 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that supports sustainable initiatives. Free parking is available at Edgewater Park.

Burning River Fest hours:
Saturday, July 21 from 6-11 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 from 1-6 p.m.

For more information about the event, visit The Burning River Foundation.

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