This Friday and Saturday, the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island will be flooded with music, food, entertainment, and Great Lakes Christmas Ale for the Burning River Fest.
Since its beginning in 2001, the Burning River Fest has brought a community of people together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River, and to celebrate a renewed sense of eco-consciousness brought about by the event.
Proceeds from the Burning River Fest benefit the Burning River Foundation, an organization that provides resources to support the future of Cleveland’s waterways. To date, they’ve donated $320,000 to the cause.
Music will fill three stages at the Burning River Fest, featuring 28 bands over the two day festival. The Station Stage will be hosting bands like local folk rock favorites Bethesda, indie rock group Robbing Mary, and the nationally recognized Zydeco band Mo Mojo. The Acoustic Stage will be hosting lots of talented individuals including the folk singing Gretchen Pleuss, folk rock trio Cuyuga, and acoustic singer Steve Madwell. The Meadows Stage will be hosting a variety of alternative rock, folk, and reggae groups including Jah Messengers, Jack and the Bear, Burning River Ramblers, and more. Click here to see the full list of Burning River Fest Performers.
In addition to musical performances, the Burning River Fest will also engage visitors with a variety of activities including the corporate boat float, Ohio City Bike Coop parking and education presentation, demonstrations by the Great Lakes Science Center, performances by the St. Edward’s High School Trash Talkers, and many more! Click here for the full list of exhibitors and partners.
Visitors will want to attend the Burning River Fest on an empty stomach, because there will be lots of great local, organic, and sustainable food vendors! Vendors include the Hodge Podge food truck, Ohio City Pasta, Poison Berry Bakery, Spice Kitchen & Bar, The Pierogi Lady, and more. Click here for the full list of food and beverage vendors.
The festival is happening this Friday, July 26, 2013 and Saturday, July 27, 2013 rain or shine! Admission to the Burning River Fest is $12 per person for a one-day pass, $18 per person for a weekend pass, or $50 per person for a VIP pass. Kids 12 and under are free. Free parking will be available at Edgewater Park, and shuttles will run from the park to Whiskey Island. Carpooling and bicycle riding is encouraged!
Click here to learn more or to purchase your tickets online. We hope to see you there!