Brite Winter Festival (www.britewintercleveland.com), now in its fifth year, is Cleveland’s “coolest” event all about having fun and celebrating winter, rather than tolerating it. On February 15, 2014 more than 20,000 attendees will come out of hibernation to enjoy musical performances, outdoor art and festival games as they are surrounded by Cleveland’s notorious winter weather.
Armed with gallons of hot chocolate, Brite aims to move beyond the traditional winter festival by integrating interactive outdoor art installations and games. Activities during this quirky event include a 24-foot long skee-ball ramp (more than double the average size), ski bike racing, snow mini golf, a massive electronic arcade crane and some of the most epic snowball fights visitors have ever seen.
At the heart of the festival are more than 50 performances by local, regional and national musical acts and a lighting competition sponsored by GE Lighting.
Conveniently located in Market District in Cleveland’s eclectic Ohio City neighborhood, Brite Winter Festival goers take over the area’s best known bars and restaurants for opportunities to warm up and enjoy discount specials.
Best of all? The festival is completely free.
Check back soon for a line-up for performers and art installations.
– April Ingle
Cold temps, falling snow and blustery winds? Bring it. It’s winter in Cleveland and there’s no better way to celebrate than at the Brite Winter Festival.
On Saturday, February 18, Brite Winter Festival lights up the city again. Live music rules the stage; bonfires burn bright against the dark winter sky and nearby restaurants and bars invite festival-goers in for a warm beverage or two. A lighting design competition sponsored by GE and art installations centered on light, fire and ice brighten things up while a giant skeeball game, fire performers and homemade instruments keep you moving all night long.
Brite moves to a new location this year in Ohio City. Located just five minutes from downtown, on Cleveland’s near west side, Ohio City has become incredibly popular with locals and visitors alike. Named one of the best places to bar hop in the world, Ohio City offers a warm neighborhood feel with lots of energy making the perfect setting for outdoor winter fun.
This year’s festival promises to inspire us all to embrace winter in Cleveland. For more information visit www.britewintercleveland.com and for up-to-the-minute additions to the festival follow @britewinter on twitter. See you there!
- Corinne Allie, Social Networking Specialist