Since we have enjoyed Brite Winter for several years now, we are posting our @sos_jr tweets and photos/videos as our way to thank and congratulate the organizers of this unique outdoor winter event in Cleveland.
We visited Brite Winter 2016 during the evening of February 20, 2016, but the full event went from 3:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on the West Bank of the Flats. We did not get to see everything, so be sure to look at some of the tweets we shared from others.
To embrace the Cleveland winter by celebrating with light, fire, art, music, games, and snow.
Our vision is to contribute to the Cleveland cultural landscape with a free/low cost, and accessible event in the winter time; an event where anyone can experience winter through traditional and innovative activities. Brite Winter marries fire, participatory art, food, music, and games to build community while helping us embrace the cold winter months.
Fitting into the rest of the Cleveland calendar, we see Brite Winter as the premier Cleveland event between New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day and a showcase for Northeastern Ohio’s artists, musicians, and creative culture.
Brite Winter 2016 - #Brite16
It was an unusual year. Mother nature did not deliver the normal sub-freezing temperatures that we have come to expect. (See the "14° in 2014" outdoor fun in our 2014 blog post.) The warm weather brought out lots of people! It was really great to see so many people having fun outside in the middle of Cleveland's winter!
If you attended Brite Winter's #Brite16, please be sure to give the leadership feedback and thank them by filling out the post-event survey. You could win a $50 gift certificate to Music Box Supper Club (@MusicBoxCLE) or a Brite Winter hat.
We also suggest that you read a write-up by Case Western Reserve University's The Observer (@CWRU @CWRUobserver) entitled, Brite Winter celebrates unusual Cleveland winter warmth. It provides a lot of details of the musical performances at the event.
Please share any photos and videos from our @sos_jr tweets and retweets that you find interesting by retweeting. Thank you for sharing the fun.
Brite Winter returns and moves to the Flats Eats Bank. Lineup here: https://t.co/FHKHCBQCjo— Cleveland Scene (@Cleveland_Scene) January 15, 2016
Cleveland's Brite Winter fest announces 2016 musical lineup https://t.co/KdYi7Hma5a— Global Cleveland (@GlobalCleveland) January 16, 2016
Excited to go to @Britewinter Saturday. Music, art, games, food, and cookies with nearly 50 degree Cleveland weather!— Ohio Festivals (@OhioFestivals) February 16, 2016
Casually making 1,000 smores for Saturday. We love our awesome volunteers! pic.twitter.com/h7CgR5pxwz— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 17, 2016
Winter music festival returns to Cleveland's Flats this weekend https://t.co/BKqbM6ODbO— Global Cleveland (@GlobalCleveland) February 17, 2016
Navigate through #brite16 tomorrow with our live Twitter coverage. We'll let you know when and where bands are playing.— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 19, 2016
Who would have thought that @Britewinter would get nicer weather than us this year? Like this post if you plan on going out and supporting!— Ingenuity Festival (@Ingenuityfest) February 19, 2016
Things we like: bike rides, 50 degree Feb. weekends, free music festivals. May have to combine all 3 & take a ride to @britewinter tomorrow— NEOCycle (@NEO_Cycle) February 19, 2016
Enjoying what you’re hearing? We’d love to hear from you! Use #brite16 to share your favorites.— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 20, 2016
.@wkycweather pretty crazy how last year on this day it was -17. That's an 84 degree swing!— Share The River (@ShareTheRiver) February 21, 2016
Yay for Brite Winter! pic.twitter.com/aolFy2iFBA— Music Box CLE (@musicboxcle) February 21, 2016
Tonight was surreal. I can't believe I live in this city with these people.️ #Brite16— Mallory Phillips (@MissMalloryP) February 21, 2016
The sun shines on Brite Winter Fest (photos) https://t.co/2NdEGacdLw— James Ewinger (@EwingerJ) February 20, 2016
2016 was the fifth Brite Winter we have attended. Our first one was on February 2, 2011, at Cleveland's Hart Crane Memorial Park, next to what is now the Cleveland Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf (@CleveMetroparks).
(On a related topic, while writing this blog post, we found an interesting article, published on October 15, 2015, about this area. The article, "Hart Crane In Cleveland," was from Cleveland Belt Magazine (@Belt_Magazine). You can also learn more about the area in our 2014 blog post about "Lunch By The River" at Merwin's Wharf.)
Past Blog Posts
Learn more about Brite Winter in our past blog posts:
Blog Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
#IceFestCLE and Brite Winter - Cleveland Winter Outdoor Spectaculars
Blog Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Cold Brite Winter & Hot Cavs Game