Brite Winter 2016 - #Brite16

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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.

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Here is the official mission and vision statement of Cleveland Brite Winter:


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

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Congratulations to the Brite Winter (@Britewinter) leadership on their seventh successful year! We agree that it was a good idea to bring the event back to the Cleveland flats.

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.

Here is the official "Thank You, Cleveland" video from Brite Winter, followed by our photos, and tweets/retweets. Enjoy the visuals from this great winter outdoor spectacular!


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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.

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: