Saturday, February 26, 2022, a day of outdoor Cleveland winter fun -- Cleveland Kurentovanje and Brite Winter!!!
This year, I attended two events where I joined with other people who laughed at the Cleveland cold by attending outdoor celebrations! After years of hearing about Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rehn-toh-VAHN-yeh), I finally attended this "Slovenian Mardi Gras" parade and festival in the afternoon. I then continued the fun with Brite Winter, which I enjoy every year.
In this blog post, I will let the following tweets tell the story of these two Cleveland winter events.
Tweets Before Brite Winter
We're baaaack!!! https://t.co/GLUDPyiMVjâ€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) December 7, 2021
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with @Hyland as our presenting sponsor! We cannot wait to celebrate Lucky 13 together, honoring all the things that bring us luck - with gratitude and a whole lot of appreciation for our community. https://t.co/MDFtbzbki2â€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) December 12, 2021
We were grateful to host Brite Winter 2020 just weeks before the world shut down. https://t.co/IDz11udB9Oâ€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) December 16, 2021
Come out on February 26 and celebrate our Lucky 13th! We'll be showcasing all the things that bring us luck and good fortune. #Brite2022 Get your tickets: https://t.co/qzULPDBUDZ pic.twitter.com/Kzw5hZLQAQâ€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) January 12, 2022
Luck is in the air! We're thrilled to announce our #Brite2022 lineup featuring @colonyhouse and some of Cleveland's best local and regional acts. Grab your ticket to Brite Winter: Lucky 13 https://t.co/qzULPDBUDZ pic.twitter.com/IEVG2z4aRKâ€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) January 18, 2022
Meet you under the bridge at #Brite2022!â€” Brite Winter (@Britewinter) January 23, 2022
Did you know, our beautiful bridge backdrop, AKA the Main Avenue Bridge was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2021?
Tickets: https://t.co/qzULPDBUDZ pic.twitter.com/0jxWuJwcKi
Fluri likes to keep the temps extra chilly. pic.twitter.com/1ZolbYPwec— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 1, 2022
We're 1 week away from Brite!— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 19, 2022
Last call for VIP Tickets
Secure your VIP tickets now to reserve your spot- they're expected to sell out before the weekend. https://t.co/qzULPDBUDZ pic.twitter.com/JkNFkdOCsc
Coming in hot! The #Brite2022 schedule is here. Plan your day and be sure to leave free time to discover your next favorite artists! Either way, you can't go wrong.— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 3, 2022
Tickets on sale at https://t.co/qzULPDBUDZ - Kids 18 and under get in free. pic.twitter.com/pEyxtahMgS
The good vibes will help warm us up!— Cleveland Magazine (@ClevelandMag) February 22, 2022
Brite Winter is less than a week away— get your tickets soon https://t.co/n5U0zqV3dY
“critter creator” -- Be sure to read CLE WEEKEND blog post with a very interesting video about artist Jess Sheeran.
If you're heading to #Brite2022, please be sure to check out all the amazing art installations, including Jess Sheeran's magical 8-foot creatures. Pictures don't do them justice! https://t.co/hrTvkdCpzH— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 24, 2022
I am looking forward to seeing @SaschaPeppercor at Brite Winter. I will get my fortune told!
This Saturday, Feb 26th, guess I should mention that part too..https://t.co/ypKqG1AFkO— SaschaPeppercorn (@SaschaPeppercor) February 21, 2022
Tweets Before Kurentovanje
We're adding more authenticity to the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje by celebrating outdoors just like they do in Ptuj, Slovenia -- OUTSIDE! Grab your boots, coats, and hats and get ready to party your bells off outdoors! More detailed info here https://t.co/nsBWDuB7kM pic.twitter.com/VdjU4Er7Oj— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 13, 2022
If you're more comfortable on the couch or too far away to attend, celebrate with us virtually via our live streamed events happening ALL WEEK!— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 13, 2022
We appreciate your love and support over the past 10 years and can't wait to celebrate again this year!
We have more big news! Kurent Jump Tickets will go on sale for Newsletter Subscribers on Sun Jan 16th at 8PM and then to the General Public on Tues, Jan 18th at 8PM. Subscribe to our newsletter by Sunday to get first dibs at tickets! Sign up here: https://t.co/UIYgPOACTG pic.twitter.com/mZ4yqrrfpl— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 14, 2022
The Prince & Princess of Cleveland Kurentovanje is an honorable title bestowed upon individuals who espouse a love of CLE and Slovenian culture, have a fun and confident personality, and possess the willingness to be a caring and committed ambassador of the Kurentovanje spirit.— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 14, 2022
Nominees should be at least 17 years of age. Please note that the quality and thoughtfulness of the nomination plays a significant role in the selection of the nominees. Selected Prince and Princess will receive a monetary award that should be used for educational purposes.— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 14, 2022
We want to be sure you're dressed warm for Cleveland Kurentovanje! Meet committee members Kathryn & Nicole -- they dressed purrfectly in a warm cat onesie & fluffy coat! For more suggestions on how to dress head to our website! https://t.co/Ivc4rnYi1Y pic.twitter.com/jHAhkKPHvX— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 17, 2022
Join our Vendor Village! Sign up today to become a Vendor at the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival! Even though we've moved outside, we know our guests will still LOVE shopping local items and goodies!— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 19, 2022
Sign Up Hereï¸ https://t.co/3XTCs60d7Z pic.twitter.com/1CYyC8Qft7
The 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival and Parade will take place on February 26, 2022!— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 9, 2022
Have you put us on your calendar yet? Check out our poster for the schedule of events!
Want more info? Check out our website https://t.co/b6Ksr863gk pic.twitter.com/O3U1vjHz3l
Cleveland Kurentovanje Vendors will be provided one six foot table and two chairs, but feel free to bring things like pop up tents, decorations, and more to outfit your space! Have questions before you're ready to sign up? Send us an email at CLEKurentovanje@gmail.com— CLE Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) January 19, 2022
Where can I park for the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival? Check out our parking map for suggestions! There is also street parking available in the area. Please park at your own risk. We also encourage guests to take advantage of ride share programs like Uber or Lyft. pic.twitter.com/LHSAPZFiA6— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 22, 2022
TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! We can't wait to welcome you back in person for the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival and Parade!— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 25, 2022
Check out our Festival Map & Schedule to help plan your day around your favorite foods, bands, and Cleveland Kurentovanje events! Na Zdravje! pic.twitter.com/R1h9vJLR6L
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2022 Cleveland Kurentovanje Kurent Jump! The Kurenti have officially awoken and are ready to shake their bells for the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival! pic.twitter.com/z2fDeaGVXC— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 26, 2022
Last-minute #SlowRollCLE opportunity: We're riding in the @CLEKurentovanje parade tomorrow!— Slow Roll Cleveland (@SlowRollCLE) February 25, 2022
Any Slow Roller past or present is welcome to join us — simply meet up at 11:15am outside St. Martin de Porres High School (6202 St. Clair Ave).
We'd love to see you there! pic.twitter.com/ASC6ZyB41L
Here's the route information for today's parade. Staging area is St. Martin de Porres gym and parking lot (6115 Lausche Ave) pic.twitter.com/MXtrQFylxX— Slow Roll Cleveland (@SlowRollCLE) February 26, 2022
Enjoy Winter City #CLE all day today with the 10th anniversary of two #CLE winter events:— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) February 26, 2022
Cleveland Kurentovanje Parade @CLEKurentovanje @SaintMartinCLE @ 12 + festival 1-6 @ SNH https://t.co/zsMqB5tmG4
Bands @Britewinter start @ 3:00 in the Flats https://t.co/NNhOohyU3a pic.twitter.com/bakRgmRzV8
Thank you Cleveland Kurentovanje Sponsors and Partners
We would like to send out a special THANK YOU to our 2022 Sponsors. As a 100% volunteer, non profit organization, we rely on your support to keep Cleveland Kurentovanje going. It is because of you that we are able to make our 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival a reality! pic.twitter.com/sxOubUfpla— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 24, 2022
Cleveland Kurentovanje also wants to thank our Partners for the 2022 Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival. 10 years of celebrations, a full week's worth of programming, and full day of celebrating would not be possible without YOU! THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/2z7GRHG3PH— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 24, 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - Cleveland Kurentovanje 2022 "Slovenian Mardi Gras" Parade and Festival
Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rehn-toh-VAHN-yeh) is a multi-day "Slovenian Mardi Gras" festival, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Founded in 2012, with the first event held in 2013, we host a multi-day festival filled with cultural and festive events, which culminates in a day-long Parade & Festival celebration on Saturday complete with costumes, a parade, ethnic food and drink, musical and cultural performances, and Kurents — mythical creatures who are believed to chase away winter and usher in spring.
Cleveland Kurentovanje is a volunteer-run organization founded in 2013. Cleveland Kurentovanje is a program of the Slovenian Museum and Archives.
I have heard about Cleveland Kurentovanje for years, but I always seemed to have a conflict that prevented me from attending. I am so glad I finally attended in 2022.
Nicole Kusold-Matheou is one of the founders of Cleveland Kurentovanje. I know Nicole Kusold-Matheou, since we both work on the Cleveland GiveCamp Steering Committee. It was great to learn about her work to create Cleveland Kurentovanje as a great new cultural event when she presented at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36. Learn more in my blog post:
- Blog Date: February 25, 2020 - Celebrating International PechaKucha Day at PechaKucha Night Cleveland - Volume 36!!
(To learn more about how Cleveland GiveCamp volunteers build FREE tech solutions for Cleveland and Akron area nonprofits, please visit the ClevelandGiveCamp.org website. Also, please read my Cleveland GiveCamp blog posts here.)
.@NicoleKusold, glad to finally attend the @CLEKurentovanje parade & #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
I have heard about @CLEKurentovanje for years. Glad to attend today for 10th Annual event.
Here is 2020 @PKNCLE talk about @CLEKurentovanje: https://t.co/7SLcKYVjZV https://t.co/8gSrz5277I pic.twitter.com/oqYjoO74Ti
It was good to talk to Chris Ronayne at the 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje
. @chrisronayne, good to talk to you at the @CLEKurentovanje #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival as we celebrate the end of winter and welcome in spring!! https://t.co/jOMLphv0Bp pic.twitter.com/qdV7MW26AT— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Great celebration @CLEKurentovanje today. Good seeing @ClevelandLeah & the Heart of @SaintMartinCLE @richardfclark cooking @ Slovenian National Home. Festival running all afternoon @ St Clair & Addison. See you tonight @Britewinter for a Winter Double Feature pic.twitter.com/E5CGJToFZV— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) February 26, 2022
What a blast! Great seeing all the visitors to our neighborhood! https://t.co/KVhYQMGcf0— richardfclark (@richardfclark) February 26, 2022
I am checking out the @CLEKurentovanje vendor area inside the Slovenian National Home. https://t.co/7Ms7bvUwSE— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
At @CLEKurentovanje #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival!https://t.co/oIHkLMUGnq pic.twitter.com/XWL3YCQhk9
Dancing #Kurent and baby at @CLEKurentovanje #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival!https://t.co/ohUhs2N0W7@CLEKurentovanje, “shaking our bells since 2013” — 10th Annual Cleveland #Kurentovanje https://t.co/oIHkLMUGnq pic.twitter.com/iVwz5ynYHe— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Thank you to Cleveland Kurentovanje sponsors!
Thanks, @CuyArtsC, @GlobalCleveland, @DominionEnergy, @MargaretWWong and all the other sponsors of @CLEKurentovanje #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival for the fun event celebrating the end of winter!! https://t.co/oIHkLMUGnq pic.twitter.com/D1P08ZV4OI— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Two wild #Kurents and me enjoying the music and fun at @CLEKurentovanje #Cleveland’s #Slovenian #MardiGras festival!https://t.co/ohUhs2vpxx@CLEKurentovanje, “shaking our bells since 2013” — 10th Annual Cleveland #Kurentovanje https://t.co/oIHkLMD4YQ pic.twitter.com/pEj0A12Ato— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Thank you, @CLEKurentovanje, for the fun afternoon at your #Slovenian #MardiGras festival in #CLE! https://t.co/oIHkLMUGnq— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
I hope the #kurents, in their sheepskin garments and carrying clubs, are able to chase away this #Cleveland #winter! https://t.co/ohUhs2N0W7 pic.twitter.com/crIYxv98gd
Here come the CITY DOGS! We had a great time repping the kennel in the @CLEKurentovanje Parade! Hollis, Irene, Kerry & Torque were happy to strut their stuff, and we were all thrilled to be doing a parade again. Thanks to everyone for cheering us on! #fortheloveofcitydogscle pic.twitter.com/aHCyeF5Xac— City Dogs Cleveland (@CityDogsCLE) February 26, 2022
The festival was put to rest and now it’s time for us to rest. Thank you to everyone who attended our 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival and Parade! pic.twitter.com/nKnvwK2v9t— Cleveland Kurentovanje (@CLEKurentovanje) February 27, 2022
The Supernatural Sheep of #Slovenia 's Door-to-Door Carnival called #kurentovanje is on @UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the USA you can see Kurenti in #Cleveland @CLEKurentovanje https://t.co/W4LkTyfvMz— Anita S. Pavlic (@AnitaPavlic) March 3, 2022
I talked to Dan Hanson, the creator of the Cleveland People website, during the Cleveland Kurentovanje parade. Be sure to see his Kurentovanje in Cleveland photos in his blog post.
The 10th annual Cleveland version of Kurentovanje was a week long event w cooking demos, language instruction, a dance party, fun run and more. But the highlight was the annual Kurentovanje parade followed by the festival celebration. Pics and videos at https://t.co/4alWMqxdsh pic.twitter.com/dpdXJ85w1t— Cleveland People (@ClevelandPeople) February 28, 2022
Great to see this tweet by Nicole Kusold-Matheou that links to an article about this tenth year!!
Thank you to @elizabethics for the opp to talk about 10yrs of organizing @CLEKurentovanje & the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. Thank you to all who participated in, volunteered for or sponsored the festival! https://t.co/DXWHD2EqvX— Nicole Kusold-Matheou (@nicolekusold) March 2, 2022
Thank You Brite Winter 2022 Sponsors
Yes, @Britewinter, I greatly appreciate your sponsors!!! https://t.co/2Zgoazc5vwhttps://t.co/PqDggqxdKe— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 6, 2022
FYI, recently the @GundFoundation set up an account on Twitter, so you can tag @GundFoundation in your thank-you tweets. https://t.co/vw6X9X4h0u pic.twitter.com/sr3xVVNKUX
We’d like to give a big, ‘brite’ thank you to our funders @CuyArtsC, @OhioArtsCouncil, The George Gund Foundation, and @CleveFoundation. We couldn’t do it without you! #Brite2022 pic.twitter.com/UmGal3H9IX— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 6, 2022
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - Brite Winter 2022
To bring joy to the Cleveland community through arts and music.
. . .
Twelve years spanning three neighborhoods (and in virtual spaces), hundreds of thousands of guests, hundreds of bands and artists, and temperatures as low as 8 and as high as 66. When we ask, “what’s next,” we really don’t know, but we know we love Cleveland - our musicians, our artists, our local businesses, our neighborhoods, and our people. We are honored to be Cleveland's music and art festival.
Over the past few years, we have changed the way we make decisions about the musicians and artists involved in Brite Winter, asking up to 50 members of the community to help us make programming decisions. We continue to reach out and try to get more individuals and more communities involved in our little winter festival. We use our voices and mission to support racial and social justice. And more than anything, we wait in wonder with a healthy dose of anxious excitement, looking forward to whatever Cleveland will deal us next.
After a fun afternoon at @CLEKurentovanje, I am now at @Britewinter’s #Brite2022!!https://t.co/fwzRJwp4G7— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
I have been enjoying @Britewinter for many years!! https://t.co/PqDggqxdKe
Thx to sponsors it is a great time celebrating fun times in #Cleveland’s #winter!#ThisIsCLE! https://t.co/hzZQFxhoPE pic.twitter.com/NmcfljOPUM
Ice Eyes of Providence by Jessica Sheeran of Cool Critters with help from @IngenuityCLE.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
At @Britewinter’s #Brite2022!!https://t.co/fwzRJwGFxF#ThisIsCLE! https://t.co/vRnCh6wS9J pic.twitter.com/te89Utlfhf
Lucky the Elephant!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Good fortune will stay with you in you climb aboard her.
Brought to life by Melissa Moon and the good folks of @Hyland Software and @IngenuityCLE #Cleveland Ingeneers!
At @Britewinter’s #Brite2022!!https://t.co/fwzRJwp4G7#ThisIsCLE! pic.twitter.com/snhuLl20Ds
Elegant Ice Creations - Ice Sculptures at @Britewinter’s #Brite2022!!https://t.co/fwzRJwp4G7— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
I have seen https://t.co/6Lcf1KYtEr nice ice
work at other ice festivals. https://t.co/reRrN5g5I5#ThisIsCLE! pic.twitter.com/nTBVW69iu9
Thanks for stopping by! That one happens to be a personal motto of mine— SaschaPeppercorn (@SaschaPeppercor) February 27, 2022
What was inside: pic.twitter.com/9eVd7roAfS— SaschaPeppercorn (@SaschaPeppercor) February 28, 2022
I am really enjoying @TayMadLamb’s music at @Britewinter’s #Brite2022. https://t.co/7QJMrLCotP— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
On the @Hyland Stage on the west bank of The #Cleveland Flats! https://t.co/fwzRJwp4G7 pic.twitter.com/7hjuxj0uCr
At @CLEKurentovanje I was joined by two kurents, and now I am with @Britewinter’s Fluri at #Brite2022!! https://t.co/fwzRJwGFxF— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
I always have a great time at @Britewinter https://t.co/PqDggqfClE#ThisIsCLE! https://t.co/SEaVlzTysr pic.twitter.com/XbXVHRk13W
Thanks for checkin us out!— Floco Torres (@FlocoTorres) February 27, 2022
Great to talk to Jessica Sheeran and see her great outfit as part of Ice Eyes of Providence.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 26, 2022
Created by Jessica Sheeran of Cool Critters with help from @IngenuityCLE.
At @Britewinter’s #Brite2022!!https://t.co/fwzRJwp4G7#ThisIsCLE! pic.twitter.com/ahEVVOgxtl
FIRE AND ICE!!!!
Thank you to the Brite Winter Sponsors for making this Cleveland winter fun possible!!!
Thanks to all the @Britewinter’s #Brite2022 sponsors for making this #Cleveland #winter fun possible!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) February 27, 2022
I enjoy @Britewinter every year https://t.co/PqDggqxdKe#ThisIsCLE! pic.twitter.com/565LJuaYsa
Another great night @Britewinter Thanks to the organizers for putting on a truly original #CLE event in #FourSeasonCLE #NorthernTown #FreshWaterCapital #MusicCity #TrailCity pic.twitter.com/m4AV5rhBpT— Chris Ronayne (@chrisronayne) February 27, 2022
Still riding the high from @Britewinter last weekend ?— LILIEAE (@lilieaeband) March 3, 2022
Next show is at the @BeachlandCLE on 3/13 with @TheDollyrots and @TheVonTramps!?
?#britewinter #brite2022 #cleveland ?#lilieae #lilieaeband #concert #livemusic #beachlandtavern #rock pic.twitter.com/j4z2JXRjQE
Fill out the survey:
Loving brite?! Take our survey to let us know how we did: https://t.co/aYyw0VCWNl— Brite Winter (@Britewinter) February 27, 2022
Please be sure to see the videos in the Share The River blog post:
Didja get down to the west bank of the flats to check out @BriteWinter's music, art, food and beer? Was MUCH fun and almost felt like a return to normalcy, right?#CuyahogaRiver https://t.co/gnubbyOEJg— Share The River (@ShareTheRiver) February 27, 2022
It was good to talk to Emanuel Wallace at Brite Winter, and see his photos for Cleveland Scene Magazine. You will see he captured a photo of me enjoying Brite Winter 2022 on this very cold day.
See Emanuel Wallace's slideshow (95 slides) with all his photos in:
A BIG thank you to @GenniferwithaG_, @Jive_City, and @cledocumenters for sharing my Brite Winter Twitter thread:
Thank you to @sos_jr for letting me live vicariously through him for #Brite2022. I had too much adulting to get done so I couldn't go, and I am extremely grateful he did. Hope you had fun, mate. Y'all read this thread. https://t.co/g8gwtoURqL— Gennifer with a G (@GenniferwithaG_) February 27, 2022
Fun thread of coverage of this weekend’s Brite Winter Fest in Cleveland, Ohio https://t.co/7moOOg1LfJ— Sailor Jerry (@Jive_City) February 27, 2022
On this 12th anniversary, I want to thank the Brite Winter (@Britewinter) organizers for the many years of winter outdoor fun!!! I have very fond memories of attending Brite Winter when it was just a small event in 2011 (see old tweets) at Hart Crane Park, and have watched it grow into the huge event it is now! [Canalway Partners (@CanalwayCLE) has owned Hart Crane Park since 1994.]
Here are my blog posts from past Brite Winters:
Blog Date: March 2, 2020 - Fire, Art, Music, Games! Mid-Winter Outdoor Fun at Cleveland Brite Winter 2020! #Brite2020
Blog Date: March 6, 2019 - Brite Winter 2019 -- #Brite10 -- Tenth Year of Cleveland Outdoor Winter Fun!
Congratulations for the 10th year of this great Cleveland tradition taking place in the Cleveland Flats.
Blog Date: April 8, 2018 - Brite Winter 2018 - #Brite18
The 9th Annual event took place yet again on the west bank of the Cleveland Flats.
Blog Date: February 27, 2017 - Hot in Cleveland: Brite Winter 2017
The 8th Annual event took place again on the west bank of the Cleveland Flats and had record high temperatures.
Blog Date: March 2, 2016 - Brite Winter 2016 - #Brite16
Located on the west bank of the Cleveland Flats.
Blog Date: March 2, 2015 - #IceFestCLE and Brite Winter - Cleveland Winter Outdoor Spectaculars
The 6th Annual event took place again in Ohio City (@OhioCityTweets).
Blog Date: March 26, 2014 - Cold Brite Winter & Hot Cavs Game
14° in 2014! For our fourth year attending, we had great outdoor fun in the very cold in Ohio City (@OhioCityTweets), across from the West Side Market (@WestSideMarket). In addition, we won a rare chance to see a Cleveland Cavaliers game (Cavs) from the owner's suite and from the floor box!!!
Also, see our Ingenuity Cleveland Blog Posts to learn more about their creative activities in Cleveland. Ingenuity Cleveland's Ingeneers created many of the artistic displays at Brite Winter.
For more outdoor winter fun in Northeast Ohio that includes ice carving, please see our Ice Fest blog posts:
Blog Date: February 2, 2020 - 2020 Ice Festivals - North Coast Harbor and Lake Metroparks
Blog Date: January 24, 2018 - 2018 North Coast Harbor Ice Fest and Free Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at Science Center and Rock Hall
Blog Date: February 9, 2017 - 2017 North Coast Harbor Ice Fest and Free Martin Luther King, Jr., Day at Science Center and Rock Hall
Blog Date: March 1, 2016 - Cleveland's North Coast Harbor Ice Fest 2016
Blog Date: March 2, 2015 - #IceFestCLE and Brite Winter - Cleveland Winter Outdoor Spectaculars