The Great Lakes Burning River Fest returns for its 16th year of music, beer, and community at one of the most beautiful waterfront locations in Cleveland, the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Robert DeLong and Wesley Bright & the Honeytones headline two nights of music, beer, and water conservancy.
Cleveland Metroparks, Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf, Ultra Missions, and The Foundry are partnering to offer the 4th Annual Whiskey Island Paddlefest. New this year, we are adding a kayak race to the mix, so grab your stand up paddleboard or kayak and register for the 6-mile elite race (3 laps, 14 & over only), 2-mile challenge (1 lap, 14 & over only), or a short Kid's dynamic course (8 – 13 years). The course is perfect for both beginners and advanced racers.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works announces the annual Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Station tour, to be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This free, self-guided tour will allow visitors to experience the original streetcar station and tracks, as well as unique views of the Cuyahoga River, Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland. Also included in the exhibit are exhibits and films depicting the bridge’s history.
The main entrance for the Veterans Memorial Bridge and Subway Station tour is at the Department of Public Works Garage, 2433 Superior Viaduct, at the northeast corner of the West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue intersections. Click here for the map: https://goo.gl/maps/btdLtC9gWK82.
Downtown Cleveland Alliance's SPARX City Hop celebrates 15 years of connecting people to art in Cleveland neighborhoods! SPARX City Hop guests explore Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods by taking free trolley tours and hopping from artist galleries to studios to live, local music performances. This year's focus on local art and live music will keep you jumping from trolley to trolley throughout the day!
Flats East Bank and Howard Alan Events host Cleveland’s 2nd Annual Flats Festival of the Arts Aug. 19-20. Notable local and national artists will exhibit and sell their work alongside Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River waterfront.
How do projects like the Ohio and Erie Canalway Towpath, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail, and Irishtown Bend affect the city's relationship to its waterfront? How should areas like Scranton Peninsula be developed to take advantage of the trail and the towpath to retain current residents and attract new ones?
Join the City Club of Cleveland for a fun, flat ride through the industrial Flats and the Scranton Road Peninsula starting and ending at Merwin's Wharf. After the ride, enjoy snacks, beer, and a panel discussion moderated by Plain Dealer Urban Design & City Planning reporter Steve Litt, on the potential for development along the Cuyahoga River.
Lyndall Insurance is proud to sponsor the first-ever Towpath Stomp as Canalway Partners shows off the ever-growing towpath stretching from Sokolowski's to Hart Crane Park near Merwins Wharf.
Come listen to Brent Kirby, Rachel Brown, and Ray Flanagan while enjoying great food from Sainato Restaurant and Catering and a beverage from Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Either show up behind Sokolowski's University Inn at 2 PM to make the walk down the trail to Hart Crane Park, or just show up to Hart Crane Park at 3 for the beginning of the music.
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation will host a major regatta, the Head of the Cuyahoga (HOTC), on Saturday September 16, 2017. The Cuyahoga River provides a unique opportunity for rowers to navigate challenging turns over a 4800 meter course that starts near ArcelorMittal and finishes near Merwin's Wharf. The HOTC attracts over 2,000 competitors from 11 states in high school, collegiate and adult divisions in both sweep and sculling events. A spectator village will be located on the Cleveland Rowing Foundation grounds.
Run Wild CLE invites you to join them Friday night from Brick and Barrel Brewing (our post run hydration station) to run the Columbus Rd. hill (starting at the Cuyahoga River) together! As always, the run is free and all inclusive, high fives are mandatory and they insist on you meeting at least two new people during the run and workout!
Debi Darnell will lead those who are interested in about a half hour yoga practice in the field after the run and before our beer to bring it full circle! *Yoga will be a donation based practice but please consider Debi's awesome talents and effort!
Our first annual Burning River Ramble is a fun, no fee, 4.8 mile running/walking tour of Cleveland's evolving waterfront on the June 22 anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire. The route (still in progress) is designed to connect property segments that have either recently changed to a park/paved path or are being considered for such (Irishtown Bend). Our hope for the Ramble's iconic route is to physically connect people to the great things happening along Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.
The Burning River Ramble will start near the Columbus Road Bridge and finish between the Cleveland Foundation Boathouse and Cleveland Metropark's Merwin's Wharf. Ramble participants can then enjoy food/drinks at Merwin's Wharf, Hoopples, Sainato's Pizza/Rivergate Tavern or Brick & Barrel Brewing (the Ramble's official post-Ramble hydration location!). We're pleased to be partnering with Run Wild CLE on the Burning River Ramble and we look forward to seeing you on June 22! Invite your friends as the more the merrier! Here's the Facebook Invite https://www.facebook.com/events/214919659018963/.
Due to rising interest in the Ramble we encourage participants to ride RTA, bikes (maybe rent a UH Bikes) or take an Uber in so we can minimize the impact of parking on the neighborhood. Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramble Route Note: Our addition of the north segment of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail adds about a mile to the Ramble route. Ramble participants looking to shorten their effort can simply cut that segment out of their route!
Still on the fence? Here's a POV look at the Burning River Ramble route!
Burning River Ramble Route
A week before the Ramble some friends did a dry run of the route to help us spot potential gaps in our signage/volunteer coverage. By all accounts they had a fun time (even if they got a little wet) and several said "That's a fun course! We had no idea some of this was out here!"
River Day is an opportunity to spend some time along the Cuyahoga and its system of wetlands, tributaries and, of course, Lake Erie, where the river ends.
There will be fun festivities, peaceful paddling, and lots to do along the river, up in its tributaries and along the lakefront. Get to know the river and its watershed up close and personal. Become a steward. Be river-literate. Be a river lover. Go to http://crookedriverday.org/ for more info and an event schedule
You're invited to hear Jesse Hieb tell his inspiring story about how thousands of people came together to revitalize the Wisconsin River. His story is told through the perspective of his solo paddleboarding over 21 days on a freshwater resource that at one time was so polluted you couldn't swim in it.
Since then, Jesse has been working to produce and direct a documentary called Gone Paddling about the revitalization of North America's hardest working river. It's a story of hope for communities around the world fighting to preserve their fresh water resources.
Faceboook event invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/186296078555322/
Have you wanted to find out about rowing on the Cuyahoga River? If you're an adult and interested in rowing you're invited to the Flat Iron Cafe (upstairs) on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be experienced rowers to answer your questions.
Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of a March 10, 2016, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma. Event details here: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/News/OnlineNewsRoom/NewsReleases/TabId/6596/ArticleId/911/language/en-US/ohio-epa-seeks-input-on-cleveland-harbor-dredging.aspx
During the March 10 information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the proposed project. During the hearing, which follows the information session, the public can submit comments and questions for the record regarding the application.
Learn about the Towpath Trilogy Race Series and the latest developments on the Towpath Trail and Canal Basin Park! Free choice appetizers and $5 beers. Register here: http://canalwaypartners.com/news/towpath-tappening-great-lakes-brewing/
Teaching Cleveland hosts a discussion of Cuyahoga County waterfronts and neighborhood development moderated by Steve Litt, the Plain Dealer's art & architecture critic. Is the county capitalizing on the river and lake as assets? Greater Cleveland's proximity to one of the Great Lakes and to an historic and scenic river should help the county's communities attract residents, strengthen the tax base and engender redevelopment of the urban core. But is that happening?
For additional detail on panelists and registration, go to: http://teachingcleveland.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1184
Cleveland Water Alliance, NASA Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institution invite you to attend a keynote address by Dr. Jay Famiglietti, UC Irvine professor and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Senior Water Scientist. Dr. Famiglietti 's keynote will be "Emerging Threats to Regional & Global Water Security".
The keynote is open to the public by RSVP to email@example.com
Additional information on Dr. Famiglietti is at http://jayfamiglietti.com/
Lakewood, OH Mayor Michael Summers joins local officials to officially open the Solstice Steps, a $2 million project that has improved the usability and views of the northern edge of Lakewood Park. Event details here: http://www.lakewoodcitizen.com/today-lakewood-solstice-steps-ribbon-cutting-event/
Cuyahoga River Restoration invites you to spend the day imagining the future of the Cuyahoga River, meeting the folks who are restoring and planning for a newly-living river and watershed, hear about the growth in recreational uses and opportunities, and the impact that restoration is having on our region and communities. Event details here: http://cuyahogariver.org/news---events.html
Festival celebrating dragon boat history and its connection with Asian culture. 500 meter races on the Cuyahoga River adjacent to the Nautica Entertainment Complex on the west bank of the Flats. Event details here: http://www.cledba.org/
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Gathering Place. Check out the Sun News story on how cancer survivors are using Dragon Boating to help with their recovery http://www.cleveland.com/beachwood/index.ssf/2015/09/dragon_boat_racing.html
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation's Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta (HOTC) provides a unique opportunity for high school, collegiate and adult competition from around the country to navigate the challenging turns of the crooked river over a 4800 meter course. Event details: http://www.clevelandrows.org/head-of-the-cuyahoga-regatta/
Part design competition, part boat race, the Great Lake Erie Boat Float raises awareness about the impacts of plastics on the environment, in particular oceans, lakes and streams. Event info here: http://www.lakeerieboatfloat.org/
Burning River Fest's yearly bash for guests to discover and celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. Ticket details here: https://burningriverfest.org/
Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways, which has donated almost $400,000 to date.
Western Reserve Rowing Association's season ending championship regatta for Summer Rowing League is Saturday, August 22nd, from 8 am - 3pm at Cleveland Rowing Foundation. After you've checked out the fun you can wander over to Cleveland Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf for a bite and a drink on the Cuyahoga River. Event details are at http://www.westernreserverowing.com/news/final-srl-regatta/
Get your paddleboard on as Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf and Cleveland Metroparks team up to host the 2nd Annual Whiskey Island Stand Up Paddleboard Race & Festival. After racing concludes the festival will have demos, fun races, music & door prizes. Event info is at http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Whiskey-Island-Stand-Up-Paddleboard-Race-Festival--6413.aspx
What's not to like about a Music Box Supper Club concert AND a cocktail du jour for just $7! This week Miss Alexandra Huntingdon and the Gentlemen’s Intermission bring their unique musical project to the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Music Box event details here: http://www.musicboxcle.com/event/miss-alexandra-august/
Wizbang brings it's unique form of vaudeville to the Flats East Bank with 7 shows over August 21-23. Wizbank website is http://www.wizbangtheatre.com, tickets can be purchased at http://wzbang.brownpapertickets.com/
August 20 PD story on Wizbang! http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/08/wizbang_the_circus_is_coming_t.html
Tonight's the finale for Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater LIVE series at Edgewater Park. How did summer go so fast?! Event details: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/EventsProgramsCalendar/Edgewater-LIVE-2015-6655.aspx