What could be better than helping the environment and drinking some great beer, eating some delicious food and hearing some live music, all at the same time? Not much! Yes, it’s time once again for the Burning River Festival on Whiskey Island! Presented since 2001 by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and Burning River Foundation, Inc., this festival brings people together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and to celebrate the renewed sense of environmental consciousness the infamous fire sparked.
This tenth anniversary year you’ll see over 30 musicians and bands on three stages, ranging from blues to funk and eclectic styles of music. Along with the Great Lakes Brewing Company fish fry and craft beers (including GLBC Christmas Ale!), you’ll also find other local restaurants and chefs such as Cropicana, Dim and Den Sum, and McCormick and Schmick’s offering fresh food and demonstrations. And you won’t want to miss the interactive environmental and educational displays for all ages. You’ll find all of this–including spectacular nighttime views of Cleveland from wonderful greenspace–right in the heart of the city’s industrial center! The event happens rain or shine, and here are the details:
Christmas in July: Good Cheer. Good Cause. Good Beer.
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 6 PM – 11 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2011, 1 – 6 PM
Historic Coast Guard Station at Whiskey Island
Now here’s the best part: I have two pairs of tickets to give away, one set for Saturday, and one for Sunday. I’d like you to leave a comment on this post, telling me which Great Lakes Brewing Company beer is your favorite and why, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw two random winners on Friday, July 15th. (I’ll throw your hat in again for another chance if you tweet about this blog post and address me @BrewersDaughter!) I’ll do my best to accomodate you for the day you’d like to attend. The winners have 24 hours to respond to my message and if they don’t, then I’ll pick someone else. You can only win one set of tickets.
Meanwhile, you can follow Burning River Festival on Twitter @GLBCBRFest and with the hashtag #BRF11; or on Facebook at facebook.com/burningriverfest.
Disclaimer: The marketing gals at Great Lakes Brewing have offered me these tickets to give away and my own set of tickets for the promotion of this event. It’s something I’m happy to support, and an event I’m looking forward to attending for the first time! Hope I’ll see you there! And please remember to drink responsibly–have a designated driver for the day, and promise them a night at Great Lakes Brewing in return for the favor!