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Brite Winter is hot event

The 6th annual outdoors Brite Winter Festival, Cleveland’s premier winter art and music happening, will be held Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4pm to 11pm in Ohio City. More than 20,000 persons are expected to walk the Market District section of Ohio City, from W. 25th and Lorain to W. 29th near Bridge Avenue.

There they will find eight (possibly more) stages featuring rock, indie pop, punk, hip hop, and folk music; an outdoor (but covered) art gallery, plus artists who will be creating winter-themed artwork for festival-goers; a beer garden – after all this is the Great Lakes Brewing Company’s home turf; as many as 10 food trucks; and strategically placed fire pits will keep visitors cozy while outdoors, though going inside to any of the neighborhood bars, restaurants, and eateries, offering drink and food specials is totally OK.

And don’t miss (not that you possibly could) the "Wall of Light," a 40-foot-long, 10-foot-high grid wall where people can plug in lamps. One can only wonder how many “A Christmas Story” leg lamps will be there. And the ubiquitous backyard sport of cornhole will be big—literally—as visitors will be able to test their skills with cornhole boards so large that instead of tossing bean bags, huge stuffed animals will be thrown. Seeing is believing. So plan now to come to Brite Winter on Feb. 21 and have cold-weather fun, Cleveland-style.