Celebrate the comeback of the Cuyahoga River at the annual Burning River Fest at Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station, on Whiskey Island. The festival features two stages of music, along with Great Lakes Brewery beers and food trucks. All ticket and beer sales from will be donated back to clean water efforts in Northeast Ohio. Gates…

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Pretend you’re in the tropics by taking a tiki barge cruise on the Cuyahoga River this summer. The 30-foot-long pontoon boat will host 20 people on five two-hour cruises each day, beginning about 11 a.m. Guests can buy individual tickets for public cruises for about $40, plus fees and tax, or rent the entire boat…

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Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River have had a big year, celebrating 50 years of resurgence since the final river fire. Check out two recent celebrations of that work, in videos from West Creek Conservancy’s Peter Bode. Above, artist Wyland touches up his Song of the Whales mural on the Cleveland Public Power building. (Find…

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All boaters are welcome to participate in the ninth annual Whiskey Island Boat Club Parade of Lights on the Cuyahoga River.  The 2019 parade will begin a 9 p.m. in the west basin of the Cleveland Harbor at proceed up the river to Irishtown Bend and back.  Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated…

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Decorate your boats and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last Cuyahoga River fire with a boat parade from Whiskey Island to Merwin’s Wharf.  There will be prizes for each of three vessel size classes (20-30 feet, 30-40 feet, and more than 40 feet). Judging will be based on uniqueness, attention to sub-theme, and overall…

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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District present Cuyahoga50 #RiverReborn Family Celebration.   The event, on the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Cuyahoga River fire, includes feel-good music, educational displays and tours, games,make-and-take crafts and hands-on kids’ activities focused on having fun and learning how to be good stewards of our natural resources.   “Whether it’s making recycled water bottle fish,…

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Run, walk and raise money for Drink Local. Drink Tap in a four-mile race. The fun and interactive event includes water education stations, food, beer, cocktails, games for all ages, and unique entertainment.  This event, which now accounts for half Drink Local’s budget, expands the Cleveland-based Wavemaker Program in schools, helps host beach cleanup events…

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The second annual Blazing Paddles stand-up paddleboarding race is part of Share the River’s Share the River Ramble. The event includes a 6-mile race of elite paddlers, beginning at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation and heading up the Cuyahoga River. Afterward is an open 2-mile race. The 6-mile course includes sweeping views of downtown Cleveland, under…

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The Sound of Ideas Community Tour is bringing 90.3 WCPN ideastream’s radio show off land and onto the Cuyahoga River aboard the Goodtime III. During the afternoon cruise, host Mike McIntyre will lead community discussion about Northeast Ohio’s 50 years of environmental progress since the infamous Cuyahoga River fire of 1969. Experts will take questions…

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Celebrate the Cuyahoga River’s revival with the Xtinguish Torch Fest: four days of events along 100 miles of water marking the 50th anniversary of the June 22, 1969, fire that sparked a national environmental movement. Check out all the events: Native American Water Blessing Headwaters Park, Geauga Park District 1 p.m. June 19 Ceremonial blessings and…

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