Ignite: A Celebration of the Burning River

Jim Ridge pitched his idea for an arts and music festival along the Cuyahoga River so people can experience, appreciate and enjoy how far it has come since the 1969 fire.

Jim’s pitch for Ignite, an arts and music festival to celebrate Cleveland’s waterfront recovery, manifested in a “stripped down version” as the Burning River Ramble on June 22. The free, pop-up running/walking tour of Cleveland’s evolving riverfront started at the south end of the Columbus Road Bridge, traversed the Scranton Flats towpath, the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link rail, the Red Line Greenway/RTA Viaduct, Irishtown Bend and finished between Cleveland Rowing Foundation and Cleveland Metroparks Merwin’s Wharf. Jim intends to bring the full Ignite event vision to fruition in 2018.

Check out Jim’s blog post and the Burning River Ramble website to learn more about the event. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter to get updates about the event.

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