SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – WaterFire Sharon has announced its 2016 event dates.
Three events will be held: July 16, August 20 and September 24. This will be the fourth season that WaterFire has been held in Sharon.
The event was introduced during the summer of 2013, with more than 50 braziers placed in the Shenango River. WaterFire Sharon includes a full day of arts and music, with evening activities commencing with a ceremonial lighting of the braziers, which remain burning through midnight.
Last year’s events drew approximately 60,000 visitors into downtown Sharon, according to WaterFire’s Board Chairman Karen Winner Sed.
“In addition to the exposure to such a world class artistic event, there has been economic impact far beyond Sharon,” she said. “We’re hearing stories of increased business done in shopping, restaurants and hotels during WaterFire weekends throughout the region for the past three years. We know that there is a positive residual effect as well. Visitors return year round to the area, claiming their return is due to having such a positive experience while here for WaterFire.”
Plans are underway for this year’s entertainment. More information about WaterFire Sharon can be found at www.waterfiresharonpa.org.