Over fifty custom built floating braziers are anchored in the Shenango River in downtown Sharon, PA. The baskets are filled with wood and set ablaze at nightfall to produce a unique and compelling display. Fire and Water are opposing elements, and there’s something FIRE PERFORMER synergistic about these flames blazing atop the water in their specially engineered braziers. Music plays on a custom audio system which supplies the soundtrack backdrop. WaterFire events aren’t for everybody, but there’s only one way to find out if its for you.
Come and attend one of the most interesting art installations in the world, and Mercer County’s Shenango Valley is a perfect location. Maybe it’s one of the reasons that people keep returning to these performances…and return they do. Nearly 70,000 people attended the three events in the 2013 inaugural season. WaterFire Sharon is staffed entirely by volunteers, and each performance has about 350 of them.