53rd annual LSSU Snowman Burning

snowman burning

As winter’s grip begins to loosen, Lake Superior State University (LSSU) is excited to announce the 53rd Annual Snowman Burning. Set against the backdrop of a slightly milder winter, this cherished tradition will take place on March 19 at 5:50 p.m., symbolizing the triumph over winter’s battles and the emergence of a brighter season.

This year’s theme, “Flames of Renewal…Blazing a Path to Spring,” resonates with the collective spirit of transformation and optimism within the LSSU community. Despite the challenges faced, the tradition endures, serving as a testament to the University’s resilience.

The winter season may have been a little less harsh, but the annual Snowman Burning tradition persists, illustrating the enduring spirit of LSSU. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are all invited to partake in this family-friendly event, promising a memorable experience for everyone.

“I am excited to witness this year’s Flames of Renewal Snowman Burning,” said LSSU’s Interim President, Dr. Lynn Gillette. “This tradition goes beyond the battles of winter; it symbolizes our shared resilience and anticipation of warmer days ahead. Join us as we reflect on the past year and collectively blaze a path towards renewal.”

LSSU is excited to announce that the Seth Brown Duo will be the featured performers at the 53rd annual event. Taking place on the Cisler Patio at 5:50 pm, the duo will be showcasing their talents as part of their 2024 Slow+Steady tour.  Seth Brown, a prolific songwriter, and his wife and duo player, Desiree,  who now call Michigan home, have captivated audiences around the USA with their lively and original Americana country folk music.

“Nothing says springtime in Sault Sainte Marie better than a scorched snowman,” said Dr. Michael Beazley, LSSU Dean of Student Affairs. “We are blazing a path ahead toward the promise of spring and a moment of significant change in June with LSSU’s new president.”

We invite you to join us on March 19th at 5:50 PM, on the Cisler Patio, to enjoy an evening of live music and witness the ‘Flames of Renewal’ illuminate the scene, forging a path towards a brighter, warmer year. 

This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about LSSU’s snowman burning tradition, please visit our website at https://www.lssu.edu/traditions/snowmanburning/.


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