Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is a 52-foot Doric column built in 1915 to…

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Ohio State University Aquatic Visitors Center

Learn about native fish and invasive species of Lake Erie at Ohio State University’s Aquatic…

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Vermilion Harbor Triathlon & Duathlon

The fifth stop of the FIT Family Series is along the shoreline of Lake Erie…

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Kelleys Island Homecoming

Homecoming celebrates a return to the Kelleys Island you love. Friday, the fun starts at…

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Chalk It Up Vermilion

Starting at noon, watch as the roads and walks along Main Street begin filling up…

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Vermilion Beach Market

This two-day, outdoor market will be held at Sherod Park, an expansive lakeside park just…

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Middle Bass Island Music Festival 2019

The Middle Bass Dock Co. presents the Middle Bass Music Festival at Middle Bass Island State Park.…

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Huron River Fest 2019

Watch the fireworks, take in the road show, enter the boat decorating contest or run…

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Kelleys Island Navy Weekend

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Kelleys Island Navy, when a flotilla of 200 boats…

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Pyrate Fest XI

Celebrate Put-in-Bay’s 11th annual Pyrate Fest! The Pyrate King returns for four days to find…

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Festival of the Fish 2019

Downtown Vermilion hosts the 53rd annual Festival of the Fish, featuring free daily entertainment, kids’…

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Cops and Bobbers fishing tournament

Come on out and fish with the Kelleys Island Police Department in a competitive event!…

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What to do on Put-in-Bay in 2019: See the calendar

By Laura Johnston | November 13, 2018

Sure, the Put-in-Bay season has barely ended. But in this cold and gloomy weather, we’re looking forward to next summer on the Lake Erie Islands.  You can find up-to-day event information on the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce website,  (FYI: The over-the-top island party weekend, Christmas in July, has not been officially recognized since 2013.…

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Tall Ships Festival is coming to Cleveland!

By Laura Johnston | November 5, 2018

The Tall Ships are coming to Cleveland! The brigs, schooners and sloops will be docked on our Lake Erie shores July 11-14. See the full story on

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Bowling Green adds $5.2M Lake Erie Center, and Cleveland Water Alliance signs a deal with Netherlands

By Laura Johnston | October 29, 2018

Two big developments in fighting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie: Bowling Green State University received $5.2 million in grants to create a Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health. The Cleveland Water Alliance signed a deal with the Netherlands to collaborate on research in nutrient management, Smart Lake technology and more.  Read…

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6 gorgeous spots to get married on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

By Laura Johnston | October 11, 2018

You can’t beat Lake Erie as a backdrop for your wedding. Ceremony or reception, casual or formal, the north coast of Ohio has plenty of options. See six spectacular spots, from Vermilion to Geneva-on-the-Lake. Romance the Lake is a RocktheLake series brought to you by Peter & Co. Jewelers in Avon Lake. Throughout 2018, we’re bringing…

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Lakeside Chautauqua names new Symphony Orchestra conductor

By Laura Johnston | October 9, 2018

Lakeside Chautauqua was wowed by six guest conductors during the 2018 season. Now the private community on the shores of Lake Erie has chosen Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Meyer to lead its Symphony Orchestra. Read the full story at

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