Lakeside Chautauqua

Located on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland, Lakeside provides opportunities for entertainment and recreation all summer long.

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Linwood Park

Linwood Park Company was formed in 1883, by a group of Germans inspired by the…

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Maumee Bay State Park

Maumee Bay State Park offers 1,336 acres of a unique natural environment created by the…

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Hotel Lakeside Cafe

Hotel Lakeside was built in 1873. The hotel cafe in the gated village offers family…

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Chez Francois

A special event French restaurant on the Vermilion River, Chez Francois is an experience famous…

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The Boardwalk

Live music, events and happy hours abound at the Boardwalk in Put-in-Bay. The complex includes…

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The Keys

Every seat at The Keys has a view of Lake Erie, and the Jet Express…

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Sandusky Fish Co.

A small family restaurant only open for the season, the Sandusky Fish Co. has been…

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Sandusky Dockside

Sandusky Dockside is one of Sandusky’s most popular, on the dock in Sandusky Bay. The…

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Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Rising from stones at the end of the Marblehead peninsula, the Marblehead lighthouse is one…

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Blues, Views & BBQ at Lakeside Chautauqua

This new festival celebrates food and music in front of the historic Hotel Lakeside, with…

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Lakeside Symphony Orchestra

Hear Lakeside Chautauqua’s new conductor, Daniel Meyer, lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra in its 56th…

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Chalk It Up Vermilion

Check out bright chalk drawings created by local artists and try your own hand at…

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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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Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts

Hear Lakeside Chautauqua’s new conductor, Daniel Meyer, lead the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra in its 56th…

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Lakeside Craft and Art Show

The Lakeside Craft & Art Show features more than 60 exhibitors showcasing their photography, wood…

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Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and Plein Air Art Show

Lakeside’s waterfront transforms into an outdoor showroom of wooden boats as cruisers line the dock…

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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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Huron Rotary Fine Arts and Food Truck Festival

Art, vendors, food trucks and entertainment at the Huron Boat Basin. Proceeds benefit Rotary projects,…

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Spring into boating season with Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show

By Laura Johnston | April 17, 2019

Get on the water, in 125 shiny new boats at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat Show. The free event at the Catawba Island Club April 26-28 includes wine and beer tasting, sail boat rides and 30 vendors. See the full story cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Sandusky named to USA Today’s 10 best coastal towns

By Laura Johnston | April 10, 2019

Sandusky made an elite list of the 10 best coastal towns in the United States, along with Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and Cape May, New Jersey. USA Today lauds the city for its revitalized downtown, shopping and dining options, wine tasting and, of course, Cedar Point. And you can vote for the city, to make it No.…

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11 million tourists visited Lake Erie Shores and Islands in 2018

By Laura Johnston | April 5, 2019

Lake Erie Shores and Islands welcomed more than 11 million visitors last year, up 1 million from 2017, according to visitors bureau statistics. Lake Erie Shores and Islands President Larry Fletcher presented the figures at the annual State of Tourism address Thursday at Catawba Island Club. The visitors bureau covers both Erie and Ottawa counties,…

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Boston Whaler Vantage 270: Introducing the Lake Erie boat of the week

By Laura Johnston | March 19, 2019

SANDUSKY, Ohio — The Boston Whaler Vantage 270 can do anything. That’s why Clemons Boats calls the model the “Swiss Army Knife” of boats. It retails for $230,000 or less, depending on amenities. And Clemons has two of them for sale. Check out all the details at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Port Clinton fish fests named among nation’s best

By Laura Johnston | March 15, 2019

Only in Port Clinton does a giant fiberglass walleye fall from the sky to welcome a new year. Which is why the Lake Erie city was named to Fishingbooker.com’s best fishing festivals list. The Walleye Festival over Memorial Day weekend also contributed to Port Clinton’s spot among seven festivals across the United States. See the…

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