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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Sandusky named one of top fishing towns

By Laura Johnston | June 6, 2019

On top of winning USA Today’s No. 1 coastal city contest, Sandusky has been named one of the top seven fishing spots in the Great Lakes. Fishingbooker.com lauded the Lake Erie small town for its populous walley and perch, sheltered bay and ice fishing. “If you haven’t tried ice fishing before, just know that there are few…

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13 ways to get out on Lake Erie this summer

By Laura Johnston | May 30, 2019

Rent a kayak. Hunt for beach glass. Fish. We can all get our blue mind on this summer on Lake Erie, even if we don’t own a boat. See the full list of possibilities on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Sandusky booming for residents, tourists: See the big downtown developments

By Laura Johnston | May 16, 2019

Sandusky just celebrated its bicentennial. And the capital of Lake Erie vacationland is planning its future. For the full story, see cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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2019 Lake Erie harmful algal bloom predicted to be worse than last year

By Laura Johnston | May 15, 2019

Bad news for Lake Erie lovers — especially in the western basin. An early prediction says the annual harmful algal bloom will be worse this year than last. That’s because of heavy rain in April. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Lakeside Chautauqua plans performing arts, welcome centers

By Laura Johnston | April 29, 2019

The venerable Lakeside Chautauqua is making big plans for its future, including a new welcome center and museum at its entrance on the Marblehead peninsula, a performing arts center in a shuttered school and a better connection to Lake Erie. See what’s included in Lakeside’s master plan on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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