Vermilion’s 54th annual Festival of the Fish includes free daily entertainment, kids’ games, food and marketplace. Events include lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft race, antique wooden boat parade, queen pageant, fishing tournament and firefighter water fight. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras! Friday night features royalty pageants and fireworks. Saturday has…

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The 12th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair is a day-long family event filled with glistening sculptures, ice carving demos and more! More than 60 ice sculptures will appear at 11 a.m. up and down Main Street and Liberty Avenue, the heart of downtown Vermilion. Take time to shop the stores along the route In between…

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Main Street Vermilion invites everyone, young and old, to bundle up and gather riverside at McGarvey’s Landing for the arrival of our Christmas Tree Ship, a classic icebreaker loaded with Christmas trees and holiday cheer. It’s a heartwarming sight to see the breaker make its way down the river as the Vermilion Community Band plays…

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You and your dog get access to the special game and activity area as well as Main Street Beach, where just for this day dogs are permitted off-leash (with the exception of a few games) in a fenced in area to socialize and swim. We also have a whole new lineup of easy, fun and…

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The fifth stop of the FIT Family Series is along the shoreline of Lake Erie at Sherod Park in Vermilion. This unique venue gives triathletes a testing swim in the cold waters of Lake Erie, followed by beautiful country roads for the bike courses and finishing with a run through historic downtown Vermilion.

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The fifth stop of the FIT Family Series is along the shoreline of Lake Erie at Sherod Park. The venue features a swim in Lake Erie, followed by beautiful country roads for the bike courses and finishing with a run through historic downtown Vermilion. The event features kids and adult races. Saturday Kidz Races 10…

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Main Street Vermilion will host its first driftwood art contest, All Washed Up.  Start looking for your driftwood pieces at the beach now, so you can make sculptures, furniture, wall art and more. Entry is free! Work in a team, or on your own. The pieces will be on display at Friendship Park, judged and…

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Starting at noon, watch as the roads and walks along Main Street begin filling up with bright chalk drawings created by local artistic talent during the fourth annual Chalk It Up Vermilion. Enjoy some family and kid-friendly interactive opportunities, too as you watch the streets transform. You can also buy $1 votes to elect your…

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Check out bright chalk drawings created by local artists and try your own hand at chalk art.  You can also buy $1 votes to elect your favorite work of art or sponsor squares.

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This two-day, outdoor market will be held at Sherod Park, an expansive lakeside park just minutes west of charming Harbortown of downtown Vermilion. We are looking for boutique vendors who sell vintage, shabby or chic furniture, vintage décor, architectural salvage, as well as handmade home décor, clothing, jewelry, and art. 

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