Yes, we’re sad summer is over. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is growing cooler.

But you don’t have to put away your stand-up paddleboard yet. And there are plenty of fall events to celebrate on Lake Erie.

Here’s a taste.

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Sept. 7

Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend: Enjoy art and music at Perry’s International Victory and Peace Memorial, and check out the light display.

Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend


Rock the Light: Support Port Clinton lighthouse with an outdoor concert? Yes, please!

Rock the Light

Sept. 14-16

North Coast Harbor Boat Show: See the latest models, and take them for a spin at the second annual boat show at Rock and Dock in downtown Cleveland, behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

North Coast Harbor Boat Show

Sept. 15

Head of the Cuyahoga: Watch the 22nd annual regatta, which draws collegiate, youth and masters rowers from across the United States and Canada.

Head of the Cuyahoga regatta

Sept. 22

Avon Lake Bicentennial Beer Festival: Celebrate Avon Lake’s 200th anniversary and taste some great brew on the shores of Lake Erie.

Avon Lake Bicentennial Beer Festival

Sept. 27

U.S. Sailing Team Championships: The Foundry is hosting the event, which will draw teams as far as New Zealand, at the Old Coast Guard Station. Watch from Whiskey Island.

U.S. Sailing Team Championships

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival: Stroll around Lakeside Chautauqua or climb the most photographed lighthouse on the Great Lakes. Check out the cute shops in Marblehead, too!

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival