Avon Lake’s Bicentennial Committee hosts the first, and hopefully annual, Beer Festival at Miller Park. Sample a wide array of craft beers from local breweries, enjoy live music, food trucks, interactive characters and kids’ activities. Admission is 12 beer tickets, $25.

Read More

To celebrate Sandusky’s big bicentennial, the capital of Lake Erie vacationland is having a ball, plus a Festival of Sail, Founders Weekend parade and fireworks. The city of 25,000 was founded in 1818 and became a major hub for shipping, lumber and ice harvesting before tourism became its flagship industry, led by Cedar Point. “Really,…

Read More

At one point, Sandusky was the largest American producer of ice west of the Hudson River. The ice blocks men harvested from Sandusky Bay were shipped as far as New Orleans, said James Miller, history chair of the city’s bicentennial celebration. “About 25 percent of all able bodied men in the city participated in the…

Read More