The Summer Market is a curated grouping of artists, makers, pickers, collectors, growers and foodies selling their wares in a gorgeous and spacious riverside park. Situated on the Black River in Lorain, Ohio, Girls Give Back has partnered with the Lorain Port Authority this year to bring you your favorite summer shopping event at a brand new location! Picture…

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The shipbuilding industry has left Lorain. But one last warehouse on the Black River remains. And its 25,000 square feet is being transformed into an events venue, restaurant and wine bar. Featuring exposed brick walls, lofty ceilings and massive windows looking onto the Black River and Lake Erie beyond, the venue is stunning industrial chic.…

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Part of the Erie Series, this paddle race includes sand castles, food and drink, adult beverages, live music, demos, paddle clinics, yoga, slack lining, and tons of try-it activities, all on Lakeview Park beach on Lake Erie.  2-mile race: Water start, paddle one mile of open Lake Erie to the amazing Lorain lighthouse, 180º buoy…

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Rock out the summer at Rockin’ on the River at Black River Landing.  The Lorain Port Authority’s Friday-and-Saturday hosts concerts most Friday sand some Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day at its stage on the Black River. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the shows, most of which cost $5 and run until 11…

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Life is better by the lake. Residents of Great Lakes towns would agree. And so do the folks at Wallethub, which compared 192 cities with populations between 10,000 and 150,000 and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor.com. See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Celebrate the restorative efforts and ecological come back of the Lower Black River with recreational and elite paddle races.  The first event of the Erie Series, the race on the Black River is presented by Nalu Standup Paddle & Surf in partnership with Lorain Port Authority and Lorain County Metro Parks. 3-mile recreation fun race:…

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Rock out the summer at Rockin’ on the River at Black River Landing.  The Lorain Port Authority’s Friday-and-Saturday hosts concerts most Friday sand some Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day at its stage on the Black River. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the shows, most of which cost $5 and run until 11…

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On your mark, get set, race! Nalu Stand-up Paddle & Surf is organizing six SUP races this summer, all with a family-friendly festival vibe. Most of the events include canoes and kayaks. So mark your calendars! See the full story at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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The annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival is moving to Lorain. After years on the Cuyahoga River and last year at Whiskey Island, the competition of dragon boat teams will take place on the Black River. Dragon Boat teams — many of which consist of breast cancer survivors — have 22 paddlers in a 40-foot boat.…

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