Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
"Ups and Downs" is an exhibition to connect carousels and family recreation from the early 1900s to present. Featuring antique merry-go-round animals, this display examines how carving factories would create the different animals like several menagerie elk, created by various carousel manufacturers. A jumping giraffe will take the stage during the exhibit, as will a wolf, lion, and tiger.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

May 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (age 6-12)
Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantalizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additional information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of "Rebels on Lake Erie," the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display.
419.332.2081 ext. 217
rbhayes.org

 

Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm
Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton
Featuring local artists Rosemary Schramm of Port Clinton, Barbara Radebaugh of Catawba Island, Jim Siemer of Middle Bass Island, and Celeste Mycoskie of Put-in-Bay.
800.441.1271
shoresandislands.com

 

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria
7 & 8 pm
Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton
$8.50/person
Walk with your guide, Victoria, through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and ghosts in the area. Call ahead for reservations.
877.376.5531
marshallinn.com

 

Aug 25, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014
Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
12-4 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
$2/person
Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free.
419.734.4424 ext. 2
dnr.state.oh.us/parks

 

Aug 27, 2014; Aug 29, 2014; Sep 1, 2014
Beach Yoga
8:30-9:30 am
Main Street Beach, Vermilion
Classes are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. All levels are welcome for this Hatha yoga class.
330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

Aug 27, 2014; Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
Beach Yoga
Wed 7:30-8:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8:30-9:30 am
Firefly Beach Resort, 4903 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
$10/class or 10 classes for $80
The Firefly Beach Resort is located directly behind the Erie Kai Tavern, just minutes away from Sandusky. Please park in the front by the Erie Kai Tavern or in their side parking area and walk down towards the beach. Check-in for classes is under the pavilion at the top of the beach.
330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

Aug 27, 2014; Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; Sep 24, 2014
Fun Night
5 pm
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
$7/person
Looking for something different to do with your friends mid-week? Take your ride for a spin at Summit Motorsports Park. Open to everyone.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

Aug 27, 2014
Jazz Night
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Wine, pasta, and live jazz music featuring the Bob Smik Trio and special guests.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Aug 27, 2014
Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion
9 am
Various Locations, Put-in-Bay
Fees vary for event participants depending on level of participation. Spectators are free.
Beginning in 2009, the annual Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion celebrates sports car races that were held on the streets of the town of Put-in-Bay on Ohio's South Bass Island from 1952 to 1959 and in 1963. The reunion reaches back in time to capture the history of those races and to recreate the atmosphere of sports car racing of that era.
734.502.2435
pibroadrace.com

 

Aug 28, 2014; Sep 25, 2014
Adventure Playground
5-8 pm
Friendship Park, Perry & Jefferson sts., Port Clinton
Free
Held in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk, this is an adventure playground activity for kids and their grown ups.

 

Aug 28, 2014; Sep 25, 2014
Evening Guided Tour of the Gardens
6:30 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$15/person, $13/Schedel members
Master Gardner, Elaine Mylander, will direct a twilight journey of the beautiful 17-acre garden estate of Joe and Marie Schedel. The tour will include information on plants and trees as well as Schedel history. The 2-hour tour will also include a brief stop by the Schedel Summer Cottage or "Shack" as the Schedel's often referred to it. At 6 pm, participants may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the Brown Welcome Center.
419 862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

Aug 28, 2014; Sep 4, 2014; Sep 11, 2014; Sep 18, 2014; Sep 25, 2014; Oct 2, 2014; Oct 9, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; Oct 23, 2014
First Federal Farmers' Market
3:30-6:30 pm
Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater, 330 Main St., Huron
Enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce from quality vendors and support the local growers.
419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Aug 28, 2014
Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Sunset Cruise
8 pm
Lakeside Chautauqua, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside
$32/adult, $10/youth (4-12 yrs.); additional gate fee required
Take an hour-long sunset cruise aboard the Amazing Grace, a fully restored 1937 Richard Cruiseabout. Reservations may be made in advance or the day of the cruise until 5:30 pm. If space allows, walk-on rides may be purchased from 5:30-7:30 pm from the Lakeside dock attendants.
866.952.5374

 

Aug 28, 2014
Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Wooden Boat Rides
6:30-7:30 pm
Lakeside Chautauqua, 236 Maple Ave., Lakeside
$18/adult, $5/youth (4-12 yrs.); additional gate fee applies
Take a 30-minute ride on a wooden boat on Lake Erie and see Lakeside from a different point of view. Reservations may be made in advance or the day of the cruise. The last ride leaves at 7:30 pm.
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

Aug 28, 2014; Sep 25, 2014; Oct 23, 2014
Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various locations, Downtown Port Clinton
Free
Free, self-guided tour that combines astounding visual and live art, engaging events, and more in the core of Ottawa County.
419.341.0804
portclintonarts.org

 

Aug 28, 2014; Sep 4, 2014; Sep 11, 2014; Sep 18, 2014; Sep 25, 2014
The Listening Room Local at The Loft
7 pm
The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free with two-drink or one-tapas plate purchase
Enjoy amazing tapas, great drinks, and some of northern Ohio's best singer-songwriters in a listening room environment. There will be special guests each week!
419.967.9084

 

Aug 28, 2014
Wolcott House Tours
Tues-Thurs 1-5 pm
Wolcott House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Free
Visit the 1820's stone home of the first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Benajah Wolcott. Docent led or self-guided tours of the house, and self-guided tours of adjacent Wolcott Cemetery. Gift shop open.
419.798.9339
thekeepershouse.org

 

Aug 28, 2014; Aug 30, 2014
Yoga on the Beach
Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8-8:45 am
East Harbor State Park Beach, 1600 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead
$5
The gentle yoga class, with instructor Donna Leuke, will accommodate all levels of experience, including beginners, and all ages from youth through seniors. Attendees should bring a beach towel or a blanket, as traditional yoga mats do not work well on the sand. A portion of all proceeds are donated to United Way of Ottawa County.
419.341.4110

 

Aug 29, 2014; Aug 31, 2014
10th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival
Fri 5-9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-9:30 pm
Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
$3/adult, children free
Enjoy Lake Eerie perch sandwiches or dinners, hot pierogis, pizza, polish sausage, and delicious peach cobbler topped with Toft's ice cream. Large tent, live bands, ice cold beer, music, food, dancing, and fun.
419.341.3743
kofc1750.org

 

Aug 29, 2014
Concerts in the Park
6 pm
Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Central Park, Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $10/adult, $7/child (age 12-18)
See website for a list of performers.
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014
East Harbor Western Themed Labor Day Weekend
East Harbor State Park, 1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead
Enjoy the music of the Ottawa County Blue Grass Band on Friday night. This band will have fiddle, acousitc guitar, upright bass, mandolin, and five-string banjo. DJ Dance on Saturday night. Lots of fun activities all weekend long.
419.734.4424
eastharborstatepark.org

 

Aug 29, 2014; Sep 5, 2014
Friday Night Party Cruise
7:30 pm
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$25.50/person
The Goodtime I departs from the Jackson Street Pier in downtown Sandusky and heads for Kelleys Island. Onboard is a DJ and 270 party animals. Once on Kelleys, bar hop until your departure time. Must be 21 and over and have proper ID.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Aug 29, 2014
Lakeside Farmers' Market
9 am-12 pm
Walnut Ave. between Second and Third sts., Lakeside
A complimentary 90-minute Shopping/Dining Pass is available at the gates, which must be validated by a Farmers' Market vendor or a Lakeside Chautauqua office employee.
Items include fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.
419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
Live Entertainment: Hey Monea
3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-12:30 am
Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
419.285.1318
reelbar.com

 

Aug 29, 2014; Aug 31, 2014
Ten Grand Nationals
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
Ten Grand Nationals presented by Fleenor Racing Transmissions - the MUST ATTEND sportsman race Labor Day Weekend.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
56th Annual Milan Melon Festival
Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 10 am-6 pm
On the Village Square (SR 113), Milan
This celebration features rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment. The Grand Parade is on Sunday afternoon. The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. It's all found in charming Milan, Ohio.
419.366.0765
milanmelonfestival.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
Boppin' on the Basin
7:30 pm
Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron
Free
Aug 2: 17th Annual K-96 Summer Jam, Aug 16: Direct Energy, Aug 23: Legends of Rock, and Aug 30: Cocobeanos.
419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
Chubby Checker & The Wildcats
7:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $10/adult, $7/child (age 12-18)
American pop culture icon & the "King of the Twist" best known for "The Twist," "Let's Twist Again," "Limbo Rock," and "Pony Time." Fireworks to follow at 9:45 pm.
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise
9:30 am-6:30 pm
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$27.54/adult, $24.48/senior, $16.32/child (5-12), children under 5 are free
Spend an hour and a half taking in the sights and beauty of Kelleys Island then enjoy three and a half hours on historical South Bass Island. Re-board the Goodtime I at 4:30 pm for a relaxing ride back to Sandusky arriving around 6:30 pm. Please call for availability.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Aug 30, 2014; Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014
Farmer's Market
10 am-3 pm
Victory Park, Main and Ohio sts., Vermilion
Local produce, baked goods, honey, organic meat, jams, fine art, jewelry, herbs, flowers, crafts, plants, pottery, noodles, food trucks, and more.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
High Noon Saddle-Up Poker Run
Registration 10-11:45 am, Kickstands up at high noon
Van Ness's Time Out, 2004 Lake St., Fremont
$15/rider, $20/couple
Stops include: Porky's, Cleats, Margaritaville, 2 Cans, and Jimmy Buckets. Open to all makes and models of bikes. Proceeds benefit Riders Unlimited Equestrian Programs.
419.332.6900
ridersunlimited.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
Jason White
8 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
$10/general admission plus two-drink minimum
White wrote Tim McGraw's "Red Ragtop."
419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Aug 30, 2014; Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014; Sep 20, 2014; Sep 27, 2014; Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; Oct 25, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Nov 15, 2014; Nov 22, 2014; Nov 29, 2014; Dec 6, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; Dec 20, 2014; Dec 27, 2014; Jan 3, 2015; Jan 10, 2015; Jan 17, 2015; Jan 24, 2015; Jan 31, 2015; Feb 7, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Feb 21, 2015; Feb 28, 2015; Mar 7, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Mar 21, 2015; Mar 28, 2015; Apr 4, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; Apr 18, 2015; Apr 25, 2015; May 2, 2015; May 9, 2015; May 16, 2015; May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015; Jun 6, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 4, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Aug 15, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Aug 29, 2015; Sep 5, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Sep 19, 2015; Sep 26, 2015; Oct 3, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Oct 17, 2015; Oct 24, 2015; Oct 31, 2015; Nov 7, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Nov 21, 2015; Nov 28, 2015; Dec 5, 2015; Dec 12, 2015; Dec 19, 2015; Dec 26, 2015
Live Entertainment
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Live music and fun! Light food menu, wine, beer, and martinis.

419.588.3179
quarryhillwinery.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
Middle Bass Island Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament
9:30 am
Town Hall Field, Middle Bass Island
$125/team
Co-Ed, grass volleyball tournament with activities, live music, great food, and cold drinks.
614.636.3386
allsportfundamentals.com/middle-bass-island-volleyball-tournament.html

 

Aug 30, 2014
Movies at the Memorial
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Movie will begin at dark. Bring a chair or blanket. Check the website to see what is playing.
419.285.2184
nps.gov/pevi

 

Aug 30, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Navy
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Aug 30, 2014
Quartermania Feather Party
6 pm
Port Clinton VFW, 214 Madison St., Port Clinton
$5/first paddle
Win meat packages and other prizes. Enjoy a fish dinner and lots of smiles.
419.734.9981
pcvfw2480.com

 

Aug 30, 2014; Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014; Sep 20, 2014; Sep 27, 2014; Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; Oct 25, 2014
Sandusky Farmers' Market
8 am-12 pm
Corner of Hancock & Market sts., Sandusky
Fresh vegetables and fruits direct from the farm, as well as many other popular items including handmade jewelry, crafts, and homemade candles.
419.357.1939
sanduskyfarmersmarket.org

 

Aug 30, 2014
Sunset Cruise
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
$12.95/person
The Sawmill Explorer takes up to 60 guests on cruises along the shoreline of Lake Erie and the Huron River. Come discover the beauty of Lake Erie and getaway for a scenic sunset cruise every Saturday evening. Walk-ons welcome; purchase tickets at the front desk.
419.433.3800
sawmillcreekresort.com

 

Aug 30, 2014; Sep 20, 2014; Oct 4, 2014
Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise
7:30-9:30 pm
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
$51/person
Enjoy an exquisite dinner and a beautiful Lake Erie sunset. Five one-ounce wine tastings. Each guest will receive a souvenir wine glass. Reservations are required.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Aug 31, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
6:30-9:30 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring Jerry Davenport.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Aug 31, 2014; Sep 7, 2014; Sep 14, 2014
Drive-In Church
8 am
Mon Ami Historic Restaurant Parking Lot, 3845 W. Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton
Free
Worship in your car with service broadcasted from an enclosed wagon in the parking lot. Minister, pianist and special music for the service each Sunday. "Come as You Are...Leave a Little Better."
419.732.3161
tumcpc.org

 

Aug 31, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd.(SR 163), Marblehead
Aug 3: Steve Jad, Aug 10: Justo Saborit Salsa Band, Aug 17: David Lester, Aug 24: Justo Saborit Salsa Band, and Aug 31: Dolinar.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Aug 31, 2014
Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
4-6 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
$2/person
Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free.
419.734.4424 x.2
dnr.state.oh.us/parks

 

Aug 31, 2014
Summer Celebration Ceremony with The Tartan Terrors
7:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $10/adult, $7/child (age 12-18)
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

Sep 1, 2014; Sep 8, 2014; Sep 15, 2014; Sep 22, 2014; Sep 29, 2014; Oct 6, 2014; Oct 13, 2014; Oct 20, 2014; Oct 27, 2014; Nov 3, 2014; Nov 10, 2014; Nov 17, 2014; Nov 24, 2014; Dec 1, 2014; Dec 8, 2014; Dec 15, 2014; Dec 22, 2014; Dec 29, 2014; Jan 5, 2015; Jan 12, 2015; Jan 19, 2015; Jan 26, 2015; Feb 2, 2015; Feb 9, 2015; Feb 16, 2015; Feb 23, 2015; Mar 2, 2015; Mar 9, 2015; Mar 16, 2015; Mar 23, 2015; Mar 30, 2015; Apr 6, 2015; Apr 13, 2015; Apr 20, 2015; Apr 27, 2015; May 4, 2015; May 11, 2015; May 18, 2015; May 25, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 13, 2015
"Designing a Backyard Grocery Store" Gardening and Plant Weekend Getaway
9:30 am-6 pm
McKenna's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5714 E. Pittsburgh St., Port Clinton
$99
Event includes a brief lecture and hands-on session on organic garden design, hands-on instruction on how create a space to raise chickens, assortment of plants and seeds, entries for prizes, food, beverages, and more. Reservations required as space is limited.
419.341.6033

 

Sep 1, 2014
Danbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner & Movie
11 am-6 pm
Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $10/adult, $7/child (age 12-18)
Movie begins at 7 pm.
419.798.4461
lakesideohiio.com

 

Sep 1, 2014
Labor Day
Downtown Put-in-Bay
White Spiders downtown and "waving off" the last ferry of the day--but certainly not the season!
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 2, 2014; Sep 4, 2014
Sunset Bay Cruise
7:30-9:30 pm
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$9.18/adult, $5.10/child (under 15)
A perfect way to spend a summer evening. Enjoy the sunset; special drink prices and relaxing entertainment. Dates subject to change; please call to confirm.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Sep 4, 2014; Oct 2, 2014
Sandusky Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various downtown locations, Sandusky
Unique art from 30+ artists, gourmet dining or great bar food options, and eclectic shopping.
419.627.9964

 

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
Cruisin' by the Bay
Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm
Historic Downtown, 300 Columbus Ave, Sandusky
Historic downtown Sandusky sets the stage for the 23rd anniversary of Cruisin' by the Bay. This annual event draws hundreds of classic cars from Northern Ohio to the beautiful waterfront of the Sandusky Bay. Voted one of the best car shows in Ohio, Cruisin' by the Bay is an event not to miss. Free family fun.
419.609.2859
cruisinbythebay.org

 

Sep 5, 2014; Oct 3, 2014; Nov 7, 2014; Dec 5, 2014
First Friday Fundraiser
10 am-5 pm
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, 634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
The first Friday of each month will be dedicated to the community. 10% of the sales on the first Friday will be split between a school and a community organization. Jan 20 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Port Clinton/Wightman-Wieber Foundation, Feb 7: Sandusky Central Catholic/Stein Hospice, Mar 7: Huron/Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Apr 4: Edison/Victory Kitchen, May 2: Margaretta/Care & Share, June 6: Norwalk/Boys & Girls Club, July 3 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Norwalk Catholic/Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aug 1: Firelands Christian Academy/Erie Residential Living, Sept 5: Danbury/Ability Works, Oct 3: Firelands Montessori/Serving Our Seniors, Nov 7: Perkins/Piggyback Foundation, and Dec 5: Sandusky/CASA.
419.502.2462
tresorelleonline.com

 

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Perry's Victory Heritage Festival
Downtown Put-in-Bay
Activities and events at the Perry Memorial. Grand Parade on Saturday with area and local dignitaries, several high school bands and island antique and classic cars. War of 1812 military encampment. Musket & cannon firing demonstrations. Boy Scout Camporee with more than 1,200 Boy Scouts. Contact the Port Clinton, OH Boy Scout Troop 360 for more information about participating in the Camporee.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
17th Annual Stone Lab Open House
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Meet at Aquatic Visitor Center Dock, Downtown Put-in-Bay
Free
Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry's Lookout? Grab the opportunity during this annual open house.
419.285.1800
stonelab.osu.edu

 

Sep 6, 2014
Art in the Park
10 am-5 pm
DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay
Free
Area and regional artists, photographers, potters, painters, silversmiths, fabric artists, glass artists and stained glass artists, etc. display and sell their work. Live demonstrations and silent auction to benefit the Put-in-Bay Arts Council.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
Butterfly Fest
Kelleys Island Historical Museum, 224 Division St., Kelleys Island
This all day event features outdoor crafts, an indoor afternoon program, and Monarch tagging on the Historical Association grounds. Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Historical Association and Kelleys Island Audubon Club.
419.746.2240
kelleysislandhistorical.org

 

Sep 6, 2014
City Wide Garage Sale II
9 am-1 pm
Various locations, Huron
Last garage sale of the year.
419.433.5000
cityofhuron.org

 

Sep 6, 2014
Grub 'N Suds
10 am-8 pm
Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore
A motorcycle event that has been held every year since 1996. Events include a Poker Run, motorcycle show, motorcycle-themed games, live bands, beer tent, and vendors.
419.377.0700
villageofelmoreohio.com

 

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Historic Encampment, Musket and Carronade Firings
Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial lawn, Put-in-Bay
Part of Perry's Victory Heritage Festival on South Bass Island.
419.285.2184
nps.gov/pevi

 

Sep 6, 2014
Lights of Peace Harbor Illumination
Dusk
The Shores of South Bass island
Harbor Illumination celebrates 200 years of peace with Canada and Great Britain. This is an event that captures the imagination and memories of islanders and visitors, connecting us to our history. From the Monument property to Stone Lab and along the shores of Gibraltar, flares will be deployed every 15 feet. You may purchase a flare online for your lost loved ones, or for your family that enjoys life here in the Bass Islands. They cost just $10 each and you can write a special quote or memory in our online "Tributes" section for the event. 
419.285.2491
theperrygroup.org

 

Sep 6, 2014
Movie: Turbo
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Virginia Tech
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
Perry's Victory Heritage Festival Grande Parade
2:15 pm
Downtown Put-in-Bay
Local and regional dignitaries join 1,200 scouts, classic cars, and regional high school marching bands, the captain of the USS Lake Erie, area veterans, and 1812 re-enactors for the annual Grande Parade.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Pioneer Days
10 am-5 pm
Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue
$6/adult, $4/child (6-12)
Experience the past at Pioneer Days as Historic Lyme Village comes alive with frontiersmen, Revolutionary and Civil War camps, demonstrating pioneer craftspeople, sutlers, musicians, one-room school sessions, kids' activities, food, and more.
419.483.4949
lymevillage.org

 

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Revolution3 Triathlon
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Featuring a Full REV triathlon, Half REV, Sprint REV, Kids Rev, 5K & 1 Mile Glow Run, and Little Rev Adventure Race. Please visit website for more information.
888.387.2250
rev3tri.com

 

Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014; Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Tiffin Flea Market
9 am-4 pm
Seneca County Fairgounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin
Free
Featuring a wide variety of merchandise on display and for sale including antiques, collectibles, furniture, crafts, produce, sports cards, clothing, tools, glass, and much more. Food concessionaires also available and handicap accessible. 300-450 dealers per show. Open rain or shine; no pets allowed in the show area.
419.447.9613
tiffinfleamarket.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
Toledo Symphony Concert
6 pm
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial lower plaza, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Free

Concert on the lawn of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial's lower plaza. Rain location: Niagara Center.

419.285.2491
nps.org/pevi

 

Sep 6, 2014
Treasure Island Day
9 am-3 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Come to Kelleys Island and search for treasure at this island-wide yard sale.
419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com

 

Sep 6, 2014
Wood Carver Show
10 am-4 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky
More than 20 wood carvers will demonstrate their craft and have available for sale artworks created by hand. Enjoy free admission to the museum and $1 carousel rides.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

Sep 6, 2014
Wreath Laying at Battle Site
10 am
Fox's Dock, Put-in-Bay
Free, pre-registration required
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter will take participants to the Battle of Lake Erie battle site on Lake Erie for a wreath laying ceremony. Limit 70 participants. Pre-registration is required.
419.285.2491
theperrygroup.org

 

Sep 6, 2014
Wreath Laying Ceremony at Battle Site Aboard Miller Ferry
8:30 am check-in, 9:15 departure
Lime Kiln Dock, Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
Free with advanced ticket
Attend a special wreath laying ceremony at the battle site aboard the Miller Ferry. There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors must pick up a ticket at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce on Put-in-Bay or the Lake Erie Shores & Island Welcome Center in Port Clinton prior to Sat Sept 6. There will be no tickets available the morning of the event. Bring a folding chair, sunscreen, and water. Small portable coolers are permitted. The trip will last approximately two hours.
419.285.2184
nps.gov/pevi

 

Sep 7, 2014
11th Annual Go Take a Hike Kick-off
2:30 pm
Edison Woods MetroPark, Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
$15/person
Run the Ridge 5K, guided hikes, free pizza and apples, family activities, hayrides, and shuttle to Quarry Hill Orchards.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Sep 7, 2014
11th Annual Hidden Garden Party Fundraiser
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore
$150/person, $1000/table of 8
This event continues to grow in popularity as being among the most enjoyable benefits in the area for food, wine, and festivities--all in a beautifully unparalleled setting. First Class all the way from "champagne & harp" check-in, complimentary professional garden setting portraits for each couple, live music, open bar, fantastic noshing, and premier auctions, once again conducted by WTOL's Jerry Anderson and team. Proceeds benefit the Schedel Foundation. Reservations required.
419.862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

Sep 7, 2014; Oct 5, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring The Naked Bacon Band.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Sep 7, 2014; Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014
Great Lakes Largemouth Series
5 am check-in; launch at safe light; 2:30 weigh-in
West Harbor Public Ramp, 1955 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
The fastest growing "largemouth only" bass fishing team tournament series on the Great Lakes. Visit the website to register or receive more information to participate. Spectators are encouraged to stop out on tournament day for the weigh-in.
614.361.5548
greatlakeslargemouthseries.com

 

Sep 7, 2014; Sep 14, 2014; Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Sept 7: Paul Unplugged, Sept 14: Dolinar, Sept 21: Denny Hall & Paul, and Sept 28: Acoustic Scotty.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Sep 7, 2014
Vermilion Arts Guild's Summer Art Show
Fri-Mon 12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
Featuring local artists and fine craftsmen.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Sep 8, 2014
Monday Lunch Cruise
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
$20/person
Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet onboard while cruising peaceful Sandusky Bay. Reservations are required five days prior to cruise.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Sep 10, 2014
18th Annual Billman Golf Outing
1 pm
Sawmill Creek Golf Club, 600 Mariner Village, Huron
$85/person, $340/team
Golf outing that raises funds for scholarships and provides a day of camaraderie for area golfers and visitors. Please call for more information.
419.433.5700
huron.net

 

Sep 10, 2014; Oct 1, 2014
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
$450/person
Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady".
734.483.4030
yankeeairmuseum.org

 

Sep 10, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch Program: John Yates Beall and the Great Escape That Never Happened
12-1 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Free
Local historian Randy Koch will take you back 100 years to September 19, 1864, when the Confederacy launched an ill-fated attempt to free over 2,500 Rebel prisoners on Johnson's Island. The origins and objectives of this plot will be examined, along with an overview of the Civil War career of one of the scheme's primary characters, John Yates Beall.
419.625.3834
sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

Sep 10, 2014
Container Gardening with Cindy Bench
6:30 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens-Trellis Gallery, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$12/person, $10/Schedel members
Join Cindy Bench from Bench Farms in Curtice as she demonstrates how to create an eye-catching container. Learn more about choosing the right container and plants for patio, porch, or deck. Gate will open at 5:30 pm for participants to tour the gardens and browse the gift shop or plant sale. Reservations appreciated.
419 862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Kelleys Island Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Kelleys Island
The festivities begin on Thursday with a reflexology workshop, and the yoga kicks off Friday evening with a sunset yoga and meditation class and continues through Sunday with lots of time to explore the island, have a chakradance experience, and perhaps indulge yourself with a Thai massage. There's nothing better than doing your daily downward dogs basking in the sun, with a yoga class playlist courtesy of the rolling Lake Erie surf, and cool breezes brushing across your face.

330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014; Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014; Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Cedar Point's HalloWeekends
Fri 6 pm-12 am, Sat 11-12 am, Sun 11 am-8 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Coaster thrills combine with spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones. It's a family-friendly daytime event (there's even a parade!), but beware of ghouls and terror emerging at night. Special hours October 12, 11 am-10 pm. Please note the Cedar Point is closed during the week.

419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

Sep 12, 2014; Sep 14, 2014
Monster Mopar Weekend
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
Savor the raw power of some of the world's fastest mopars and the largest nostalgia super stock race in the world.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

Sep 13, 2014; Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Fall into Autumn and Holiday Gift Giving
10 am-7 pm
Exchange Place Park, Corner of US 6 and SR 60, Vermilion
Stroll through the park where many vendors are selling their wares. Be sure to visit the specialty shoppes and eateries while in the area.
440.654.8847

 

Sep 13, 2014
Beginning Genealogy Class
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Spiegel Grove, Fremont
$10/adult, $5/student
Learn how to begin researching your family's history from the experts at the Hayes Research Library. Class includes instruction and handouts on creating a family tree, plus a tour of the Hayes Library where numerous genealogical resources are available. Sponsored by Roots Magic Inc. Pre-registration is required.
419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Sep 13, 2014
Coast Weeks Beach Clean-up
10 am
Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Help make the beach safe for people and wildlife. Enjoy lunch, hosted by Friends of Magee Marsh, after the clean-up. Registration required.
419 898.0960
friendsofmageemarsh.org

 

Sep 13, 2014
Coast Weeks: Old Woman Creek Estuary Watershed Cleanup
9 am-12 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
Roll up your sleeves and join OWC for clean-up of the creek crossings, roadsides, and the beachfront on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Clean-up supplies will be provided.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

Sep 13, 2014
Family Frenzy
6:30 pm
Catawba Island Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
"Family Feud"-style game, where six teams will go head-to-head and answer questions that are designed to tickle your funny bone! All proceeds benefit Joyful Connections.
567.262.3181
joyfulconnections.com

 

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014; Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
Fremont Flea Market
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-3 pm
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont
419.332.5604
sanduskycountyfair.com

 

Sep 13, 2014
Kayak Poker Paddle
9 am-2 pm
Kelleys Island State Park, 920 Division St., Kelleys Island
Try your luck at a game of poker as you paddle along the Kelleys Island shoreline enjoying the scenery. You will make five stops at designated areas to pick up a card. The State Park Sandy Beach is the starting and ending location. Prizes for the best hand!
419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com

 

Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
11 am-4 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
$2/person
Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free.
419.734.4424 x.2
dnr.state.oh.us/parks

 

Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Second Saturday Sunset Strolls
5-7 pm
Downtown Marblehead
Participating Marblehead merchants, including shops and restaurants, will extend evening hours the second Sat of each month. Each location will display the Sunset Stroll logo and will have cards to distribute to customers that can be used for discounts and specials at participating merchants. The cards, which will be valid May-Oct, can also be obtained at the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce office, 5681 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead.
419.734.4402
themarbleheadpeninsula.com

 

Sep 13, 2014
New Years Eve at the Bay
6-11 pm
Various locations, Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Island businesses celebrate New Year's Eve with Monte Carlo street games downtown. Many establishments hand out traditional party hate and accessories for the countdown to midnight. It is the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce's longest running fundraiser, which began in 1972.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 13, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Kent State
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; Jan 10, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; May 9, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Dec 12, 2015
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids
11 am-3 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $1/child (6-12 yrs.)
A hands-on educational series designed for children and their parents/adult companions. Sessions include speakers, special guests, hands-on activities, and a make-it-take-it craft. Attendees can come when they want during the time frame and spend as much time on an activity as they want. Pre-registration is required.
800.998.PRES

 

Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014
Wolcott House Tours
11 am-3 pm
Wolcott House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Free
Visit the 1820's stone home of the first keeper of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Benajah Wolcott. Docent led or self-guided tours of the house, and self-guided tours of adjacent Wolcott Cemetery. Gift shop open.
419.798.9339
thekeepershouse.org

 

Sep 14, 2014
Hike the Dikes: Marsh Mammals
9-10:30 am
Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W.SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Walk takes you into areas of Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge that are usually closed to the public. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick.
419.898.0960
friendsofmageemarsh.org