Apr 1, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016
"Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection" Exhibit
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior (60 yrs), $3/child (6-12 yrs)
More than a half dozen red dresses worn by First Ladies are displayed along with celebrity dresses from New York City's annual "Red Dress Collection" Fashion Show. The show is part of "The Heart Truth," a national awareness campaign focused on women's heart health. Included in this exhibit are dresses worn by First Ladies Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Carolyn Harrison, Rosalyn Carter, Laura Bush, and Lucy Hayes. Celebrity dresses, by top international designers, include those worn by Robin Roberts, Heidi Klum, Emmylou Harris, and Venus Williams. A series of women's heart-health awareness programming is planned in conjunction with the exhibit.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

May 19, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Lake Erie Love Giveaway
Do you love Lake Erie Shores & Islands? Show it by displaying a Lake Erie Love window decal on your home, auto, or business. If spotted during random street searches you could win Lake Erie Love swag items! Get your free decal at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Centers located on US 250 in Sandusky and SR 53 in Port Clinton.

800.441.1271/800.255.3743
love.shoresandislands.com

 

May 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 28, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
9:30 pm
Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 1-2: Venyx, May 8-9: Nashville Crush, May 15-16: Pfreak Show, May 21: Menus, May 22-24: Menus, May 28: Bright Light Band, and May 29-30: Mustang Sally.

419.285.2337
beerbarrelpib.com

 

May 21, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Thur-Fri 5-11 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 11 am-5 pm
Water Works Park, Port Clinton
Free
The 35th annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway at picturesque Waterworks Park (Perry Street) on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation help make this event one of Ohio's premier outdoor weekend celebrations. Never in short supply, delicious food and beverages will be enjoyed by all. This is the perfect summer kick-off!
419.734.5503
walleyefestival.com

 

May 21, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Nest with the Birds
Jones Preserve and Kelleys Island School, Kelleys Island
Free
Come see the birds up close and personal. Bird program, guided bird walks, and migratory songbird banding with Master Bird Bander Tom Bartlett.

419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Brew and BBQ at Cedar Point
5 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park - Lakeside Pavilion, 1 Cedar Point Dr. (off US 6), Sandusky
$55.99/person or $15/season passholder when purchased online

Cedar Point is hosting a beer festival over two weekends in May and plans to unveil a new exclusive park brew. The park has partnered with Strongsville-based The Brew Kettle to produce the Rougabrew to mark the opening of Mantis reboot. The special event will feature more than 100 craft, micro and specialty beers, barbecue and live music in the park’s new Lakeside Pavilion. The event includes admission to the rides and will be open from 5 pm to park closing each day.


419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com/events/things-to-do/events/Brew-and-BBQ

 

May 22, 2015; May 29, 2015; Jun 5, 2015; Jun 12, 2015; Jun 19, 2015; Jun 26, 2015; Jul 3, 2015; Jul 10, 2015; Jul 17, 2015; Jul 24, 2015; Jul 31, 2015; Aug 7, 2015; Aug 14, 2015; Aug 21, 2015; Aug 28, 2015; Sep 4, 2015
Friday Night Party Cruise
7:30 pm
Goodtime I, 109 W. Shoreline Dr. (at 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

 

May 22, 2015; May 29, 2015; Jun 5, 2015
Gentle Yoga with Linda Green
8:15-9:30 am
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Sponsored by Ida Rupp Library. No class May 8.

419.350.8951
omnigreen.com

 

May 22, 2015; May 29, 2015
Live Entertainment
Original Margaritaville, 212 Fremont Ave., Sandusky
419.627.8903
themargaritavilleonline.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
5:30 pm
Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 15-16: Ashley Martin, May 22-24: Venyx, and May 29-30: Bright Light Band.

419.285.2337
beerbarrelpib.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
2 pm
Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 9: Jamison, May 16: Flyin Jays, May 22: Jamison, May 23-24: Bob Gatewood & Calabash, and May 29-30: Flyin Jays.

419.285.2337
beerbarrelpib.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
9 pm
T&J's SmokeHouse, 198 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 22-24: Hubie Ashcraft & The Drive and May 29-30: Eric Sowers Band.

419.285.0034
tandjssmokehouse.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
8 pm
Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 1-2: Jamison Charles, May 8-9: James Ranke, May 15: Jamison Charles, May 16: The Gryphons, May 17: Russ Baum & Huck Finn, May 22-23: Brad Moore, May 24: Flyin' Jays, May 25: Allie Busold, May 26-27: Jerry Sprague, May 28: Allie Busold, May 29: Jamison Charles, May 30: James Ranke, and May 31: Jamison Charles. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

419.285.2275
mojitobaypib.com

 

May 22, 2015; May 25, 2015 - May 29, 2015; May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
9 pm-1 am
The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 1-2: Ollie's Pool Party, May 3: Paul Franks, May 8-9: Sparks to the Rescue, May 10: Paul Franks, May 14-15: Up Next, May 17: Twinpfunk, May 22: Killer Flamingos, May 25: Up Next, May 26: Scott Paris, May 27: Captain Sweet Shoes, May 28: Bar Pilots, May 29: Tricky Dick, and May 31: Tricky Dick.

419.285.2323
theroundhousebar.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
7:30-10:30 pm
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
May 16: Nomad Soul, May 22: Sandtown, May 23: Shady Drive, May 24: Colin Dussault Band, May 29: Becky Boyd & Groove Train, and May 30: One Hit Wonders.

419.734.9464

 

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment - May
7-11 pm
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
May 2: Classic Trendz, May 9: Cindy Slee, May 15: Steve Brownell, May 22: Luther Trammel, May 23: Derrick & Derrick, May 29: Electric Duo, and May 30: Russ Baum & Huck Finn. Schedule is subject to change.

419.960.7546
rosiesbargrill.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment: Acoustic Mayhem
2 pm
Boathouse, 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
419.285.5665
boathousepib.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Live Entertainment: Your Girlfriend
8:30 pm
Boathouse, 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
419.285.5665
boathousepib.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Mad Dog
2-6 pm
The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
A Put-in-Bay, Round House Bar, island tradition since 1980, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams is living proof that, "Every Day Above Ground Is A Goooood Day." (A catch-phrase he began using in his show back in the early eighties.) In no time at all you'll be hoisting a refreshing beverage, singing, chanting a Ziggy Zaggy, and agreeing that, "Every Day Above Ground is a Gooooood Day!"

419.285.2323
theroundhousebar.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
May Live Entertainment
10 pm-1 am
Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille, 225 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
May 1: 4th Day Echo, May 2: the Junk, May 8: The Lepolion Effect, May 9: Pop Billies, May 15: Old Skool, May 16: Sunset Strip, May 22: Splendid Chaos, May 23-24: Gas Station Disco, May 29: Allie & The Rockers, and May 30: Neon Black.

419.732.2645
mredsportclinton.com

 

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Rent
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
The Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
$12/adult (18+), $8/senior (60+), $8/student (under 18)
Set in the East Village of New York, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Best Musical Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mature audience (18+ only). All titles pending availability, licensing, rights, royalties, etc. Dates, times, and titles are subject to change.
419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

May 22, 2015
Singer/Songwriter Lounge:
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$12/person
Featured musician: Bud Wadsworth. Wadsworth is a singer-songwriter and recording artist from Green Springs, Ohio. Headliner: Dave Ziggy Deitke. Deitke is a singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio and songwriter from the funk/punk/reggae rock band, C-level. Dave works as a full-time musician playing everywhere from nursing homes to bars. His music can be described as funk/reggae and folk with a little bit of blues mix.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

May 22, 2015
The Sounds of Sousa
7:30-9:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.74/youth (12-18)


419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015; Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015; Oct 12, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
"City of Port Clinton" EAA Rides
TBD
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
$75/adult, $50/child (17 and under)
Enjoy an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy Ford Tri-Motors in the world.

419.734.6297
flytheford.org

 

May 23, 2015
"Let's Hang On!" Frankie Valli Tribute Show
7:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.75/youth (12-18)
"Let's Hang On!" is a tribute show that leads the audience through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, a popular group from the 1960's and the musical, Jersey Boys. Not only do the four members of "Let's Hang On!" sing the songs of this iconic group with a four-piece live band, but they also tell the story of how Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons originated.

419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015; Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015; Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015; Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015; Jun 27, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015; Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015; Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015; Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015; Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015; Aug 1, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015; Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015; Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015; Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015
Beach Yoga
Sat-Sun 8:30-9:30 am
Firefly Beach Resort, 4903 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
$10/class or 10 classes for $80
All-levels are welcome for this Hatha yoga class. The Firefly Beach Resort is located directly behind the Erie Kai Tavern, just minutes away from Sandusky.

330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015; Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015; Aug 22, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015; Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Carronade Weekends
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
The guns will be blasting for carronade weekends. Please visit the website for more information.
419.285.2184
nps.gov/pevi

 

May 23, 2015; May 27, 2015
Eagle Tour
9 am-12 pm and 12:30-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Witness our national icon on this back-roads bus tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations are required.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

May 23, 2015
Lakeside Annual Plant Sale
9 am-3 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third St., Lakeside
Free
The Lakeside Annual Plant Sale will feature a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and small nursery stock for purchase. All proceeds from the Plant Sale will help to keep the Lakeside grounds beautiful throughout the Chautauqua summer season. There is no gate pass admission fee for this event.
419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Liberty Lived Underground: Historical Lessons from Civil War Times
10 am-4 pm
Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St., Sandusky
Learn about escaping via the Underground Railroad. Play 19th century games, speakers on both days, showing of UGRR documentary, and Civil War re-enactors at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
9:30 pm-1:30 am
The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 16: Up Next, May 23: Killer Flamingos, May 24: Up Next, and May 30: Tricky Dick.

419.285.2323
theroundhousebar.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
3-6 pm
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
May 23: That Allie Girl, May 24: Frank & Dean, and May 30: Thor Platter Duo.

419.734.9464
cleatswings.com

 

May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
Original Margaritaville, 212 Fremont Ave., Sandusky
419.627.8903
themargaritavilleonline.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 31, 2015; Sep 5, 2015
Live Entertainment
1 pm
Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 23 & 24: Charlie Wiener, July 18: Charlie Wiener, Jul 25: James Ranke, Aug 1: Charlie Wiener, Aug 31: Allie Busold, and Sept 5: Charlie Wiener. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

419.285.2275
mojitobaypib.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Sep 5, 2015
Live Entertainment
4:30 pm
Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 23: Flyin' Jays, May 24: Joe Moorhead Band, Jul 18: James Ranke, Aug 1: James Ranke, and Sept 5: Joe Moorhead Band. Dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

419.285.2275
mojitobaypib.com

 

May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015; Jun 6, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015
Live Entertainment
8:30 pm-12:30 am
Black Bear Saloon at Sawmill Creek, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., (off US 6) Huron
Enjoy great company, live entertainment, and a few drinks!

419.433.3800
sawmillcreek.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend Farm Festival
9 am-11 pm
Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 SR 163, Oak Harbor
$5/car admission
Antique tractor engine and steam show, Tri-state horse show, tractor and pick-up pull, car show, barn dance, and more. Visit website for more information.

419.898.1971
ottawacountyfair.org

 

May 23, 2015
Nurture Nature Day
1-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Become part of the habitat restoration work being done on the refuge. Learn about the refuge while lending a hand to improve it. Dress for the weather. Join for a few minutes, or stay the whole time.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015; May 30, 2015; Jun 6, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Aug 15, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Aug 29, 2015; Sep 5, 2015; Sep 19, 2015; Sep 26, 2015
Paul Franks
6:30-9 pm
The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Franks is not your typical solo acoustic artist. while many solo acoustic acts cover or emulate other traditional singer/songwriters, Paul takes advantage of his 20+ years of electric guitar prowess combined with his front-man skills in various rock bands. this allows him to perform more complex arrangements on the acoustic guitar, as opposed to traditional chord strumming of most acoustic acts. The result is an engaging performance of acoustic versions of true rock songs, transcribed to bring in a unique acoustic feel, while retaining the original intent and rock appeal.

419.285.2323
theroundhousebar.com

 

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Put-in-Bay Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Free
Memorial Day ceremony honoring our veterans is held at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial on Sat May 23.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

May 23, 2015
Salute to the Troops
2 pm
Perry's Victory Visitor Center Lawn, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Free
Join National Park Service Rangers in honoring America's fallen heroes and their families during a ceremony dedicated to all servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflicts since the birth of the United States. The ceremony will feature reenactors, veterans, and active duty military from all  the wars involving our country. Come and pay tribute to everyone who has defended the United States of America from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War.

419.285.2184

 

May 23, 2015; Sep 13, 2015
Sheldon Marsh Bird Walk
8-10 am
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, 2715 Cleveland Rd. W (US 6), Huron
Amazing habitat diversity can be found at “Sheldon’s Folly”, which encompasses the largest remaining undeveloped stretch of coastline along Lake Erie’s south shore. The preserve’s mix of marshland, swamp forest, upland hardwood forest and old-field habitats host nearly 300 species of birds including waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds.
419.445.1775
naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/sheldonmarsh

 

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Spring Arts Show
12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
A collection of local artists and craftsmen working to promote the local art scene. The gallery show features fine art, photography, jewelry, wood sculpture, ceramics, pottery, and unique hand-crafted items.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive
Sunrise-Sunset
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile route departs from the visitor center parking lot.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

May 23, 2015 - Sep 5, 2015
Yoga on the Beach
Tues, Thurs, and Sat 8:15-9 am
East Harbor State Park Beach, 1169 N. Buck Rd. (SR 269)
$5 donation to United Way
419.341.4110

 

May 24, 2015
Celebratory Gala
7 pm
Put-in-Bay Conference Center, 439 Loraine Ave., Put-in-Bay
$25/person
Presentations highlighting the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial. Cash bar, light food, music, and a special preview of "The Battle of Lake Erie," a feature film project. Order tickets online or by calling 440.349.3210.

419.285.2491
battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com

 

May 24, 2015
Erie County Veterans Committee Memorial Day Service
2 pm
First Presbyterian Church & Veterans Memorial Park, Downtown Sandusky
419.627.5886
cityofsandusky.com

 

May 24, 2015
Hog Roast
5-7:30 pm
Great Lakes Backstage Cantina Bar & Grill, parking lot behind the Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky
Catered by Mesenburg Creative Catering, sponsored by Erie County Chamber of Commerce. There will be music and a cash bar. Only 150 tickets available for pre-sale. Open to the community 21 years and over.

419.625.6421

 

May 24, 2015
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild-Live!
7 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.75/youth (12-18)
When he started his position with the Columbus Zoo in 1978, attendance was low and Hanna made it a priority to increase it by offering educational and entertaining events. By 1983, Hanna was featured on "Good Morning America" to educate people across America about animals. In 2006, a new television show featuring Hanna was created and titled, "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild." In each episode, Hanna explores the corners of the globe, while discovering animals and cultures and educating viewers. The show won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008, 2012, and 2013.

419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 24, 2015; May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
Original Margaritaville, 212 Fremont Ave., Sandusky
419.627.8903
themargaritavilleonline.com

 

May 24, 2015
Live Entertainment: Jeff Sherman
11 am-2 pm
Cleat's club Seat Grille, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
419.734.9464
cleatswings.com

 

May 24, 2015
Run for the Arts Poker Run
1 pm
Mad River Harley-Davidson, 5316 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
The event kicks off at Mad River Harley-Davidson at 1 pm with a $20 registration and secondary riders can play for an additional $10. Motorcycles are not required to participate as the Poker Run is intended for the greater participation of the community, which benefits from programming at the State Theatre and the Chamber of Commerce services. Stops on the route include Hanson Aggregates, Barnes Nursery, Bierkeller Pub, and the Crow’s Nest. The end stops with the pulling of the last card for your hand at the Great Lakes Backstage Cantina Bar & Grill, located in the parking lot behind the Sandusky State Theatre. Players can go in any order they choose and enjoy the scenic ride. There is a $15 Hog Roast provided by Mesenburg Catering complete with a cash bar and live music.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

May 24, 2015
Walleye Walk & 5K Run
9 am registration, 10 am race
Jefferson St. Pier, N. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$20/pre-registration; $25/race day
5K run/walk to benefit Ruth Ann's House (a transitional house for victims of domestic violence) and Port Clinton Parks and Rec Department. Race course runs along the lakefront.
419.734.9718

 

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

 

May 25, 2015; May 27, 2015; May 29, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 3, 2015; Jun 5, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 10, 2015; Jun 12, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 17, 2015; Jun 19, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 24, 2015; Jun 26, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 1, 2015; Jul 3, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 8, 2015; Jul 10, 2015; Jul 13, 2015; Jul 15, 2015; Jul 17, 2015; Jul 20, 2015; Jul 22, 2015; Jul 24, 2015; Jul 27, 2015; Jul 29, 2015; Jul 31, 2015; Aug 3, 2015; Aug 5, 2015; Aug 7, 2015; Aug 10, 2015; Aug 12, 2015; Aug 14, 2015; Aug 17, 2015; Aug 19, 2015; Aug 21, 2015; Aug 24, 2015; Aug 26, 2015; Aug 28, 2015
Beach Yoga
Mon, Wed, Fri 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. Check-in at the lighthouse before class.

330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

May 25, 2015
Civil War Monument Re-dedication Ceremony
Milan Town Square, Milan
A re-dedication ceremony for the monument will take place following the noon parade on Memorial Day.

419.499.2354

 

May 25, 2015
Flagship Niagara Deck Tours
1-7 pm
Put-in-Bay Harbor, Put-in-Bay
$7/person
Take a tour of the Flagship Niagara. Ticket will be on sale at the dock.

419.285.2491
battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com

 

May 25, 2015; May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
1-4 pm
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
May 17: Kelly Wright, May 25: Ron Howard Trio, and May 31: Jim & Eroc Classic Duo.

419.734.9464

 

May 25, 2015; May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
5:30-8:30 pm
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
May 17: Nathan Hedges, May 25: Classic Trendz, and May 31: Mo Andrews.

419.734.9464
cleatswings.com

 

May 25, 2015; May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Live Entertainment
2 pm
Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 2: Jamison Charles, May 9: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, May 16: Jamison Charles, May 17: The Gryphons, May 25: Charlie Wiener, May 30: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, and May 31: James Ranke. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

mojitobaypib.com

 

May 25, 2015; Sep 1, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015; Sep 7, 2015
Live Entertainment
3 pm
Beer Barrel Saloon, 324 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 25: Flying Jays; Sept 1-3: Bright Light Band, Sept 7: Flying Jays

419.285.2337
beerbarrelpib.com

 

May 25, 2015
Memorial Day Celebration
12-1 pm
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Free
March from Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial to the site of the permanent plaque honoring the 557 sailors who served and all those who participated in the re-enactment. The official unveiling will include a 21-gun salute and canon fire. Following the dedication ceremony, the Flagship Niagara will be open for deck tours from 1-7 pm in the Put-in-Bay harbor.

419.285.2491
battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com

 

May 25, 2015; May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
9 am
Ohio Veterans Home - I.F. Mack Building, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
The Sandusky Memorial Day Association, in conjunction with the Ohio Veterans Home, will celebrate Memorial Day with a ceremony in front of the I.F. Mack Building. Immediately following the ceremony, the annual parade will start heading north on US 250 and end at Oakland Cemetery.
419.625.2454

 

May 25, 2015
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
10:30 am
Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, Second St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies. $12.25/adult, $8.75/youth (age 12-18)
This year, Lakeside will host the Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10:30 am., traveling east to west on Second Street. After the parade, guests are invited to Pavilion Circle to take part in the Memorial Day Ceremony.
866.952.5374
lakesideohio.com

 

May 26, 2015
Live Entertainment
2-6 pm
The Round House Bar, 60 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
May 1: Bluff Canucks, May 20: Bob Gatewood, and May 27: Captain Sweet Shoes.

419.285.2323
theroundhousebar.com

 

May 26, 2015 - May 29, 2015; Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015; Jun 8, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015; Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015; Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015; Jun 29, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015; Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015; Jul 13, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015; Jul 20, 2015 - Jul 24, 2015; Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015; Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015; Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015; Aug 17, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015; Aug 24, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015; Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015
Marblehead Lighthouse Tours
Mon-Fri 12-4 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
$2/person
Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse is an active navigational aid to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Climb 77 circular steps to the top. 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. Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather.
419.734.4424 ext. 2
parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse

 

May 26, 2015; May 28, 2015
Open Public Shooting
5-8:30 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tue and Thurs evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol, or National Match Air Rifle shooting. Instructors and shooting equipment are available at the range.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

May 26, 2015; Jun 2, 2015; Jun 9, 2015; Jun 16, 2015; Jun 23, 2015; Jun 30, 2015; Jul 7, 2015; Jul 14, 2015; Jul 21, 2015; Jul 28, 2015; Aug 4, 2015; Aug 11, 2015; Aug 18, 2015; Aug 25, 2015; Sep 1, 2015
Sunset Yoga
7:30-8:30 pm
Linwood Park Beach, 4920 Liberty St., Vermilion
$10/class
All levels welcome to this Hatha yoga class. No fee to enter the park.
330.289.7026
dailydownwarddog.com

 

May 27, 2015; Jun 10, 2015; Jun 24, 2015; Jul 8, 2015; Jul 22, 2015; Aug 12, 2015; Aug 26, 2015; Sep 9, 2015; Sep 23, 2015; Oct 14, 2015; Oct 28, 2015; Nov 11, 2015; Nov 18, 2015; Dec 9, 2015; Dec 16, 2015
Arty Parties to Go!
6:30-9:30 pm
The Clinton House, 106 W. Perry St., Port Clinton
$35/person
Paint and take painting party. no painting experience required. All art supplies are provided. Instructor, Rebecca Booth will take you step-by-step through the painting process. You'll learn how to paint as well as leave with a successful painting.

419.855.3399
artypartiestogo.com

 

May 27, 2015; Jun 10, 2015; Jun 17, 2015; Jun 24, 2015; Jul 15, 2015; Jul 22, 2015; Jul 29, 2015; Aug 5, 2015; Aug 12, 2015; Aug 19, 2015; Aug 26, 2015; Sep 2, 2015; Sep 9, 2015; Sep 16, 2015; Sep 23, 2015; Sep 30, 2015
Fun Night
Summit Racing Equipment 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

 

May 27, 2015
Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
May 1: Rob Dusky, May 2: Jim & Colin Duo, May 8: Thor Platter Duo, May 9: Chris Purdy, May 15: Josh Stevens Duo, and May 27: Dan Robertson.

419.734.9464
cleatswings.com

 

May 28, 2015; Jun 25, 2015; Jul 23, 2015; Aug 27, 2015; Sep 24, 2015; Oct 22, 2015
Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council 4th Thursday Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various downtown locations, Port Clinton
Free
Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next.
419.341.0804
ottawacountyarts.org

 

May 28, 2015
Sushi Demo & Wine Pairing
6 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
TBD
This "how-to" demo with Chef Fayerweather includes history of sushi and sashimi, sushi vocabulary and other sushi-related topics, and the inner workings of Asian culture. Sample three amazing sushi rolls along with select wines from Wine Trends. Wine will be available by the bottle as well. The gardens will open at 5 pm for attendees to wander and enjoy. Space is limited; reservations required.

419.862.3182 ext. 117
schedel-gardens.org

 

May 29, 2015
Cinderella's Tom Keifer
Gates open at 5:30 pm
Toledo Harley-Davidson, 7960 W. Central Ave., Toledo
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 29, 2015; Jul 4, 2015; Jul 23, 2015
Fan Appreciation Night
Sandusky Speedway, 614 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky
$1/person
Sprints, street stocks, vintage race cars, and hobby stocks. Specials on hot dogs, pop, and beer. Please call for more information.
419.625.4084
sanduskyspeedway.com

 

May 29, 2015
FLOYD The Tribute
10 pm
Jack Daniels Barrel House Saloon, 101 Shoreline Dr., Downtown Sandusky
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 29, 2015
Funcoast.com: Scott Gast Memorial - Battle of the Bands
5:30-10 pm
Jack Daniels Barrel House Saloon, 101 Shoreline Dr., Sandusky
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Genoa Homecoming
Fri 5 pm-12 am, Sat 9 am-12 am
Veteran's Memorial Park, 603 Washington St., Genoa
Free
Parade Fri at 6:30 pm. Carnival rides and games, live music, garden tractor pull, wine tasting, 5K, beer tent, and fireworks Sat at dusk.

419.855.8495
genoaohio.org

 

May 29, 2015; Jun 12, 2015
GradNite
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Seniors will get exclusive ride time on many of Cedar Point’s thrilling rides and world-class coasters, enjoy an after-hours party, games and more! This exclusive seniors-only event will begin after the park closes and last until 2 am. It’s a night of action, thrills, live music and an unforgettable experience for students to share with their classmates. Please call Cedar Point today to book your senior class trip!

800.448.2428, option 1

 

May 29, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Hogs by the Lake
Fri 6-11 pm, Sat 12-11 pm, Sun 12-6 pm
Madison St., Port Clinton
Kick-off summer with some beautiful rides, entertainment, beer tent, bike parade, Poker Run, and vendors. Entertainment schedule: Fri May 29: The Junk (7-11 pm), Sat May 30: Rolling Hams (1-5 pm) and Rock 'N' Roll Outlaws (7-11 pm), and Sun May 31: Belligerent Chimps (1-5 pm). Check out the website for updated information.

hogsbythelake.com

 

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Live Entertainment: Latter
8:30 pm
Boathouse, 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
419.285.5665
boathousepib.com

 

May 29, 2015
Michael Shirtz presents "The American Songbook Story" with Trio Not
7:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.75/youth (12-18)
The show features music from the 1930's-1980's, including swing, big Band, Americana, rock, Motown, and music from the theatre and movies. There will also be tributes to Sinatra, Darin, and the Rat Pack.

419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 29, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015
Ohio Bike Week
Various locations, Sandusky
Midwest's largest motorcycle rally featuring over 100 free bands and attractions in Sandusky, Toledo, Cleveland, and the Lake Erie islands.
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 29, 2015
Singer-Songwriter Shootout with Special Guest Judges Leigh Nash and Brent Kirby
7:30 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
Sixteen singer/songwriters will compete in front of judges to win a chance to open for a major act at The listening Room as well as other great prizes. One of the judges is Leigh Nash, the lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer. Age 16 and older are permitted to attend. Call for reservations or for information to participate.

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

May 30, 2015
"Running With Lions" 10K (2) Person Relay, 10K Individual, & 1 Mile Fun Run
Battery Park Marina, Sandusky
$20-30/person

Registration begins at 8 am; Fun Run 8:45 am; 10K team and individual 9 am. Proceeds to benefit Sandusky Lions Club Sight Conservation Projects.

419.366.5486
firelandsarearunners.org

 

May 30, 2015
1st Annual Kaleidoscope Color Run/Walk
10 am
Open field near the Williams Tennis Campus, Sixth St., Lakeside
Free registration; donations welcome. Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.75/youth (12-18)
Kaleidoscopes are known for their reflective presence of multiple patterns and bright colors that captivate the eye. The three-mile course will take participants through the grassy fields around South Lakeside. During the run/walk, carious colors of powder will be tossed at different course locations, changing your white clothes into a kaleidoscope of color. Registration is free; donations are welcome. Participants may register individually or as a team of five to eight people. Download information and registration form from the website.

419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 30, 2015
2nd Annual Pete Mayer Poker Run
11 am
Jack Daniel's Barrel House Saloon, 101 Shoreline Dr., Sandusky
$20
To benefit Wounded Soldiers Fund. First bike out at 11 am, last bike in at 5 pm. End at Roeder Racing with great food and live music.
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 30, 2015
7th Annual Genoa Homecoming 5K
7:30 am registration, 8:30 am 1/2 Mile Kids Race, 9 am 5K
Veteran's Memorial Park, 603 Washington St., Genoa
$20/person for 5K; $1/person for Kids Race
5K Race/Walk and Half Mile Kids Race. Overall awards in the 5K Race for top male/female, Masters (age 40 and older) male/female. All finishers in the Kids Race will receive a finishers gift. Registration form available on website.

419.855.7791
genoaohio.org

 

May 30, 2015
Ambrosia
7:30 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 W. Third St., Lakeside
Gate fee applies: $12.25/adult, $8.75/child (12-18)
Variety show from Branson, MO with feel-good music and family entertainment.
419.798.4461
lakesideohio.com

 

May 30, 2015; Jun 24, 2015; Jul 15, 2015; Aug 5, 2015; Aug 23, 2015
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
$450/person
Yankee Air Museum's B-17G, "Yankee Lady" award-winning WWII bomber will be visiting for flight experiences of the year! Each flight experience lasts approximately 40-45 minutes of which 25-30 minutes will be in the air. Visit the website to order tickets. Call for availability of ground tours.

419.734.6297
yankeeairmuseum.org

 

May 30, 2015
Create a Family Tree Using "Ancestry.com" Class
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$10/adult, $5/student (through high school)
Hayes Presidential Center Head Librarian, Becky Hill, along with veteran Ancestry.com users, Dustin Austin and John Swint, lead an informal session on how to compile a family tree online using Ancestry.com. They will cover how to start, how to import data from another family tree program, and the pros and cons of using the program. Questions and input from participants are encouraged. Registration required.
800.998.PRES

 

May 30, 2015
Leigh Nash
8 pm
The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$20 (plus 2-drink minimum)
The Listening Room is proud to bring Leigh Nash, lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer. From the smash single, "Kiss Me," that reached #2 on the Billboard charts, to the popular "There She Goes" that spent 20 weeks on the same charts, Nash and Sixpence have made a huge imprint on American music. See website for show time and ticket price. Tickets sales begin Dec 27, 2014.

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

May 30, 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

 

May 30, 2015
Puddle of Mudd
Gates open at 8 pm
Mad River Harley-Davidson, 5316 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky


419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015; Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015; Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015; Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015; Jun 27, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015; Jul 4, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015; Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015; Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
Sea and Shore Show
12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
View this collection of local artists and craftsmen working to promote the local art scene.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

May 30, 2015
Tight Wadd
4 pm
The Pump Bar & Grill, 4024 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 30, 2015
Toledo IPMS Model Show
Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Visit the "largest hobby shop in Ohio." A host of vendors sell new and out-of-production hobby kits, tools, supplies, and references. The Toledo Plastic Modelers will have something for everyone at the show.

419.732.0234
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

May 31, 2015
Bike Week Bar Run
11 am
Jack Daniels Barrel House Saloon, 101 Shoreline Dr., Sandusky
Hit several of the area's great local spots and end at the Mason Jar.
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

May 31, 2015
Mustang Sally Band
8 pm
Mad River Harley-Davidson, 5316 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
419.502.0022
ohiobikeweek.com

 

Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015
Live Entertainment
8 pm
Mojito Bay Tiki Bar, 389 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Jun 1: Allie Busold, Jun 2: Jamison Charles, Jun 3: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 4: Allie Busold, Jun 5-6: The Gryphons, Jun 7: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 8: Allie Busold, Jun 9: Russ Baum and Huck Finn, Jun 10: Jamison Charles, Jun 11: Allie Busold, Jun 12-13: Brad Moore, Jun 14: Jerry Sprague, Jun 15: Allie Busold, Jun 16: Jamison Charles, Jun 17: Russ Baum and Huck finn, Jun 18: Allie Busold, Jun 19: James Ranke, Jun 20: The Flyin' Jays, Jun 21: Jamison Charles, Jun 22: Allie Busold, Jun 23-24: Jamison Charles, Jun 25: Allie Busold, Jun 26: Jamison Charles, Jun 27: The Gryphons, Jun 28: Jamison Charles, Jun 29: Allie Busold, and Jun 30: Jamison Charles. All dates and times are subject to change and are weather permitting.

419.285.2275
mojitobaypib.com