OHIO’S LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS
SUMMER FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
LAKE ERIE SHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, May 30, 2019 --- Summer is finally here! With most schools out this week or next, it’s time to start planning your summer getaway to Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Early summer is a fantastic time to visit, with a myriad of special events, low crowds, and fantastic early-season deals. Check out some of the area’s most popular events through Independence Day.
Monster Jam® Thunder Alley
Through June 30, 2019
Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky
Monster Jam Thunder Alley roars into Cedar Point this Summer! Get up close, sit in, and even ride in some of your favorite Monster Jam trucks at this all-new, limited time event.
May 31, 2019 - June 01, 2019
Veterans Memorial Park, Genoa
Events include a grand parade, 5K run/walk, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, amusement rides, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Celebrate with fireworks at dusk on Saturday.
Lake Front Market
June 08, 2019
Lake Front Park, Huron
This open-air marketplace features Ohio-based vendors at one of Huron's best beaches. Come treasure-hunt while sipping on a glass of local wine or get a bite to eat at one of Ohio's food trucks. Enjoy live music or let the kids play in the dedicated children's activity area.
Arts & Crafts Festival
June 08, 2019
Lakeview Park, Port Clinton
Presented by the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council, enjoy a day browsing among artfully crafted offerings including jewelry, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps, and pottery. Children can create art from recycled materials. Food vendors also on site.
June 11, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Village Square, Milan
Milan is hosting Ohio Humanities annual Ohio Chautauqua tour, where history education meets entertainment. The program showcases historical figures who present diverse perspectives of the natural world.
Festival of the Fish
June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Victory Park, Vermilion
The annual festival features daily entertainment, kid's games, food and marketplace, fireworks Friday, parade Sunday, lighted boat parade, pet parade, sandcastle building contest, crazy craft race, queen's pageant, Wooden Boat River parade, and firefighter water fights.
Ohio Craft Beer Week
June 15, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Various Locations, Kelleys Island
Ohio is producing some of the best craft beer in the country and this summer island establishments will be showcasing some of these brewers during the Ohio Craft Beer Week. There will be tastings, tap takeovers, food pairings, and live entertainment all week.
Pyrate Fest XI
June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019
DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay
Put-in-Bay's 11th Annual Pyrate Fest invades the downtown harbor with family-friendly fun during the day and nighttime pyrate parties. Costume contests (adult and child), 5K Pyrate Run and fun walk, Pyrate Marketplace, Faire Wynds Circus, historic displays and reenactors in pyrate gear.
Michael Stanley & Friends
June 29, 2019
Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
Cleveland's favorite son plays classic, Midwestern rock from the 1970s.
No matter what brings you to Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, you’ll want to spend a few days. Save on overnight accommodations with lodging packages and save even more with discount offers available through the Shore Savings Card, both available at SHORESandISLANDS.com. Plan your visit, grab your savings, and start coasting into summer!
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ABOUT SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO
Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at SHORESandISLANDS.com
Jill Bauer, Public Relations Manager
Shores & Islands Ohio