BELLEVUE COMMUNITY DAYS, Thursday-Saturday Jun 22-24, Robert Peters Park, Bellevue, with The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Wall replica on display all weekend; THUR: Grand Parade at 7pm; FRI: Fireworks at 10:30; SAT: kids games throughout the day, Olde Wrestling Family-Friendly Vintage Wrestling Show at 5 & 8, Earthquakers at 8pm.
LORAIN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR, downtown Lorain, through Sunday Jun 25. THU: Princess Pageant, 7pm Lorain High Performing Arts Center; FRI 5-11pm at Black River Landing, with the Woodstock Revue and Evil Ways, a Santana Tribute band; SAT Noon-11pm at Black River Landing, with No Strangers Here, an Irish Band and Rumours, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band; SUN: Parade at 11:30am from Broadway and 15th to Lorain City Hall, Rock n’ Ravers, a classic rock/dance band at Black River Landing.
PUT-IN-BAY PYRATE FEST, Thursday-Sunday, Jun 22-25, DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay, with cardboard boat races, costume contests, and the 5K Pyrate run and fun walk to benefit Stein Hospice.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: NEON WHITE, Party at the Plaza, Friday Jun 23, 6-9pm, Schade-Mylander Plaza, downtown Sandusky
LIVE PERFORMANCE: MIKE WADDELL, Riverfront Live, North Jefferson Street, Port Clinton, Friday Jun 23, 6pm
NHRA NATIONALS, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Friday-Sunday Jun 23-25. FRI: NITRO ON STEROIDS pro qualifying, Fireworks; SAT: pro qualifying, Pro Mods; SUN: Championship Sunday, as racers battle for the prestigious NHRA Wally and the exclusive Summit Motorsports Park ‘ice cream scoop’!
MULBERRY CREEK HERB FAIR, Saturday Jun 24 & 25, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm, Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, Huron
PYRATE 5K AT PUT-IN-BAY, Sunday Jun 25, DeRivera Park, downtown Put-in-Bay, to benefit Stein Hospice.
MOVIES BY THE BAY, Monday Jun 26, 9 pm, Paper District Marina Amphitheater, Sandusky, with a free screening of Pete’s Dragon.
DETROIT FIREWORKS CRUISE, Monday Jun 26, 5 pm-1:30 am, Jet Express, Port Clinton, complete with dinner at the Portofino Restaurant on the waterfront in historic Wyandot.
FIRST SHOT CEREMONY, Monday Jun 26, Camp Perry Rodriguez Range, Port Clinton, the kick-off the National Matches with a guest speaker firing the ceremonial opening shot.
ROLLING BIKE NIGHT, Tuesday June 27, 6-10pm, The Bait House, Port Clinton, with live music and a chance to sign up to win a one-of-a-kind customized motorcycle from Rockin’ Horse Cycles & Saloon
MILES 4 MADI, 4K RUN & WALK, Thursday Jun 29, 5:15 registration, 6:30 race, Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium at Perkins High School, raising money for Madison Brenton’s double lung transplant through COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association)
OTHER THINGS GOING ON:
CRUISIN’ ON THE SQUARE, Tuesdays, 5-8pm, Milan Town Square, with a DJ, door prizes and classic cars.
SUMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE, Tuesdays, 9:30 am, Cinemark Stadium, Sandusky, featuring recently released G and PG films for kids. The cost is $1 per person per movie at the door the morning of the program.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Washington Park Gazebo Concert, Tuesday Jun 20, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
ART IN THE PARK, Tuesday Jun 20, 6:45pm, at the Lake Erie Crushers Game with Lorain Community Music Theater, Sprenger Stadium, Avon.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: GRIFFIN HOUSE, Wednesday Jun 21, 8pm, The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, Port Clinton.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE GREAT KAPLAN, Wednesday Jun 21, 8:15pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CADENCE, Thursday Jun 22, 8:15pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, an acapella group.
OHIO JUNIOR DOUBLES SHUFFLEBOARD TOURNAMENT, Thursday Jun 22, 8:30-9 am registration, Lakeside Shuffleboard Courts, Lakeside.
CLEVELAND TANK SHOW, Thursday-Saturday, Jun 22-24, IX Center (former Tank Plant), Cleveland, featuring military tanks and aircraft.
ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK FESTIVAL, Thursday-Sunday Jun 22-25; Thursday & Sunday 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm, Rocky River, with Greek food and pastry, music & shopping.
GIBSONBURG HOMECOMING FESTIVAL, Thursday-Saturday Jun 22-24, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. THUR: Hayden James at 7pm; FRI: Homecoming 5k run at 7:30, Stranger Than Fiction at 8pm; SAT: TJ Gabet Band at 7:30, Sean Williams band at 9:30.
COLUMBIA HOMECOMING FESTIVAL, Thur-Sat Jun 22-24. THU: 5-10pm, Parade 7pm; FRI 5-11pm, Tricky Dick & the Cover Ups at 7, car/Motorcycle/Truck Cruise-In at 7; SAT: Kid’s Day, noon-11pm, kids games at 1, Liberty Singers at 2:15, Jungle Bob Animal Show at 4, pet parade at 5, cornhole competition at 6, Caliber Country Band at 6pm, Fireworks at 10pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE TARTAN TERRORS, Friday Jun 23, 8:15pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, performing Celtic music.
PIG ROAST AND WINE TASTING, Friday Jun 23, 6-10 pm, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: A NIGHT OF NAT KING COLE at the Jazz @ 8 Series, Friday Jun 23, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, featuring the Chris Buzzelli Trio
WINE TASTING AT THE ZOO, Friday Jun 23, 7-9 pm, Toledo Zoo.
OHIO SCOTTISH GAMES, Friday & Saturday Jun 23-24, Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, with Scottish Folk singers, fiddlers and bands, athletic competitions, a Highland Dance competitions, Kilted Mile race, Caber Toss (commonly known as the telephone pole toss)
THE BIG BOUNCE AMERICA, Friday & Saturday Jun 23 & 24 10am-3pm, Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington
MEMORIAL 5K/10K RUN & WALK, Saturday Jun 24, 8:30, registration at 7:30, Paper District Marina, downtown Sandusky.
BUCKEYE PARTNER SERIES OHIO TOURNAMENT TRAIL, bass fishing tournament, Saturday Jun 24, Mazurik Access, Marblehead
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BLUEGRASS JAM, Saturday Jun 24, 6-10:30 pm, Erie-Ottawa International Airport Terminal Hangar, Port Clinton, with music from the Ottawa County Bluegrass Band, Caney Creek.
GROVEFEST, Saturday Jun 24, 10 am-2 pm, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, with crafts, games, food, and live animals and demonstrations from Back to the Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
TRAIN RIDES, Saturday Jun 24, 1-3 pm, East Sandusky Bay MetroPark Eagle Point, Sandusky, with miniature steam-powered engines.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: LOU GRAMM, Saturday Jun 24, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
FIGHT 4 FREMONT PRO WRESTLING, Saturday Jun 24, 8:05 PM, Downtown Fremont.
ROCK ‘EM SOCK ‘EM ROLL ‘EM, Saturday Jun 24, Victory Park, North Ridgeville, with high flying acts and rock.
OBERLIN CHALK WALK, Saturday, Jun 24, 10-4, downtown Oberlin
KELLEYS ISLAND TOUR, Saturday & Sunday Jun 24 & 25, 10 am-2 pm at Mad River HD in Sandusky. Ride to the Kelleys Island Ferry then over to the Island on the ferry.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CHAUTAUQUA CHORAL FESTIVAL, Saturday & Sunday Jun 24 & 25, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
SPRING INTO SUMMER CRAFT SHOW, Saturday & Sunday Jun 24 & 25, 12-4 pm, Main Street Vermilion
PORTAGE RIVER FESTIVAL, Sunday Jun 25, 7 am-6pm, Depot Park, Elmore, with a flea market, craft show, food vendors, cupcake baking contest, car show, 5K run/walk, redneck lawn mower pulling contest, and more.
PERRY’S VICTORY TRIATHLON & FAMILY RACES, Sunday Jun 25, Put-in-Bay
MEGA BASS TOURNAMENT TRAIL, Sunday Jun 25, Shelby Street Boat Launch, Sandusky
ANGLER’S DREAM SMALL MOUTH BASS TOURNAMENT, Sunday Jun 25, Mazurik Access, Marblehead, OH 43440
GREAT LAKES LARGEMOUTH SERIES, Sunday Jun 25, Midway Marina, Port Clinton
LIVE PERFORMANCE: STEVEN COURTNEY, Concert in the Park, Monday Jun 26, 7:30 pm, Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WORLD CLASS JAZZ VIOLINIST CHRISTIAN HOWES, Tuesday Jun 27, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside,
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Washington Park Gazebo Concert, Tuesday Jun 27, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
SUNSET BAY CRUISE, Tuesday and Thursday, Jun 27 & 29, 7:30-9:30 pm, Goodtime I at Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky.
CROQUET, Wednesday Jun 28, 6 pm, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FOSTORIA COMMUNITY BAND AT THE VERANDAH CONCERT, Wednesday Jun 28, 6:30 pm, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FRED GARBO’S INFLATABLE THEATER COMPANY, Wednesday Jun 28, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
LIVE PERFORMANCE: REDHEAD EXPRESS, Thursday Jun 29, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.