2018 NATIONAL PISTOL & RIFLE MATCHES, through Aug 08, Camp Perry Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center. Matches are free for spectators and open to the public. National Smallbore Matches Jul 17-22.
DAYTIME ISLAND HOPPING CRUISE, Tuesday-Saturday Jul 10-14 and Jul 17-20, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky, to both Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay.
HOT HARLEY NIGHTS, Thursday Jul 12, 6-9pm, 2 Cans Tiki Bar in Vickery, with a chance to win a key that could start a new Harley.
BAYFRONT BAZAAR & BREW, Wednesday Jul 11, 5-9 pm, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Sandusky, with ive music and local craft beer selections, local merchants selling vintage and handcrafted goods.
PARADE OF SAILS CRUISE, Thursday Jul 12, Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky, taking you to the middle of the parade of tall ships coming to Sandusky for the Festival of Sail.
FESTIVAL OF SAIL & DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR, Thursday Jul 12-Sunday Jul 15, 11 am-5 pm, downtown Sandusky, with tall ships, screening of Moana Thursday night and live music Friday night from Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Wailers, Bob Marley’s band, Saturday night.
HURON RIVERFEST, Friday Jul 13-Sunday Jul 15, Huron Boat Basin Amphitheater. FRI: opening ceremonies at 5:30pm, Queen’s pageant at 6, Spoink at 7:30, fireworks at 10:15. SAT: 5K at 7:30, Road Show from 9-3, Parade at 11, Acoustic Scotty at 2, Scoundrel at 5, Invincable at 7:30. SUN: Pets on the Pier at 9:30, Beautiful Baby contest at 11am, Christian Cloggers at 12noon, cheerleaders at 1, Caryl Crane Youth Theater at 1:309, Lonely Nights at 2:30, St. Peter Duck Race at 3pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE FOUR HORSEMEN METALLICA TRIBUTE, Friday Jul 13, 5:30-11pm, with an Ozzy Osbourne tribute opening, Rockin’ On The River, Black River Landing, Lorain, $5 admission.
RELAY FOR LIFE, Whitney Field, Norwalk, Friday Jul 13 4pm. North Star Dance Central Dance Starz at 5:30pm, magic from Michael Mage at 7pm, luminary ceremony at 9pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: TOGETHER BAND, ERIC SOWERS BAND & HAYDEN JAMES, Firelands Positive People Summer Concert, Friday Jul 13, Fremont Yacht Club, 6pm.
ISLAND FEST, Friday & Saturday Jul 13 & 14, 11 am-11 pm, Memorial Park, Kelleys Island, with artisans, crafters, food, beer and evening street dances. Saturday features a parade and fireworks at dusk.
BLUE SUEDE CRUISE, Friday Jul 13-Sunday Jul 15, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, featuring candy-colored hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trick trucks.
INK-CARCERATION MUSIC AND TATTOO FESTIVAL, Friday Jul 13-Sunday Jul 15, Mansfield’s Ohio State Reformatory, featuring the work of 70-plus local and regional tattoo artists, nationally-known rock and metal by Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, Lit, Life of Agony and Bad Omens on Friday; Bush, Our Lady Peace, Living Colour, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, ’68, Through Fire, Akadia and All About A Bubble on Saturday; Black Label Society, Clutch, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Corrosion of Conformity, Adelitas Way, JennCity SOiL and Fear the Fall on Sunday.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BOSTYX BOSTON AND STYX TRIBUTE, Saturday Jul 14, 5:30-11pm, Rockin’ On The River, with Heart trubute Straight On, Black River Landing, Lorain, $10 admission advance, $15 day of show.
MIDDLE BASS ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, Saturday Jul 14, 12-8 pm, Lonz Winery Patio, Middle Bass Island, with live music from local artists Mr. Willie and the Honey Bee, 100-Mile Haul, North Coast Goats, Rock & Roll Stew, and the Island Band.
ST. JOSEPH FESTIVAL, Tiffin, Saturday & Sunday Jul 14 & 15, with fun, food, bingo, games and live entertainment all weekend; Italian Pasta Bar Saturday at 5, car show at 5:30, Texas Hold-Em Tournament at 7; chicken dinners Sunday.
REMEMBER CRUISIN’ CAR CLUB CAR SHOW, Fridays, 4-8 pm, downtown Sandusky
LIVE PERFORMANCE: PARTY AT THE PLAZA, Friday Jul 20, 6-9:30pm, downtown Sandusky, with music from Bad Avenue
I-LYA JUNIOR RACE WEEK, Sunday Jul 15 – Thursday Jul 19, Put-in-Bay Yacht Club, featuring hundreds of Junior sailors age 13-18 racing sailboats.
54TH ANNUAL OTTAWA COUNTY FAIR, Monday Jul 16-Saturday Jul 22, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor. MON: 5pm-Harness Racing; 7pm-Grand Parade; 8pm-Jr. Fair King & Queen Contest. TUE: 5PM-Harness Racing; 5:30pm-Ace of Clubs Hog Calling Contest; 6pm-PeeWee Swine Show; 6:30pm – Cornhole Tournament with live music by Matt Goodrich; 8pm-Talent Show. WED (Senior Citizens’ Day): 6pm-Calf & Pig Scramble. THU: 7:30pm-Broken Horn Rodeo. FRI 6pm-Prettiest Baby Contest; 7:30pm-Demo Derby; 9pm-Rutherford County concert. SAT (Veterans’ Day): 8am-Antique Tractor Pull; 2pm-Kiddie Tractor Pull; 4pm-Pure Country Concert; 7:30pm-OSTPA Truck & Tractor Pulls; 9pm-Square Dance. SUN (Kids’ Day): 9:30am-Fishing Derby up to age 5; 10:30 Fishing Derby for kids 6-12; 12pm-Tug-a-Truck; 2pm-Pie Eating Contest.
THIRD THURSDAY: MUSIC, FLOWERS, AND A SUNSET, Thursday Jul 19, 6:30 pm, downtown Vermilion, with 25-30 live musical acts playing throughout town.
MOVIES BY THE BAY-ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD, Monday Jul 09, 9 pm, free, Paper District Marina Amphitheater, Sandusky.
SUNSET BAY CRUISE, Monday Jul 09, Tuesday Jul 10 and Thursday Jul 12, and Monday Jul 16, Tuesday Jul 17 and Thursday Jul 19, 7:30-9:30 pm, Goodtime I at Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky.
SUMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE, Tuesdays at 9:30am, Cinemark Stadium, Sandusky, with a different recently released G or PG films for kids shown each week.
CRUISIN’ ON THE SQUARE, Tuesdays from 4-8 pm, Milan Village Square, with as many as 150 cars on display every Tuesday. Music and door prizes; also includes a farmers market.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: ANDRA FAYE AND SCOTT BALLANTINE, Tuesday Jul 10, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WAYNE GOLOB POLKA BAND, Washington Park Gazebo Concert, Tuesday Jul 10, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
TOLEDO ZOO GARDEN TOUR, Tuesday Jul 10, 10:30 am-12 pm, Toledo Zoo
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WAYNE GOLOB POLKA BAND, WASHINGTON PARK GAZEBO CONCERT, Tuesday Jul 10, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
MARKSMANSHIP NIGHTS, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Camp Perry, Port Clinton at the air gun range. Rifles may be rented and pellets can be purchased at the range
THE GATHERING – CAR SHOW, Wednesdays, 4-8 pm, Pizza Hut, Port Clinton.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: HONEY CREEK PRESERVATION JAZZ BAND playing Dixieland jazz, Verandah Concert, Wednesday Jul 11, 6:30pm, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont
GIBRALTAR ISLAND SCIENCE & HISTORY TOUR, Wednesday Jul 11, 10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm, Boardwalk Harbor Taxi Landing, Put-in-Bay.
13TH ANNUAL “LAKESIDE IN BLOOM” BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS & GARDEN TOUR, Wednesday Jul 11, 9 am-4 pm, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: DOKTOR KABOOM “Wheel of Science,” Wednesday Jul 11, 7:30 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
DIVE-IN MOVIES, Thursdays through Aug 30, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a movie night at 8pm for Platinum Pass holders.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: SIX APPEAL, Thursday Jul 12, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside
DOWNTOWN MARKET & SIDEWALK SALES, Thursday Jul 12, Clyde. Theme is Western, come dressed in your western wear. Vendors, music at the market and in the gazebo, activities for the children, restaurant specials. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: GREASE: THE MUSICAL, Thursday Jul 12-Saturday Jul 14, 7:30pm nightly, Palace Theater; Lorain.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: JIMMY OSMOND “Moon River & Me,” Friday Jul 13, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: ANYTHING GOES, Lorain Performing Arts Center, Friday & Saturday Jul 13-14 and Jul 20-21 at 7:30 and Saturday Jul 22 at 2pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: OLIVER! Friday & Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3pm, Jul 13-29m, French Creek Ewing Theatre, Lorain.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Ritz Theater, Tiffin, 7:30pm Friday Jul 13, Saturday Jul 14 & Saturday Jul 21; 2pm Sunday Jul 22.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: GUYS & DOLLS, Friday & Saturday Jul 13 & 14 at 7:30 & Sunday Jul 15 at 2:30pm, Bellevue Society for the Arts.
ART AND ANTIQUES FESTIVAL, Saturday Jul 14, 12-8 pm, Washington Park, Sandusky
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE MIRACLES, Saturday Jul 14, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
FREE SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOUR, Saturday Jul 14, 11 am-5 pm, Put-in-Bay.
DOG DAZE, a Dog-Friendly Celebration, Saturday Jul 14, 9am-12noon, Lindsey Village Park.
FREMONT FLEA MARKET, Saturday Jul 14, 9am-4pm & Sunday Jul 15, 9am-3pm, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont.
ARTS AT THE AMPHITHEATER, Sunday Jul 15, 11am-6pm, Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater during the Huron River Fest.
A LAKESIDE SUMMER SOCIAL, Sunday Jul 15, 5-9 pm, Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, with a dinner buffet and music along the shore.
YANKEE AIR MUSEUM’S WACO BIPLANE AIR ADVENTURES, Sunday Jul 15, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton, weather-permitting.
ANGLER’S DREAM SMALLMOUTH BASS TOURNAMENT, Sunday Jul 15 at the first Safe Light, Mazurik Access, Marblehead.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: TOLEDO SYMPHONY at Music Under the Stars, Sunday Jul 15, 7:30 pm, Toledo Zoo – Amphitheatre
LIVE PERFORMANCE: DEUTSCHMEISTER GERMAN BAND at the Mayor’s Concert in the Park, Sunday Jul 15, 7pm, Birchard Park, Fremont.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: JINJOO & ENCORE CHAMBER, Monday Jul 16, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
HOOVER SILENT MOVIE NIGHT WITH ORGANIST CLARK WILSON, Tuesday Jul 17, 8:15pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
SCREENING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, Tuesday Jul 17, 1pm, Palace Theater, Lorain.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: VACATIONLAND BAND, Washington Park Gazebo Concert, Tuesday Jul 17, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
GIBRALTAR ISLAND SCIENCE & HISTORY TOUR, Wednesday Jul 18, 10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm, Boardwalk Harbor Taxi Landing, Put-in-Bay.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CHICAGO DANCE CRASH “HIP-HOP GAME SHOW,” Wednesday Jul 18, 7:30 pm, Lakeside.
MOVIES BY THE RIVER, Wednesday Jul 18, 9 pm, Huron Boat Basin with a free, family-friendly movie.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE FOUR FRESHMEN, Thursday Jul 19, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LAKESIDE YOUTH TRIATHLON, Thursday Jul 19, 8 am-12 pm, Lakeside Dock.