• Calling all Lakeside Lovers!

    Calling All Lakeside Lovers! Mike and Jaime Swallow’s love for Lakeside grows every year. It has inspired them to renew their vows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand...

  • 2020 Hoover Entertainment Preview

    A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer at Lakeside. This year is poised to be another outstanding season, with...

  • Stacy Maple, New Director of Culinary Arts & Wellness Programming

    Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to announce the new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Programming, Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director...

  • Lakeside’s Fall Leaf Pickup

    Fall leaves are summer’s way of saying goodbye, and with that goodbye comes fall leaf pick up. Lakeside will provide free fall leaf pick up from Monday,...

  • History of the Lakeside Pavilion

    Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in...

  • Pavilion East Deck to be named in honor of the Rev. Irwin & Janet Jennings

    Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn- Advancement & Communications Assistant In addition to the critical upgrades that will take place at the Pavilion for this year’s #GivingTuesday project, we’re...

  • What program at the Pavilion has transformed your life?

    The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub...

  • 5 Lakeside Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Give the gift of happiness this holiday season, and take a look at our...

  • 2019 Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

    We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Most Creative Design Overall “Pumpkin...

  • Business Hours for 2019-2020 Off-Season

    Artists-N-Cahoots Open weekends through Oct. 12 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 12; reopens May...

Calling All Lakeside Lovers!

Mike and Jaime Swallow’s love for Lakeside grows every year. It has inspired them to renew their vows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and give back to the community in a meaningful way, with a special gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund.

We’re so grateful for the Lovers of Lakeside who embrace and support our special community. Your passion and generosity helps to maintain and enhance Lakeside’s historic facilities, signature Chautauqua program, beautiful grounds and so much more each year!

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A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer at Lakeside. This year is poised to be another outstanding season, with some of Lakeside’s favorite performers returning and brand new faces that are sure to deliver. We hope you’re just as excited as we are!

To entertain and thrill Lakesiders who spend Memorial Day weekend with us, Masters of Soul brings their upbeat Motown and soul music to the Hoover Auditorium stage. Take the ultimate stroll down memory lane as this talented group recreates the style, choreography and sound of The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Steve Wonder and more on Saturday, May 23.

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Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to announce the new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Programming, Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 in Port Clinton.

In this newly developed role, Maple will oversee the operations of the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room and bring her culinary arts expertise to Lakeside’s wellness programs.

“There’s a growing interest in healthy eating and living in our country, so I’m excited to give the wellness program a fresh spin by helping more people learn about healthy cooking and overall well-being,” said Maple.

Maple’s roots with the Lakeside community run deep, as she has been visiting since she was a child. Her great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were all Lakeside property owners who enjoyed bringing their families to visit.

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Fall leaves are summer’s way of saying goodbye, and with that goodbye comes fall leaf pick up. Lakeside will provide free fall leaf pick up from Monday, Oct. 21-Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Click here to download the schedule. To ensure that your leaves are picked up in a safe and efficient manner, please note the following:

  • Leaves must be placed in long, narrow piles along the edge of the road. Ideally, piles should be roughly one foot into the road by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up.
  • When raking, please rake onto the street pavement. If leaf piles are left in the yard or gravel areas, we cannot vacuum because the gravel will damage the machinery. The leaves must be raked onto the pavement so the truck can reach them. The Lakeside crew will follow the printed schedule, so do not hesitate raking the leaves onto the street pavement.

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Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager

Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in Lakeside Chautauqua. Although the building has endured many phases and facades overtime, the Pavilion has remained an integral part of the Lakeside experience.

1909 Pavilion
Built in 1909, the original Pavilion served as the first large-scale entrance to Lakeside. Two well-known builders, G. “Bert” Pettibone and Fred Dankelsfen, were awarded the contract to construct the building for $4,724. Read More