Guest Blogger: Rev. Ruth Shannon


“Then [Saul] got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.” – Acts 9:19

This is the story of Saul finding his true identity in Jesus Christ. We all have moments, though not so dramatic, in which we, too, wonder who we really are.

One such time brought me to Lakeside seeking assurance. It was a blustery March day… strong winds, huge waves… a threat of rain. The day reflected my mood. I put a chunk of bread and a little container of grape juice into a brown paper sack and headed toward the water. Maybe the power of the wind and waves would clear my mind and heart. Read More

Thanks for another awesome week Lakesiders!

Collage Week 4

What are you looking forward to seeing this weekend? How will you spend time during week 5? Tell us in the comments below.

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the 11th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Lakeside Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from Friday, July 18- Sunday, July 20.

This three-day event begins on Friday, July 18, when participating plein air artists will paint landscapes throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, as well as in the surrounding areas. Please join the Lakeside Chautauqua community in welcoming these talented artists to the grounds. Read More

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern


A summer season at Lakeside Chautauqua wouldn’t be complete without a handful of rainy days. But don’t let a little water stop you from enjoying your time on Lake Erie.

We asked our Facebook fans what they enjoy doing on rainy days in Lakeside. With their help, we created a list of the top 10 things to do on a rainy day. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua is now offering a low rate, starting at $99, on overnight stays at the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn.

The discounted rate is valid from Sunday-Thursday for Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn ‘Traditions Rooms.’ Select ‘Family’ and ‘Chautauqua Rooms’ are also available at a discounted rate.

Quantities are limited and rates are subject to availability. Book your room by Sunday, July 20 to take advantage of this special offer.

Please note that the offer does not include applicable taxes or Daily Chautauqua Passes to enter the grounds of Lakeside.

Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. When making your reservation, use the promotional code: SUMMER2014.

Reservations may also be made by phone at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230, if assistance is required. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone.