25. Laugh & Play in Central Park – There is never a dull moment in Lakeside’s Central Park. Watch your children smile at Grindley Playground, spend an afternoon on miniature golf course, learn to play shuffleboard, compete in a sand volleyball match, dribble down the basketball courts, plan a picnic in the park or take a stroll along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. The possibilities are endless.

24. Become a Dock Potato & Enjoy the Sunshine – Whether you want to take a walk on Lakeside Chautauqua’s 700-foot dock or pick a spot to curl up and read a good book… becoming a Lakeside “Dock Potato” is a must for enjoying the sunshine on a warm summer day.

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Summer is right round the corner, and we have another incredible lineup of entertainment for you and your family at Lakeside Chautauqua. Check out a few of our favorite performances below. To view the entire list of entertainment, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

To open the official Chautauqua season, Grammy-winning fiddler, Natalie MacMaster, will be joined onstage by her husband, Donnell Leahy, and their family on Saturday, June 21. This powerhouse family of Celtic music will perform toe-tapping jigs and Irish reels.

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Happy Memorial Day, Lakesiders! Today we remember the U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty.

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Staff bloggers: The Rev. Dr. Norman Dewire & Gretchen Colon


A community is created by the people who gather, share, learn and grow. A community welcomes strangers for dinner, invites neighbors to sit on the Front Porch and sincerely asks another their life story.

Matthew 25:35-36 reminds us just how we are to truly care for one another in community:

“I was hungry and you fed me,

I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,

I was homeless and you gave me a room,

I was shivering and you gave me clothes, 

I was sick and you stopped to visit, 

I was in prison and you came to me.” 

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Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day weekend? Join us in Lakeside Chautauqua as we remember U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty. We will also kick off the summer season with a variety of Chautauqua programs for the entire family.

Below is just a taste of the festivities scheduled for the weekend. To view the entire calendar of events, read our latest e-newsletter.


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