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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Midwest Birding Symposium


Sep 19 – Sep 22, 2013

From Sept. 19-22, the 2013 Midwest Birding Symposium (MBS) will return to Lakeside Chautauqua. The MBS is a non-profit birding event held every other year in the Midwest.

The symposium will feature programs and performances by North America’s leading bird watchers and naturalists, an opportunity for birders to network with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts, a vendor area with nature products and services, and guided bird walks to the area’s best birding spots.

During the past three decades, bird watching has grown in popularity, with nearly 50 million U.S. residents taking part in this hobby. Meanwhile, the bird-watching and bird-feeding industries have soared to more than $14 billion in annual sales.

Bird Watcher’s Digest, The Ohio Ornithological Society and Lakeside Chautauqua are hosts of the 2013 MBS Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available.

For more information or to register, visit or contact (800) 879-2473. To volunteer for the symposium, contact Mary Ann Hirsch at (866) 952-5374, ext. 248 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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