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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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Labor Day Weekend Fireworks


Sep 2, 2017
09:30pm – 10:15pm

Dock & Lakefront (map)

Following the Riders in the Sky performance at 9:30 p.m., fireworks will offer a spectacular finale to the holiday weekend.

The fireworks will be launched from the end of the dock instead of a barge as previously announced. The crew and equipment from Rescue Marine, the company contracted to provide and tow the barge for fireworks display, was requested, along with resources from the local U.S. Coast Guard station, to assist in the Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rescue Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard personnel who are serving where most needed.

As a result, this will require the dock to close on Saturday at the following times:

  • 12 p.m. Close the main dock north of the L dock
  • 1/1:30 p.m. Close the main dock north of I dock (beach, baby pool and splash pad still open)
  • 5 p.m. Close beach, baby pool and splash pad and all areas north of Pavilion

Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be moved to Sunday, Sept. 3.


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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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