Lakeside Ohio

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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Chautauqua Lecture Series


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The themes for this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series are listed below. These 90-minute lectures are held at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For specific information, read the weekly Lakesider newspaper.

Week 1 (June 19-22)

John Steinbeck: American Author
Robert DeMott, PhD, Kennedy Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Ohio University, leads a study of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck.

"A Peace of My Mind"
John Noltner, author and photographer, lectures on his multimedia project (on display in Hoover Auditorium), which explores the meaning of peace, one story at a time. Funding for this program is provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

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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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