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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Chautauqua Hall

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 7 (July 31-Aug 3)

Medical Questions & Decisions
Medical experts speak on the connection between spirituality and physical health, biomedical ethics, coping with serious chronic illness and end-of-life decisions. Speakers include Paul Hoehner, MD, Senior Clinical Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Annette Collier, MD, and Katie Perkins, MBA, both from Sincera Supportive Care & Symptom Relief.

Natural Gardens for the 21st Century
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. - Gary Snyder
In collaboration with The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden, Lakeside welcomes the return of award-winning garden designer, Amanda Patton.

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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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