As a gated community, Lakeside values the safety and health and wellness of our guests and residents. Below is a subset of our updated Rules & Regulations. We also invite you to review our FAQ's and Resources for additional information.
A Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass entitles our guests to free participation in a wide range of programs, including spiritual services, educational lectures, summer concerts, cultural arts events and specific recreational activities. Learn more about the benefits of your Chautauqua Pass.
There are different Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes to choose from, depending on how long you're visiting Lakeside. We offer a Daily Chautauqua Pass, valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day; Weekly Chautauqua Pass, valid for seven days; Partial Day Chautauqua Pass, a three-hour pass (not valid at Hoover Auditorium shows; Auto Pass not included); and Season Chautauqua Pass, valid Memorial Day weekend and the Chautauqua summer season.
There are Teen Chautauqua Passes available for ages 13-18 and Adult Chautauqua Passes. Kids age 12 and under and guests age 90 and older are always free. For more information about Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page.
For your convenience, you may purchase a Chautauqua Pas online please allow a minimum of two weeks for processing. Online purchasing is available after April 1. You may also purchase a Chautauqua Pass at the gate upon entering the grounds or complete and return the 2017 Chautauqua Pass Order Form by mail.
A Saturday Chautauqua Pass for an adult is $26.50 if purchased on that day. If purchased any other day for Saturday, or if part of a multi-day purchase which includes Saturday, the price is the Daily Chautauqua Pass rate of $22.75 per adult. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day. Purchasing a Saturday Chautauqua Pass grants access to the evening show in Hoover Auditorium.
Teen Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and kids age 12 and under and guests age 90 and older are always free. In addition, Reduced Rate dates, including Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and Week 11 (August 27-Sept. 4, 2017), are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate.
Lakeside Chautauqua offers a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass for Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017).
The reduced rate Chautauqua Pass underwrites the programming provided, including a concert by The Drowsy Lads, Lakeside Plant Sale and gardening demonstrations, Always ABBA concert, recreational activities, Family Discovery Program, Sunday worship services, The Grass Roots show and much more. Purchasing a Season Chautauqua Pass grants admission to the Lakeside grounds on Memorial Day weekend.
We also offer a reduced rate Chautauqua Pass during Week 11 (Aug. 27-Sept. 4, 2017) of the Chautauqua summer season. Limited entertainment is available at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as educational lectures.
To view reduced rate Chautauqua Passes, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule.
Complimentary passes are also available for church services, Faith for Living Hour, movies, shopping/dining and laundry.
Parking is limited on the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua and requires an Auto Pass during Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and the Chautauqua summer season (June 17-Sept. 4, 2017).
To help with congested parking and continue our high safety standards on the grounds, we offer a tiered parking fee structure.
A 2017 Daily Auto Pass is $11 to park inside the gates, $5.50 to park at the South Gate Parking Lot and $1.50 to park at the Danbury School Parking Lot (during select dates based on the school schedule). All parking is based on availability.
A 2017 Season Auto Pass is $165 (purchased by May 31) and $185 (purchased on/after June 1). Purchasing a Season Auto Pass grants access to park inside the gates.
Daily and Season Auto Passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center, Fifth Street Gate entrance or South Gate entrance.
For the health and wellness of our guests and residents, Lakeside Chautauqua is a tobacco-free community. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the grounds, with the exception of privately-owned properties. All cottage rentals are smoke-free.
The policy supports Lakeside Chautauqua’s long-range Strategic Plan, providing an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for all guests and residents, as well as fulfilling our obligation to protect the health of all guests and residents. Please help Lakeside Chautauqua achieve its goal. Together we can ensure that this is truly a place that nurtures mind, body and spirit.
Substance abuse is not tolerated on the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua. Alcohol and/or narcotics are not permitted on any Lakeside Chautauqua property. Those found under the influence or in the possession are subject to complete prosecution.
For the safety of our guests and residents, Lakeside Chautauqua is an alcohol-free community. The consumption of alcoholic beverages outside the private dwellings of lessees/privately-owned cottages is prohibited. The policy supports Lakeside Chautauqua’s long-range Strategic Plan, providing an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for all guests and residents, as well as fulfilling our obligation to protect the health of all guests and residents.
Quiet hours are from 11:30 p.m.-8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 p.m.- 12 p.m. Sunday. Noise or conduct of any kind that would disturb slumber is not permitted during this time.
Pets, including dogs and cats, must be under leash or confined to the homeowner’s or renter’s premises at all times. This is to protect guests and other household pets from physical harm and to prevent damage to private property.
Dogs or any other animals, even on a leash, are prohibited on the dock and in all playground areas. Walkers of pets on a leash must cleanup after their pets. No barnyard animals, fowl or exotic animals as pets are allowed in Lakeside Chautauqua.
Please use the 'Mutt Mitt' dispensers located at five convenient locations throughout the grounds: lakefront and Kenton Row (Central Park), the Beebe Memorial along the lakefront, Second Street and Central Park entrance, Perry Park and the vicinity of Maple Avenue and Seventh Street. Only service dogs are permitted in Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn. Only some cottage rentals allow pets. Contact your rental agent for specific rental information.
Note that during normal waterfront operating hours, dogs are not permitted to swim in the designated swimming areas, or where sailing launches its boats. Dogs are permitted to swim only when the waterfront closes, with a reminder that no dogs are permitted to walk on the dock at any time.
All boats and trailers are prohibited on the Lakeside grounds. There is no available space for boat and trailer storage. Contact Lakeside-Marblehead Storage at (419) 798-2444, which offers daily, weekly or monthly rates for Lakeside guests.
Motorized bikes, motorcycles and scooters are prohibited on the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua. Special dispensation may be made for motorized vehicles if they are required due to physical handicap or limitation. Please contact Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services Department (Security) at (419) 635-6030 for dispensation and more information.
Street and road signs are posted for the protection of all guests at Lakeside Chautauqua. Lakeside streets are subject to the same traffic rules as motor vehicles in the State of Ohio. Danbury Township Police and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department enforce the driving laws and street regulations. The speed limit for all of Lakeside Chautauqua is not to exceed 15 mph. Please do not block driveways or park on double yellow line areas.
Bicyclists are subject to the same traffic rules as motor vehicles in the State of Ohio and on the streets of Lakeside Chautauqua. Bicycles are to obey the one-way streets and traffic signs as well. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way. Bicycle helmets are strongly encouraged.
Bicycles are prohibited along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path), nature/walking trail, within all parks, the memorial garden, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway (Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets).
Remember to lock bikes and report missing items immediately to Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services (Security) at (419) 635-6030.
Only golf carts that meet Lakeside Chautauqua's golf cart standards shall operate on the streets of Lakeside.
All golf carts are required to have a Lakeside golf cart registration sticker. In order to obtain a sticker, the cart must meet all the standards and be inspected by the Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services Department (Security) before the pass is issued. Golf cart standards include: active horn, headlights, turn signals, brake lights, tail lights, safety glass, brakes and seat belts. Inspection forms are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, located at 236 Walnut Ave. Once the golf cart has passed inspection, a Golf Cart Pass must be purchased.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, hover boards, skateboards, roller blades, scooters and other similar items are prohibited in the Lakeside Business District (Fourth Street on the South, Central Avenue on the East, Maple Avenue on the West and Lakefront on the North). These are also prohibited along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path), nature/walking trail, within all parks, the memorial garden, on the dock or Pavilion and within the Pedestrian Walkway (Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Streets).
This also includes the nature/walking trail that borders Lakeside's perimeter. These items are also prohibited on all sidewalks, Hoover Auditorium ramps and steps and in all parks, which include the shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, dock and nature/walking trail. Please note that Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile (lakefront path) is for foot traffic only, no bicycles are permitted.
Swimming is confined to and permitted in designated areas around the Lakeside Dock when the lifeguards are on duty. Flotation devices are permitted in restricted areas.