Welcome to Lakeside!

For more than 145 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakeside Chautauqua is a historic community in northwest Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities year-round for both families and groups of all sizes. We strive to enrich the quality of life for all people through programing focused on the four Chautauqua pillars. Learn more about the Chautauqua experience, our history, mission, and vision here.

Plan your visit today. We can't wait to see you!


Please check this page for regular updates as we continue to adapt to ongoing realities. Refresh your browser for the most current information.

Sunday, June 13

  • Beginning this Sunday, the 10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Community Worship Services will now be located in Hoover Auditorium.

Grindley Pool Hours:

Friday, June 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m. / 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, June 12, 12:30-2:30 p.m. / 3-5 p.m.

Sunday, June 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m. / 3-5 p.m.

Lakefront Updates

Great news, Lakesiders! The dock underwater assessment was completed and a Safety Plan developed for short-term repairs. The initial dock restoration will begin Monday, June 14, with ongoing assessment for long range waterfront preservation. The preliminary dock repairs addressing the most critical safety concerns are projected to be completed by Saturday, June 19. These short-term repairs will allow the dock to be reopened barring any complications due to weather, material accessibility and unknown underlying conditions.

The following week the restoration of the revetment will be completed. This repair includes moving and replacing over a ton of rock, creating a higher and reinforced wall, fence repair and reopening of the baby pool and Splash Pad.

The dock, Baby Pool, and Splash Pad remain closed due to damage sustained during the May 28th storm. The dock and surrounding areas are currently being evaluated and safety concerns addressed. Thank you for your patience in this process.

In summary:

  • The dock is anticipated to be open by Saturday, June 19 with baby pool and Splash Pad opening by June 26 (barring weather, equipment or other unforeseen complications).
  • The beach is open for swimming! An underwater sweep was completed and it was determined the area is safe for swimming. Swimmers should stay within the swim lines and are not permitted on dock entry points.
  • The WATERFRONT RENTALS CENTER is OPEN (sailing, paddle boards, kayaks) weather permitting. Check the Waterfront page for current hours of operation here: Waterfront Rental Page

Click Here for a dock update from Daniel Rogers, President & CEO


View our Calendar of Events to find out what's happening during your visit. Continue to check back and ‘refresh’ the calendar to view our most up-to-date schedule.

Browse Events

Book & Save

Book your getaway with one of our special promotions for the chance to save on lodging or get special access to our nightly entertainment.

View Promotions

Plan a Visit

Whether visiting for the day, overnight or the entire summer, there is never a shortage of activities to discover. Plan your vacation.

Get Started