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2018 Important Gate Information

Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (June 16-September 3), the gate hours are as follows:   Fifth Street Gate: 24 hours a day/7 days a week. South Gate: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday (includes the South Gate booth, Welcome Center and Route 163 black iron gate outside the South Gate Parking Lot). East & West Second Street Gates: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday & Sund…

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Assistive Listening Technology Now Available in Chautauqua & Orchestra Halls

To help ensure a quality experience for all of our guests, Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce the addition of hearing loop technology in Chautauqua Hall and Orchestra Hall. Brown Audio Service of Tallmadge, Ohio will be installing the system in each venue prior to the start of the season. The hearing loop system allows individuals to receive clear sound from the sound system directly to their hearing aid or cochlear implant.  This technology eliminates most of the reverberation and ba…

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April Storm Slams Lakeside Shoreline

Heavy rain and high-powered winds pounded the shoreline of Lakeside and the rest of the Marblehead Peninsula over the weekend. Lakeshore Flood Warnings for Ottawa County were in effect until Sunday afternoon. As six-foot waves rolled in, the National Weather Service reported that water levels rose three to eight feet above average throughout the area. The Dock was not only beaten with waves, but was completely submerged for most of Saturday and Sunday. Lakeside's small beach area has been comple…

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New this Year: Lakeside Gift Cards

This year, Lakeside is excited to introduce Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes. As a way to accommodate the expectations of our guests, Lakeside is planning to gradually phase out the Coupon Books, and shift to using Gift Cards as a way to purchase certain Chautauqua Passes instead. This year, Season Chautauqua Pass holders will still be able to purchase Coupon Books. As always, each coupon may be exchanged for one Daily Chautauqua Pass (regular o…

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Submit Photos for Lakeside Photo Contest

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2019 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as on Lakeside’s social media pages, website, The Front Porch blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements, etc. Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of families, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture. Photos are needed for following panels of the Calendar of Eve…

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Pre-Season Discount on Season Chautauqua & Auto Passes

Buy your Season Chautauqua and Auto Passes before Friday, June 1 to receive a discounted price. Adult Season Chautauqua Pass: $730 ($765 on/after June 1) Season Auto Pass: $180 ($200 on/after June 1) The rate for a Youth Chautauqua Pass (ages 13-24) is $420. Don’t forget, children age 12 & under and guests age 90 & older are always free at Lakeside. This summer, there are more benefits than ever to being a season pass holder. In addition to our regular list of activities and event…

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Lakeside Piloting Barcodes on Passes

To help with the tracking and evaluation of our Chautauqua program, Lakeside is exploring the option of using barcodes on Chautauqua Passes to track attendance at the gates, Hoover Auditorium, the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus and other Chautauqua programs. For this year, the summer of 2018, guests will begin to see barcodes on their Daily and Season Chautauqua Passes. However, these barcodes will have no immediate effect on our guests. Passes will still need to be shown upon enterin…

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Changes to Hoover Auditorium Landscaping

Last Friday, three large Norway Maple trees that sat to the east of Hoover Auditorium were taken down.  This difficult decision was made after careful consideration of the facts, coupled with expert advice and input from the Lakeside Tree Advisory Committee and Ohio Edison. In the spring of 2017, all of the trees in Lakeside that interfered with power lines were trimmed by crews working for Ohio Edison. At that time, Lakeside was advised that the three Norway Maples would need to be severely …

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