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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 on Walnut Avenue 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 nee…

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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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2018 Special Ticketed Events

We’ve planned special summer events for you and your family to meet new friends and support Lakeside at the same time. These opportunities are right around the corner, and tickets are going fast. Read below to find out how to reserve your spot and purchase tickets today!   LWBS Pirate Adventure Fundraising Dinner & Celebration5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 28 Schrock’s MarinaJoin the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) for a swashbuckling celebration. The celebration begins with appetizers…

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2018 Calendar of Events Brochure

Lakeside’s highly anticipated 2018 Calendar of Events brochure has arrived! The brochure is filled with highlights of Lakeside’s 145th anniversary season. To be included on our mailing list, email your name and home address to Please note if you’d like to receive the brochure annually. In the meantime, check out Lakeside’s website and Facebook page for upcoming events. Photo Contest Winners Throughout the year, we hold a photo contest that encourages amateur photogra…

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Lakeside Leadership Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) internship program is accepting applicants for the summer. The LLA program offers a competitive internship compensation, including a seasonal stipend, housing and a complimentary Season Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to take part in all Lakeside has to offer. Internship opportunities are available in various fields of study, including: Accounting/IT Support Advancement & Communications Arts/Entertainment Management Conference & Event Planning…

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Reminisce about Your Favorite Lakeside Moments

Before you start packing your bags and planning your return visit to Lakeside, we encourage you to pause and give thanks for all the 2017 Lakeside memories... quality time with loved ones, breathtaking sunsets on Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile and finding peace. In the final days of this year, we invite you to give a gift that will help continue these special memories for you, your family and thousands of families years to come. Your Favorite Experience at Lakeside If a particular program or place…

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