Spend Memorial Day weekend in Lakeside!

Posted on May 13, 2019

Join us in Lakeside Memorial Day weekend for a time of honor and remembrance. We'll also kick off the summer with exciting events for the whole family!

The weekend includes full service hotels, cottage rentals, complimentary shuttles and our signature Chautauqua program, with a lineup of entertainment, education, worship, wellness and so much more! Most businesses will also be open.

For a listing of fitness classes, hours of operation and all there is to do Memorial Day weekend, download the full schedule of events.

Download the Schedule of Events

9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 24-26
9 a.m.-12 p.m. May 27
South Auditorium
The Lakeside Heritage Society will host its annual recycle sale, featuring housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment for sale.


8 p.m. May 24
3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. May 25-26

Orchestra Hall

Movie Tickets: $7/adult, $3/child (under age 12)
“Missing Link” is an animated comedy directed by Chris Butler and features stars Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana and more. Mr. Link (voiced by Galifianakis), recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (voiced by Jackman) to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives. They encounter their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world. (94 mins)


8:15 p.m. May 24
Hoover Auditorium
Lakeside opens its exciting summer concert series with The Drowsy Lads, a band known for their spirited arrangements, original bluegrass compositions and true obsession for traditional Irish music.


8 a.m. May 25 (Skipper's Meeting)
9 a.m. May 25 (Race)
Lakevue Marina
Weather permitting, the race features two sailboat classes, 22’ and above and 30’ and above. This is a displacement boating event. Therefore, boats are required to have keels and a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) rating. Pre-registration is not required, and there's no cost to participate.


9-10:30 a.m. May 25
Hoover Auditorium
As we approach an exciting 146th Chautauqua season at Lakeside, find out what’s taking shape on the grounds, stay up-to-date on the progress in relation to the Master Plan, and learn about the many ways you can get involved at Lakeside.


9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 26
Walnut Avenue, between Second & Third Streets
Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, colorful hanging baskets, fertilizer, soil, pots and pre-planted container gardens will be for sale. Bring planters to plant on-site or purchase one for a small fee. Volunteer online by Wednesday, May 22.


1-2 p.m. May 25
Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Join international storyteller Lindsay Bonilla for interactive folktales from around the world. She uses a unique blend of storytelling, theatre and creative drama to ensure that audiences of all ages become active participants and co-creators of every performance, leading to an unforgettable story experience. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to Chautauqua Hall.


8:15 p.m. May 25
Hoover Auditorium

This tribute show – without wigs or gimmicks – takes a different approach to paying homage to one of the most legendary bands in music history. Their unique twist to each concert is creating an interactive ‘set list’ that invites the audience to request their favorite Beatles’ song.


The Rev. Sharon K. Core will serve as guest preacher at the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on May 26. Dockside Worship Service with Eucharist will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on the Pavilion East Deck with the Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson. The Lakeside United Methodist Church will hold a service, led by the Rev. Karen B. Graham, at 9 a.m.


10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26
Hotel Lakeside Dining Room
The buffet-style menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, waffles, fresh fruit, salad, a meat carving station, assorted desserts, and much more. The cost is $23/adult, $11.50/youth (ages 4-10), age 3 & under are free.


11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26
Tent near Wesley Lodge
New this year, stop by this popup history tent to find out what programs the Lakeside Heritage Society has in store for Lakesiders this summer and view upcoming exhibits featured in the museum.


11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26
Hotel Lakeside Lawn
The menu of grilled favorites includes hot dogs, potato salad, chips and cookies. Water and pop will also be available.


6-8 p.m. May 26-27
Waterfront/Info Center & Dock
Thirty-minute rides aboard Amazing Grace, a Richardson Cruiseabout, will be offered. Children age 3 & under are not permitted. Make reservations at the Waterfront/Info Center or contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or infocenter@lakesideohio.com. Cost is $20/adult and $6/youth (ages 4-12).


8:15 p.m. May 26
Hoover Auditorium

Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his sleight-of-hand skill and innovative magic. Just 10 years after receiving his first magic book, this remarkable young showman has perfected his craft, making him a modern master of illusion.


10:30 a.m. May 27
Second Street & Pavilion Circle

Come rain or shine, Lakeside will host the peninsula’s parade and ceremony. The parade begins at Central Avenue and Fifth Street, travels north on Central Avenue, west on Second Street and proceeds to Pavilion Circle, located in Bettinger Park. The rain location for the ceremony is Orchestra Hall. There’s no charge for admission and parking to enter Lakeside for the parade and ceremony. Enter the gates between 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. If the time allotted is exceeded, guests will be charged a fee upon departure.


The Lakeside Chautauqua gates will be in operation from 7 a.m. Friday, May 24 until 7 p.m. Monday, May 28.

A Daily Chautauqua Pass is required to enter the grounds; $24.50/adult and $16.25/youth (ages 13-24) Friday-Sunday and $16/adult and $10/youth Monday. Season Chautauqua Passes are also available. Children age 12 & under and guests over the age of 90 are always free. A Partial Day Chautauqua Pass (valid 3 hours) is also offered for $8.

A Daily Auto Pass is required for Memorial Day weekend. To park on the grounds, the cost is $12.50/day. Parking is also available at the South Gate Parking Lot for $6.50/day (limited parking; complimentary shuttle service from the Welcome Center). The Danbury School Parking Lot is not available for the holiday weekend. Season Auto Passes are also offered.

New this year, a unique barcode and number will be printed on each Chautauqua Pass (even Season Chautauqua Passes). Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer, every guest (adult, youth, child age 4 & older, season pass holder and employee) will be required to hand their Chautauqua Pass to the Gate Attendant to have their barcoded pass scanned when entering and exiting the gates. Read more...


Reserve a room at Hotel Lakeside or the Fountain Inn online before it’s too late! Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Use our new online reservation system for each hotel or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 to book a room.