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.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day Lakeside is a gated community with admission fees although a variety of complimentary passes are available for shopping, dining and worship opportunities.

From September to May enjoy free entry to the Lakeside grounds!

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


Please check this page for community updates. Be sure to refresh your browser for the most current information.

  • Chair Yoga series with instructor Linda Green beginning Jan. 8. Check the calendar for registration details.
  • Trivia is back! Join us Monday, Jan. 10 at the Slack House for trivia at 5 p.m.

Lakeside Safety Services: 419-635-6030.

Calendar of Events


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.

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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.

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Apply Now - Great Job on a Great Lake!

We are always taking applications for full-time and part-time year-round positions. Click the link below to see current job postings.

Applications for our 2022 summer season are now available! If you are interested in working at Lakeside, there are a variety of positions and internship opportunities offered. Click the link below to apply or email employment@lakesideohio.com for more information.

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