Lakeside requires all guests and residents purchase daily, weekly, or seasonal Chautauqua Passes and Auto Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, May 28 to Sept 6, 2021. Kids 12 and under and our guests 90 and older are always free!


Our summer schedule is bursting with activities curated by our programming team representing the Chautauqua experience. This summer has provided us a unique opportunity to explore new programming, integrating arts, religion, recreation and education.

Click below to download a schedule of highlights for our 2021 summer season. This "at a glance" schedule features the weekly highlights and standing events. Be sure to regularly check the website calendar for the full list of events and additional information. Printed copies of the "Summer at a Glance" calendar will be available in the Administration Office beginning May 17. Here's to a great summer, Lakesiders!

2021 schedule

Complimentary Passes

Church Pass: This pass is available from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 1 p.m. The Church Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Attendant for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool.

Faith for Living Hour Pass: This pass is available from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday; valid until 1 p.m. The Faith for Living Hour Pass includes admittance for guests and auto. If the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Attendant for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool.

Laundromat Pass: This pass is available from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. The Laundromat Pass includes admittance for guests and auto and will be collected upon departure. Upon receiving your pass, a Gate Ambassador will make note of the time allotted for laundry, as well as the number of guests entering on the pass. The Lakeside Laundromat will verify the time allotted and the number of guests and validate the pass. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Attendant for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool.

Shopping/Dining Pass: This pass is valid for 90 minutes and must be validated by the manager of the business establishment. If this is not completed, or if the time allotted is exceeded, the guest(s) will be charged a fee upon departure. Ask a Gate Attendant for details. *Please note: this pass does not allow access to Hoover Auditorium shows or the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool.


Parking Options and Fees

Complimentary Shuttle Service

The Complimentary Shuttle begins on Friday, May 28 and is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  1. All shuttles are identified with Orange flags.
  2. Only the driver will sit in the front seat. Face masks are required.
  3. There is no need to call for a shuttle as they run a continuous route with stops at:
  • Welcome Center
  • Campground
  • Pool Area Sixth Street
  • Shuffleboard on Second and Central
  • Hotel Lakeside
  • Fountain Inn
  • Hoover Auditorium on Third andWalnut
  • Fifth Street Gate
  • Rhein Center on Sixthand Walnut
  • Shuttles will also run to the SecondStreet East and West gates and Chautauqua Park as needed.

4. The last pick-up tour will be at 10:30 p.m.
5. No pets are permitted on the shuttles. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
6. For those with limited mobility, call the Mack Mobile at 419.341.8247.
7. Maps are available at the Welcome Center, Administration Office, Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn as well as various businesses.

Complimentary 30 minute drop off pass

Pass may be obtained to drop off, unload or load vehicles.

Inside Gate Long Term designated Parking:
  1. South parking Lot Hotel Lakeside
  2. Fountain Inn guest parking lot
  3. Around the perimeter of Wesley Lodge
  4. Train Station Lot
  5. Green Space located near Lakeside Schoolhouse
  6. South Gate parking Lot, use 30 minute drop off pass and then use shuttle service
South Gate Parking Lot
  1. Located off the Route 163 South entrance
  2. Requires an Auto pass Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
  3. Guests who park in this lot are invited to use the Complimentary Golf Cart Shuttle
Danbury School Parking Lot
  1. Located at the Danbury School parking Lot
  2. Parking is available only in the East Parking Lot which is entered off Erie Beach Road
  3. Behind the school by the playground area
  4. Behind the stadium along the fence line
  5. It is available May 28 -August 15 and requires the preparation of an information card available at the ticket booths when you enter
  6. These spots are frequently sold out as they are limited in number

  • Please respect all reserved parking spots, do not park on homeowners’ lawns or landscaped yards
  • Parking is not permitted on Second Street from the East Gate to the West Gate except for designated handicapped and short-term parking between Walnut and Maple. Drop off parking spaces behind and in front of the Laundromat are for Laundromat customers only
  • Parking is not permitted on Sycamore Ave from Second to Fifth
  • Parking is not permitted within 20 feet of intersections
  • Parking is not permitted on Third Street between Walnut and Maple
  • Always keep your passes close by as you must present them as you enter and exit the Lakeside Gates

Place Your Ticket Order Online

All passes are valid for the day of admission until 7 p.m. the following day. Auto Pass not included. Purchase Daily Chautauqua Passes and Daily Auto Passes online prior to your arrival, upon entering the gates of Lakeside or at the Hoover Ticket Office. Passes purchased online will be available for pickup at the South Gate entrance starting May 28.

Season passes ordered online can be mailed or held at will call for pick up, but please allow a minimum of two weeks for arrival.

Purchasing a Daily Chautauqua Pass (full day) and Daily Auto Pass includes admittance to the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds and daily entertainment, access to the pool, and these additional benefits. Daily passes may be ordered online and, beginning May 28, picked up at the Welcome Center located at our South Gate entrance (off of State Route 163). Daily passes may also be purchased directly at the Fifth Street and South Gate ticket booths.

Once on site keep your Chautauqua Pass close by, as you must present it upon entering and exiting at the Lakeside Chautauqua gates (as well as your Auto Pass).

Discounted Gift Cards Gift cards may be purchased at a discounted rate by Adult Season Chautauqua Passholders. Each Adult Season Chautauqua Passholder may purchase gift cards up to $600 in value at the discounted rate of 15% off. Gift cards are available in multiples of $200 in value for a price of $170 each. For details, call 419.798.4461. To check your gift card balance please call 877.654.6937.


Daily Chautauqua Passes

May 28 - Sept. 6, 2021

Adult: $17
Youth (ages 13-24): $10

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Daily Auto Passes

May 28-Sept. 6, 2021

Daily Auto Pass (inside Lakeside gates): $13
Daily Auto Pass (South Gate Parking Lot): $7
Daily Auto Pass (Danbury School Parking Lot): $2

All parking is based on availability. The Danbury School Parking Lot is available from May 28-Aug. 15, 2021. Upon receiving your Daily Auto Pass, please place it in the lower left corner of your windshield. The Safety Services Department will review Auto Passes in vehicle windshields as part of their daily routine. Purchase Daily Auto Passes online, upon entering the gates of Lakeside or at the Hoover Ticket Office. Passes purchased online will be available for pickup at the South Gate entrance starting May 22.

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Season Chautauqua Passes

May 28-Sept. 6, 2021

Adult: $525 (through May 31)
Adult: $560 (on or after June 1)
Youth (ages 13-24): $275

A Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass is required May 28-Sept. 6, 2021. Purchase Season Chautauqua Passes online prior to your arrival or at the Hoover Ticket Office. Auto Pass not included.

Gift cards may be purchased at a discounted rate by Adult Season Chautauqua Passholders. Each Adult Season Chautauqua Passholder may purchase gift cards up to $600 in value at the discounted rate of 15% off. Gift cards are available in multiples of $200 in value for a price of $170 each. For details, call 419.798.4461.

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Season Auto & Golf Cart Passes

May 28-Sept. 6, 2021

Season Auto Pass: $230 (through May 31)
Season Auto Pass: $250 (on or after June 1)
Season Golf Cart Pass: $205

A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required May 28-Sept. 6, 2021. All parking is based on availability. No motorcycles or trailers are permitted within the Lakeside Chautauqua gates during this time frame. The Danbury School Parking lot is available May 28-Aug. 15, 2021. Purchase Season Auto and Golf Cart Passes online prior to your arrival or at the Hoover Ticket Office.

Upon receiving your Season Auto Pass and/or Golf Cart Pass, please place it in the lower left corner of your windshield. The Safety Services Department will review Auto Passes in vehicle windshields as part of their daily routine. Golf carts are only licensed by the season and must pass a Lakeside Chautauqua Safety Services inspection. Download the 2021 Golf Cart Inspection Form.

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Gate Hours

Off-Season Gate Information

After Labor Day, a Chautauqua Pass isn’t required to enter Lakeside. The Fifth Street Gate will be accessible 24 hours. The East/West Second Street and Cedar Avenue Gates close at approximately 9 p.m. The East Fourth and South Gates close at approximately 11 p.m. All gates reopen at approximately 6 a.m.

Gate Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day

  • Fifth Street Gate (600 W. 5th, Lakeside 43440): open 24 hours
  • South Gate (800 Maple Ave., Lakeside 43440): 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • East Second Street Gate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • West Second Street Gate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Welcome Center Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate.

When purchasing your Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes online, there are two ways to receive your passes: by mail or Will Call pick up.

If you choose Mail, your passes may take up to 14 days to be delivered to your home. If you purchase passes within 14 days of arrival, Will Call pick up will be the only option available online.

If you choose Will Call, that means we will hold your prepaid passes at the Welcome Center (near the Route 163/South Gate Parking lot) for pick up when you arrive to Lakeside. If you arrive outside of Welcome Center operating hours, visit the Fifth Street Gate to pick up your tickets.

Please note that you can’t print online passes from home or present them to the gate attendant from your phone.

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Daily Passes purchased online prior to your arrival may be picked up at the Welcome Center during regular business hours. After hours present a copy of your confirmation that includes your order number for us to print them for you.


Lakeside Ticket Office

The Lakeside Ticket Office has relocated from Hoover Auditorium to the Administration Office at 236 Walnut Ave. Take advantage of the early bird savings on your season gate and auto passes and purchase by May 31 online or in-person.

Ticket Office Hours:
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday


Little Lakesider Pass

Does your child or grandchild miss carrying their own special Lakeside pass? Lakeside is bringing back the 12 & under Lakeside passes this season! While children 12 years old and younger can enter Lakeside for free, a special Lakeside pass can help your younger family members feel more included in the Chautauqua experience.

“Our grandchildren loved having their own Lakeside passes during previous seasons when they were offered,” said Mame Drackett, Lakeside homeowner and grandmother to several little Lakesiders. “I believe providing my grandchildren with a pass instills responsibility and a commitment to what it means to be a Lakesider.”

The little Lakesiders in your family can hold a season pass just like their older siblings and cousins, and parents and grandparents. You are encouraged to give a donation of $5.00 or more for each pass. You can give by contacting the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at advancement@lakesideohio.com, (419) 798-4461 ext. 246 or visiting lakesideohio.com/today. All proceeds from the Little Lakesider passes will be used to support Lakeside youth and teen programming.

“I believe Little Lakesider passes give the smallest members of our families a sense of belonging to this place with us,” said Sally DePerro, Lakeside homeowner and grandmother to a couple Little Lakesiders. “It’s been said that ‘If you have a Lakeside pass, you just might be a Lakesider.’ By purchasing a Little Lakesider pass, my grandchildren will feel more connected to our family and this community.”

Little Lakeside passes can be picked up at the Lakeside Ticket Office in the Administration Building located at 236 Walnut Ave. The Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday. After receiving a children’s pass, you are encouraged to give a donation. We hope your entire family feels excited and included when entering Lakeside’s gates!