Lakeside Chautauqua

Discover Lakeside

For 150 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the shores of Lake Erie to take part in an experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakeside 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.
Event Changes & Updates
  • May 24: The Pool and Splash Park are closed for maintenance.
  • May 28 & June 4: The Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society’s Electric Vehicle Display starts June 26.
  • May 29 & June 5: The Lakeside Heritage Society’s Central Walking Tour starts June 26.
  • May 30 & June 6: Centering Prayer will be held at 8 a.m. near the telescope in front of Hotel Lakeside.
  • June 1: A Bird Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Lakeside Schoolhouse.
  • June 3: The Lakeside Women’s Club’s “Reading through the Bible” program starts at 10:30 a.m.
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A place for all

Many families are searching for a place to rest, renew and reconnect. At the heart of the Lakeside experience is the unique Chautauqua programming — a perfect balance of cultural arts, education, recreation and religion. The experience is a step back in time to a place where values, traditions and family remain the focus.

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Featured Events

Total Solar Eclipse of 2024

Travel to Lakeside Chautauqua to see the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024! With a path spanning from Texas to Maine, one of the places you can view it in totality is Lakeside.

To complement this milestone celestial event, we’ll offer family-friendly programs, including live-streamed events from across the globe, scavenger hunts, a game night, out-of-this-world art activities, eclipsed-theme trivia, special movie showings and much more.

Lakeside Online

Explore the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of home, and catch a sneak peek of what’s in store for the Sesquicentennial Celebration this summer.

Support Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of families, friends, volunteers and its dedicated staff. Our Chautauqua programming and upkeep of the facilities and grounds are made possible through the philanthropic support of generous Lakesiders like you.

Explore History


The Lakeside grounds has a rich history. Learn about the Lakeside history and explore our roots on the Lakeside Heritage Trail.

Ready for adventure?

Book your stay and purchase passes today!
Offer Ends Aug. 17, 2024

Book Now & Save Big! Valued at more than $1,100, the Weekday Family Package is available for select dates from June to August 2024 for $950 (+tax). To make a reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.

Offer Ends May 27, 2024

For Memorial Day weekend, Lakeside is offering hotel rooms at Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn starting at $119 (+tax) per night, per room from May 24-27, 2024. To make a reservation, visit lakesideohio.com/stay or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.

Event Changes & Updates
  • May 24: The Pool and Splash Park are closed for maintenance.
  • May 28 & June 4: The Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society’s Electric Vehicle Display starts June 26.
  • May 29 & June 5: The Lakeside Heritage Society’s Central Walking Tour starts June 26.
  • May 30 & June 6: Centering Prayer will be held at 8 a.m. near the telescope in front of Hotel Lakeside.
  • June 1: A Bird Walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Lakeside Schoolhouse.
  • June 3: The Lakeside Women’s Club’s “Reading through the Bible” program starts at 10:30 a.m.