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

Watch Lakeside Chautauqua: An American Treasure Documentary 

June 4: Waterfront Rental Center, Kiddie Pool & Splash Pad closed due to high winds. 

June 4 : Heidelberg Faculty Woodwind Quintet scheduled at 6 p.m. has moved to Hoover Auditorium.

June 6: Chautauqua Choir Rehearsals start June 13 from 6-7 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. 


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.

Father and son enjoying a game of shuffle board

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.

Lakeside Sesquicentennial

Over 25 Lakesiders are serving on the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee and subcommittees to plan the 2023 festivities celebrating Lakeside’s 150th Anniversary!

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 August 26th 2023

To make your summer vacation planning easier and more affordable, we’re offering an $875 Weekday Family Package and $950 Weekend Family Package. Save on select vacation dates in June, July and August. Packages include lodging, admission, parking and more.

Offer Ends April 7, 2024

Travel to Lakeside to see the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024! Standard rooms at the Fountain Inn start at $155 (+tax) for one night and $295 (+tax) for two nights from April 6-8, 2024.