Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

Rain or shine, the 28th Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, always held on the second Saturday in October, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. October 12.

This free, peninsula-wide event includes fun for the whole family with tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse and the Wolcott Keeper’s House, live entertainment, children’s crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, over 100 arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market, hayrides and much more in Lakeside Chautauqua and the Village of Marblehead.

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is organized by Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Admission, Parking & Shuttles

Admission and parking for the festival in Lakeside are free. For Lakeside activities, guests are encouraged to park in the South Gate Parking Lot off Route 163, near the Lakeside Schoolhouse along Seventh Street, the Bradley Temple parking lot on Cedar Avenue, and along streets that do not have designated parking. Parking at Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn lots are reserved for hotel guests only. 

Complimentary golf cart shuttles will be available from the South Gate Parking Lot near the Welcome Center and throughout the Lakeside grounds. Shuttle stops are located at the Welcome Center, Lakeside Schoolhouse (Farmers’ Market), Sixth St. & Central Ave., Fifth St. & Central Ave., Third St. & Central Ave., Orchestra Hall, Hotel Lakeside and Fifth St. & Walnut Ave.

Arts & Crafts Vendor Information

If you’re interested in being a vendor for the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, contact the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce at or (419) 702-7492.


Oct 12, 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Arts & Entertainment,


Lakeside, Ohio

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