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Murder Mystery Weekend

Join us in Lakeside for mystery and family fun from September 29-30. This special fall weekend includes an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner led by Jest Murder Myster Co. at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Tickets are $65/person. Ages 13+ are invited to participate. The deadline to register is Saturday, Sept. 16. Please note: this event is sold out. 

The fun continues with the movie “Knives Out” in Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. (PG-13, 2h 10m)

The Lakeside Heritage Society presents Mysterious Fires in Lakeside at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in Orchestra Hall. The origins of two Lakeside fires remain unsolved and suspicious. In 1905, there was a big block downtown fire. In 1962, two cottages on Park Row burned. Sally DePerro, a Lakeside Heritage Society Board member, will lead the presentation and share what we know and don’t know about these fires. Was it arson? Who was responsible? Join us in reviewing the evidence and draw your own conclusions.

The fun, creative atmosphere of the Rhein Center continues into the fall. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 7, adults and kids alike are encouraged to paint and decorate a variety of items ($1-$15) with no registration required. Additional drop-in classes may be available as well. To view and register for available classes during Murder Mystery Weekend, visit

More Lakeside Experiences this Weekend

After Labor Day weekend, many guests return to the hustle and bustle of their busy lives; but imagine a day in September where you can enjoy an art class at the Rhein Center, watch a movie in a historic theater, stay active on the courts or stroll Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. A day where spending time outdoors refreshes the spirit and wholesome family fun creates lasting memories. And the perfect ending to a wonderful day? An immersive Murder Mystery Dinner in Wesley Lodge!

Here’s a snapshot of what we have planned for this weekend in Lakeside Chautauqua: Rhein Center Open Studio art classes, “Knives Out” movie in Orchestra Hall, miniature golf, shuffleboard, pickleball, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, lawn games, parks, playgrounds, nature/walking trail, shops, restaurants and a Community Worship Service on Sunday.

Arrival Information
  • Construction Delays: Construction on the Sandusky Bay/Thomas Edison Memorial Bridge on Route 2 and the roundabout at the Route 53 Exit may cause delays and detours to your trip to Lakeside. Allow extra time for travel.
  • Shopping & Dining:  View Lakeside’s Business & Merchant Fall Hours to find out what restaurants, shops and services are open this weekend.

Directions to Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua is located in Ohio on the Marblehead Peninsula, halfway between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore. It’s easily accessible from the east or west via Interstate 90, Route 2 and Route 163. View directions. 

Staying Overnight?

Book a weekend escape to Lakeside! Rooms are available at the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside. This is the last weekend the Hotel Lakeside will be open for the season. Standard rooms start at $159 (+tax) for one night and $295 (+tax) for two nights on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30.

To make a reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 and ask for the ‘Fall Weekend Getaway Hotel Package.’ Reservations include breakfast. Room rates do not include tickets to the Murder Mystery Dinner.

Please note: $159 and $295 room rates are before tax. A 25% deposit is due at booking; $50 cancelation fee if canceled outside 72 hours. A deposit of 25% is forfeited if canceled within 72 hours of arrival. No refunds, no exceptions, no exchanges and no rain dates. Limited availability. Current reservations are transferrable for Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 only. Room exclusions apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or special promotions. 

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Sep 30, 2023


All Day


Arts & Entertainment,


Lakeside, Ohio

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