Labor Day Weekend 2022 Schedule of Events

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Plan the ultimate family getaway to Lakeside Chautauqua.

The holiday weekend includes hotels, cottage rentals, complimentary shuttles, and our signature Chautauqua experience, with a lineup of entertainment, education, worship, fireworks, swimming at the pool, fitness classes, miniature golf, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard and so much more. Shop and dine in Lakeside’s downtown business district throughout the weekend.

View the schedule of events below, as well as details about hotels. Check hours for the Pool, Wellness Center, Gates and more on our Hours of Operation page. View available wellness and fitness classes.


Book Your Hotel Stay


Plan your family getaway to Lakeside Chautauqua today! Book a weekend stay at the quaint, historic Hotel Lakeside right on the waterfront, or enjoy a more modern feel at the newly redecorated Fountain Inn, located right in the heart the business district.

No matter what your family is looking for, the Lakeside hotels are sure to offer a comfortable stay and an unforgettable experience. Standard rooms start at $149 per night, and reservations include a hot breakfast. For more information, visit

Friday, Sept. 2


Farmers’ Market

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., near Lakeside Schoolhouse
Stop by the Farmers’ Market to shop for the freshest ingredients. Local growers always bring the best variety of seasonal produce, baked goods, cut flowers, honey and more.

LHS Recycle Sale

9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Auditorium
Support the Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) by attending the Annual Recycle Sale. Want first dibs on this year’s merchandise? Early bird hours are 9-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2 with $5 admission. All proceeds help support the Heritage Society’s mission to preserve, promote and advance the history of Lakeside, the Marblehead Peninsula and the Chautauqua Movement in America. View Recycle Sale hours.

Wellness Seminar: Essential Oils for Relaxation

1:30-3 p.m., Wellness Center Drackett Hall
Learn the basics of Aromatherapy and utilizing essential oils for stress reduction and healing of the body, mind and spirit. This class teaches about the benefits, contradictions and uses of essential oils.

World Affairs Forum

3:30 p.m., Train Station
The World Affairs Forum presents an opportunity for thoughtful discussion on international events and ongoing world issues. The dialogue is held to promote further learning about world affairs and is not a political forum.

Pop-Up Dance Jam

6-6:45 p.m., Walnut Plaza
Meet on Walnut Plaza let loose, groove to the beat and meet new friends. There will be a variety of repetitive choreographed movements from various music genres led by Hanna Fidler.

Lakeside Connect

6:30-7:30 p.m., Hoover Auditorium Front Porch 
Connect with the Lakeside Chautauqua Team. While you enjoy refreshments provided by local merchants, learn about Chautauqua pillar programs and activities and meet new Lakeside friends.

McGuffey Lane

7 p.m., Hoover Auditorium
From their first shows to recording for Atlantic Records and today, McGuffey Lane always give fans an energetic, entertaining, and fun-filled concert experience. Throughout their exciting career, the country-rock band from Ohio has sold more than 300,000 records and enjoyed national tours with The Judds, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Allman Brothers Band and many others. Radio stations and jukeboxes across the country still belt out their greatest hits like “Long Time Lovin’ You,” “People like You” and “Green Country Mountains.”


Saturday, Sept. 3


Labor Day Weekend Sailing Race

8 a.m., Lakevue Marina 
Weather permitting, all participants are to meet at Lakevue Marina, located one mile outside the W. Second Street Gate, at 8 a.m. for a skipper’s meeting to determine the course. The race will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Former Association & Foundation Board Member Gathering

9-10 a.m., Train Station
Have you served on the Association Board of Directors or the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Board in the past? You’re invited to gather for coffee at the Train Station with other former board members in a discussion about the future of Lakeside. Your insights are important. RSVP at or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.

Vinyasa Yoga

9-10 a.m., Pavilion Jennings East Deck
This class is for all experience levels and will leave you feeling both relaxed and invigorated. Enjoy the feel good movement and music right on the lake.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale

9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture, lawn equipment and more.

Rhein Center Open Studio

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rhein Center
The Rhein Center, located on the corner of Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street, is an arts center that offers an Open Studio on Saturdays through Oct. 1. All ages are invited to decorate a wooden or paper maché item with paint, markers, or stickers. No class registration required.

Family Yoga

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Join Hanna Fidler, Certified Yoga Instructor, for an interactive yoga experience with breathing techniques, poses and fun games. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Historic Preservation Lecture

2 p.m., Train Station
This lecture, supported by the Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Endowment, will feature window preservation techniques with Lindsay Jones. Jones is the owner and lead conservator of Blind Eye Restoration in Columbus, an architecture and art restoration firm focusing on the maintenance of historic structures and materials.

Concert in the Park: John Pickle

2-4 p.m., Pavilion West Deck
The variety of songs John Pickle performs, combined with his energy, sense of humor and interactive shows, make for a fun concert.

Thai Yoga Massage

4-5:30 p.m., Pavilion Jennings East Deck
Bring a friend or loved one to join in learning and experiencing techniques that relax and heal the body. Thai Yoga Massage is gentle and supportive stretching that incorporates intentional acupressure in the muscle tissue to calm the mind and release tension in the body.

Pop-Up Dance Jam

6-6:45 p.m., Walnut Plaza
Meet on Walnut Plaza let loose, groove to the beat and meet new friends. There will be a variety of repetitive choreographed movements from various music genres led by Hanna Fidler.

Mercury: The Music of Queen & Freddie Mercury

7 p.m., Hoover Auditorium
Mercury will perform an incredible tribute concert dedicated to the music of Freddie Mercury, the lead man that made the band Queen world-famous. The show features Terry Barber on lead vocals and covers all of Queen’s greatest hits, including “We Will Rock You,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “We are the Champions,” “Under Pressure,” “The Great Pretender,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “The Show Must Go On,” “Somebody to Love,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


9 p.m., Lakefront
Following Mercury’s performance, fireworks will offer a spectacular finale to the day. A barge will launch fireworks near the north end of the dock, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, fireworks will move to Sunday, Sept. 4.


Sunday, Sept. 4


Lakefront Worship Service

8:30 a.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
This informal worship service at water’s edge includes prayer requests, a variety of Christian hymns and contemporary songs, an inspiring message, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The service is led by the Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson, Lakefront Worship Coordinator, and the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life &Pastoral Care.

Lakeside United Methodist Church Service

9 a.m., Lakeside United Methodist Church
This traditional church setting offers a vibrant style of worship using inspirational song and motivational words. The service is led by the Rev. Karen Graham

Music Workshop with Johnny Parker

9-10 a.m., Hoover Auditorium
Preceding the Chautauqua Community Worship service, Johnny Parker and Michael Shirtz will offer a Music Workshop on the stage of Hoover Auditorium. All singers are invited to attend, whether they have been part of Lakeside Chautauqua’s summer music program and/or choral groups in the past. Parker’s appearance is made possible through the generous support of James E. Beardsley and Doris F. Beardsley, who have supported the summer musical offerings for the Sunday Hoover Community Worship all summer long.

Community Worship with Rev. Dr. Lovett Weems, Jr.

10:30 a.m., Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. Lovett Weems, Jr., Wesley Seminary Distinguished Professor of Church Leadership and Founding Director/Senior Consultant of Wesley’s G. Douglass Lewis Center for Church Leadership in Washington, D.C., leads the Community Worship Service. His sermon, titled “A People of Faith,” is based on Habakkuk 2: 1-4 and Romans 1:16-17. Featuring music and the spoken Word, Michael Shirtz and special guests Johnny Parker and Jacob Bates provide musical leadership, while the liturgy is led by the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Senior Director of Religious Life & Pastoral Care.

Kids (ages 5-11) are invited to join children’s singer-songwriter Chip Richter for a special worship celebration on Sundays. Following the Chautauqua Community Worship opening prayer at 10:30 a.m., kids can join a parade through the aisles of Hoover Auditorium, led by Richter, that proceeds to Bradley Temple. Younger children and siblings are welcome to join but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents should meet their kids at Bradley Temple immediately following the closing prayer of the Hoover service.

Labor Day Weekend Cookout

12-3 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Celebrate the end of the summer with a cookout along the lake. The menu, provided by Ward Catering, features pulled pork sandwich, pork & sauerkraut, bratwurst (sauerkraut), shredded chicken sandwich, and jumbo hotdogs with macaroni & cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, and chips as sides, as well as bottled water and canned pop. Food can be purchased a la carte, ranging from $1-6. Platters for $12 are also available for a pulled pork sandwich, bratwurst and shredded chicken sandwich.

Concert in the Park: Carpenter Ants

12-3 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
West Virginia’s premier rhythm & blues band, Carpenter Ants, has a trademark country-soul sound with rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section that captures a rare, “loose-but-tight” feel that has won the band international fans. The Ants refer to their music as “chicken-fried gospel soul” with lots of feel-good harmonies and a solid groove.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale

1-5 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture, lawn equipment and more. The sale on Sunday is half price.

Kids Setting Sail

2:30-4:30 p.m., Lakeside Sailing Center
Volunteers from the Society of Old Salts provide free sailing rides for children (ages 5-10), weather permitting. Those who participate are given Sunfish boat rides courtesy of veteran sailors.

Movie: “Beyond the Lake”

3 p.m., Orchestra Hall
Lakeside presents a special screening of the film “Beyond the Lake,” written and directed by Lakesider Domenic Porcari. This comedy feature tells the story of Joseph Lakeman, a former musician whose picturesque life shatters when he re-encounters Allison June, the woman who caused him to walk away from music. Both Joe and Allison must confront each other, and their past, as they decide whether their reunion will be a reconnection or a final farewell. There is no cost for admission. (1h 40m)

Summer Closing Ceremony

7 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
The community will gather to celebrate the closing of Lakeside’s 149th Chautauqua summer season. The event includes hymn singing and reflections from the summer. The fun will begin as Chip Richter and John Wilkie delight the crowd with favorite songs from their repertoire. The youth of Lakeside will proudly present the community with three new “Buddy Benches” made from recycled bottle caps collected over the summer from Lakesiders. To conclude the evening, all participants will be invited to light a candle of hope to conclude the evening as the sun sets over Lake Erie.

Monday, Sept. 5


Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale

9 a.m.-12 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture, lawn equipment and more. The sale on Monday is by donation.



Admission & Parking

Lakeside Chautauqua requires guests and residents to purchase a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to enter the grounds between May 27-Sept. 5, 2022. There are a variety of Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes to choose from depending on the length of your visit. Guests ages 4 & under and 90 & older enjoy free admission. View 2022 Admission & Parking Fees.

Purchasing a Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass includes admittance to the grounds, as well as access to entertainment in Hoover Auditorium, the Pool (on a first-come, first-served basis), Wellness Center, and a variety of religious, educational, cultural arts, and recreational opportunities. Learn more about the value of your Chautauqua Pass.

For your convenience, purchase Daily, Weekly and Season Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes online with added benefits this year. You can also purchase passes at the Hoover Ticket Office, located at 115 W. Third Street, or upon entering the gates of Lakeside during the gated season from May 27-Sept. 5, 2022. All passes are valid from the time of purchase until 7 p.m. the following day. The Lakeside Chautauqua gates will be in operation starting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 27.