HURON COUNTY FAIR, Monday Aug 13-Saturday Aug 18, Norwalk. MON: country band LoCash; TUE: Cheer Bonanza; WED: Veterans Day with one cent admission for vets, OSTPA Tractor Pull; THU: Senior Citizens Day, MotoCross and Quad Races; FRI: $1 off admission with non-perishable food item, Rough Truck competition; SAT: Demolition Derby 6pm.
DAYTIME ISLAND HOPPING CRUISE, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 am-6:30 pm, Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky, to both Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay.
MOVIES BY THE RIVER, Wednesday Aug 15, 9 pm, Huron Boat Basin, with a free screening of Shaggy Dog.
THIRD THURSDAY: MUSIC, FLOWERS, AND A SUNSET, Thursday Aug 16, 6:30 pm, downtown Vermilion, with 25-30 live musical acts of all varieties throughout town.
HOT HARLEY NIGHTS, Thursday Aug 16, 6-9pm, Barrel House Saloon, Sandusky, with a chance to win a key that could start a one-of-a-kind customized Harley motorcycle.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE ULTIMATE ALDEAN EXPERIENCE, Jason Aldean tribute, Rockin’ On The River, Black River Landing, Lorain, Aug 17, 5:30-11pm, $5 admission.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Jazz @ 8 “A Girl Singer: Tribute to Rosemary Clooney,” Friday Aug 17, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, with acclaimed jazz singer Ellen Winters returns to join Michael Shirtz.
BASH BEFORE THE SPLASH, Friday Aug 17, 6-9pm, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Sandusky, with live music from 56 Days, food, beverage, raffles, 50/50s, and your last chance to get a Big Splash Raffle ticket before the event Saturday.
BIG SPLASH RAFFLE, Saturday Aug 18, 1-5pm, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Sandusky. An event for Big Splash Raffle ticket holders with $250,000 in cash and prizes to be given out, including Harleys, cars and the grand prize of $50,000.
FOUNDERS DAY, Saturday Aug 18, 10 am-10 pm, downtown Sandusky, featuring a huge parade, free concert by Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and fireworks!
ALL CLASSICS FESTIVAL, Saturday Aug 18, 10 am-5 pm, Huron Boat Basin, showcasing classic boats and historic automobiles. Music, food, and fun for the whole family.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CASSADEE POPE, JESSICA HANNAN & CHRISTIAN KASER, Sandusky Shores MusicFest, Saturday Aug 18, 5pm, Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, Sandusky.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE, Saturday Aug 18, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: LEGENDS OF ROCK, Boppin’ on The Basin, Huron Boat Basin Amphitheater, Saturday Aug 18, 7:30-10:30.
VERMILION HARBOUR TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, Sherod Park, Vermilion, with the Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday, and the Mini, Sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday.
HALUPKI FESTIVAL, Sunday Aug 19, 11:30 am-6 pm, Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, Marblehead, with vendors, historic church tours, bounce house, live polka bands, and more.
MOVIES BY THE BAY, Monday Aug 20, 9 pm, Paper District Marina Amphitheater, Sandusky, with a screening of Remember the Titans at dusk.
LORAIN COUNTY FAIR, Monday-Sunday Aug 20-26, Wellington. MON: Grand Funk Railroad 7:30; TUE: country star Neal McCoy 7:30pm; WED: Kids Day, LoCo Truck Pulling featuring Big Rigs 7pm; THU: Senior Citizens and Veterans Day, Horse Pull 7pm; FRI: NTPA Grand National Pull 7pm; SAT: Combine Derby & Pick-up Truck Derby 7pm; SUN: Demolition Derby 4pm.
SANDUSKY COUNTY FAIR, Tuesday Aug 21-Sunday Aug 26, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. TUE: King & Queen contest 6:30pm, Fremont Speedway Fair Races 7:30pm; WED: live pro wrestling 8pm; THUR: Broken Horn Rodeo 7:30; FRI: Demolition Derby 7:30pm; SAT: NTPA Tractor Pulls 7pm; SUN: Pig Scramble 5pm.
GPCAAC 4TH THURSDAY ART WALK, Thursday Aug 23, throughout Port Clinton, with live music, live art, and children’s activities.
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE NORTH AMERICAN DEMO BOAT SHOW, Thursday-Sunday Aug 23-26, Thurs-Fri 12-7:30 pm, Sat 11 am-7:30 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm,Cedar Point.
HOT HARLEY NIGHTS, Thursday Aug 23, 6-9pm, Rayz On The Bay, Bayview, with a chance to win a key that could start a one-of-a-kind customized Harley motorcycle.
SUNSET BAY CRUISE, Monday-Thursday Aug 13-16 and Aug 20-23, 7:30-9:30 pm, Goodtime I at Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky.
CRUISIN’ ON THE SQUARE, Tuesdays from 4-8 pm, Milan Village Square, with as many as 150 cars on display every Tuesday. Music and door prizes; also includes a farmers market.
MARKSMANSHIP NIGHTS, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Camp Perry, Port Clinton at the air gun range. Rifles may be rented and pellets can be purchased at the range
LIVE PERFORMANCE: ERIE COUNTY OSU ALUMNI BAND, Washington Park Gazebo Concert, Tuesday Aug 14, 7 pm, downtown Sandusky.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: LAKESIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CLOSING CONCERT with Guest Conductor Michael Chertok & Pianist Dror Biran, Tuesday Aug 14, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
THE GATHERING – CAR SHOW, Wednesdays, 4-8 pm, Pizza Hut, Port Clinton.
AUGUST SKY TOUR, Wednesday Aug 15, 7-9 pm, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay, view the night sky from the Observation Deck with a NASA astronomy program.
FAITH AND FAMILY DAY, Wednesday Aug 15, Watering Hole Safari & Water Park, Port Clinton, featuring live worship from various area churches, live DJs playing christian gospel hits, games, contests, prizes, and more.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: “AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS” featuring David Payne, Wednesday Aug 15, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside..
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BALL IN THE HOUSE – A CAPPELLA, Thursday Aug 16, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
DIVE-IN MOVIES, Thursdays through Aug 30, Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, a movie night at 8pm for Platinum Pass holders.
SNOOZE AT THE ZOO, Thursday-Saturday Aug 16-18 and Aug 23-25, 6:30 pm, Toledo Zoo
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Mike Albert and the Big “E” Band, Friday Aug 17, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK-ROMEO AND JULIET, Lakeview Park, Lorain, Friday-Sunday Aug 17-19, 7pm nightly.
PEACHES AND CREAM ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Saturday Aug 18, 10 am-3 pm, Quarry Hill Orchards, Berlin Heights.
NORTHERN OHIO CATFISH TOURNAMENT TRAIL, Saturday Aug 18, 8 am-6 pm, Shelby Street Boat Launch, Sandusky.
MOONLIGHT MUD RUN 5K OBSTACLE/MUD RUN, Saturday Aug 18, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor, a nighttime run with rock concert lights and music.
BADD FEST, Saturday Aug 18, New Hope Vineyard, Fremont, with Bikers Against Doing Drugs, live music, bike games, bike show, information and support for those battling opioid addiction.
OTTAWA COUNTY SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM CARNIVAL, Saturday Aug 18, 12-9 pm, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor.
GARFORD ARTS FEST, Saturday Aug 18, 5-11pm, East Falls River Walk, Elyria, with local music on multiple stages, local food offerings.
SHOPAGANZA, Saturday Aug 18, 10 am-4 pm, Lakeview Park, Port Clinton.
OVERNIGHT PIRATE THEME MURDER MYSTERY, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, includes lodging, treasure hunt, five-course dinner party, Sunday breakfast buffet, and the chance to win prizes in various contests.
U.S. BRIG NIAGARA AT PUT-IN-BAY, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, Put-in-Bay Harbor.
KIDS FISHING DAY, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, 10am-3pm, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center, Oak Harbor.
NORTHWESTERN OHIO GLADIOLUS SHOW, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, Sat 3-5 pm, Sun 11:30 am-5 pm, Hoover Auditorium Lobby, Lakeside.
TIFFIN FLEA MARKET, Saturday & Sunday Aug 18 & 19, 9am-4pm, Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin.
PARTY IN THE PARK: FAMILY FUNDAY, Sunday Aug 19, East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Sandusky, with ice cream social, birding, mini train rides, and more!
3RD ANNUAL K.I.P.D. PIG ROAST, Sunday Aug 19, 12-4 pm, Memorial Park, Kelleys Island, with live entertainment by Steve Brownell, dunk tank, bounce house, and finger print kits.
CRUISE-IN, Sunday Aug 19, 11 am-4 pm, Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge, with DJ Jeremy spinning 50s and 60s favorites.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: DENNIS STROUGHMATT ET L’ESPRIT CREOLE at Family Night at The Park, Sunday Aug 19, 6-7 pm, Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FIRELANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BICENTENNIAL CONCERT, Sunday Aug 19, 6:30 pm, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, featuring guest artist Dan May, high school bands and Gospel singers from local churches.
HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR OF THE JAMESTOWN AREA, Tuesday Aug 21, 1:30 pm, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library Patio, with a one mile walk showing local historical buildings.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: MICHAEL SHIRTZ QUARTET “BLUE SKIES,” Tuesday Aug 21, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: NORTH COAST BIG BAND PERFORMING WWII BIG BAND MUSIC, Verandah Concert, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, Wednesday Aug 22, 6:30pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE: MAMA CAUGHT FIRE, Wednesday Aug 22, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BRASS BAND OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, Thursday Aug 23, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside.