BAYFRONT BAZAAR & BREW, Wednesday Sep 13, 5-9pm, Sandusky Bay Pavilion, with food, local merchants selling vintage and handcrafted goods, craft beer and live music from Eric Sowers.
SUB-ZERO WITH A HERO, Thursday Sep 14, 6-8pm, Toft’s Dairy, Sandusky, with ice cream and conversation with police and firefighters.
HALLOWEEKENDS, Cedar Point, Friday 6pm-12mid; Saturday 11am-12mid; Sunday 11am-8pm. Spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones in a family-friendly daytime event. Nighttime feature more adult scares with ghouls and terror emerging.
IMAGINE NORWALK, Fri Sep 15, downtown Historic Norwalk, with live music, painting, sculpting, dancing, foods, and shopping.
ELYRIA APPLE FESTIVAL, Friday Sep 15 12:30-5pm; Saturday Sep 16 10am-6pm; Sunday Sep 17 12:30-6pm, Ely Square, with live music, concessions, pie eating contests, cornhole tournament, car show, 5k and more!
SHAKEDOWN AT THE SUMMIT, Friday-Sunday Sep 15-17, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, with outrageous junkers drag racing with an attitude.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE BAY, Saturday Sep 16, 6-11 pm, downtown Put-in-Bay, with Monte Carlo street games downtown in a fundraiser for the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: POINTFEST, Saturday Sep 16, Cedar Point, with Christian artists Casting Crowns, Skillet, Lauren Daigle, and Ryan Stevenson!
DRAGONS & BACON FEST, Saturday Sep 16, 9 am-5 pm, Paper District Marina, Sandusky, with 40-foot dragon boats racing, bacon food vendors, live music, and beverages.
ROLLING BIKE NIGHT, Tuesday Sep 19, Patio Tavern, Huron, with live music from Rusty G String and six more chances to win a key that could start a one-of-a-kind Gunsmoke Harley from Rockin’ Horse Cycles.
3RD THURSDAY MUSIC, FLOWERS, AND A SUNSET…, Thursday Sep 21, 6:30 pm, downtown Vermilion, with shopping, dining, and music through downtown Vermilion.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE, Roots & Revival Tour, Friday Sep 22, 7:30pm, Ritz Theatre, Tiffin.
NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST, Friday-Sunday Sep 22-24, Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 12-11 pm, Sun 12-5 pm, Historic Downtown Sandusky, with live music, traditional Bavarian dancers, and a live glockenspiel. German food, beer, and wine. Arts & crafts. Games for all ages including a brat eating contest, barmaid run, wiener dog race, and kids activities.
ROLLING BIKE NIGHT GRAND FINALE EVENT, Saturday Sep 23, 1pm-10pm, Rockin’ Horse Cycles, Sandusky. Final keys will be handed out and everyone who won a key throughout the summer will see if their key starts a one-of-a-kind customized Gunsmoke Harley. Live music from the Roadhouse Band & Jessica Hannan Band.
DICK GODDARD’S WOOLLYBEAR FESTIVAL, Sunday Sep 24, 9 am-6 pm. The largest one day festival in the state, with the Woollybear 500 Caterpillar race, King & Queen Woollybear contest, Woollybear pet look-a-like contest, food, crafts, live entertainment and The Wonderful, Wacky Woollybear Parade.
MILAN BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, Sunday Sep 24, 2-4pm, Milan town square, with the burying of a 2017 time capsule & speakers.
OTHER THINGS GOING ON:
RIVER NATURE TOUR, Black River Landing, Lorain. This 2 hour excursion includes a tour of the river from Black River Landing, past the Steel Mills and around Monkey’s Island. 4-6pm on Tuesday Sep 12, Friday Sep 15, Saturday Sep 16.
LORAIN LIGHTHOUSE SUNSET DINNER CRUISE, Tuesday Sep 12, 6pm, from Spitzer Lakeside Marina to athe lighthouse with a brief tour, followed by dinner, catered by Jackalope Lakeside.
CRUISIN’ ON THE SQUARE, Tuesdays, 5-8pm, Milan Town Square, with a DJ, door prizes and classic cars.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CELEBRATING THE TORCH SINGERS, the Jazz @ 8 Series, Friday Sep 15, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, with Cleveland’s renowned jazz singer, Evelyn Wright.
1928 FORD TRI-MOTOR RIDE EXPERIENCES, Friday-Sunday Sep 15-17, 9 am-5 pm, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton, with flights approximately 15 minutes.
GLASS NEGATIVES EXHIBIT, Friday-Sunday Sep 15-17, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, with art from the collection of Gordon Wendt, past local maritime historian, author, lecturer, and collector of nautical artifacts.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: CALENDAR GIRLS, Fremont Community Theatre, Friday & Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Fremont Community Theatre, Sep 15-17 and Sep 22-24.
FREMONT PIGEON SHOW AND SHOP, Saturday Sep 16, Sandusky Co Fairground, Fremont.
VERMILION TOUR OF HOMES 2017, Saturday, Sept 16, 10am-3pm.
HAY WAGON RIDES & CORN MAZE, Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation, LaGrange, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-3pm through Oct 08.
FIRELANDS HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN NORWALK TOUR, Sunday, Sep 17, 1pm–3pm, Norwalk, with tour guides discussing the history and some architecture of the buildings.
HARVEST OF THE ARTS, Sunday, Sep 17 11am-4pm, Howk Memorial Park, Willard Memorial Square, Wellington.
KIDS FISHING DAY, Saturday Sep 16 and Sunday Sep 24, 10 am-3 pm, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center, Oak Harbor.
MILLER BOAT LINE 5K AND 1 MILE FAMILY FUN WALK, Saturday Sep 16, Put-in-Bay.
2017 FALCON FUND RUN, Saturday Sep 16, 9 am, BGSU Firelands Campus, to raise money for scholarships at BGSU Firelands.
FISHERS OF MEN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT TRAIL FISHING TOURNAMENT, Saturday & Sunday Sep 16 & 17, West Harbor Ramp, Port Clinton.
FLW T-H MARINE BFL FISHING TOURNAMENT, Saturday & Sunday Sep 16 & 17, Shelby st. Boat Launch, Sandusky.
GREAT LAKES LARGEMOUTH SERIES CENTRAL LAKE ERIE DIVISION FISHING TOURNAMENT, Sunday Sep 17, Midway Marina, Port Clinton.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE DIVOTS, Wednesday Sep 20, 6–7pm, Wakeman Community Park
PLAY CROQUET, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, Wednesday Sep 20, 6 pm.
“RISE ABOVE” TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TRAVELING EXHIBIT & CAF WWII P-51C “RED TAIL” MUSTANG, Wednesday Sep 20-Saturday Sep 23, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton.
YANKEE AIR MUSEUM’S C-47 SKYTRAIN FLIGHT EXPERIENCE, Saturday Sep 23, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton, with rides on board this classic aircraft.
GARLIC FEST, Saturday Sep 23, 10 am-5 pm, Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, Huron, with garlic & herb vendors, garlic cooking, healing & growing classes, music, and an antique car show.
LILVE ENTERTAINMENT: Lakeside Family Music Festival, Saturday Sep 23, 10 am-4 pm, Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Lakeside.
FAMILY SAFETY FAIR, Saturday Sep 23, 10am-2pm, Home Depot in Avon, with kid activities, fire trucks & safety displays, treasure hunt.
WINE FEST & ART FAIR, Saturday Sep 23, 1-7 pm, Kelley’s Island Wine Company.
BUCKEYE PARTNER SERIES OHIO TOURNAMENT TRAIL FISHING TOURNAMENT, Saturday Sep 23, Mazurik Access, Marblehead.
PORT CLINTON ELK’S CLAM BAKE, Saturday Sep 23, Elk’s Lodge, Port Clinton, open to the public. Great entertainment included.
TIFFIN FLEA MARKET, Saturday & Sunday Sep 23 & 24, 9 am-4 pm, Seneca County Fairgrounds, Tiffin.
PLAY CROQUET, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, Sunday Sep 24.
CARS FOR CRITTERS CAR SHOW, Sunday Sep 24, 9 am-3 pm, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor.