Friday , 19 July 2024

What’s Going On In Coast Country

FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND EVERY FRIDAY MORNING AT 8:35 & FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 5:35 WITH SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO.  CLICK ON THE LOGO TO SEE THEIR CALENDAR, COMPLETE WITH LINKS TO EVENTS AROUND THE AREA.

OTTAWA COUNTY FAIR, July 15-21, Ottawa County Fairground on Rt 163, east of Oak Harbor.
MON: Harness Racing 5pm; Grande Parade 5:30; King & Queen Reception 6pm; King & Queen Contest 8pm
TUE: Veteran’s Day; Harness Racing 5pm; Hog Calling Contest 6:30; Cornhole Tournament 7:30
WED: Senior Citizens Day with free admission for seniors 60+; Diamond J Rodeo at 7
THU: Autocross at 7pm
FRI: Twisted Metal Demolition Derby at 7pm
SAT: Antique Tractor Pull at 9am; OSTPA Tractor Pull at 7pm; Square Dance at 9
SUN: Free Admission; Fishing Derby for the kids 10am; Redneck Garden Tractor Pull at 11am; Greased Pig Scramble at 2

NATIONAL MATCHES AT CAMP PERRY, July 11-August 10, Camp Perry Training Site, Port Clinton, with well over 4,500 annual participants from school-age beginners to many of the world’s best.

OLD MILL BRASS AT THE GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES, July 16, Washington Park Gazebo, 7 pm

MOVIE DAYS, July 17, 1pm, Cinemark Theatres at the Sandusky Mall with a free screening of Trolls Band Together

SHEFFIELD LAKE COMMUNITY DAYS, July 17-21

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BLUES, July 18, 7pm, Jackson Street Pier, downtown Sandusky.

THIRD THURSDAY, MUSIC AND A SUNSET, July 18, 5pm-sunset, with live music and merchant sales throughout the downtown.

THIRD THURSDAY, July 18, Ely Square, Elyria, with vendors, live music, a DJ, and food trucks

732 ELECTRIC DUO AT THE THURSDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, July 18, 11:30-1pm, Ely Square Gazebo, Elyria

BACKSPIN HORNS AND RHYTHM AT LAKEVIEW PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Lorain, July 18, 6pm

MUSIC ON MADISON, downtown Port Clinton, July 18-20, Thurs 7-10 pm, Fri-Sat 8-11 pm
Thursday: The Forgotten; Friday: Spazmatics; Saturday: Athens Wheeler

JAMEY HENSLEY AT RIVERFRONT LIVE, July 19, 6pm, Madison Street, downtown Port Clinton

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY CRUISE, July 19, 7pm, Goodtime One, Jackson Street Pier, downtown Sandusky

THE BOTTOM LINE AT TUNES ON TAPPAN, July 19, 6pm, Tappan Square, Oberlin

REMEMBER CRUISIN’ CAR CLUB CAR SHOW, July 19, 4-9pm, Washington Park, Sandusky

SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOURS, July 19, South Bass Island Lighthouse, Put-in-Bay

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, July 19-20, Bellevue Society for the Arts Teen Theatre. Showtimes are at 7:30.

CASTALIA COLD CREEK CELEBRATION, July 19-21, downtown Castalia, Fri 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Sat 7:30 AM-11 PM, Sun 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, parade Sunday at 2

BOARDWALK NIGHTS AT CEDAR POINT, July 19-August 18, with nighttime fun on the Cedar Point beach and The Boardwalk area of the park electrify with entertainment, over-the-top food and drink, games, music and dancing, .

GIRL NAMED TOM AT LAKESIDE, July 20, 7:30, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, with entertainment from the winners of The Voice

CRUISIN’ AT BOPPIN’ ON THE BASIN, July 20, 7pm, Huron Boat Basin Amphitheatre, with 50s and 60s music

THE WIZARD OF OZ BY THE RITZ PLAYERS, July 20-21, Ritz Theatre, Tiffin. Shows are at 7:30 Saturday at 2pm Sunday.

BIG FIN AT LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE, July 21, 7pm, Main Street Beach, Vermilion

IRONMAN 70.3 OHIO, July 19-21, Jackson Street Pier, downtown Sandusky. Events all weekend, with the big event Sunday: a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Erie, a fast-flat 56-mile bike through Erie County farmlands, and a 13.1-mile run through historic downtown Sandusky.

KELLEYS ISLAND FEST 2024, July 19-21, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Kelleys Island, with vendors, food, beer tent, music, and street dances on Friday and Saturday nights, a parade on Saturday morning, and fireworks at dusk on Saturday.

33rd ANNUAL AMES PERFORMANCE PONTIAC NATIONALS, July 19-21, with a festival of Trans Ams, Tempests, Firebirds, Fieros, GTOs and other glorious Pontiacs.

LANTERN TOUR, July 20, Seneca Caverns, Bellevue

ROCKIN’ THE REZ, July 20, 3-10pm, New London Reservoir Park, with vendors, concessions, beer, and music from Tarp, Bad Juju, and Sticky Sweet Def Leppard Tribute.

STARS & STRIPES CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW, July 20, 9am-2pm, Fields United Methodist Church, North Ridgeville

LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS CHRISTMAS IN JULY FUNDRAISER FOR GOOD KNIGHTS NIGHT, July 20, 6pm, Crusher’s Stadium, Avon. Spread holiday cheer and support Good Knights by providing a donation of new, in-package pillows and twin-size linens. Each fan who brings a donation will receive a 10% coupon to the Fan Attic team store.

3rd ANNUAL LCPL. JEREMY SHOCK MEMORIAL RIDE, July 20, 10am-7pm, American Legion Post 295, Green Springs, starting at Fox Cycle Works, Sandusky

4th ANNUAL FREMONT PRIDE FESTIVAL, July 20, 12-6pm, Walsh Park, Fremont, with entertainment and games for the LGBTQIA+ community.

SPIEGEL GROVE SQUIRES CIVIL WAR-ERA BASE BALL, July 21, 1pm, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, with the Squires vs. the Akron Black Stockings

BACKSTREET BLUES BAND AT VERMILION RIVER RESERVATION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, July 21, 6pm, Vermilion

DANA DORSEY AND THE BLUE NOTES AT THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES, Fremont Amphitheater, July 21, 7pm

CULKAR-GOLOB POLKA BAND AT THE GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES, July 23, 7pm, Washington Park, downtown Sandusky.

TAKE 3 AND A DRONE LIGHT SHOW, July 24, 7 pm, Lange Trust Summer Series – Jackson Street Pier

BRIDGE COUNTY BLUEGRASS BAND AT THE VERANDAH CONCERT SERIES at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, July 24, 6:30

MOVIE DAYS, July 24, 1pm, Cinemark Theatres at the Sandusky Mall with a free screening of How To Train Your Dragon

TRS TRIO AT THE THURSDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, July 25, 11:30am-1:30pm, Ely Square Gazebo, with food trucks

ISLAND SONGS AT THE MILLER NATURE PRESERVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, July 25, 6pm, Miller Nature Preserve, Avon

MUSIC ON MADISON, downtown Port Clinton, July 25-27, Thurs 7-10 pm, Fri-Sat 8-11 pm
Thursday: Muddy River Project; Friday: Skittle Bots; Sunday: Soul Pilot

HY-MILER SUPERMODIFIED WEEKEND, July 25-27, Sandusky Speedway
July 25th – All American Iron, Pure Stocks, Renegades, Beginner Stocks
July 26th – ISMA/MSS Supermodifieds Fast 40, Ohio Wheelman Series (Street Stocks)
July 27th – ISMA/MSS Supermodifieds 100 Laps, Other DivisionTBA

CHRIS CASTLE AT FRIDAYS IN THE FIRELANDS, July 26, 5-8pm, Firelands Historical Society, Norwalk

SYLV AND SOPH AT RIVERFRONT LIVE, July 26, 6pm, Madison Street, downtown Port Clinton

CLEVELAND KEYS AT TUNES ON TAPPAN, July 26, 6pm, Tappan Square, Oberlin

ALL-4-ONE AT LAKESIDE, July 26, 7:30, Hoover Auditorium

QUEEN TRIBUTE QUEEN NATION WITH BAD JUJU AT ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER, July 26, Black River Landing, Lorain, 6pm-11pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY CRUISE, July 26, 7pm, Goodtime One, Jackson Street Pier, downtown Sandusky

SOUTH BASS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOURS, July 26, South Bass Island Lighthouse, Put-in-Bay

MARKET ON MAIN, July 26, 4-8pm, Suhr Park, from Church Street to Benedict Avenue

23rd ANNUAL LINGENFELTER PERFORMANCE BLUE SUEDE CRUISE, July 26-28, with hot rods, a live concert and fireworks Saturday

CHRISTMAS IN JULY WITH RUMOURS AT BOPPIN’ ON THE BASIN, July 27, Huron Boat Basin Amphitheatre

LSO POPS CONCERT WITH SOPRANO LISA VROMAN AT LAKESIDE, July 27, 7:30, Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside

CHALK IT UP!, July 27, 10am-2pm, Victory Park, Vermilion, with chalk art from kids and adults of all ages

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SŌLSTAY SANDUSKY, July 27, 4-7pm, with live music with Brandon Biehl, drinks and more

KIDS’ FISHING DERBY, July 27, 9am-12:30pm, Izaak Walton League Pond, Fremont

LINDSEY SUNFLOWER & HOMECOMING FESTIVAL, July 27, Wendelle Miller Park, Lindsey, with a 5K Race, Kids Games, Live Music from 1-9, Vendors, Food Trucks, Cornhole Tournament.

GIBSONBURG’S SCULPTURE IN THE VILLAGE, Arts & Wine Fest, July 27, 3-9pm, Williams Park, Gibsonburg, with art and sculptures, live entertainment, food, craft and art vendors, Ohio wines and now craft beer.

KELLEYS ISLAND FILMFEST, July 27-28, 9-11pm, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Kelleys Island, with popular box office movies, shown drive-in style, free of charge, in front of a large inflatable screen.

ISLAND SONG TRIO AT LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE, July 28, 7pm, Main Street Beach, Vermilion

SPIEGEL GROVE SQUIRES CIVIL WAR-ERA BASE BALL, July 28, 1pm, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, with the Squires vs. the Fulton Mules Vintage Base Ball Club

FIRELANDS STRING QUARTET, July 28, 7pm, Huron Boat Basin Amphitheatre.

HAUNTED PUT-IN-BAY WALKS, July 28, 7pm.

JIM GILL AT VERMILION RIVER RESERVATION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, July 28, 6pm, Vermilion

RIDIN’ SHOTGUN AT THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES, Fremont Amphitheater, July 28, 7pm

SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS AT THE GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES, July 30, 7pm, Washington Park, downtown Sandusky.

MOVIE DAYS, July 31, 1pm, Cinemark Theatres at the Sandusky Mall with a free screening of Migration

24K MAGIC BRUNO MARS TRIBUTE AT THE PARTY AT THE PIER, August 1, 7pm, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky