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Lake County Air Show

Arts and Culture

July 15
Historic Downtown Willoughby’s Annual ArtsFest features approximately 130 exhibitors from eight states with creations ranging from sculpture, metals, jewelry, painting, fiber, photography, wood, glass and ceramics to graphic arts. Kids can enjoy the newly built area just for them with a street chalk artist and kids’ crafts. Read More

162nd Lake County Fair
July 25 – 30
Visit the Lake County Fair this year to enjoy agricultural events & displays, many types of demonstrations and competitions, great food & concessions, rides, shows, and much, much, more. Read More

Food and Wine

Winey-Margarita Party
July 14
Come out to Grand River Cellars in Madison an evening among the tanks and barrels enjoying a delicious meal prepared from local meats and vegetables and wine pairing with each course. Reservations required in advance. Read More

Downtown Painesville Farm to Table
July 26
This event is a celebration of local farmers, food and flavors. Talented chefs from Painesville and surrounding areas will present a culinary explosion of high quality farm fresh meals paired with local wines while guests take in the beauty of Lake Erie College’s historic campus.
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Outdoor Fun

4th Annual Lavender Festival & Art in the Garden
July 8 – 9

Luvin Lavender invites artists, lavender enthusiasts and the general public to come enjoy a day in the natural surroundings of the farm.

Meet the beekeeper and learn about beekeeping, perhaps take a yoga class and unwind in the blooms, or just bring a picnic lunch, sprawl out on a blanket and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the farm. Read More

Lake County Air Show
July 15 – 16
Lost Nation Airport will be hosting the “Tribute To Legends” air show. Bring the family and help us honor our veterans! Come out for a day of food, fun and flying at the Lost Nation Airport! There will be Vintage Military airplanes along with some spectacular air acts! Read More

Headlands BeachFest and Speed Boats Race
July 22 – 23
Imagine our mile-long lakefront filled with colorful kites dancing in the sky while the beach is populated with sand sculptures, music, and interactive performers.
There are tents filled with children’s activities, food vendors and artisans offering unique arts and craft items for sale.
On Sunday, watch as amazing speedboats take to Lake Erie for two great races and displays. Read More

Tall Ships at Fairport Harbor

July 7 – 9
Join us on the shores of Lake Erie for Tall Ships Fairport Harbor!
It’s a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. Tall Ships promises to be the largest event in our region’s history featuring ship tours, day sails, educational programming, food and beverages, music, entertainment and fun for the entire family!
Tall Ships
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase beautiful local artwork from quality vendors as well.
The event takes place rain or shine. No ticket refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable. Your ticket does not guarantee access to all ships at all times. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Party in the Park

July 14 – 16

Pack up and hit the road for one of the nation’s largest free music festivals July 14-16. Taking place in downtown Painesville’s tree lined Veteran’s Park, Party in the Park features acts from Ohio and across the U.S. performing continuously on three stages all day and into the night. The sounds of rock, reggae, jazz, blues, funk, soul, Motown, bluegrass, rockabilly and more.

Party in the Park

Those attending all say the same thing; they can’t believe this fantastic event and musical lineup is in the little town of Painesville and it’s FREE!

Hosted by the Painesville Community Improvement Corporation, not only does the event feature outstanding music, there are over 40 fantastic food vendors and a beer garden with Great Lakes Brewing Co., Miller, Guinness and wine.

And the Party isn’t just for music lovers; there is something for the whole family – activities and games for all ages, a community stage hosting demonstrations, Kidzone with inflatables, a night time adult comedy showcase and classic and custom car shows. For more information and all things Party in the Park, visit

Fireworks and picnics

Happy July 4th

Happy Independence Day!  A special thank you goes to all our veterans and military personnel.
For a day full of patriotic enjoyment, head over to the City of Mentor for the as they celebrate the opening the city’s  brand new amphitheater with a free concert in the park at the featuring awesome bands, great food and refreshments! Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Veterans Park in Mentor is the perfect choice for a picnic! The park protects the largest inland pond in the county, a remnant of original Ohio swamp forest. It offers four accessible fishing piers, a 1.78-mile loop trail through native wetlands with 830 feet of boardwalk, and a wetland/wildlife viewing area. There are picnic tables with grills, a 75-person shelter with a fireplace and clean restrooms. The park is also handicapped accessible making it the perfect location for the whole family.
Now on to the main event – fireworks! The City of Eastlake – co-sponsored with Willowick and Wickliffe – puts on a fantastic show every year. It will take place July 4 at the Lake County Captains stadium. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9:55 p.m. Admission is free! Or, grab a blanket and a spot on the beach and join the fun at Fairport Mardi Gras for a great display at dusk

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