Lake Erie East Coastal Gazette

In This Issue:

Passport 2 Plants
DTW Rib Burn Off
Spring Haunted Lantern Tour
Downtown Painesville Wine and Chocolate Walk
HorseFest 2017


Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk

Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk

Arts and Culture

The Lettermen in Concert
May 4

From their first hit in 1961, “The Way You Look Tonight,” through current hits of today, the sound is undeniable Lettermen. Eighteen gold albums worldwide and scores of top singles attest to a popularity that has endured several generations. Read More

Spring Haunted Lantern Tour
May 27

Do ghosts and spirits really haunt the former Lake County Poorhouse? Walk through long dark corridors with nothing but candlelight to illuminate the way. Escape into the past as guides provide you with an eerie, fun-filled adventure! You’ll visit all the locations around the Lake County History Center where shadows and ghostly figures are said to have been sighted. Read more…

Food and Wine

Downtown Painesville Wine and Chocolate Walk
May 5

The Downtown Painesville Organization is hosting its first Chocolate Walk. This is a delectable and decadent evening all about chocolate. Participants will visit a wide variety of merchants and eateries. Each sweet stop will offer a unique chocolate treat. Vendors are available for unique art throughout the evening. The event is free and open to all! Read More

Outdoor Fun

Party on Main
May 19

Party on MainEnjoy this huge after-work party to kick off summer! Dance in the street to the world famous Disco Inferno. Don’t miss this FREE party in Painesville. Read More

Holden Arboretum Plant Sale
May 20 – 21

Holden Arboretum’s annual plant sale offers a diverse selection of plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, and garden accessories. All are provided by select area nurseries and gardens. They’ll also feature customer-favorite Holden propagated wildflowers. A portion of each sale supports the arboretum. Read More

HorseFest 2017
May 20-21

HorseFest 2017

Discover the magical beauty of horses at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. HorseFest showcases different breeds, riding disciplines and the uses for these versatile animals. The event will include driving breeds, dressage, jumping, exhibitors, pony rides ($4), children’s activities, and more. Regular Farmpark admission applies. Read More


Passport 2 Plants Presents “Life’s A Garden…Dig It!”

May 5 – 7

Get GROWING! Each spring, gardeners visit northeast Ohio for the annual Passport 2 Plants, a unique garden-oriented event sponsored by Perry Madison Green Industries (PMGI). The event is great for gardeners who want to shop a variety of nurseries and garden centers to fill their landscapes while saving money and possibly even winning some prizes

The event is takes place May 5, 6 & 7 throughout Eastern Lake County and is sponsored by three area garden centers: Middle Ridge Gardens, Martin’s Garden Center, and Sabo’s Woodside Nursery & Garden Center. Each garden center will offer family-oriented entertainment, gardening tips and additional attractions. Don’t miss any of the garden centers as they each have their own specialties.

How it works
Passport 2 PlantsVisitors get a free passport that will be stamped at each garden center for a total of 3 stamps. Make sure to get your passport stamped to receive an entry form for that garden center’s $50 raffle.

After your last stamp at the third garden center, you will receive a golden entry form to enter into the drawing for a $150 gift certificate!

Visit for more information about this event or participating nurseries.

DTW Rib Burn Off

May 20 – 21

The Annual Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off returns! In its 6th year, the Red, White and BBQ Rib Burn Off has quickly become one of the biggest and most anticipated events to take place in Willoughby.

Drawing thousands of people from all over Lake County, the two-day event is going to rock this town again – even more than last year’s record-breaking success! Erie Street will be closed to all traffic for both days. And this year the Burn Off is expanding to three stages featuring live local and national bands – plus vendors and a complete kid’s zone. Look for beer and craft cocktails on Erie Street, and, of course, ribs from participating downtown Willoughby restaurants and national vendors.

Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off

Participating Restaurants in 2017

Corks Wine Bar
Crepes in the City
Erie St. Wine Market
Frank & Tony’s Place
Kleifeld’s Restaurant
Lure Bistro
Mullarkey’s Irish Pub
The Morehouse
Nickleby’s Roundbar
Olivor Twist
Taco Local
Wild Goose
Willoughby Brewing CompanyLocated in historic Downtown Willoughby, Erie Street is a quaint strip of eateries, boutiques, antique shops, arts, bars and culture. Today downtown is home to many festivals and attractions including a car cruise-in, ghost walk, food festivals, ArtsFest, and more. Burn Off! Downtown Willoughby has something for everyone of all ages and interests!

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