Lakeside Closes 137th Chautauqua Season on Labor Day Weekend

Posted Aug 27th, 2010 by Alexandrea Kontos  Category: Arts & Entertainment,



Lakeside, Ohio – Lakeside will close the 137th Chautauqua summer season at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5 in Pavilion Circle. Admission to the Lakeside grounds requires a gate pass. The last week of the Chautauqua season (Aug. 29-Sept. 6) is half-off gate admission ($8.75 for adults, $6.25 for youth ages 12-18, and free for children under 12 and guests over 90).

The Chautauqua Season Closing Ceremony and fireworks will celebrate the end of another successful season. God Squad Director Chip Richter will perform Lakeside favorites. Vice President of Operations Wendy Eller will conclude the ceremony with inspirational music during the candle lighting. The program will reflect on the great memories of the Chautauqua season and celebrate the many wonderful events that have occurred this summer.

There will be several opportunity drawings at the Closing Ceremony. The Friends of Hotel Lakeside are selling tickets for two opportunity drawings: an original watercolor painting of the Hotel Lakeside and a quilt. The painting, valued at $400, was donated by Lakesider Robert Bruce.

The quilt was created by Nancy Bouldin, Sandy Erwin and Ellie West. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six, and are available at Hotel Lakeside, where the painting and quilt are on display.

The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society is having an opportunity drawing for an original oil painting, “Morning Rush Hour,” valued at $4,000 and donated by Rick Dziak. The painting is on display at Artists-N-Cahoots. Tickets are available there for $5 each or $20 for five. Ticket holders need not be present to win for any of the drawings.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 during the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival.

Although the Chautauqua summer season is coming to a close, Lakeside remains a year-round destination. Visit for upcoming fall events.

Known as the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, Lakeside is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauquas in the United States, Lakeside offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside is a gated community that provides rest and renewal in addition to hundreds of enlightening and entertaining experiences. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit or call 866-952-5374.


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