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Slideshow March 2013

June/July 2013 - Contest, News & Events 

Cedar Point Ticket Giveaway CP Gatekeeper
Thrills Start at the Gate!   

2013 is Cedar Point's 144th season of operation...and it promises to deliver spectacular thrills.


With 16 roller coasters, Cedar Point amusement park/resort is home to the largest collection of coasters on the planet. New for 2013 is GateKeeper, a high-flying steel winged coaster. Overall, Cedar Point has 72 rides; four children's areas; a gigantic waterpark (Soak City); three resort hotels; a year-round indoor waterpark resort; a luxury RV campground with cottages and cabins; two marinas; an entertainment complex (Challenge Park); award-winning live entertainment; gift shops; restaurants and more. Located in Sandusky, Ohio, Cedar Point has been voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" for a record 15 consecutive years!

Get your thrill on! Enter for a chance to win a four pack of one-day adult admission tickets to Cedar Point. One entry per email address please. 


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Congratulations to J. Smith of Warren, Ohio who won the May e-newsletter contest!
*One prize winner will be chosen at random on 7/10/13 and notified via email. The winner will need to reply with contact information within two days or the prize will be awarded to the next randomly chosen entry; odds of winning depend on number of entries. Cedar Point courtesy ticket vouchers are valid any public operating day through Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 only. One entry per email address, please.
Last Chance to Enter the "Pin Our Photos, Pack Your Bags" Pinterest Contest

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Enter this week to win your ideal Shores & Islands getaway                  


There's still time to win a Lake Erie Shores & Islands getaway by simply pinning your favorite area destinations; but, time is running out! Visit SHORESandISLANDS.com/PinOurPhotos to complete the online entry form and pin five (5) photos, plus the contest pin, on Pinterest. Please make sure to follow the contest directions accurately. Weekly prizes ($50 gift certificates to local attractions) and one grand prize (1 night lodging and two admission tickets to each of your pinned attractions) are being awarded. The contest runs through June 30, 2013. See the website for complete details.

Don't Give Up the Ship!

Make Plans NOW for Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration Perry decendant    


Wind, water and history converge as an international flotilla of Tall Ships sails into Lake Erie's western basin this August. Get an up-close look at these Tall Ships in Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, Port Clinton and Put-In-Bay, during festivals featuring Tall Ship tours, day sails, musical entertainment, historical reenactors and more.


These Ohio events culminate with a full-scale reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie at the actual battle site near Put-in-Bay.


Make plans to be part of the Lake Erie action with the following list of Ohio events and Tall Ship attractions. Also, check out the Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the celebration.


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Lake Erie Shores & Islands Events

Events in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands are as abundant as waves crashing on the shore; following are just a few upcoming events.


Huron Playhouse 65th Season: The Wizard of Oz
Through June 29, 2013; 8 pm 
McCormick School, 325 Ohio St., Huron
Ohio's oldest continuing summer theatre presents five fantastic theatrical productions. Shows are presented Tues-Sat and include The Wizard of Oz June 25-29; Dangerous Corner July 2-6; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change July 9-13; Blithe Spirit July 16-20; and Gypsy July 23-27. Tickets $17/adult, $15/student, $15/senior, $13/child (12 yrs and under)

Further information: 419.433.4744

B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
July 10, 27, August 21, October 2, 2013; 12-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton

Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady." Visit the adjacent Liberty Aviation Museum and Tin Goose Diner.

Further information: 419.734.6297

Huron Riverfest
July 12-14, 2013; Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 11 am-10:30 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron

A popular area festival, Huron Riverfest offers live entertainment in the amphitheater, a variety of concession stands, games, rides, car show, Friday night fireworks, and Saturday parade along with many other activities.

Further information: 419.433.8487

12 Days of Christmas in July
July 18-29, 2013
Downtown Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island
Celebrate Christmas in July over two weekends this summer. Ohio Magazine voted Put-in-Bay as the "Best Place for Christmas in July." The entire downtown area is decorated for Christmas, and on select nights it snows downtown.
Further information: 419.285.2832

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