Stay tuned for community updates based on Gov. Mike Dewine's May 12 announcement rescinding all COVID-19 health orders effective June 2.
Our summer schedule is bursting with activities curated by our programming team representing the Chautauqua experience. This summer has provided us a unique opportunity to explore new programming, integrating arts, religion, recreation and education.

Click below to download a schedule of highlights for our 2021 summer season. This "at a glance" schedule features the weekly highlights and standing events. Be sure to regularly check the website calendar for the full list of events and additional information. Printed copies of the "Summer at a Glance" calendar will be available in the Administration Office beginning May 17. Here's to a great summer, Lakesiders!
New Pool Reservation System
The pool will be opening on Saturday, May 29 with a brand new, user-friendly reservation system and increased capacity per 90-minute session. While continued COVID-19 state of Ohio protocols require reservations for swimmers to participate in open swim sessions, our new reservation system provides pool users a simple process for making reservations (for parties up to 8) and easy wait list options. Reservations will be available 24 hours in advance for all sessions the following day and open registration begins Friday, May 28.

Weekly pool schedules for open swim sessions, adult swims, water aerobics, and special pool nights will be available online at the link below. Pool availability and times may be subject to change.

Please check the website for updates on daily and weekly pool schedules. Pool schedules will be posted one week in advance.
Stay Updated on Lakeside News
Lakeside will not be utilizing the Mambo app this season. To view the most up to date events and programs:

  • Visit the Lakeside calendar at
  • Signup for Lakeside’s enewsletter by visiting, entering your email in the gray ‘E-Newsletter’ Signup box and clicking the blue ‘Sign up’ button.
  • Follow Lakeside on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to providing you and your family with enriching experiences this summer!
Lakeside Welcomes Around Town Tour
Firelands Symphony Orchestra is bringing live music back with its Around Town Tour free concert series featuring chamber ensemble North Coast Winds this Sunday, May 1, and the Cleveland Bassoon Quartet on the 23rd at Lakeside's Steele Memorial Bandstand.

  • May 16 | 3-4 p.m.
  • May 23 | 3-4 p.m.

Free of charge. Visit our website for additional information.
Picnic with the Pops
Make the most of the gorgeous May weather, Firelands Symphony Orchestra concerts on the lakefront, and free entrance to Lakeside by booking a stay at the Fountain Inn May 15, 16, 22 or 23rd.

Picnic with the Pops Getaway
  • One night stay at the Fountain Inn
  • Picnic Basket Lunch for Two (available Sunday from 12-3 p.m.)
  • Lawn Blanket
  • Early check-in of 12 p.m. or late check-out of 3 p.m. on Sunday
  • Starting at $79 per night
Heritage Society Ribbon Cutting & Recycle sale
The Lakeside Heritage Society is pleased to invite you to the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening of their new archives building on Walnut Plaza at 210 Walnut on Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

The Heritage Society purchased the building to provide a climate-controlled environment for their growing archives collection and to increase public accessibility to these valuable historical records.

LHS operates the Heritage Hall Museum and has stored their archives collection in the Caldwell House at 324 W. Third Street for the past 21 years.

Lakeside is grateful to the Heritage Society for its role in preserving and promoting the history of Lakeside.
The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) Recycle Sale will take place May 28-May 31 outside South Auditorium.

Hours of Operation
May 28: 5-7 p.m.................EARLY BIRD $5
May 29: 9 a.m. -5 p.m........ Free of Charge
May 30: 1-5 p.m. ................Free of Charge
May 31: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.......Free of Charge

On Sunday, all items are half-priced. On Monday, take what you want and leave a donation to the LHS.

Items for the sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment. Proceeds from the sale benefit the LHS.

To donate items to the sale contact Rich Kelmer at 309-310-8512.
Coming July 2021! Lakeside Salon & Spa is moving to 232 Walnut Avenue this July! The salon will utilize their expanded space to offer additional services including hair, nails, waxing, bridal services, makeup application, spa pedicures, massage therapy and facials. Visit their Facebook page here to stay up today on their move.
Season Pass Early Bird Special
The season pass early bird discount ends Monday, May 31! Click the link below to learn more and purchase your passes online.

Please note the Ticket Office has moved from Hoover Auditorium to the Administration Building at 236 Walnut Avenue. Our pass pros, Frank and Ernie, are back and ready to help! Stop by and see them during the hours listed below or save time by ordering online. Please allow two weeks for mailing.

Ticket Office Hours:
Mon - Sat. May 17-29 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun., May 23, CLOSED
May 30 | 12 -5 p.m.
May 31 | 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

The Administration Office and Ticket Office will be closed Friday, May 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for training.
Thank you, Spring Cleanup Volunteers!
Thank you to the 67 volunteers who participated in our annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 8!

Your generous gift of time is greatly appreciated by the Lakeside community.

Thanks to you, we were able to accomplish a variety of projects to prepare for the upcoming Summer season. From weeding and mulching to power washing and cleaning, you jumped in, eager to serve.
Pictured: Bob and Betty Kiley
We admire your heart for Lakeside and your dedication to preserving and enhancing the Chautauqua experience! To learn more about volunteering at Lakeside click below.
Lakeside Trash & Recycling Services
Do you know what to throw? Republic Services has resumed recycling services in Lakeside! Visit Republic Waste's website at for great tips on what and how to recycle or click the link below.

Trash Tips
  • Trash & Recycling Services are every Tuesday (in May and September).
  • Place containers on the curbside by 7:30 a.m.
  • All containers must have lids.
  • Beginning June 1 thru Sept. 6, trash & recycling collection will be twice a week on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Large trash containers and recycling bins are also located near the South Gate entrance. Recycling materials accepted in the bins include: steel; bi-metal and aluminum cans; #1 thru #7 plastic bottles; clear, green and brown glass containers; and newspaper. This service is available to homeowners and contracted cottage rental units only.
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