Lakeside Chautauqua will celebrate Memorial Day weekend by remembering those U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honoring those retired and in active duty. The weekend will also kick off Lakeside Chautauqua’s 140th summer season and offer guests a glimpse of the Chautauqua experience through the many religious, educational, cultural and recreational programs offered.
A Daily Chautauqua Pass (half-price for Memorial Day weekend) is required to enter the grounds for Memorial Day weekend at $9.50 for adults and $6.75 for youth (ages 12-18) per day. Children under age 12 and guests over the age of 90 are free. A three-hour pass is also available for $6.25. To park on the grounds throughout Memorial Day weekend, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $8 per day. Free parking is available at Danbury High School (no shuttle). Free passes are available at the gate for Shopping/Dining, movies, church, and the Memorial Day parade.The gates are in operation starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 24, until 7 p.m. Monday, May 27.
A schedule of events is listed below. The holiday weekend will also include tennis, miniature golf, shuffleboard and the Lakeside Heritage Society Sale. The Hotel Lakeside Café will be open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m.; Friday, May 24; Saturday, May 25; Monday, May 27.
- Orchestra Hall Family Movie “The Croods” (PG)
Show Times: 8 p.m. Friday, May 24; 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Tickets are $6/adult and $3/youth (under 12).
- Lakeside 1 mile Fund Run/Walk
9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, beginning at Hoover Auditorium Steps/Third Street (115 Third St.)
Admission to event included with purchase of Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. Participants may register individually or as a team. Pre-registration is encouraged; visit www.lakesidehio.com/events for details.
- Family Discovery Program: Juggling 101
1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park)
- Summer Opening Ceremony with Rhythmic Circus
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Hoover Auditorium
- Friends of Hotel Lakeside Pancake Breakfast
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Hotel Lakeside Café
$12/adult, $5/child (ages 6-10), children under age 5 are free.
- Sunday Hoover Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26 at Hoover Auditorium The Rev. Dr. Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, will lead the Worship Service
- Dockside Worship at 8:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion.
Lakeside United Methodist Church (450 Central Ave.) service will be held at 9 a.m.
- Dedication of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park
4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Chautauqua Park (entrance at South Poplar Ave.)
The service, which will celebrate the circle of life, will be the first time Lakesiders will gather in the newly developed memorial garden. The memorial garden is included in the first phase of plans to convert a major parcel of wooded land along Harsh Road into Lakeside’s fourth major park, Chautauqua Park. Within the memorial garden, the cremated remains of loved ones will be placed in the ground with a biodegradable container to become part of the soil, giving life to the garden’s many perennial plants and trees.
- Brass Transit – Chicago Tribute Band
7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Hoover Auditorium
- Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, Second Street & Pavilion Circle (Central Park)
Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauqua communities in the United States, Lakeside offers a variety of spiritual, cultural arts, educational and recreational opportunities. For more information, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 419-798-4461.