Lakeside celebrates Labor Day with fireworks, ‘Lion King,’ live entertainment

Labor Day weekend celebrations in Lakeside Chautauqua include fun for the whole family with live entertainment, fireworks, “The Lion King,” swimming, sailing, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, shopping, dining and much more. Visit lakesideohio.com/calendar for a list of events. Book a room at Hotel Lakeside or the Fountain Inn, and start planning your holiday weekend getaway today.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment.

“The Lion King” (PG)
3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Orchestra Hall
This 2019 computer-animated musical film features the voices of Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, James Earl Jones and more. After tragedy strikes Pride Rock, young lion cub Simba flees his kingdom. But with the help of new and old friends, he learns the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Tickets are $7/adult, $3/youth (under age 12).
“The Lion King will also be shown on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

’Touch a Truck’ with Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department
7-9 p.m., Pavilion
Children of all ages are invited to meet the Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department crew and explore the firetrucks. The crew will also be selling tickets to their annual Spaghetti Dinner, held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 in Wesley Lodge.

Rockapella
7:30 p.m., Hoover Auditorium
As one of the pioneers of contemporary a cappella, Rockapella has shown audiences the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. Since they first achieved fame in the early 1990s on PBS with “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?,” they have toured the globe and provided a funky soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans.

Fireworks
9:30 p.m., Lakefront
Following Rockapella’s performance, fireworks will offer a spectacular finale to the day. A barge will launch fireworks near the north end of the dock, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, fireworks will move to Sunday, Sept. 1.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment.

Labor Day Weekend Cookout
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Celebrate the end of the summer with a cookout along the lake. The menu includes choice of hamburger or hotdog, potato salad, chips, cookies, water and pop.

Concert in the Park: JK All Day
11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Pavilion West Deck
Natives of Port Clinton, JK All Day is an acoustic duo featuring James Hensley and Kerry Tuttle. JK All Day will take the audience through decades of soft pop and classic rock music with clean, clear vocals.

Roving Magic with Ed Ellis
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn
For nearly 30 years, Ed Ellis has performed close up and comedy magic across the country. His magic is not the kind that uses large sets, smoke and mirrors; he works with cards, rings and rubber band, performing feats of wonder at close range.

Concert in the Park: The Shootouts
2-4:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Based out of Akron, The Shootouts play traditional country and honkytonk mixed with Americana and western swing. The combination offers a welcome throwback to sounds that flowed out of Nashville, Texans and California in country music’s golden years.

Summer Celebration
6:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
The community will gather to celebrate Lakeside’s 146th Chautauqua season. The event includes hymn singing and reflections from the summer.

Monday, Sept. 2

Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wesley Lodge
The buffet meal consists of the firefighters’ famous spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, age 12 & under. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased from the firefighters at Lakeside’s ‘Touch a Truck’ event from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
9 a.m.-12 p.m., South Auditorium
Items for sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment.

Admission & Parking
Purchasing a Daily Chautauqua Pass (Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019) or Reduced Rate Daily Chautauqua Pass (Sept. 2, 2019) includes admission to Lakeside Chautauqua and the show in Hoover Auditorium. A separate ‘ticket’ is not necessary to attend a show or concert.

A Daily Chautauqua Pass is $24.50/adult and $16.25/youth (ages 13-24) per day. Children ages 12 & under and guests over the age of 90 are always free. On Monday, Sept. 2, Lakeside offers a Reduced Rate Daily Chautauqua Pass, $16/adult and $10/youth (ages 13-24). Children age 12 & under and guests over the age of 90 are always free.

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