In this weekend's top five picks we've got you set with your choice of fair, festival or giveaway.
1.) Funcoast Sizzling Summer Cruise Giveaway at Cheers
Why you should go: We’re giving away tickets to our annual Sizzling Summer Cruise, and you’re invited! Come hang out with us at the Cheers, where you can enjoy drinks and tons of great prizes – and of course, a chance to win tickets to Funcoast’s official end-of-summer cruise on Thursday, September 13 on the Goodtime I! Come out, relax and have fun with us.
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 9
WHERE: Cheers Sports Bar & Grill, 4314 Milan Road #505, Sandusky
INFO: Funcoast.com or email@example.com
2.) Erie County Fair
Why you should go: The Erie County Fair is filled with all of your favorite family-fun fair activities. Don't miss the fair's queen pageants, the livestock auction or the demolition derby, and enjoy a variety of food, games, rides and live music.
WHEN: Tuesday-Sunday, Aug 7-12
WHERE: Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: $7/person, $20/season pass, $5/ride pass
INFO: 419-625-1000 or eriefair.com
3.) Kelleys Island Outdoor Film Festival
Why you should go: The Kelleys Island Outdoor Film Festival is a two-day event, featuring three movies. Friday night’s movie is the “The Muppets” and Saturday is a double feature with “Glee Live” and “Caddyshack.” Guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments or to purchase ice cream, candy or snacks while at the event.
WHEN: Dusk Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11
WHERE: Kelleys Island Pavilion, Addison Street, Kelleys Island
4.) Huron Rotary Festival
Why you should go: Enjoy a weekend of great food, art, and music along the scenic Huron River. A well-rounded variety of food and music provides entertainment for the entire family.
WHEN: 5-11 p.m. Friday, Aug.10; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12
WHERE: Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron
INFO: 419-625-1000 or huronrotary.gov
5.) Toast of Ohio Wine Festival
Why you should go: This event is the perfect opportunity to support local businesses, while also cutting loose and having a fun night out. The festival features 10 Ohio wineries, gourmet food, live musical entertainment and an art show. Local artists will also be selling their artwork at the event, so you can even do a little shopping while you taste the wines.
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday, August 10 & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, August 11
WHERE: Sandusky Greenhouse, 620 Elm Street, Sandusky (Friday) & Sandusky Bay Pavilion, corner of Meigs and Water Streets, Sandusky (Saturday)
COST: $5-$20, depending on packages purchased
INFO: 419-624-0274 or www.sanduskymaritime.org