This weekend is full of a wide variety of events to attend and enjoy, so we made sure to give you that same variety in our top five picks of things to do this weekend.
1.) Funcoast Sizzling Summer Cruise Giveaway at Toft’s Dairy
Why you should go: Personally I don’t need any reason other than the ice cream to visit Toft’s. For those out there who might not be quite the super fan that I am, there’s even more reason to visit Toft’s this Thursday. With tickets for the Funcoast Sizzling Summer Cruise being given away, Remembering Venice performing and so much more, it’s an event the whole family won’t want to miss.
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 16
WHERE: Toft’s Dairy, 3717 Venice Rd., Sandusky
INFO: Funcoast.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Vermilion Third Thursday
Why you should go: Vermilion’s Third Thursdays are awesome events that showcase live musical acts performing all over downtown. This month there will be over 25 musical acts performing a large variety of musical styles, from rock to country to polka to soul. The streets are also lined with all different kinds of artists creating anything from face paint to pottery. With all of downtown open during the event it’s a great opportunity to take the family out for dinner, dessert and maybe a little shopping, all while being serenaded by the sounds of live music. We’ve even included the event’s map that shows you where everything is. You can download it by clicking HERE.
WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 16
WHERE: Downtown Vermilion
3.) 5th Annual Appetite for the Arts: An Evening with Amelia Air Art
Why you should go: If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit the new Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton this is the perfect opportunity. Explore the museum and attached hangar, enjoy food and wine, dance to live music performed by the Phil Wammes Trio and Free Wild, and peruse the art that is being showcased throughout the museum. You might even decide to purchase a piece. The event is 1930’s themed, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the year Amelia Earhart disappeared. Purchase your tickets by calling 419-341-0979 or by email at email@example.com.
WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 17
WHERE: Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 East State Rd., Port Clinton
4.) United Streetz of America Car Show & Food Drive Fundraiser
Why you should go: The new car show on the scene has decided to exclude no one. The show will include the classic car staples, but there aren’t any limitations on what you can show. In the words of the event’s creator, “if you can find a way to get it there, it’s more than welcome.” The show is will also have food and a 50/50 raffle. The event has also recently been expanded to include a fundraiser. While at the event guests will have the opportunity to donate money to the family of Owen Barker to help cover the costs of his funeral.
WHEN: 12-4 p.m. Sunday, August 19
WHERE: O’Reilly Auto Parts Store, 229 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky
COST: Free for viewers, two canned good items (to be donated to Victory Temple Soup Kitchen) for anyone showing a vehicle
INFO: Facebook or 419-239-8013
5.) 2nd Annual International Days and 56th Annual Halupki Festival
Why you should go: Round up the family and celebrate the nations and cultures of the world at this great event that combines a new hit with an old local favorite. Enjoy wine, food, music, live art presentations and more in beautiful downtown Marblehead.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Friday, August 17, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, August 18 & 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, August 19
WHERE: Main Street, Downtown Marblehead