Enjoy live music, multiple festivals, two of which have fruit themes, and a Sizzling Summer Cruise giveaway this weekend in our top five event picks.
1.) Sizzling Summer Cruise Giveaway at Uptown Café
Why you should go: It’s your second to last chance to win tickets on the Funcoast Sizzling Summer Cruise. This event is BYoB, which is super awesome if you’ve been enjoying a beer lately that most bars don’t have available. There will also be food specials, raffles, a DJ and a magician doing up close magic tricks. With so much going on and the Funcoast team there, it’s sure to be a super fun time.
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 30
WHERE: Uptown Café, 5 E. Main St., Norwalk
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or Funcoast.com
2.) Pictures in the Park: “Happy Feet”
Why you should go: This awesome event, new this year, is a great time for the whole family. Watch “Happy Feet” on an inflatable screen about the size of a drive-in screen. Bring your own blanket and snacks, there will be fresh popcorn for sale for donation.
WHEN: Dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) Thursday, August 30
WHERE: Waterworks Park, Perry St., Downtown Port Clinton
INFO: 419-734-5503 or our Pictures in the Park story
3.) 8th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival
Why you should go: Enjoy food, music and dancing at this fun event. With free polka dancing lessons, three musical acts, a pierogi eating contest with cash prizes and more, this event is sure to be a good time, rain or shine.
WHEN: 5-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2
WHERE: Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
COST: $3/Adult, Free/18yrs & under
4.) 54th Annual Milan Melon Festival
Why you should go: The Milan Melon Festival is an event locals look forward to all year. With great food, including the cantaloupe ice cream and watermelon sherbet exclusive to the festival, and awesome attractions, including some new rides this year, it’s sure to be a great time.
WHEN: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3
WHERE: Milan Village Square, Church and S. Main Sts., Milan
INFO: www.milanmelonfestival.org or our Milan Melon Festival story
5.) Barbershop Quartet Festival
Why you should go: With this event being the last of Lakeside’s entertainment for the summer, it’s like a season closing celebration. Head to Lakeside to enjoy some catchy tunes performed in four part harmonies.
WHEN: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, September 1
WHERE: Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third Street, Lakeside
COST: Concert: Free Admission to Lakeside: $9.25/Adult, $6.50/Children 12-18yrs, Free/Children under 12yrs & Adults 90yrs & over
INFO: 419-798-4461 or visit lakesideohio.com