Whether you’re up for the wildest party on the Sandusky Bay or want to keep it low key and family-friendly, we’ve got the perfect weekend planned for you.1.) Bellevue Community Days Why you should go: Enjoy rides, food, live music, fireworks and much more at this community event. The midway opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday, and a pizza contest follows soon after (at 8 p.m., for those of you looking to chow down). Live entertainment will be provided throughout the festival by Lonesome Pony and the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Rumours, to name a few. Kids Day is on Saturday, with free shows, an ice cream eating contest, laser tag and more. For more information and the full schedule of events, visit Funcoast.com. WHEN: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, June 30 (evening) WHERE: Robert Peters Athletic Field & Park, 400 Greenwood Heights, Bellevue COST: Free INFO: Funcoast.com 2.) Sandusky Bay Barge Party Why you should go: Without a doubt, this is the party of the summer. Grab some friends, jump on a boat and head to the sandbar, where you’ll eat, drink and get rowdy with thousands of other fun-loving folks. The most infamous bikini contest takes place here (if you don’t believe us, you’ll just have to see for yourself) at 3:30 p.m., with $200 going to the first place winner. You’ll also enjoy plenty of live music throughout the day. (Note: all events take place on the west side of the sandbar.) WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 WHERE: Sandusky Bay Sandbar COST: Free, but donations are strongly encouraged INFO: Funcoast.com and sanduskybaybargeparty.com 3.) Stein Hospice 5K Regatta Run Why you should go: Stein Hospice’s annual 5K Regatta Run will begin and end at Battery Park in downtown Sandusky. Run starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Runners can pre-register at steinhospice.org. Following the race, a continental breakfast will be served at the Sandusky Sailing Club. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30 WHERE: Battery Park Marina, 701 E. Water St., Sandusky COST: $15/pre-race, $20/day of race (for runners only; spectators watch for free) INFO: Contact Amy Skolnik at 800-625-5269 or firstname.lastname@example.org 4.) Sunset Canoe Float Why you should go: Enjoy a lazy evening on the Huron River and watch as some of the wildlife beds down while others wake up for the night. Registration required. Limit is 24 paddlers, 12 passengers. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome. Meet at the equipment shed. WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30 WHERE: Coupling MetroPark, 11618 State Route 13, Milan COST: Free INFO: 419-499-3161 or eriemetroparks.org 5.) Riverfront Live: Angel Why you should go: Enjoy free live music every Friday from June through August at the North Jefferson Street Pier Pavilion. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs! This week’s musician is Angel, next week’s musician is Steve Jad. WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, June 29 WHERE: North Jefferson Street Pier Pavilion, N. Jefferson St., Port Clinton COST: Free INFO: 419-734-5503
Looking for more fun stuff to do? Check out our Events Calendar HERE.