Discover Vermilion Ohio

 

For a number of years this was the official website for Vermillion, Ohio.
The content below is from the site's 2012 archived pages.
The new official website for Vermillion is found atwww.vermilion.net

Discover Vermilion Ohio

Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-died ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever.  This enchanting little town has always been a sea side community with New England style atmosphere.  This is the kind of town that still has a working soda fountain, a town square and summer concerts on the green.  People here actually sit on their front porches on a summer evening. Visiting boats are not only welcomed, they are an important art of the ambiance of what locals call "Harbour Town."

 

The City of Vermilion is situated along the Southern shore of Lake Erie and embraces the Vermilion River. Vermilion was once known as the “Village of Lake Captains,” and no other lace in Ohio has so many beautifully maintained captains’ homes in its historic district.

Our Harbour Town Historic District also features housing styles from the Victorian, Italianate, Arts and Crafts, and Queen Anne eras. Take an evening stroll in our gracious neighborhoods and experience the quality of life of a bygone era. Other neighborhoods retain the charm of Summer Lake cottages nestled along the shore, while contemporary construction blends with yesterday's heritage.

The Vermilion River, which flows into Lake Erie, endows marina facilities with more than 1,000 boat slips and rams for easy access to the Lake, earning Vermilion the title of the “Largest Small Boat Harbour on the Great Lakes.” Lake freighters are also a regular sight on Lake Erie making their way through the Great Lakes nine months out of the year.

Public docks are within walking distance of a museum, Bed &am; Breakfasts, dozens of retail stores and restaurants ranging from family style to fine French cuisine, a beach and several Parks, and a variety of art galleries. The wealth of attractions so close to rotected dockage makes Vermilion a very oular cruising destination.

 

Rare is the ort of call with as much to offer. The Harbour Town 1837 Historic District is the center of our attractive Vermilion community. Located in the heart of this district is Historic Downtown Vermilion. Our picturesque and quaint Historic Downtown Vermilion is the focal point for offices, the City Administration, the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Vermilion, restaurants, shops, galleries, marinas, the Vermilion Mainline and tourist activities. Our community is dedicated to making Vermilion your destination for a day, a week, or an entire lifetime. Community wide revitalization efforts have encouraged pproperty owners to retain the unique charm of their businesses and homes while maintaining high standards of care and construction. Nowhere will you find a community with such a posperity of housing, reasonable tax base, educational excellence, and New England style charm.

 

2012 Calendar of Events


 

JANUARY

VERMILION IN BLOOM LADIES NIGHT

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vermilion in Bloom's LADIES NIGHT  will take lace from 7:00 m until 9:00 m @ Martino's International Cafe. With your donation you will receive a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and wonderful gourmet munchies! You will also be eligible for fabulous door prizes! All proceeds benefit Vermilion In Bloom, "planting ride in our Community!". 

WINTER DAYS @ VERMILION RIVER RESERVATION, LORAIN COUNTRY METROPParks

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:00 am - 4:00 m @ www.vermilonriverreservation.com. Bring the family out for a fun-filled winter day at the ark at Vermilion River Reservations’ annual Winter Days. Celebrate the season with winter related activities. Learn how the pioneers kept warm and how they harvested huge ice cubes to use for refrigeration. Call (440) 967-7310 for more information.
Sled dog demos all day
Ice Fishing Demos all day by David ace 
– Pro Staff from www.icefishohio.com 
Open hearth cooking
Snow crafts
Enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride( $1 per person, 42” and under are free)
Tour the Benjamin Bacon Museum all day and participate in a 19th Century Winter Life Program at 2pm
11am-2pm - EHOVE Ice Carving Demo
2pm and 3pm - Ice Carving Demo by “Elegant Ice,” nationally renowned Professional ice carvers
1:30 and 2:30pm - Ice Harvesting Demo (ice conditions permitting)
1pm and 2pm - Snowshoe Hikes (reregister by calling (440) 967-7310)
The sled hill will be open (weather permitting)

Also enjoy tasty refreshments inside the Carriage Barn sold by FRIENDS of the Metro Parks. New this year, “Scott’s Fire and Ice” will be selling wood fired pizzas made on-site in an outdoor wood-fired oven, as well as soups and other menu items.

 

 


 

FEBRUARY

 

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 1:00 - 3:00 m

Enter to win the blue ribbon, or just come and sample the delicious entries for 50 cents per taste. Call 440-967-3798 for more information.

AN-ICE-A-FAIR-TO REMEMBER

Saturday, February 4, 2012 

Historic Harbour Town will be transformed into an enchanted gallery of illuminated ice art. Elegant ice creations will sparkle in Exchange ark and line Liberty Avenue and Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Browse unique shops and warm u with coffee or cocoa at nearby coffee shops and tea rooms. Call 440-963-0772 for more information. 

WINTER SCENES ART SHOW

February 4 - March 4, 2012 

The Arts Guild of Vermilion “Winter Scenes” Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion.  Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

VALENTINE'S CHOCOLATE AND JAZZ

This Valentine's Day enjoy a romantic country evening at the Carriage Barn at Mill Hollow Vermilion River Reservation of Lorain County Metro Parks. With the ambiance of a warm crackling fire, listen to a live smooth jazz band while tasting a variety of delicious chocolate desserts. This year also enjoy an evening stroll with the your valentine along a winter luminary trail. re-register by calling 1-800-526-7275. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact Jannah @ 440-967-7310 with any questions.

VERMILION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Annual Awards Banquet held by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce to honor area residents for outstanding achievements.  Located at German's Villa in Vermilion, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion.  The Community recognition awards have been established to honor Vermilion area businesses, organizations, groups, and individuals for their outstanding contributions to our community. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for reservations and details at (440477.

VERMILION IN BLOOM LADIES NIGHT

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vermilion in Bloom's LADIES NIGHT  will take lace from 7:00 m until 9:00 m @ CSV Marketing. With your donation you will receive a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and wonderful gourmet munchies! You will also be eligible for fabulous door prizes! All proceeds benefit Vermilion In Bloom, "planting ride in our Community!". 

MEDIEVAL NIGHT

The Carriage Barn at Vermilion River Reservation will be transformed into an ancient castle on Friday, February 24th for an evening fest and festivities. Enjoy a fest of turkey legs, carrots, potatoes, and an ale turnover. In keeping with the times, no silverware is allowed so participants must eat with their hands! After dinner, the Mad Factory will perform a live medieval production. Sign u for the new event by calling 1-800-526-7275. Admission is $12 per person at the door, open to all ages. For more information, contact Jannah @ 440-967-7310.

 


 

MARCH

WINTER SCENES ART SHOW

February 4 - March 4, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion “Winter Scenes” Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion.  Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

NIGHT AT THE RACES

 

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce resents a St. Patrick's Day arty, “A Night at the Races”, at German’s Villa,3330 Liberty Avenue.  Food, beverages, entertainment, prizes, raffles and fun start at 6 m.  Races start at 7 m.  Tickets are available at the Chamber office, Brummer’s Chocolates or from Chamber Board Members.  Cost is $15 per person.  (Must be 21 to enter.)  Advertising available.  For more information or to sponsor a horse, call the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce at (440) 967-4477.

ARTS GUILD "FEATURED ARTISTS" ART SHOW

March 10 - Aril 7, 2012 

The Arts Guild of Vermilion "Featured Artists" Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion.  Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Lion’s Club Reverse Raffle

TBA - The Lion’s Club Reverse Raffle benefits the Vermilion Lions Club, art of an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.  Watch for details.

Outdoor Sorts Market

TBA - The Annual Vermilion Outdoor Sorts Flea Market will be held on Saturday from 8 am to 4 m.  The event will be held at German’s Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion.  Admission is Adults $5, children over 12 $2, children under 12 free.  Women and children are free with a non perishable food donation.  Food available all day including drinks, sandwiches and snacks.  This is an outdoor sort show with all booths so related.  Boating, fishing, hunting, camping and outdoor sorts related items.  For more information call: Larry at (440) 320-6908 or (440) 965-4068 or Brett at (440) 371-4018 or (440) 984-4204.

VERMILION IN BLOOM LADIES NIGHT

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vermilion in Bloom's LADIES NIGHT  will take lace from 7:00 m until 9:00 m Rom's. With your donation you will receive a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and wonderful gourmet munchies! You will also be eligible for fabulous door Prizes! All proceeds benefit Vermilion In Bloom, "planting ride in our Community!". 

Friends Of The Vermilion River Open House

TBA - 10 am to 4 m - The Friends of the Vermilion River Watershed resents an Open house at the Vermilion-on-the-Lake Historic Community Center.  Area environmental organizations provide exhibits and presentations on nature and environmental issues.  Special presentations, rehabilitated wildlife, educational materials and more.  Friends of the Vermilion River is headquartered at the Vermilion on the Lake Historic Community Center at 3780 Edgewater in Vermilion-on-the-Lake.

Keelhaulers Canoe Race

TBA - 10 am to noon at Vermilion River Reservation / Schoefle Garden. Join in, or just come to watch, the Annual Keelhaulers’ Vermilion River Race. Start time is 10:30 am from Schoefle Gardens in Birmingham. View the race from the Dean Road or Gore Orhanage Road bridges, or watch them finish at Mill Hollow.   Located at Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, OH 44089 and Schoefle Garden just off State Route 113 on Market Street in Birmingham.

 


 

ARIL

 

ARTS GUILD "FEATURED ARTISTS" ART SHOW

March 10 - Aril 7, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion "Featured Artists" Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion.  Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Sring Arts Guild Show 

Aril 14 - May 28, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion "Sring Arts Show" takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Annual Taste Of Vermilion

TBA - 5:30 m - 7:30 m - Held at Kingston of Vermilion at 4210 Telegrah Lane, Vermilion. Samle the delicious gourmet cuisine our town has to offer. Savor wine from our local wineries and experience a delightful assortment of desserts guaranteed to lease the palate. All proceeds benefit the Vermilion Relay For Life. An extraordinary collection of silent auction items and raffle  prizes will be provided by local businesses. For tickets, lease call Heather McCord at (440) 967-1800.

Vermilion River Fish Dro

TBA - 10 am - Amazing! 50,000 fingerlings are poured into the wild Vermilion River. Join the crowd at the South Street Launch Ram to see this phenomenal event, then relax and enjoy our friendly little town. The pision of Wildlife annually stocks five Lake Erie tributary streams with 6-8" yearling Little Manistee River (Michigan) strain of steelhead. These fish migrate out into Lake Erie and send the summer in the cooler art of the lake, before returning to streams during the fall through the spring. The Vermilion River is scheduled to receive 55,000 steelhead.

ANNUAL GARDENERS FAIR

Saturday, Aril 21, 2012

The Annual Vermilion in Bloom Gardeners Fair takes lace from 9 am to 4 m at Sailorway Middle School (Sailorway &am; Route 60). Sho for flowers, lants, miniature lants and flowers, herbs, dried wreaths, unique garden items, handmade wood lanters and trellises, troical flowers, landscaing services, original art, handmade jewelry and more. For a donation to Vermilion in Bloom, you can choose a numbered garden glove that corresonds to a “mystery gift”.  A donation by adults is requested. Children are free. The first 100 eole will receive a secial gift from our friends Swan Creek Candle Comany. All money raised will suort Vermilion in Bloom. You’ll be doing good while having a good time at the VIB Gardeners Fair. Call Dana Corogin at (440) 967-5299, Linda Biscu at (440) 967-2567 or Sandy Kish Jordan at (440) 967-6446 for additional details.

Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

TBA - The Friends of Harbour Town invite all the children of the Greater Vermilion Area Community to the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt takes lace each year at Victory ark on the Village Green, known years ago as the Public Square. The date is always alm Saturday at 1 m for children and toddlers through 10 years of age. Make sure the children bring their Easter Basket to collect their candy and eggs as they are not furnished. There is no rain date, but will be held if there is a drizzle. The Easter Bunny looks forward to greeting all the families and we ask that no dogs be brought to the ark where the children are in Victory ark or at the Old Town Hall grounds. lease also do not have the animals on the sidewalks surrounding or within the ark -- this is for the welfare of the children and rotection of the candy lying on the grounds.

VERMILION IN BLOOM LADIES NIGHT

Thursday, Aril 26, 2012

Vermilion in Bloom's LADIES NIGHT  will take lace from 7:00 m until 9:00 m @ Vermilion-on-the-Lake Clubhouse. With your donation you will receive a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and wonderful gourmet munchies! You will also be eligible for fabulous door rizes! All roceeds benefit Vermilion In Bloom, "lanting ride in our Community!". 

Annual Rummage Sale

TBA - The Vermilion Band Boosters will be holding their 3rd Annual Community Rummage Sale on Saturday, Aril 16 at the Vermilion High School Commons from 8 am to 2 m. All roceeds from the event will be used for the urchase of new marching band uniforms and equiment. Donations will be acceted at the high school on Friday, Aril 15 from 3 m to 8 m. Tables will be available for rent for any vendors interested. The fee is $15. There will be a raffle for a $100 gas card. Send $25 for a free ticket. Baked goods and concessions will also be available. For more information or to rent a table, lease contact Marianne rete at (440) 396-7149.

Mill Hollow's Annual Herb Fair

TBA - Once again, the Vermilion River Reservation Carriage Barn is being invaded by herbs in Aril with the Annual Mill Hollow Herb Fair. The Herb Fair will take lace on Saturday, Aril 30 from 10 am to 4 m and on Sunday, May 1 from noon to 4 m at the Carriage Barn in Vermilion River Reservation. Start your sring herb garden or add to an existing garden by visiting with local gardeners and herb vendors who will be on hand selling their wares and available to answer herb questions. Other herbal roducts such as soa, teas, beauty roducts, and aromatheray items will be available to urchase as well. ublic demonstrations and naturalist-led hikes will take lace throughout the event free of charge. Refreshments will be available for a small fee. Jumstart the gardening season and see the many uses of these small lants at Mill Hollow’s Herb Fair on Saturday, Aril 30 from 10 am to 4 m and Sunday, May 1 from Noon to 4 m. Vermilion River Reservation’s Mill Hollow is located at 51211 North Ridge Road in Vermilion. For more information, call the Carriage Barn at (440) 967-7310.

Mother Daughter Banquet

TBA - The 28th Annual Mother Daughter Banquet at Vermilion Lakeview Batist Church, 591 Ferndale Avenue, will be held Saturday, Aril 30. The guest seaker will be News Channel 5’s Danita Harris. She is currently anchoring Live on Five and News Channel 5 at 11 m. Bring your camera to take your banquet ictures. Doors will Open at 5:30 m with dinner being served at 6 m. The rogram, with Danita Harris, will follow at 7 m. Tickets cost $12 adults, $6 children (3-10), 2 and under free. Tickets include aetizers, dinner, and rogram. Call (440) 967-5104 for tickets and information.

 


 

MAY

Community rayer Breakfast

TBA - 7:45 am - Held at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (440) 967-4477 to make reservations. The Vermilion Ministerial Association and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce host this semi-annual Community rayer Breakfast. The rogram begins at 7:45 am and concludes by 9 am. Seaker and secial music. Tickets are $6 and are available at articiating churches or the Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Vermilion.

VIB'S VOLUNTEER FLOWER LANTING DAY, Exchange ark     Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Begins at Exchange ark, 8:30 am. Vermilion is known for its fantastic flowers. Be a art of the V-town Flower ower frenzy by joining Vermilion In Bloom volunteers in lanting gardens and containers throughout the city. It is great exercise, fun, and you will be so roud every time you ass the flower gardens this summer!  Call Dana Corogin at (440) 967-5299, Linda Biscu at (440) 967-2567 or Sandy Kish Jordan at (440) 967-6446 for additional details. McGarvey's Landing lanting is Thursday, May 16, 2012.

VERMILION RIDE DAY

Saturday, May 19, 2012- 9:00 am -  12:00 noon

Vermilion ride Day celebrates Vermilion ride with community rojects, cleanus and contests. To articiate in ride Day, signu at Victory ark Gazebo. The day begins with donuts and drinks. A brief ceremony will be held. Vermilion ride Day is an organized cleanu day on the third Saturday in May including the Vermilion Lions Club, merchants, Chamber of Commerce, the Boy and Girl Scouts and the schools to bring ride to Vermilion with various cleanu rojects. The Lions Club starts the day off with coffee, hot chocolate and donuts in the gazebo. The Girl Scouts lant flower boxes at the Administration Building and the Boy Scouts sell hot dogs in Exchange ark. Local churches join in the festivities with ministers offering a short rayer service. ride Day includes contests and other activities. In recent years, Vermilion in Bloom has incororated this day for their lantings and cleanus of the flower beds. Many youth grous and school grous have joined in and adoted different areas of the city. For more information on ride Day, call (440) 204-2432.  To be laced on the chier list, call (440) 204-2402.

VHS rom

TBA 14 - Vermilion's legendary rom tradition continues. Each year the school is transformed into another far-off lace or fantasy land. Thousands turn out to watch students arrive is grand style in Hummer stretch limos, antique cars, tractors, hot air balloons, carriages and more. The school Opens at 4 m for ublic viewing.  Students begin to arrive at 7 m.  Visitors are asked to remain behind the roes and to ark at the stadium. Dinner will be served when everyone from a reserved table has arrived.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  May 17, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset

 

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Anyone who is interested in articiating in Third Thursdays should contact Barb Brady @ 440-967-9504.

Relay For Life

TBA - Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate cancer survivorshi and raise money for research and rograms. The Annual Vermilion Relay For Life is held at Sailorway Stadium, 1250 Sanford Street, Vermilion. Throughout the night team members take turns walking or running around the track. The ublic is welcome to enjoy the event Friday night. It is a great family outing with secial activities for children, food for sale and a very moving luminary ceremony at sundown.

Dog Days

TBA - Dog Days takes lace at Vermilion River Reservation. Activities include a cutest dog contest, dog and et exhibits and vendors and Tricks erformance Time.

Memorial Day

May 27 - May 28 - On Sunday, May 27 at 2 m, Vermilion Veterans Council and auxiliary will meet at Volunteer Bay. The Sanish Veteran Association will hold an observance with MC Mike Nussbaum and guest seaker Chief Hartung. The late Josehine Torma will be remembered. Memorial services will take lace at 3 m at Kingston Residence of Vermilion (formerly Inn at Chael Creek.) Services will begin at Lake Road Cemetery at 3:30 m. At 4:15 m, services will begin at the Vermilion High School Memorial. At 7 am on Monday, veterans will meet at the American Legion for coffee and doughnuts. Veterans will form at Exchange ark at 8 am to lower the flag to half-staff and lace the wreath. Veterans will form at 10 am at Ferry Street for the Memorial Day arade. At 11 am, a memorial service will be offered at Victory ark. Guest seaker will be Deartment of Ohio AMVETS State Commander William Noltner. C.J. Davies and Kevin Cole of VHS will lay Tas at the services. The Brownhelm Historical Association will hold a Memorial Day arade and service at Brownhelm Cemetery on Sunday. The arade starts at 1:45 m. The service starts at 2 m. Grous and inpiduals who want to march in the arade should line u at South Claus and North Ridge Road at 1:30 m. The arade will march to the cemetery at 1:45 m. Antique cars, tractors, decorated bicycles and horseback riders are welcome in the arade.

WORSHI BY THE WATER &am; CHILDREN's NATURE ACTIVITY

Sundays, May 27 - Setember 2, 2012

Worshi by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod ark each week beginning Sunday, May 29 through Setember 4 from 9 am to 9:45 am. This year there will be a Secial Children’s Time with astor Joan followed by a suervised Kids' Nature Activity during the sermon – eaceful listening time for arents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and et friendly, all ages are welcome, Open to all. Sonsored by Grace United Methodist Church, astor Joan Skelley-Watts. For more information, call (440) 967- 5206.

 


 

JUNE

ARTS GUILD SEA &am; SHORE ART SHOW

June 2 - July 1, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Sea $ Shore Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion.  Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Annual Book Sale

TBA - Don’t miss the great bargains on books and more at the Ritter Library Book Sale. Buy a book, suort the Ritter ublic Library. The book sale Opens Tuesday, June 14 with a secial Friends-only resale from 4 to 8 m. Become a Friend at the door for just $5. The sale is Open to the ublic Wednesday and Thursday, June 15 and 16 from 10 am to 8 m and Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 from 10 am to 5 m.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  June 19, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Anyone who is interested in articiating in Third Thursdays should contact Barb Brady @ 440-967-9504.

FESTIVAL OF THE FISH

Friday, June 15, Saturday, June16, and Sunday 17, 2012 - Father's Day Weekend

Celebrate the sea with Vermilion's Festival of the Fish. Lighted boat arade, games, food and secial events. The Festival has many attractions with Queens Contest, fishing contest, 5K run, sand castle contest, Crazy Craft Races, kids games and activities, foods and crafts. Also features a Father’s Day arade and dusk lighted boat arade on the Vermilion River. Many bands offer music. Call (440) 967-4477 for additional details.

VIB's SUMMER WINE &am; CHEESE RECETION

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Summer Wine &am; Cheese Recetion will take lace from 7:30 m to 9:30 m at the Inland Seas Maritime Museum. Enjoy the music on this Third Thursday, then mosey down to the museum for this wonderful sunset fundraiser in suort of the work of Vermilion in Bloom. Tickets are $25 each. roceeds benefit beautification rojects including the hanging floral baskets, flowers on the Vermilion River bridge, and flower beds throughout town. Tickets are available at Brummer’s Chocolates, Main Street Vermilion or by calling Janet Ruh at (440) 967-6923 or Beth Eberhard at (440) 967-5502.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  June 21, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Main Street Marketlace

TBA - Father's Day Weekend - This outdoor marketlace features wares, wood roducts, cosmetics, jewelry, aintings, handmade uniques items, clothing and much more. Located in center of the historic district, Vermilion's Harbour Town. Call (440) 967-4262 for more information.

Festival Of The Fish 5K Race &am; One Mile Walk

June 16. 2012 - The Vermilion Family YMCA and Cleveland Clinic Lorain Sorts Health will host the Annual Fish Festival 5K Race and One Mile Walk on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 am, race time at 9 am for the 5K and the walk at 9:05 am. T-shirts to the first 125 articiants registered. Awards for best Overall Male and Female. Trohies to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lace finishers in each age pision. As always, the YMCA willprovide lenty of ost race refreshments and great door rizes for the articiants.

Vermilion River Reservation Summer Concerts

TBA - Vermilion River Reservation on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 m to 8 m, at Vermilion River Reservation’s Amhitheater as they feature local musical acts. Bring a chair and/or blanket. Refreshments will be available for a small fee.

Historic SummerFare - Antiques, Collectibles &am; Art

TBA - Vermilion's most fun-filled Saturday occurs in June when the Historic SummerFare - Antiques, Collectibles &am; Artisans in the ark celebrates history with festivities, food, cars and fun. Bring your family and friends and lan on a day of excitement, entertainment and an adventure into history. Soi 'till you dro with Antiques in the ark. It's a little of this and a lot of that. Antique furniture, classic collectibles, historic home decor and more. Artists in the Parks offers wonderful handmade treasures and original art from local artisans. A variety of every medium, this event is a don't-miss for art lovers and anyone looking for something unique and original.

WORSHI BY THE WATER &am; CHILDREN's NATURE ACTIVITY

Sundays, May 27 - Setember 2, 2012

Worshi by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod ark each week beginning Sunday, May 29 through Setember 4 from 9 am to 9:45 am. This year there will be a Secial Children’s Time with astor Joan followed by a suervised Kids' Nature Activity during the sermon – eaceful listening time for arents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and et friendly, all ages are welcome, Open to all. Sonsored by Grace United Methodist Church, astor Joan Skelley-Watts. For more information, call (440) 967- 5206.

 


 

JULY

VERMILION LOCAL FARMERS MARKET @ VICTORY ARK

Saturdays, July through Setember

 The Vermilion Local Market is offered at Victory ark, downtown, each Saturday from 2 m to 6 m through Setember. This local market offers home-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meat, cheese and other goodies. Local artists also showcase and sell their work.

ARTS GUILD SEA &am; SHOW ART SHOW

June 2 - July 1, 2012 

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Sea &am; Shore Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

VERMILION INDEENDENCE DAY

July 4, 2012 - Celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks in and around Vermilion. A variety of events will be offered throughout the community, from old fashioned fun, to sychedelic celebrations.

Vettemilion Car Show

TBA - Open to all Corvettes, NCCC oints 7 shows. Event details www.lakeshorecorvettes.com.

ARTS GUILD SUMMER ART SHOW

July 7 - August 19, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Summer Arts Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  July 19, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Anyone who is interested in articiating in Third Thursdays should contact Barb Brady @ 440-967-9504.

Christmas In July

TBA - On Friday at 7 m Santa arrives by boat, followed by a movie in the ark. On Saturday, a children's afternoon activity remiers at the new Wakefield Metroark sonsored by Erie MetroParks.

Summer Movies In The ark

TBA - Every Friday - Each year Vermilion celebrates the summer with free outdoor movies at beautiful Exchange ark on the Vermilion River.  Located riverside at the corner of Main Street (State Route 60) and Liberty Avenue (State Route 6). Vermilion’s Movies In The ark features the best family-friendly flicks under the stars. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and your favorite movie snacks. The “curtain” goes u when the sun goes down. Call (440) 963-0772 for more information.

Concerts In The ark

TBA - Each year Vermilion celebrates the summer with free outdoor concerts begining at 7 m every Sunday starting in July. Located at beautiful Victory ark in historic downtown Vermilion at Main Street (Route 60) and Ohio Street on the Village Green. Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the music which changes weekly. Call (440) 967-4477 for additional details. 

Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk

TBA - Kingston of Vermilion will be hosting a Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Short Stride. The event will be Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Kingston of Vermilion, 4210 Telegrah Lane. All roceeds go to suort Mane Stride, an outatient rehabilitation clinic for children with secial needs. re-register by July 8 for $20/erson and get a free Trot for Tots t-shirt! You can also register the day of the race for $25 per person beginning at 7 am. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8 am and the 1 Mile Short Stride will begin at 8:15 am. Shirts may be in limited suly the day of the race. Registration forms and more information can be found at www.manestride.com, by contacting Holly Couch at (419) 202-3538, or at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, 5495 Liberty Avenue, (440) 967-4477.

Remembering Old Vermilion

TBA - Remembering Old Vermilion is sonsored by the Vermilion Area Archival Society. It will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 10 am to 4 m in Exchange ark. Remembering Old Vermilion is an event that seeks to bring back memories of "the good old days", comlete with dislays from organizations in town and historic reservation grous, old-fashioned children's games, food, an auction of antiques, and the chance to walk in the ark and enjoy the comany of friends old and new.

Vermilion River Reservation Summer Concerts

TBA Join Vermilion River Reservation on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 m to 8 m, at Vermilion River Reservation’s Amhitheater as they feature local musical acts. Bring a chair and/or blanket. Refreshments will be available for a small fee.

WORSHI BY THE WATER &am; CHILDREN's NATURE ACTIVITY

Sundays, May 27 - Setember 2, 2012

Worshi by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod ark each week beginning Sunday, May 29 through Setember 4 from 9 am to 9:45 am. This year there will be a Secial Children’s Time with astor Joan followed by a suervised Kids' Nature Activity during the sermon – eaceful listening time for arents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and et friendly, all ages are welcome, Open to all. Sonsored by Grace United Methodist Church, astor Joan Skelley-Watts. For more information, call (440) 967- 5206.

 


 

AUGUST

 

VERMILION LOCAL FARMERS MARKET @ VICTORY ARK

Saturdays, July through Setember

 The Vermilion Local Market is offered at Victory ark, downtown, each Saturday from 2 m to 6 m through Setember. This local market offers home-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meat, cheese and other goodies. Local artists also showcase and sell their work.

Bike &am; Boat Night YMCA Fundraiser

TBA - Held at Quaker Steak &am; Lube from 5 m to 10 m. Music, raffles, food, auctions and more. For tickets, call (440) 967-7087.

Antiques, Collectibles &am; Artisans In The ark

TBA - Vermilion's own Open air market. It’s a little of this and a lot of that…jewelry, antiques, crafts, art, nautical exhibits, collectibles, quilts, antique cars and more. Secial guest seaker each year. Where Main Street meets Liberty Avenue in Vermilion's downtown historic Harbour Town.

Concerts In The ark

TBA - Each year Vermilion celebrates the summer with free outdoor concerts begining at 7 m every Sunday starting in July. Located at beautiful Victory ark in historic downtown Vermilion at Main Street (Route 60) and Ohio Street on the Village Green. Bring a chair or blanket and listen to the music which changes weekly. Call (440) 967-4477 for additional details. 

Triathlon asta Dinner

TBA - A Community asta Dinner, celebrating the Annual Vermilion Harbour Tri-Du, will take lace from 5 m to 7 m at Linwood ark avilion, Vermilion. Tickets will be sold at Linwood front gate entrance. Linwood residents can buy their tickets by the avilion. Tickets are $8 adults; $5 children 8 and under. "Vermilion Harbour Tri &am; Du" athletes receive a Free Meal. The community is welcome! roceeds will benefit Vermilion Rotary Club and Vermilion Fire Comany.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  August 16, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Anyone who is interested in articiating in Third Thursdays should contact Barb Brady @ 440-967-9504.

 

Ohio Women's Triathlon For The Cure

TBA - Drawn to this friendly community by the Vermilion Harbour Triathlon / Duathlon (Tri / Du), this women only Tri takes lace at Linwood ark from 7 am to 12 m. Come as a sectator or join the race.

Annual Duck Dash 500

TBA - Thousands of Ducks race down the Vermilion River. Join the fun by sonsoring a duck for $5 each or a "Quack ack" of 5 for $20. Then show u at the Vermilion River bridge or McGarvey's Landing and watch as your duck is dumed into the river and races towards the finish line. The first lace winner is awarded $1000, second lace is awarded $500 and third is awarded $250. Fun and festivities starting at 6:30 m at McGarvey's Landing. Start time is at 6:30 m. Sonsor a duck at local, articiating merchants. Race starts at 6:30 m at McGarvey's Landing near Quaker Steak &am; Lube. Door rizes will also be awarded by local merchants. Contact the Chamber at (440) 967-4477 for a list of articiating Duck Adotion Centers. Tickets also available at the Chamber office. Dahne the Duck will greet children.

 

Vermilion Triathlon &am; Duathlon

TBA - 7 am - 12 m - The Wheelie Fun Triathlon and Duathlon Series heads north for the beautiful harbor town of Vermilion, Ohio.  Multisort athletes will love the small town feel of this venue as they race through downtown Vermilion and tackle one of the most challenging courses in the series. Triathletes will be treated to a sectacular rectangle swim course (2-las Olymic, 1-la Srint). The Duathletes Opening 5k run is out and back featuring a run through downtown Vermilion. The bike courses feature an out-and-back course for the srint course and a demanding loo course for the Olymic distance course featuring two Vermilion River gorge crossings. The race finishes with an out-and-back run through downtown Vermilion with breathtaking shoreline views of Lake Erie for the entire course. This race is a erfect addition to the series and a must do for northern Ohio multisort athletes.

Annual Mill Hollow Crusin' Car Show

TBA - Come see thousands of muscle cars, hotrods, vintage and custom trucks, ‘vettes, vans and motorcycles, and more on Sunday from 10 am - 3 m. This will be a car lovers heaven with thousands of cars 25 years or older on dislay. With ongoing entertainment, kids’ games, and door rizes, there will be something for everyone. Food and beverages will be available for a nominal fee. This is a walking event. End the day with live classics 50’s music at 6:30 m in the Amhitheatre. Do you have a car 25 years or older? Show it off at the Mill Hollow Cruisin’ Car Show! The first 300 articiants receive a free dash laque. For more information, call the Vermilion River Reservation Carriage Barn at (440) 967-7310. Vermilion River Reservaiton is located at 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion.

Summer Movies In The ark

TBA - Each year Vermilion celebrates the summer with free outdoor movies at beautiful Exchange ark on the Vermilion River. Located riverside at the corner of Main Street (State Route 60) and Liberty Avenue (State Route 6). Vermilion’s Movies In The ark features the best family-friendly flicks under the stars. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and your favorite movie snacks. The “curtain” goes u when the sun goes down. Call (440) 963-0772 for more information.


ARTS GUILD ART SHOW

 

August 25 -  Setember 23, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Jewelry, ottery, Ceramics, and Fiber Arts Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Vermilion River Reservation Summer Concerts

TBA - Join Vermilion River Reservation on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 m to 8 m, at Vermilion River Reservation’s Amhitheater as they feature local musical acts. Bring a chair and/or blanket. Refreshments will be available for a small fee.

WORSHI BY THE WATER &am; CHILDREN's NATURE ACTIVITY

Sundays, May 27 - Setember 2, 2012

Worshi by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod ark each week beginning Sunday, May 29 through Setember 4 from 9 am to 9:45 am. This year there will be a Secial Children’s Time with astor Joan followed by a suervised Kids' Nature Activity during the sermon – eaceful listening time for arents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and et friendly, all ages are welcome, Open to all. Sonsored by Grace United Methodist Church, astor Joan Skelley-Watts. For more information, call (440) 967- 5206.


 

SETEMBER

VERMILION LOCAL FARMERS MARKET @ VICTORY ARK

Saturdays, July through Setember

 The Vermilion Local Market is offered at Victory ark, downtown, each Saturday from 2 m to 6 m through Setember. This local market offers home-grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meat, cheese and other goodies. Local artists also showcase and sell their work.

WORSHI BY THE WATER &am; CHILDREN's NATURE ACTIVITY

Sunday, May 27 - Setember 2, 2012

Worshi by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod ark each week beginning Sunday, May 29 through Setember 4 from 9 am to 9:45 am. This year there will be a Secial Children’s Time with astor Joan followed by a suervised Kids' Nature Activity during the sermon – eaceful listening time for arents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and et friendly, all ages are welcome, Open to all. Sonsored by Grace United Methodist Church, astor Joan Skelley-Watts. For more information, call (440) 967- 5206.

ARTS GUILD ART SHOW

August 25 -  Setember 23, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Jewelry, ottery, Ceramics, &am; Fiber Arts  Art Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Setember 11th Memorial Service

TBA - The Vermilion Veterans Council will host a memorial service for those who lost their lives on Setember 11, 2001, starting at 6 m at Exchange ark, Liberty Avenue and Main Street. In case of rain, the service will be held at Amvets ost 22 on RT 60 in the David Workman Hall. Flags should be flown half staff from sunrise to sunset.

THIRD THURSDAYS - MUSIC, FLOWERS &am; A SUNSET

Thursday,  Setember 20, 2012 - 6:00 m - Sunset 

Every third Thursday of the month May through Setember - Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Want to visit our wonderful shos? Interested in strolling through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded? Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous Third Thursday Music, Flowers &am; A Sunset concerts which take lace May through Setember. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you! Many of our local musiciansprovide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations scattered throughout historic downtown Vermilion's Harbour Town. Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a art of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month.

Anyone who is interested in articiating in Third Thursdays should contact Barb Brady @ 440-967-9504.

Woollybear Golf Outing

TBA - The Woollybear Golf Outing is an annual fundraising event for the Woollybear Festival. It is held at Willow Creek Golf Course, 15905 Darrow Road, Vermilion. Over 150 golfers each year. Call the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce for tee-times and more information at (440) 967-4477.

Vermilion Hawg Fest Open Walleye Tournament

TBA - Flights: 7:30 am - 3:30 m (boats 1-35), 7:50 am - 3:50 m (boats 36-70), 8:10 am - 4:10 m (boats 71-105). The ig Roast &am; Awards will take lace on Saturday at 5:30 m after the Vermilion Hawg Fest Walleye Tournament. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the evening on the shores of Lake Erie with some outstanding food and some great comany. The banquet will kick off with the resentation of the Hawg Fest tournament awards, along with a catered dinner, ig roast, and even more tris raffles than last year! 8 Lake Erie anglers (charter catains &am; tournament fishermen) have graciously offered to donate Lake Erie fishing tris for SEVEN lucky winners! The raffle will run through Saturday and the winners will be drawn at the Vermilion Hawg Fest, ig Roast arty. .

MAIN STREET VERMILION's VOLUNTEERS RECOGNITION ICNIC DINNER

Wednesday, Setember 26, 2012

Main Street Vermilion would like to thank you for your continued support, and hoe you will take this opportunity to meet and greet new friends and visit with the old. As a member or volunteer, and one who supports our efforts, you are cordially invited to an informal "GET TOGETHER" starting at 5:30 m at the Olympic Outing Club, 6545 West River Road in Vermilion. Event to be held rain or shine. Food, beer, wine and soda provided. Enjoy the music of Mike Moore. LEASE R.S.V..: Kathy (440) 967-6312, Marcia (440) 967-1371, or Dolores (440) 967-3275

 

OCTOBER

VERMILION IN BLOOM's HANGING BASKET REMOVAL

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Be a art of the V-town Flower Power frenzy by helping remove and take down Vermilion's hanging flower baskets and containers throughout the city. Join Vermilion In Bloom volunteers and put them to bed for the winter.  Call Dana Corogin at (440) 967-5299, Linda Biscu at (440) 967-2567 or Sandy Kish Jordan at (440) 967-6446 for additional details. FLOWER REMOVAL IS  Wednesday, October 10, 2012

VERMILION IN BLOOM's WINE AND DINE EVENT

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Fall Wine &am; Dine Event will take lace @ aer Moon Vineyards in suort of the work of Vermilion in Bloom. roceeds benefit beautification rojects including the hanging floral baskets, flowers on the Vermilion River bridge, and flower beds throughout town. Tickets are available  by calling Janet Ruh at (440) 967-6923 or Beth Eberhard at (440) 967-5502.

Terror In The Field Corn Maze

October Weekends Through Halloween - From the cast of characters that brought you the Old Haunted State Street School, "Terror In The Field Corn Maze" offers an eerie alternative to everyday living in Vermilion Ohio. The annual Halloween experience is sure to frighten locals and visitors alike. Bring your friends and family to the exciting and horrifying experience at its New Outdoor Location! The best Haunted Experience in Ohio! The 1/3 of a mile "haunted" maze will be open October weekends, Fridays and Saturdays, from 7 m to 11 m at Novonty's Farm Market. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children under 48".  Discounts available for grous of 10 or more. Novonty Farm Market is located at 1809 State Rt 60 in Vermilion.

ARTS GUILD AUTUMN ART SHOW September 29 - October 28, 2012

 

The Arts Guild of Vermilion Autumn Arts Show takes lace at the Arts Guild Gallery at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion. Call (440) 963-0772 for details.

Woollybear Festival

TBA - FOX 8 Woollybear Sunday is the largest one-day family festival in Ohio.  Featuring one of Ohio's longest parades, games, booths, a 5K run, Woollybear costumes and much, much more. Don’t miss Vermilion's biggest festival held in historic downtown Harbour Town. parade steps off at 1:30 m; booths close at 6 m. Vermilion’s Woollybear parade lasts aproximately 2 hours featuring many radio and television personalities including Dick Goddard and the FOX 8 News Team. Call (440) 967-4477 for more information.

World's Greatest Kid's Race

TBA - Held during the FOX 8 Woollybear Festival. Registration begins at 8 am. Dick Goddard starts the race at Vermilion High School Stadium, 1250 Sanford Street, Vermilion, at 9 am. For ages crawlers to 12 years old. Call (440) 967-4208 for more information.

Annual Great Lakes irate Fest

TBA-  Avast ya' scurvy dogs an' landlubbers alike! Batten down ye' hatches as The Great Lakes irate Fest navigates it's way to Vermilion fer' family fun on Lake Erie.  Don't miss the annual Great Lakes irate Fest in Vermilion, Ohio each fall. This event is for crew members both young an' old. Salty dogs will learn ye' importance of one of ye' earth's  greatest forces...The Great Lakes...while having fun in true irate fashion. Dress like a irate and join the fun. Costume contests, river rides, live bands, irate shows, magic shows, circus acts, entertainment, treasure hunt, food, vendors, exhibitors, wild animals and more!

 

  • Buccaneer's Balls: Come by land or come by sea for a city-wide Masquerade arty you won't forget! Buccaneer's Balls, Live Entertainment, Adult Costume Contests, lpenty of Grub and Grog, River Rides, Mayhem and More Surprises. Dress like a irate, princess or any character of your choosing (otional) and join the fun.
  • irate Fest: Free for the Little Swashbucklers: Games, Coloring Contest, Tattoos, Balloon Art, Face painting, Kids Costume Contest, Sing a longs, irate Shows, Jugglers, Music, Magic, Wild Animals, Educational Exhibits, Food &am; More!
  • Join the fun...Dress Like a irate - Win rizes in the irate Costume Contest. rizes awarded to kids and adults. Kids Coloring Contest - rint the Coloring Contest Form and submit comleted artwork at the irate Fest.
  • Live Music - Bands perform live at irate Fest. Free Entertainment - Live bands, jugglers, magicians, wild animals &am; more! Don't miss the fantastic irate shows of music, dancing, ros &am; audience articiation. Treasure Hunt - Search for treasure in Vermilion with the Great Lakes irate Fest Treasure Hunt. Submit your comleted card for a chance to win rizes.
  • Learn about boating safety, the Vermilion River and the Great Lakes through educational materials and hands-on exhibits. Food, fun, live music, exhibitors and more will guarantee a good time at this free event.

Visit www.GreatLakesirateFest.com for more information.

 

Police Steak Fry

TBA - The Vermilion Police Association and F.O.. Lodge #125 will hold a Steak Fry at 6 m. Food will be served from 6 m to 8:30 m. The event will feature a DJ until 11:30 m. A Food Drive will be held at the event. lease bring a canned item to be entered in a special raffle. Receive one ticket for every can good. For tickets, contact any police officer or Dean Mayer at (440) 967-1097.

Annual Halloween Fun Fair

TBA - The Annual Halloween Fun Fair will be held at the Vermilion YMCA from 6:30 m - 8:30 m. Fee for games and refreshments. Wear your costume and join us for an evening of food, treats and sooky fun games. roceeds benefit the Child Care rogram.

Annual Kids Carnival

TBA - Games! Candy! Costumes! Caricatures! Balloons! Bouncy houses! Door Prizes! Popcorn! It’s time for Harbourtown Community Church’s annual Kids Carnival from 6 m to 8 m. Everyone – including adults – is welcome to dress u in costume. For more information, lease call the church office at (440) 967-5728.

Annual Halloween arade

TBA - The Annual American Legion Halloween arade starts at 6 m. Line u at the Vermilion High School Stadium. rizes awarded for ugliest, rettiest, funniest, storybook and most original costumes. Candy, cider and donutsprovided.

Community rayer Breakfast

TBA - Held at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (440) 967-4477 to make reservations. The Vermilion Ministerial Association and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce host this semi-annual Community rayer Breakfast. The rogram begins at 7:45 am and concludes by 9 am. Seaker and secial music. Tickets are $6. RSV the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce (440) 967-4477.

Citywide Trick Or Treat

TBA - Vermilion's Citywide Trick or Treat has been scheduled for October 31 from 6 m to 7:30 m. Residents who wish to articiate should turn on their front orch light.

 


 

NOVEMBER

ARTS GUILD HOLIDAY ART SHOW

November 3 - December 23, 2012

The Arts Guild of Vermilion hosts this annual, don't-miss Holiday Art Show. Local artists offer a variety of mediums just in time for holiday shopping. Located at 685 Main Street in historic downtown Vermilion. Refreshments and music by the artists themselves. Discover unique and original gift giving at Vermilion's annual Holiday Art Show. Featuring new work by Local Artists &am; Fine Craftsmen. Call (440) 963-0772 for more information.

Friends of Ritter ublic Library Sell Fest

TBA - The ublic is invited to cheer on their favorite team in this fun, game-show-style cometition at 7 m at the Vermilion Schools board office, 1230 Beechview Drive. Teams reresent Rotary, the high school, Ritter, local book clubs and local families.

Annual Harbour Town 1837 Christmas Walk

November 23 - 25, 2012, - Thanksgiving Weekend

Kick-off the holiday season with an old fashion alternative to the usual hectic holiday shopping. Tour Vermilion's historic downtown Harbour Town by horse-drawn trolley from noon to 5 m. Santa arrives at Exchange ark by icebreaker on the Vermilion River at 11 am on Saturday. Visit the fine shos, restaurants and businesses for secial holiday savings. Watch the Parks light u with holiday light dislays while luminaries line the streets each night. Exerience the lovely Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Gazebo in Victory ark on Saturday at 7 m. Visit Santa in his house in Exchange ark 11 am to 3 m each Saturday through Christmas. It's a nostalgic, family fun exerience you won't want to miss.

SANTA IS IN THE HOUSE

Saturdays, November 24, 2012 thru December 15, 2012

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Santa House at Exchange ark in Vermilion's historic Harbour Town each Saturday from 11 am to 3 m. Bring the children for a wonderful alternative to mall Santas. Bring a camera for hotos.

 


 

DECEMBER

THE CHRISTMAS TREE SHI

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Go back in time to watch as the legendary Christmas Tree Shi enters the Vermilion harbor at 10:30 am. Located on the shores of the Vermilion River at McGarvey's Landing in Vermilion's historic Harbour Town. This is a nautical tradition from long ago when shis brought the Christmas the family Christmas tree. A reenactment of the 1887 fishing schooner will carry trees ashore available for urchase. Community bands, hot chocolate, holiday treats, lunch with Santa at Quaker Steak &am; Lube and more willprovide fun for the entire family throughout the day. Don't miss this annual holiday tradition in Vermilion. Community Band Music, urchase A Christmas Tree Fresh Off The Shi, ‘Cat. Schuenemann’ Entertains, Hot Chocolate &am; Cookies, umkin Rolls, Coloring Contest Winners On Dislay.

 

SANTA IS IN THE HOUSE

Saturdays, November 24, 2012 thru December 15, 2012

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Santa House at Exchange ark in Vermilion's historic Harbour Town each Saturday from 11 am to 3 m. Bring the children for a wonderful alternative to mall Santas. Bring a camera for hotos.

 

Old Fashion Holiday

 

TBA - Vermilion River Reservation. Ste back in time to the late 1800s to enjoy the holiday season with the Bacon family, who eventually donated their land to the metro Parks. During our annual event, Old-Fashioned Holiday, visitors are welcomed into the Bacon house as they celebrate the holidays. Tour the original 1845 home where a cast of re-enactors greet you as they ersonify the Bacon family. Learn about this area’s unique and historical ast while enjoying a 20-minute tour where you exerience the real sights, fragrances, and sounds of an old-fashioned holiday. Along with touring the Benjamin Bacon Museum, horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, and live entertainment will be available. Join us for a celebration of a ioneer holiday! All ages are welcome to attend and admission is free. The Bacon family and their friends hoe to see you then! For more information lease call (440) 967-7310.

 

ARTS GUILD HOLIDAY ART SHOW

November 3 - December 23, 2012 

The Arts Guild of Vermilion hosts this annual, don't-miss Holiday Art Show. Local artists offer a variety of mediums just in time for holiday shopping. Located at 685 Main Street in historic downtown Vermilion. Refreshments and music by the artists themselves. Discover unique and original gift giving at Vermilion's annual Holiday Art Show. Featuring new work by Local Artists &am; Fine Craftsmen. Call (440) 963-0772 for more information.

 

MAIN STREET VERMILION's 2nd ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE ARTY

Monday, December 31, 2012

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