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Cruise To Murder takes place on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6 pm to 10 pm at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. A murderously good time will support the Victoria Woodhull project. Join in a night of murderously good fun when Priceless Productions, in cooperation with Mysteries by Moushey, presents Cruise to Murder. This murder mystery event is a fundraiser for Eden Valley and will be held at German's Villa on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Mike Sekletar and Brian Goodwin, two local artists, are working to complete the Main Street Vermilion Public Art Postcard Project. 15 giant postcards will pop up in late spring, just like tulips! The community has solidly supported the project, and fully funded the creation of these beautiful works of art. All 15 postcards will be unveiled throughout Vermilion, not just downtown, in May, 2020.

Winter Sports ramp up this week. Here is the schedule: MONDAY, December 2 Varsity Bowling at Clyde Plaza Lanes in Fremont 4:00 PM Freshman Boys Basketball at Oberlin 4:30 PM Sailorway - Holidays Around the World 6:00-7:30 PM VHS Chorale to Festival of Carols - Lorain High School 7:30 TUESDAY, December 3 VHS Amer Red Cross Blood Drive - Gym 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Brownhelm Historical Association (BHA) will host a monthly meeting and historical program on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Historic Brownhelm School & Museum, 1940 North Ridge Road in Vermilion, Ohio. Following a brief business meeting, BHA member Eric Rivet will present: OHIO: Mother of Presidents.

The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community. Gallery shows feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography, jewelry, potters, fiber art, wood.

Paint-A-Slate, hosted by Brownhelm Historical Association, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Mill Hollow & Bacon Woods Reservation in Vermilion, Ohio. The Brownhelm Historical Association, in partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks, is offering the annual Paint-A-Slate event once again. Bring the whole family out for a free, fun, crafty event.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service.

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The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community.

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Beginning Watercolor Class, hosted by Main Street Vermilion and Vermilion Arts Guild, takes place on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

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Vermilion In Bloom Ladies Night at Martino's International Cafe takes place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy soup, salad and a glass of wine with a $10 donation to Vermilion In Bloom to support Vermilion's beautification programs.

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Join in the annual Winter Days festival at the Vermilion River Reservation. Winter Days, hosted by Lorain County Metro Parks, takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11 am to 3 pm at Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, Ohio.

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Lance Horwedel performs solo acoustic on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards in Vermilion, Ohio. Lance Horwedel has been a musician and performer for 32 years. He has performed in the bands Hipster, The End, Rumours, Dazey Chain and Legends of Rock. Influences include Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Walsh, Black Sabbath, The Police, and good old CKLW am gold.

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A New Years Eve party, with NEXT STAGE, takes place on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 7 pm to 1 am at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Vermilion, Ohio. Ring in the new decade live music, food, party favors and a cash bar. Tickets are $10. Bring a dish.

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A New Year's Eve Roaring 20's Bash, with Madison Crawl, takes place at The Old Prague Restaurant and Bar in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 starting at 8 pm. Swing into the 20's with Madison Crawl! Come dressed as Flappers and Gangsters and welcome the roaring 20's in! Recognized as Cleveland's Barrelhouse Boogie Kings.

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Winter Model Train Show takes place on January 20, 2019 at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. The train show features a swap meet. Admission for guests 10 and over is $5.00.

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February Events


Cruise To Murder takes place on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6 pm to 10 pm at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio. A murderously good time will support the Victoria Woodhull project. Join in a night of murderously good fun when Priceless Productions, in cooperation with Mysteries by Moushey, presents Cruise to Murder.

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The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community.

Read More

The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community.

Read More

Paint-A-Slate, hosted by Brownhelm Historical Association, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Mill Hollow & Bacon Woods Reservation in Vermilion, Ohio. The Brownhelm Historical Association, in partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks, is offering the annual Paint-A-Slate event once again.

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Professional Home Business Show is coming to German's Villa in Vermilion, Ohio on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

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The 12th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair, in downtown Vermilion, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020. It's a day of fun, ice sculptures and more. The day begins with chocolate! Ritter Public Library’s open the doors to their 2020 Chocolate Festival at 10 am.

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Ice A Fair Meltdown Party, hosted by Main Street Vermilion and Vermilion Boat Club, takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 7 pm to 10 pm at Vermilion Boat Club, 5416 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. You're invited to "Meltdown" following Ice A Fair.

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Friends of Ritter Public Library's annual Chocolate Festival is Saturday, February 1, 2020 during Vermilion's Ice-A-Fair. The public is invited to sample delicious homemade treats for just 50 cents a taste, then vote for their favorite and help crown the new Chocolate Champion.

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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-dipped 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.

Downtown Vermilion


Downtown Vermilion, Ohio, "Harbour Town", is home to dozens of retail shops, restaurants, professional businesses, marinas, accommodations and tourist activities. Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. The Vermilion Lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Parks & Beaches


Vermilion Ohio is home to several beautiful parks and beaches. Enjoy a picnic, a scenic hike, a bike ride, beautiful views, fabulous sunsets, playgrounds, sports activities, a dip in the water, botanical gardens and more at Vermilion's parks and beaches.

Main Street Beach


Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. Main Street Beach features an observation deck, a kayak/canoe launch, benches, an ADA mobility mat, and a concession stand.

Vermilion Ohio Lighthouse


The Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of the original lighthouse that was later moved to Lake Ontario. Known as the "Town of Sea Captains," Vermilion was without a lighthouse for 63 yrs. The lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Vermilion Ohio Recreation


Swimmers of all ages enjoy our sandy beaches located in Historic Downtown Vermilion and either side of the city. Recreational boating of every kind, jet skis, canoeing, and sail boats adorn the Vermilion harbor, where ship building was once the major industry.

Attractions & Events


Free concerts, outdoor movies, museums, galleries and more are offered throughout the year in Vermilion, Ohio and surrounding areas. Discover all the arts and entertainment that Vermilion has to offer. Discover Vermilion Ohio's Arts & Entertainment.

Vermilion River & Lake Erie


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

Boat Ramps & Guest Docks


Vermilion Ohio invites you to visit our public guest docks and boat ramps. You are in the center of Vermilion's historical district and within easy walking distance of many quaint specialty shops, groceries, ice, restaurants, fast food, historical homes, overnight accommodations, professional services and the beach.

Ultimate Railfan Destination


Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. For over 140 years the rumbling, roaring, shaking, screaming tornados have rushed through the quiet village. Ships have come and gone in this little city by the sea, but they were never the acoustic monsters like the trains which roll along like wild demons in a race. Freight of all kinds flies through the city, and as far as we can foresee, it will continue for 140 more years. Such is life in a railroad town.

Vermilion Ohio History


History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man. Few Indians remained by 1800. One historian said, "Lake Shore Ohio was an Indian borderland. Indian habitation was a nervous, restless one punctuated by wars, international rivalries and disasters."

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