HOT DIGGITY DOG DAY

Hot Diggity Dog Day, hosted by Main Street Vermilion, takes place in downtown Vermilion, Ohio with activities and games for you and your best friend. Enjoy quality time with your dog during the annual Hot Diggity Dog Day. You'll find vendors, dog games and fun, prizes, kid activities, giveaways, off leash beach time, a K9 costume contest and more. Each registrant also receives a Wag Bag, filled with dog swag. For more information, visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org.

VERMILION BEACH MARKET

Be a part of the annual Vermilion Beach Market at Sherod Park. Shop by the beach from over 90 vendors for vintage, shabby and chic decor including furniture, architectural salvage, as well as handcrafted home decor, jewelry, clothing, and art. Take a pause from shopping at our beachside wine bar and food booths. Free admission and free on-site parking. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Sherod Park is just a few minutes west of charming downtown Vermilion. This expansive, 24-acre, lakeside park features  green space, trees, a beach, walking trails, a playground and two picnic pavilions. The park overlooks breathtaking Lake Erie. Stay late to enjoy the sunset! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. The Vermilion Beach Market welcomes over 90 talented and inspiring vendors carefully curated for this annual event. Boutique and food vendors will be located in the northwest corner of the park, in a grassy area just steps from the beach and a beautiful view of Lake Erie. On Saturday morning, vintage VW buses roll in to the Vermilion Beach Market to vend vintage merchandise, sell hot dogs and, above all, add to the vintage summer vibe. LeakOil, a laid-back group of vintage VW bus owners, uses Lake Erie as their geographic common denominator for informal gatherings.

CHALK IT UP!

Chalk it Up! takes place in August in Vermilion, Ohio. Watch as the roads and walks in Vermilion fill up with bright chalk drawings created by local artistic talent. Enjoy some family and kid-friendly interactive opportunities, too, as you watch the streets transform. Main Street Vermilion is looking forward to the return of Chalk it Up!, a display of beautiful chalk creations by local artists. Visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for complete details on how you can participate as an artist or simply enjoy as a spectator. Many business sponsors come together to sponsor this enjoyable afternoon and great addition to your night out. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.

LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERTS

Each year Vermilion celebrates the summer with free outdoor concerts from 7 pm to 8:30 pm every Sunday July through August.  The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce presents “Live at the Lighthouse” Summer Sunday Concert Series (formerly Concerts in the Park) at the Lighthouse at Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Bring your favorite lawn chair and snack. Brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (440) 967-4477, email [email protected] or visit www.vermilionohio.com.

VERMILION MARKET IN THE PARK

Market in the Park takes place on Saturdays July through August in Victory Park. Every week features new vendors and new products to keep you coming back all summer. There’s plenty of free parking next to and near the Market. Within easy walking distance are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy and just a few blocks north is Main Street Beach and one of the best views of Lake Erie anywhere. Located in Victory Park in the heart of downtown Vermilion, it’s a wonderful place to gather with friends and neighbors, a shady stop on a bike tour or just a fun place to hangout as you begin your weekend. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.

MILL HOLLOW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Mill Hollow Summer Concert Series takes place Sunday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Vermilion River Reservation's Bacon Woods Amphitheater. Join Vermilion River Reservation Sunday evenings each summer for outdoor musical performances at the Bacon Woods amphitheater! All bands are family friendly. Feel free to bring along your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy. Contact the Carriage Barn at (440) 967-7310 for more information.

3RD THURSDAY MUSIC, FLOWERS & A SUNSET

Looking for something to do on a Thursday evening? Stroll through historic downtown Vermilion while being serenaded. Vermilion has become known throughout the region for its fabulous 3rd Thursday Music, Flowers & A Sunset concerts which take place May through September. Experience the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze from Lake Erie as the beautiful flowers are in full bloom in Vermilion. There is an exciting array of free musical entertainment for you with well over a dozen bands scattered throughout Harbour Town. Many local musicians provide music for your listening enjoyment in several different locations, including rock, jazz, pop, country, oldies, ethnic, gospel and much more! Do some shopping, grab something to eat or enjoy some great ice cream and be a part of this fantastic event each Third Thursday of the month. Mark the third Thursdays on your calendar - May through September - for Vermilion's 3rd Thursdays. It is a celebration of music, flowers and a sunset in beautiful Vermilion, Ohio. Brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (440) 967-4477, [email protected] or visit www.vermilionohio.com.

VERMILION ART SHOWS & RECEPTIONS

The Vermilion Arts Guild hosts seasonal shows featuring artwork that reflect the season. 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 and hand-crafted items. Original art is a great gift. You'll find a wonderful selection here along with scenes that celebrate the season. The gallery location is 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.

VERMILION POSTCARD PROJECT

The Postcard Project features 15 big and beautiful, mural-sized recreations of vintage postcards that record local history and the nostalgic scenes that depict Vermilion as a long-time vacation destination. Enjoy a day downtown and all around Vermilion and see the award-winning Postcard Project for yourself. Stop in at Main Street Vermilion first for your keepsake Tour Guide (a $5 suggested donation). Postcards 1 through 10 are walkable throughout the historic downtown district. Postcards 11-14 are located along the eastern corridor of town and can be viewed on foot or by car. Postcard 15 is located 4.8 miles west of downtown at Beulah Beach, where the grounds are open to the public and the view of the lake is a wonderful way to end your day in Vermilion. This is the perfect social distancing activity, outdoors and spread out! Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.