Hot Diggity Dog Day, hosted by Main Street Vermilion, takes place August 10, 2024 from 11 am to 3 pm at Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio with activities and games for you and your best friend. It’s only $10 for your dog ($5 for each additional dog) and you’re free! Here’s what you can expect that day: - A Wag Bag filled with dog swag (one per family) - Demonstrations and training demos -Agility training opportunities - Open swim at Main Street Beach in a fenced in area - Plenty of games and activities to engage your dog like Musical Sit and Go Fish - Vendors, dog products, rescue groups and more - The most amazing view of Lake Erie, a shady park to enjoy and a brand new restroom with the Shore Thing concession stand - Close to downtown so you can shop and enjoy our community, we have 3 dog boutiques in downtown - Wander into our downtown restaurants and enjoy the Weenie Walk featuring specialty hot dogs, ice creams, brews and more - Participate in the K9 Costume Contest, compete for Best Overall, Mayor’s Choice, Hometown Price (Vermilion-themed) and Dynamic Duo (owner/dog costumes). To register and for more information, visit


Be a part of the annual Vermilion Beach Market at Sherod Park Friday, August 2 from 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, August 3 from 9 am to 4 pm 2024. Shop by the beach from over 100 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 100 talented and inspiring vendors carefully curated for this annual event.


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


Market in the Park takes place on Saturdays in July and August in downtown Vermilion at Victory Park from 10 am to 2 pm. 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 lots of shops and restaurants to enjoy and just a few blocks north is Main Street Beach with one of the best views of Lake Erie anywhere. Located 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 for more information.


Every summer season, the Lorain County Metro Parks offers unique outdoor music experiences that cannot be found anywhere else! Every year brings new and exciting bands and artists, and some of the local favorites come back each year. Vermilion River Reservation concerts take place in the gorgeous amphitheater on Sunday evenings, while Lakeview Park’s concerts on the shores of Lake Erie and Miller Nature Preserve’s concerts on the outdoor patio take place on alternating Thursday evenings. All concerts begin at 6 pm and are free to attend. Visit the parks for a truly unique experience of basking in nature while enjoying some lively tunes! The Summer Concert Series begins in June and continue through August. Contact the Carriage Barn at (440) 967-7310 for more information.


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


The Friends of Ritter’s Annual Book Sale is held in August starting with Friends night. Your Friends membership gets you in free and you’ll have first choice of all the books, videos and more! Join at the door if you are not a member already. The book sale is then open to the public.


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 for more information.


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 for more information.