Every year, Vermilion in Bloom hosts popular ladies nights to get us through winter and into the planting season. Wine, food and lively conversation fill the evening. Everyone is welcome and you’re sure to meet new people, see some familiar faces and learn more about what Vermilion in Bloom does for Vermilion. A donation at the door is requested. Join us as we toast to another season of Vermilion in Bloom! Vermilion In Bloom is a program of Main Street Vermilion. Since 2003, Vermilion In Bloom has changed the way our town looks by brightening the streetscape throughout downtown with flowers, improving public gathering places, coordinating the addition of "urban friendly" trees, dressing the town for the holidays and so much more. Their work delivers a sense of pride as visitors and residents alike marvel at the sight, even stopping to say "thanks" to the daily watering crews for their volunteerism. There are more than 100 volunteers who help in many ways: planting flower baskets and beds, tending plantings, daily watering crews, light maintenance, cooking and baking for the popular Ladies Night and more.


The Vermilion River Watershed Open House is held every March in Vermilion, Ohio featuring nature and wildlife exhibits, including birds of prey and watershed wildlife by award winning “Back to the Wild” -  a Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Education Center. View eagles, owls, snakes and other rescued wildlife. Additional exhibitors include Lorain County Community College, Vermilion River Watershed, Lorain County Woodcarvers, Erie County Health, Beaver Creek Watershed Association, Mast – Maritime Archaeological Survey Team, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Lorain County Metro Parks, Erie MetroParks, Ohio Coastal Management Program, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The event and parking are free, with food and beverages available for a donation. Held in the Vermilion-on-the-Lake Historic Community Center, donations benefit the ongoing efforts to preserve and promote the log cabin built in 1919, and support Back to the Wild wildlife refuge. For dates and details, visit


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.