Vermilion In Bloom Gardener's Fair
Shop for flowers, herb and fairy garden kits, garden art, bird houses, local honey, candles, unique handmade items original jewelry, paintings, cards, soaps, fresh roasted coffee, driftwood creations, kitchen gadgets, candles, baked goods, hand sewn aprons, table runners, cotton and canvas creations, personalized cups and tumblers, children’s books and more!
For more information, visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org.
Community Art Show
A program of Main Street Vermilion, the Vermilion Arts Guild is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community.
For additional details and an artist's application visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org/artsguild.
Easter Egg Hunt & Ribbon Cutting
The free event is for children 10 and under. Bring your own basket! Event is rain or shine so dress for the weather. Kindly leave your animals at home.
Sherod Park is located at 13406 West Lake Road in Vermilion. Parking will be available across the street at Grace United Methodist Church.
Community Easter Egg Hunt brought to you by: Kiwanis, Grace United Methodist Church, City of Vermilion, Main Street Vermilion, and Vermilion's Drug Mart.
For additional details visit: mainstreetvermilion.org/eggs.
Shred Day In Vermilion
Chocolate & Wine Walk
Vermilion Beach Market
Market In The Park
Brewed Awakening Book Social
Copies of each month's book are available at Ritter Public Library's main desk to check out.
Brewed Awakening is located at 5485 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.
Vettemilion Corvette Show
Friends Of Ritter Book Sale
3rd Tuesday Movies
Join Ritter Public Library every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm in the Community Engagement Room for a classic movie. Come, sit back, and enjoy a classic film! Ritter will provide the popcorn and the movie. Check the lineup at ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 967-3798 for more information.
Genealogy Resource Group
Every month, the Genealogy Resource Sharing Group meets at Ritter Public Library in downtown Vermilion to discuss resources and share tips. Bring your current project and your laptop and join in on the second floor. Library computers will also be available for use.
Ritter Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion. Visit ritterpubliclibrary.org for details. Call (440) 967-3798 for more information.
Read With Ritter
Ritter Public Library book discussion groups serve as a forum for readers to come together to talk about books and share the reading experience with others. It is a chance for the participant to have a voice and hear the voices of others.
Ritter Reads group is hosted at the library on the third Tuesday of each month and is a discussion based on sharing books you have read and to learn what others are reading. In a sense, it is readers’ advisory among participants.
Join Ritter Public Library to share what you are reading! Engage in open discussion about what you are enjoying (or maybe what you wish you would have liked better), what book you cannot stop thinking about, what character you have been inspired by, or what you have been driven to learn more about! Gather some new ideas for your next read, perhaps explore a new genre, connect with other readers and enjoy lively conversation.
Chalk it Up!
All Washed Up
Festival Of The Fish
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.
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.
The Brownhelm Historical Association holds regular membership meetings followed by historic programs which are open to the public. Additionally, the BHA offers community events and fundraisers to help support projects which include the restoration of the Brownhelm Heritage Museum, the Historic Brownhelm School & Museum, and three local historic cemeteries (Brownhelm Cemetery, Brown’s Lake Road Cemetery, & Rugby Cemetery).
Grandma’s Attic Sale
Date: October 28th & 29th
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Brownhelm School & Heritage Museum
This sale will feature tons of kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, luggage, picture frames, and seasonal items. The third and final Grandma's Attic Sale of 2022. The items we are focusing on for this sale include: small electrical appliances, kitchen items, seasonal items, pictures and frames, and luggage. As always, we will have some antiques and other unusual items. This will be an eclectic sale for sure and you are bound to find some treasures to take home! Please share with your family and friends! All proceeds go toward the restoration of the Brownhelm School.
Archaeology In Our Backyard
Date: Wednesday, November 2
Location: Historic Brownhelm School
Following our brief business meeting, BHA member Lee Goodman and members of the Firelands Archaeology group will present, "Archaeology in our Backyard." Join us to learn about the non-profit, volunteer organization, Firelands. Archaeology, which works to discover, document, and conserve archaeological sites and material located in north central Ohio -- our own backyard! For over 30 years the group has been exploring the physical traces left by prehistoric people in our area as well as more recent, historical activity. Members of the organization will share some of our work in the surrounding area and tell you how you can be involved with the process of discovery. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. The membership meeting runs from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. The doors open again for anyone who just wants to attend the program at 7:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Third Annual Drive Through Clam Bake
Date: Saturday, October 22
Pick-up time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Historic Brownhelm School
Circle October 22nd on your calendar for the Third Annual BHA Clambake! The clambake will be a drive-thru again this year to pick up your order. It will be catered by Pogie’s Catering in Amherst. For $40, each dinner consists of 1 dozen clams, 1/2 dozen mussels, lemon chicken breast, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, melted butter, and dinner roll. You may also order an extra dozen clams if you'd like for $15. If you would like to use a credit card, order online at https://bit.ly/BHAClambake2022 or call Kate Rivet at (419) 656-2958. If you want to pay by check, please send a note with your order and a check payable to Brownhelm Historical Association to: Brownhelm Historical Association Attn: Clambake Order 1950 N. Ridge Road Vermilion, OH 44089, Once you’ve placed your order, just drive on down to the Historic Brownhelm School on October 22nd to pick it up curbside!All tickets must be purchased by October 14th.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: November 27th
Time: 6 pm
Location: Historic Brownhelm School & Museum
Old Fashioned Holiday
Date: December 3rd & 4th
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Location: The Benjamin Bacon Museum at Mill Hollow Park
For additional information, visit www.brownhelmhistory.org.
Santa, A Storybook Christmas
Santa, A Storybook Christmas will be presented by Your Last Chance BBQ and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce this holiday season featuring "Not So Silent Night", "Jingle Bells & BBQ" and "Santa's Workshop".
Not So Silent Night
"Not So Silent Night" takes place Friday, November 25, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Come in your favorite Christmas jammies for free pictures with Santa in his sleigh, unveiling of Christmas Lights, cookies, cocoa and more at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.
Jingle Bells & BBQ
Santa arrives on his BIG RED boat on Saturday, November 26, 2022 beginning at 10 am. Watch Santa as he cruises the Vermilion River from 10:am to 10:45 am. The best place to watch Santa is McGarvey's Landing, Quaker Steak & Lube, and the Liberty Avenue blue bridge.
From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm free pictures with Santa in his Santa House will be offered at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.. Santa will arrive in style on the VFD Fire Truck. Caroling will be led by Trinity Handbell Choir. Don't be shy, join in by signing popular Christmas songs! Cookies, hot cocoa and more will also be offered.
"Santa's Workshop" takes place Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 12 pm to 2 pm. Free pictures with Santa and the Grinch in the Santa House will be offered at Your Last Chance BBQ, 5693 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Rock & Roll Express Entertainment will get you in the Christmas spirit with Christmas music, trivia and fun giveaways. Cookies, hot cocoa and more will also be offered.
Coloring Contest winners will be announced by 1:45 pm. (Pick-up your official coloring sheet from Your Last Chance BBQ 5693 Liberty Avenue, Szabo Apparel, Co. 5571 Liberty Avenue or the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Avenue beginning November 25th. Turn in your completed coloring sheet by December 10th at noon. Coloring sheet designed by Szabo Apparel.)
Presented by Your Last Chance BBQ and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce! Your Last Chance BBQ will have BBQ Santa specials too on the menu during the events. For questions or to have the coloring contest sheet emailed to you, email [email protected]
Event Sponsors: Your Last Chance BBQ, Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, Vermilion Chamber Foundation, Stein, Olsen & Stang, LLC, Bechtel Counseling and Consulting LLC, Cleveland Stone Company "The Shop", Sea La Vie Riverside & Riverbend Retreats, Szabo Apparel, Co., Rock & Roll Express Entertainment Company, Erie & Anchor, Above & Beyond Salon & Spa, Tiffany's Flower & Gift Boutique, Tails of Vermilion, Hometown Bakery, Rocky & Lela's Barkery & Boutique, Harbortown Marine, Inc., Harbortown Flag, Inc., Beauty By Bergan, The Olive Scene. Be sure to stop in at the businesses to thank them for helping us bring you "Santa, A Storybook Christmas." It is thru their generosity that we were able to bring you three amazing, festive days packed with Christmas FREE family FUN! Remember to SHOP, DINE, SUPPORT LOCAL this Holiday Season and throughout the year!