ARRGGH: A History of Piracy on the Great Lakes takes place on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 AT 6 pm at Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion. Ahoy mateys! Join in a fun-filled historical and cultural re-examination of piracy and its implications for understanding Great Lakes history.

Vermilion Rotary presents Putt For The Pool on July 31, 2022 to raise funds for the Vermilion Community Pool. All the cool kids are heading to Romp's Putter Port on July 31, 2022 to play a round of putt putt at this Vermilion Rotary Club sponsored event. Come to win prizes, earn bragging rights and support the Vermilion Community Pool.

Devoted, dedicated animal lovers are ready to pamper your small pooch while you're at work or away for the day. Our doggy daycare center offers a fun, clean and safe environment with all the comforts of home and a large dog park. Book a one-time visit, or setup a regular schedule.

Main Street Vermilion will host a first-of-its-kind Historic Walking Tour this summer that is filled with engaging stories, history, trivia, folklore and fun facts about our 200 year old harbor town community, iconic lighthouse, Lake Erie and Vermilion River history. All tours begin at the Harbourtown Fine Arts Center, 736 Main Street, with refreshments and a variety of themed raffle baskets to win.

Dancing At The Docks takes place on Friday, July 15, 2022 from 7 pm to 10 pm with the Swing City Big Band featuring Terry Kitchen. The event takes place at the South Street Launch Ramp in Vermilion, 777 West River Road. This a free event; donations accepted. For more information, contact the Vermilion Port Authority at (440) 204-2474.

Treat your best friend to an hour or two at Vermilion, Ohio's private dog park. Book the spot through to enjoy a private dog park experience. The best experiences and fun for you and your dog, the 2 acre dog park is designed for the ultimate safe dog exercise. Safe, private space to help you minimize distractions or triggers and maximize time with your dog.

Hot Diggity Dog Day, hosted by Main Street Vermilion, will return Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm at Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio with all new 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).

All Washed Up, Vermilion’s Driftwood Art Contest is back for a fourth season of fun and creativity on Saturday, July 23, 10AM-3PM in beautiful, shady Exchange Park, the center of downtown Vermilion. Driftwood creations draw a crowd who enjoying the creativity of amateur artists and skilled craftsmen. Entries are created primarily of driftwood and (other washed up items) collected from the shores of Lake Erie.

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness: Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body.

Vermilion Chamber Fireworks take place Saturday, September 3, 2022 from about 9 pm to 11 pm, presented by the Chamber Foundation. The date was moved from the Fish Festival event due to high winds. Fireworks will be hosted on the detached break wall at the entrance to the Vermilion River.

During the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s many Connecticut residents were burned out of their homes by the raiding British. To compensate these citizens for their losses, the Connecticut Assembly awarded the "Sufferers" 500,000 acres in the western most portion of the Western Reserve, which came to be known as the Firelands. Settlement was slow due to the remoteness of the tract and the difficulties in reaching it.

The purpose of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is to encourage and develop the intelligent participation of the citizens of the Vermilion community in all areas of community interest including civic, government, consumer service, education and recreation, health and sanitation, community development and beautification, trade and industry. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce helps to plan and promote.