Did you know that Geneva-on-the-Lake was Ohio’s first summer resort? It’s easy to understand why. There is always a reason to smile when you attend these fun events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio!
Ohio Wine Country is known for year-round celebrations and gorgeous views of Lake Erie! Our incredible wineries and eclectic restaurants are just a few reasons to fall in love with this town, but our events and festivals will have you hooked!
2022 Editor’s Note: Event dates are subject to change because of COVID-19. Please check with individual event pages to ensure they’re still taking place before making your travel plans.
12 Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, You Don’t Want to Miss
Spring Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Foodies, wine enthusiasts, and those searching for some of the best food in Northeast Ohio will find it at all at Geneva-on-the-Lake Restaurant Week. Discover mouthwatering farm-to-table-eats and incredible wine pairings prepared by some of the area’s most renowned chefs and wineries, including our own Chef Nate of Crosswinds Grille. Bon appetite!
Each year, Geneva-on-the-Lake kicks off the summer in a big way. Symbolically, the Summer Kick-off Parade opens the Geneva Strip for the summer. The parade’s start signifies months of wine events, golf, live music, and unique things that make us love Geneva-on-the-Lake in the summer! Enjoy a fun-filled day with a parade, local eats, dancing, music, arts, and more! Afterward, remember to explore the beach town’s vibrant nightlife.
Cinco de Mayo 5k | May
Summer Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Uncork’d Wine Fest |June
The Uncork’d WineFest is one of the summer’s most beloved celebrations. This two-day festival features special wine tastings from local wineries, live music, fishing tournaments, a 5k race, craft beer tasting, a fish fry, and various eclectic food stations. The Uncork’d Wine Fest is located at Lakeshore Park and was held the last June weekend. Cheers!
The Wine & Walleye Festival | July
Vintage Ohio | August
Fall Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Geneva Grape Jamboree | September
Simply put, the Geneva Grape Jamboree celebrates the harvesting of local grapes in Ohio’s Wine Country. Do you dare to compete in the grape stomping contest? Visitors have a unique opportunity to get a proper taste of Ohio-made freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and specialty grape products. Don’t forget to indulge accordingly with delicious foods. You can dance it off later with live music and entertainment at this fun, grape-filled weekend event!
Thunder on the Strip | September
Turkey Trot | November
Winter Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Winterfest | February
Winterfest is one of Geneva’s most anticipated winter events. Every year, this festival beckons all to come out of hibernation and enjoy the last few weeks of winter. You can look forward to a special pancake breakfast, the excellent chili cook-off, ice sculpting competitions, and more. There are also a variety of indoor activities, such as arts and crafts, to help you warm up in between the parade and other fun events. Winterfest takes place on the first Saturday of February in downtown Geneva.
Lights on the Lake | December
Stay Close to the Best Attractions in Geneva, OH
After attending one (or all) of these Geneva-on-the-Lake events, spoil yourself with some pampering at The Lakehouse Inn. Choose between an impressive selection of inn rooms and private cottages, which feature their unique furnishings and top-notch amenities.