Did you know that Geneva-on-the-Lake was Ohio’s first summer resort? It’s easy to understand why! Gorgeous views of Lake Erie, incredible wineries, and eclectic restaurants are just a few reasons to fall in love with this town, but the events and festivals will really have you hooked. Ohio Wine Country is known for year-round celebrations, so there is always a reason to smile when you attend any of these fun Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, events. If you are searching for more Ohio Wine Country celebrations, request your free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide! This carefully crafted guide includes local recommendations on Geneva-on-the-Lake’s best kept secrets, including wineries, activities, entertainment, and more.
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, Events
1. Geneva-on-the-Lake Restaurant Week, April
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 along with incredible wine pairings prepared by some of the area’s most renowned chefs and wineries, including our very own Chef Nate of Crosswinds Grille. Bon appetite!
2. The Summer Kick-off Parade, May
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 start of the parade signifies months of wine events, golf, live music, and all of the special 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! Afterwards, remember to explore the beach town’s vibrant nightlife.
3. Uncork’d WineFest, 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 a variety of eclectic food stations. The Uncork’d Wine Fest is located at Lakeshore Park and is held the last weekend of June. Cheers!
4. 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!
5. 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 great chili cook-off, ice sculpting competitions, and so much 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 the first Saturday of February in downtown Geneva.
More Great Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake
6. Bissell Maple Farm Maple Madness Tour, March
7. Cinco de Mayo 5k, May
9. The Wine & Walleye Festival, July
10. TABS Festival, July
11. Vintage Ohio, August
12. Thunder on the Strip, September
13. GOTL Resort-wide Costume Party & Contest, October
14. Turkey Trot, November
15. Lights on the Lake, December
Where to Stay
After attending one (or all) of these Geneva-on-the-Lake events, spoil yourself (and your sweetie) with some pampering at The Lakehouse Inn. Whether you are searching for a deep tissue massage after the Cinco de Mayo 5k, or a refreshing glass of white wine after the Turkey Trot, you will find it all at our boutique inn. Take advantage of our Ultimate Hot Tub Suite Package and enjoy an overnight stay in a hot tub suite, a full breakfast, a $50 voucher to Crosswinds Grille, and all of the amenities that make a stay at The Lakehouse Inn special. Check our availability today!
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