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 Ohio Wine Country’s best kept secrets, including Geneva-on-the-Lake 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 Ohio Wine Country will find it at Geneva-on-the-Lake Restaurant Week. You will discover mouthwatering farm-to-table-eats along with incredible wine pairings prepared by some of Ohio Wine Country’s most renowned chefs and wineries.
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 Ohio Wine Country in the summer! Enjoy a fun-filled day with a parade, local eats, dancing, music, arts, and more! Afterwards, explore the vibrant nightlife of Geneva-on-the-Lake.
3. Uncork’d Wine Fest, August
This two-day summer bonanza features a firework celebration on day one, followed by a lighted boat parade on day two. You can look forward to live music, craft beer tasting, gourmet food stations, boutique shopping, and more at this one-of-a-kind festival! The Uncork’d Wine Fest, formerly known as the Wine and Walleye Festival, is located in the heart of the Historic Ashtabula Harbor.
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? Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, specialty grape products, and enjoy crafts, food, entertainment and more at this fun, grape-filled weekend event!
5. Winterfest, February
Winterfest is by far one of Ohio’s most highly anticipated events! Every winter, Lake Geneva hosts this nine day festival, filled with art, winter activity, and family fun! You will find snow sculpting competitions, magic shows, helicopter rides, a chili cook-off, and more at this huge winter celebration!
More Great Events in Geneva-on-the-Lake
6. Bissell Maple Farm Maple Madness Tour, March
7. GOTL Earth Day Celebration, April
8. Cinco de Mayo 5k, May
9. Tour de State Line Bicycle Tour, June
10. TABS Festival, July
11. Vintage Ohio, August
12. Thunder on the Strip, September
13. Oktoberfest, 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 Wine Country nurturing at the Lakehouse Inn & Winery. 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 Lakehouse Inn & Winery.
Take advantage of our Ultimate Jacuzzi Suite Package and enjoy an overnight stay in a Jacuzzi suite, a full breakfast, a $50 voucher to Crosswinds Grille, and all of the special amenities that make a stay Lakehouse Inn & Winery the best way reward yourself in Ohio Wine Country. Check our availability today, we are booking up quickly for the summer!
Don’t forget to download your free Vacation Guide to discover more upcoming Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, events!