2021 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.
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.
12 Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, Events You Don’t Want to Miss
In the Spring
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!
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 parade’s start signifies months of wine events, golf, live music, and all 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! Afterward, remember to explore the beach town’s vibrant nightlife.
More Spring Events
- Cinco de Mayo 5k, May
In the Summer
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!
More Summer Events
- The Ashtabula Harbor Beach Glass Festival, June
- The Wine & Walleye Festival, July
- Vintage Ohio, August
In the Fall
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!
More Fall Events
In the Winter
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 Winter Events
- Lights on the Lake, December
Where to Stay
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, all of which feature their own unique furnishings and top-notch amenities. Enhance your stay even further when you book services at our on-site spa or a specialized package for an eventful getaway!
We look forward to your visit!
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