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Calendar of Events

The following is a list of upcoming events in and around Maumee Bay Lodge. Check back for updates!

NATURE CENTER hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m (closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday).

Celebrate Christmas Brunch at Maumee Bay Lodge December 25, 2014

Our scrumptious brunch includes an incredible selection of appetizers, entrees and seasonal desserts.

Reservations are required by phoning 419-836-1466 Ext. 2

Winter Carnival December 26-30, 2014

Come visit our magnificently transformed ballroom where you can participate in activities including:

Jacob’s Ladder, Joust game along with other inflatable carnival games and much more. Tickets awarded for all games can be exchanged for great prizes. Make reservations using the promo code CARNIVAL.

*Reservations for lodge rooms only and does not include taxes and fees. Promotion not available for cottages.

May not be combined with any other offer and blackout dates and minimum stay restrictions may apply.

You can call an agent at 1-800-282-7275 or online and using promo code CARNIVAL.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Maumee Bay Lodge December 31, 2014

One night lodging package includes Wednesday night dinner for two, DJ, party favors,champagne toast at midnight and Thursday breakfast buffet for two.

*Reservations for lodge rooms only and does not include taxes and fees. Package not available for cottages.

May not be combined with any other offer. Limited number of packages available and must be 21 and over to attend.

You can call an agent at 1-800-282-7275 or online and using promo code NYE.

January 2015

  • 1 – 4 Toledo Metroparks Winterfest - The great outdoors come alive during Winterfest, by sledding, skating or skiing at the Metroparks of the Toledo area. There are more than 100 miles of trail in nine parks, sledding hills at two parks and ice skating at three locations. You can even find great warm places to observe birds and other wildlife drawn to well-maintained feeding stations. Each of the nine Metroparks is open daily, 7pm to dark. Admission is free.
  • 1 – 4 Toledo Museum of Art Winter Celebration - The Museum comes alive during its annual winter celebration, The Great Art Escape. Bring family and friends to the Museum and experience the free art activities and performances that fill the galleries, Glass Pavilion and Peristyle.
  • 2 Toledo Walleye Winterfest Brewfest - The inaugural Toledo Walleye Winter Brewfest will take place on Friday, January 2, 2015, at Fifth Third Field during the much anticipated Walleye Winterfest, presented by ProMedica. This outdoor celebration of beer and winter gives both beer newbies and longtime enthusiasts the chance to try more than 250 beers from over 50 breweries, while enjoying live music on two stages as well as fun and games all across Fifth Third Field. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. www.toledowalleye.com
  • 16 – 18 Camp Perry Open - Match includes a three-position air rifle competition, an international air rifle (all standing) event, a pistol course of fire, and an optional clinic. See website for full schedule of events. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend. Learn more.

February 2015

  • 5 – 8 Greater Toledo Auto Show - Drive down and see the wide variety of automobiles on display. There will be hundreds of makes and models, including the latest innovations in transportation design and cool new featured vehicles .http://toledo-seagate.com
  • 7 & 8 Arctic Ice Festival - Bring your family for a fun and educational weekend of winter activities featuring an ice sculpture display, ice rescue demos by Sandusky Fire Department, ice carving competition, programs, crafts, and more. Special winter exhibit inside the Maritime Museum. www.sanduskymaritime.org
  • 14 Big Band at the Bay - Come take a “Sentimental Journey,” not at “Moonlight Bay,“ but at Maumee Bay! Enjoy the sounds of the Night Session Big Band Orchestra. Packages include overnight accommodations, dinner, dancing and more. Learn more.
  • 26 through March 1 Spring Alive at the Toledo Zoo - The Nairobi Pavilion will be transformed into a magical environment with beautiful floral displays. It’s an experience that the entire family can enjoy, and gardening enthusiasts will certainly be impressed by the variety of flowers on display. www.toledozoo.org
  • 27 Toledo Zoo Aquarium Grand Re-Opening - The Zoo’s Aquarium has been under renovations since 2012, making significant repairs and upgrades. The new aquarium will be home to three times as many marine species as freshwater, which will dramatically increase the diversity of color, physical characteristics, and scientific interest. www.toledozoo.org
  • 28 Oak Harbor Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg hunt at Log Cabin (Adolphus Kraemer Park) followed by a candy hunt through downtown Oak Harbor and an opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and have a picture taken and a chance to win a special “Golden Egg” basket. www.ohioharborohio.net

March 2015

  • 2 – 8 Restaurant Week Toledo - Leadership Toledo proudly announces the return of Restaurant Week Toledo.  This extraordinary dining event showcasing special menus from locally owned restaurants throughout Northwest Ohio runs through March 2-8, 2015. Each participating restaurant will offer a unique menu priced at $10, $20, or $30 per person excluding tax and tip.  Each meal purchased from a Restaurant Week Toledo menu will support Youth Leadership Toledo, an program that promotes leadership development. www.restaurantweektoledo.com
  • 19 – 22 Shrine Circus - Come to the circus at the SeaGate Center where you’ll see untold wonders with circus daredevils, flying acrobats, a big cage full of big cats, motorcycle stunt riders, hilarious circus clowns and of course – the ponderous pachyderms providing tons and tons of circus fun!

April 2015

  • 4 Easter Egg Roll at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Children ages 3-10 are invited to re-live a White House tradition started in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The historic Hayes Home is site of an Easter Egg Roll reminiscent of those popular during the Victorian era. Simply boil and color your own eggs (three in number) as your entry fee to a variety of “rolling” contests on the lawn in front of the home. Prizes awarded in four age groups. Bring a decorated egg to enter in the optional egg-decorating contest. www.rbhayes.org
  • 21 – 26 Green Science at Imagination Station - Reduce, reuse, recycle. Find new uses for old items, and earn your ‘green’ thumb by digging in our unconventional garden. www.imaginationstationtoledo.org

May 2015

  • 1 – 3 Catawba Island Boat Show - Kick-off the Lake Erie boating season! Whether you like fishing, sailing, cruising, skiing, wakeboarding, or just going really fast, the boat show will have something for you.
  • 8 – 17 Biggest Week in American Birding - Activities include guided tours through Magee Marsh and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.  The birds do their part by delighting and dazzling people who traveled here from all over the world!  Last year, a record number of visitors came from 46 states and at least 13 countries to enjoy the spectacular birding that northwest Ohio is becoming famous for! www.biggestweekinamericanbirding.com
  • 9 Cedar Point Opening Day - Opening Day at Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®. New for 2015: Rougarou™, a thrilling floorless-design coaster. Featuring over 150 rides and attractions, entertainment, Peanuts™ areas, and beach. www.cedarpoint.com
  • 21 – 25 Port Clinton Walleye Festival - The 35th annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway at picturesque Waterworks Park (Perry Street) on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation help make this event one of Ohio’s premier outdoor weekend celebrations. Never in short supply, delicious food and beverages will be enjoyed by all. This is the perfect summer kick-off! www.walleyefestival.com
  • 23 – 25 26th Annual Flower Day Weekend - Come enjoy a great Toledo Memorial Day Weekend Tradition as we embrace the 180th Farmers Market Season. On Saturday & then again on Monday our farmers will be on hand for “Market Days” selling baked goods, produce, eggs, poultry, beef, yard art, crafts and of course Flowers. On Sunday “Flower Day”, the Toledo Area’s Best Growers pack the market with the best locally grown flowers and plants to create the biggest and best flower & garden event in all of Northwest Ohio. Over 60 vendors will be selling their best plants, yard art, plant accessories and crafts. This is an event for the entire family.This is a rain or shine event, Farmers Market of Toledo is located at 525 Market Street adjacent to the Erie Street Market. For directions please Call 936-ERIE or visit www.toledofarmersmarket.com.
  • 28 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org
  • 29 through June 1 Ohio Bike Week - Midwest’s largest motorcycle rally featuring over 100 free bands and attractions in Sandusky, Toledo, Cleveland, and the Lake Erie islands. www.ohiobikeweek.com

June 2015

  • 1 – 30 The Amazing Grape Race - Visit wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Trail in Northwest Ohio. Have your card signed by all the wineries to receive a complimentary gift and a chance to win additional prizes. Please visit website for more details. www.ohiowines.org
  • 7, 14, 21, & 28 Marblehead Lighthouse Tours - Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse is an active navigational aid to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Climb 77 circular steps to the top. Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free. Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather. Guests under age 18 must be accompanied to the top of the lighthouse by an adult. parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse
  • 13 & 14  Pioneer & Primitive Arts Festival - Reenactors featuring the American Revolution, Mountain Men, Civil War, and Ohio Atlatl Association. Battle reenactments, interactive demonstrations, music, suttlers, and more. Fun for the whole family. On-site flea market and restaurant. fortfirelands.com/events.htm
  • 13 Port Clinton Arts & Crafts Festival - Enjoy a summer day browsing among artfully crafted offerings including jewelry, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps, and pottery. Children can create art from recycled materials and their own play adventures through special activities. When you’re ready to nosh, satisfy your cravings with  savory perch, hot dogs, burgers, smoothies, and German roasted nuts from the food vendors. portclintonarts.org
  • 20 Lakeshore Corvette Club Car Show - Corvette car show at the museum. Open to the public. Visit website for more details. lakeshorecorvettes.com
  • 20 – 21 FIT Family Weekend - Welcome to one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 24thAnnual FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport. Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. So whether you’re racing for an overall title or giving multisport racing a try for the first time, the FIT Family Series is for YOU! It’s ALL ABOUT FUN! http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/maumeebay/
  • 25 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org
  • 27 – 28 50th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts - Crosby Festival of the Arts has always been known as our region’s original, premiere fine arts festival. 2015 will mark its 50th year and will continue the tradition of quality and originality of art offered through a rigorous jury process. Festival-goers will continue to see stunning work from many exciting new artists as well as their returning favorites.In addition to the exquisite artwork from over 230 artists, visitors will enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend, a delicious selection of edibles, children’s activities in the Children’s Artistic Playhouse, beer and wine available for purchase throughout the weekend, and much more! Admission is $8.00. Children 12 and under and TBG members get in free. Call 419.536.5566 for group discount information. http://www.toledogarden.org/

July 2015

  • 5, 12, 19 & 26  Marblehead Lighthouse Tours - Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse is an active navigational aid to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Climb 77 circular steps to the top. Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free. Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather. Guests under age 18 must be accompanied to the top of the lighthouse by an adult. parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse
  • 11 – 12 Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival - The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society will host its 15th annual Toledo Waterfront Lighthouse Festival July 11-12, 2015. The festivities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Maumee Bay State Park. The park offers scenic views of the historic lighthouse four miles off the shore of Lake Erie. The Army Corps of Engineers began constructing the 85-foot, four-story Toledo Harbor Lighthouse in 1901 and completed the project in 1904. Intricate design details and rare architectural elements make the lighthouse a Lake Erie landmark and a well-known attraction on Maumee Bay. The community is encouraged to celebrate the history of the lighthouse with this year’s festival activities. Lighthouse enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy arts and crafts, a magician, food, a huge silent auction, Toft’s ice cream and boat rides to the lighthouse for tours, weather permitting. The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, promotion and history of this Great Lakes lighthouse.  Admission and parking for the festival is free. Donations to the Preservation Society to help restore the lighthouse are always welcome. For more information on the Toledo Waterfront Lighthouse Festival, the history of the lighthouse or the events planned for the festival, visit www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.
  • 13 – 19 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and IO - The tournament has become a highlighted stop on the LPGA tour. It was voted 5th favorite of all the stops. The purse has grown substantially from that first year to $1,400,000. The tournament has become a huge event in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan attracting over 70,000 spectators. The community support has grown significantly over the years and is the largest sporting event in the area.  The tournament attracts all ages to watch the greatest women golfers in the world compete. The Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I (Owens Illinois) has made the hopes and dreams come true for many NWO children. The tournament was first held in 1984 at Glengarry Country Club (presently Stone Oak Country Club) until 1988 when it moved to Highland Meadows Golf Club. In 1984 the purse was only $175,000 and 100 golfers played in the tournament. Since that first tournament, the growth of the event has been due to the support of many local businesses and strong community support. http://marathonclassic.com
  • 23 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org

August 2015

  • 1 & 2 Port Clinton Arts in the Park - Over 100 fine artists and crafters from throughout Ohio and surrounding states demonstrate and exhibit their creations outdoors, overlooking the sandy shores of Lake Erie, featuring live music, food, and refreshments. www.portclintonartistsclub.com
  • 2, 9, 16 & 23 Marblehead Lighthouse Tours - Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse is an active navigational aid to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Climb 77 circular steps to the top. Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free. Lighthouse may be closed during periods of rain, storms, high winds or severe weather. Guests under age 18 must be accompanied to the top of the lighthouse by an adult. parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse
  • 14 – 16  Appetite for the Arts - One of the summer’s premiere arts events with three days of great art, children’s activities, food, and music. Friday is a ticketed event, and Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. In addition to all the artists’ booths (more than 50 participated last year), children of all ages will enjoy taking part in the Children’s Art Experience and Sunday’s Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast with opportunities to fly in an airplane. www.ottawacountyarts.org
  • 16 Tour de Flats - Several mileage choices: 4-25 mile loop routes, ride 25/50/75/100 miles, 60-mile loop, and up to 20 miles out-and-back ride on the Northcoast Inland Trail. www.flatlanders.info
  • 22 & 23 Wings and Warbirds - An airshow that specializes in bringing inspirational radio control and full-size flight entertainment to public spectators. rcwarbirdsopc.com
  • 27 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org
  • 28 – 39 German American Festival - Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop at the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Enjoy traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, children’s look alike hummel contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, free parking, children’s rides, volkswagen raffle. $7.00 per person. A military, police, fire, or EMS personnel will be admitted at no charge (with proof of employment) on Sunday. Senior citizens’ with Golden Buckeye card or equivalent will be admitted at discount on Sunday. Children 15 years of age and under admitted at no charge all weekend when accompanied by a parent or guardian. www.gafsociety.org

September 2015

  • 20 Maumee Bay River Festival - Eco Tours on Maumee River, metroparks kayaking, canoeing, rowing displays, water organization exhibits, arts and crafts, food, and entertainment. maymeebayriverfestival.org
  • 24 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org

October 2015

  • 3 & 4 Civil War Reenactment -  Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. Two hundred costumed re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day event. Soldiers conduct military drills, chat with visitors and re-create an actual Civil War battle on the lawn in front of the Hayes Home, The highlight is a formal, military graveside service. Veterans, re-enactors, and active-duty personnel also take part in this solemn, observance. Discounted admission offered to the Hayes Home and Museum available. www.rbhayes.org
  • 10 Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival - This peninsula-wide festival includes a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy: tours of Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, live entertainment, pie contest/auction, arts and crafts vendors, farmer’s market, historic walking tours, children’s crafts, hayrides, free miniature golf and shuffleboard, family movie, and shopping/dining opportunities. themarbleheadpeninsula.com
  • 10 & 11 Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Saturday features a grande parade, crowning of Apple Festival Queen, baking contest winners announced, prettiest baby contest, kiddie tractor pull, talent show and bingo at the Portage fire station. Sunday features a car show, 5K run and a “smoke house” at the fire station for the children. A free shuttle runs from the high school parking lot to the Festival. It’s a weekend full of fun, food and local entertainment. www.oakharborohio.net
  • 22 Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk - Along with the GPCAAC, art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses will support the monthly trek. Opening receptions will be held at many of the galleries, along with refreshments and music. Various restaurants and businesses will provide a musical interlude, as well as hosting an artist, as patrons wander from one art stop to the next. www.ottawacountyarts.org