2023 Port Clinton Lighthouse & Maritime Festival
The Port Clinton Lighthouse & Maritime Festival was established to celebrate Port Clinton’s rich maritime heritage, exemplified by the beautifully restored Port Clinton Lighthouse, the last remaining wooden pier light on Lake Erie. The one-day festival features lighthouse tours, nautically themed art and educational programs, food and merchandise vendors, music and other entertainment, and stunning views of the Lake Erie Islands.
Next year the date of the event is again the third Saturday in August–Saturday, August 19th. The third weekend in August is International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) and is celebrated by lighthouses and amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the world. By the way, the name of the event–The Port Clinton Lighthouse & Maritime Festival–now more accurately reflects our intent to make this an event that truly captures Port Clinton’s intimate relationship with the Lake Erie and Portage River. The festival will again be held in Lighthouse Park, east of Waterworks Park, where we have the replica Keeper’s Boathouse, as well as landscaping improvements, extra seating and eating areas.
If you are interested in being a vendor for the 2023 Lighthouse Festival, click here.