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The Village of Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Welcome to Fairport Harbor, 30 miles east of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie. Fairport Harbor is a unique village rich in history. Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park features one of Lake Erie's best beaches – swim, kayak, play sand volleyball, picnic and more. Boating and fishing are at their best here!

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Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Museum

Main Attractions

Some of our attractions

Lighthouse and museumFairport Harbor Historical Society Marine Museum and Lighthouse Tower

Located at the mouth of the Grand River, the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes Lighthouse Marine Museum in Ohio and in the United States.
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Lighthouse and museumThe Museum Finnish Heritage Museum and Tours

The Finnish Heritage Museum gallery has changing exhibits throughout the year telling the story of Finnish heritage and various cultural traditions by displaying artifacts and providing information relating to this important history.
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Marine Museum

Upcoming Events

September 17th, 2016
Zion Lutheran Church 125 Anniversary Afternoon of Music
Zion Lutheran Church is celebrating it’s 125 anniversary in 2016.  Join in an AFTERNOON OF MUSIC on Saturday, September 17th, featuring current and former talented singers and musicians who have provided Zion with sweet music throughout the years.  Choir directors and organists will be remembered.  Refreshments following.  Share this date with your family and friends.  … Continue reading "Zion Lutheran Church 125 Anniversary Afternoon of Music"
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September 23 - 25th, 2016
Fairport Harbor Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Join the Fairport Harding Hall of Fame Inductees as they are honored on during Alumni Weekend, September 23-25, 2016. 2016 Inductees:                                                                                                            Janet Adams Class of 1975, Dr. Robert Mackey Class of 1963, Hank   Werronen Class of 1961, 1941-1942 Men’s Basketball Team. Friday, September 23:  12:30pm the 2016 Inductees will be introduced to the students at the … Continue reading "Fairport Harbor Hall of Fame Induction Weekend"
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September 25th, 2016
Harbor Diamond and Gold Rush Raffle
Fairport Harbor’s Gold Rush Legend–In 1862 three men robbed a bank in Canada and escaped with $50,000 in gold bullion.  They crossed Lake Erie to Fairport Harbor and upon arrival the 3 fought over the division of the gold.  Two of the robbers were killed and 6 months later the 3rd robber died in Chicago.  … Continue reading "Harbor Diamond and Gold Rush Raffle"
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September 25th, 2016
Fairport Harbor Community Day
Fairport Harbor’s annual Community Day is Sunday, September 25th, 12 Noon -6PM.   This event is open to any Fairport Harbor non-profit or profit organization, church, school or business.  Forms are available at the Fairport Public Library and Fairport Harbor Village Hall.  For profit vendors are required to make a $25 donation to the Fairport Men’s Civic Club.  … Continue reading "Fairport Harbor Community Day"
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September 25th, 2016
Fairport Harbor Community Day
Community Days Form 2016
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News & Announcements

Fairport Harbor Magazine - 2016
Life is better in a beach town.
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New Ordinance Posting on Uncontrolled Growth
The new ordinance, no. 2016-079, amends existing ordinances to clarify requirements for tree, shrub and weed trimming. Read the ordinance...

Fairport Harbor Community GardenFairport Heritage Community Garden
Those who live or work in the Village of Fairport Harbor now have the opportunity to participate in community gardening at the 9,000 square foot Fairport Heritage Community Garden! More information...

"Art and Energy Fill Lake Erie"

Tall ShipsThis past weekend, the Tall Ships came to Fairport Harbor thanks to the Fairport Harbor Heritage Foundation. Historic ships, Lake Erie, and the threat of pirates? We definitely wanted to go and check it out.

The weekend’s activities included music from local and regional bands, historic Viking displays, walk-aboards, sailing, and the Pirates of the Rusty Cutlass.

Continue reading article by Elizabeth Connor on Cleveland+...

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Yard Waste Pickup
Tony Scheiber’s Hauling will pick up bagged yard waste on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from April through December 1.

Press Release: Village of Fairport Harbor Water Quality
For Immediate Release Jan. 29, 2016
In response to recent events in Flint, Michigan and Sebring, Ohio, the Village of Fairport Harbor would like to share with its water customers that the Village has been well within Ohio EPA requirements for lead and copper testing. More information...

Council meetings now held at Senior Center/Community Center

Fairport Harbor Fire Department Seeking Explorer Applicants

Check the Laws Before Burning Outdoors

ODNR,  OEPA,  OEPA and LCGHD Open Burning Rules

New Water Department/Fiscal Office Hours
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Village of Fairport Harbor

220 Third Street    Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Phone: (440) 352-3620    Fax: (440) 352-8872

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Emergency Contact Info

Police Dept. Memorandum: When to call the police
For Emergencies and Power Outages: Dominion Gas First Energy

Police & Fire (Non-life-threatening emergencies): (440) 354-3434
Police Administrative: (440) 352-3620 ext. 3
Fire Administrative: (440) 352-3620 ext. 5

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