LAKE METROPARKS FAIRPORT HARBOR LAKEFRONT PARK
301 Huntington Beach Drive, Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
(440) 639-9972 (summer only) or (800) 669-9226.
Swim, kayak & picnic at a Lake Erie beach. Parking pass available. Park is open year-round from daylight to 1/2 hour after sunset. Lifeguard on duty and concession stand open June thru Labor Day, weather permitting. Click here for more information.
Some of the Lake Metroparks activities are:
Adventure Camp for kids
Kayak Rentals - Call (440) 639-9972 for availability
Rubber-Band Airplane Fly-In
Pirate Triathlon/Kayak Triathlon
Spirit of American Youth Boating Education Program
FAIRPORT MARDI GRAS 2015 JULY 1-JULY 5
Come and have fun with us at Fairport Mardi Gras!
P.O. Box 1118
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Rides, games, food and fireworks at the beach on Fourth of July weekend. Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park.
2013 Mardi Gras Photos
Fairport Harbor Historical Society Marine Museum and Lighthouse Tower
129 Second Street, Fairport Harbor
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. A spiral staircase leads to the top of the 60-foot sandstone lighthouse, built in 1871. The adjacent museum features lighthouse lenses, relics from Native American settlements along the Grand River, and artifacts pertaining to life on the Great Lakes. Gift shop. Admission charge. Special tours by appointment. Museum Hours: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holiday , 1-6 p.m. Open from the Saturday before Memorial Day through the third weekend in September.
Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse
Best viewed from Lake Metroparks Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park or the Fairport Harbor Port Authority at the end of Water Street. Parking fee. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes to walk the rocky breakwall, weather permitting. Lighthouse is not open to the public.
FINNISH HERITAGE MUSEUM
301 High Street, Fairport Harbor
Phone: (440) 352-8301
In 1885 a group of 25 Finns arrived in Fairport and founded the first permanent Finnish settlement. By 1900 the number of foreign-born Finns in Fairport came to 700. To this day, Fairport’s population has a strong Finnish heritage. The museum has rotating exhibits and a coffee/gift shop, featuring private-label coffee and nisu, Finnish coffee bread flavored with cardamon. Admission charge. Group tours available; call to arrange day and time.
Historical Walking Tour of Fairport Harbor
Learn about the history of the village, the Indians, the pioneers and early settlers, the Underground Railroad, landmarks, buildings, businesses and legends. Tours may be arranged by contacting or calling the number listed above. Individuals and up to 10 participants, $5.00 per person. Group tours (minimum charge $50). Walking Tours sponsored by the Fairport Harbor Tourism Council.
Finnish Treasures Gift Shop
316 High Street
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
A unique shopping experience! Imports from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia. Beautiful Littala glassware, handmade wall hangings, rugs, Kalevala Koru jewelry, Finnish knives, linens, imported coffee, foods and nisu, dolls, books, music, vases, candlesticks, handcrafts and more. Open noon daily, closed on Mondays.
Fairport Harbor Tourism Council
(440) 352-3620 ext. 9
Lake County Visitors Bureau
Find other local points of interest and helpful information at www.lakevisit.com.
Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail
Fairport Harbor is a stop on the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail, a 293-mile national scenic byway from Conneaut to Toledo. This signed route links historical museums, natural areas and other places to explore the rich history, charm and beauty of our Great Lake.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 8 AM - 12 PM
5th Annual Marine Flea Market at Fairport Harbor Yacht Club
1177 High Street, Fairport Harbor, OH. Free admission! Food and beverages by donation. Vendors wanted / $30 a table/ for unwanted or unused boating supplies, equipment, etc.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 11 AM - 4 PM
Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Show
At the Hungarian Culture Club, 633 High Street, Fairport Harbor. Over 20 crafters & vendors. Contact Faith Powalie at email@example.com for additional infomation.
SUNDAY, MAY 3 1 - 6 PM
Great Lakes GRG 12 (VW Car Show)
At Fairport Harbor Veteran's Park. 200 Block of Eagle Street, 200 Block of Plum Street and 300 Block of Third Street will be closed at 12:30pm and during the car show from 1-6 PM.
MAY 23 - MAY 25
Beach Open Memorial Day Weekend
Open 9:30 am - 8 pm. Then, open for the season starting May 30, weather permitting. More info...
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Just Run Lake County 5K
THURSDAY, JUNE 4 4 - 7 PM
Downtown Open House
Fairport Harbor is a quaint, waterfront village currently revitalizing its downtown. We're a walking town--with sidewalks leading to the beach, shops, museums and marinas. We're looking for a few good restaurants, pubs, boutiques, art galleries and other businesses to become a part of the next Great Lake's destination. Learn about upcoming developments and tax incentives. Let us know you are coming......and we'll save you a space. Register online at painesvilleohiochamber.org or call 440-357-7572 before May 28th. Flyer...
THURSDAYS JUNE 4 - AUGUST 20 7 - 9 PM
Waterfront Concert Series on Lighthouse Hill
Neil Diamond Tribute Band
FRIDAY JUNE 5
Dual Lighthouse Tours
Advance Reservations Only. Contact Fairport Harbor Historical Society.
SATURDAY JUNE 6 12 - 4 PM
Fairport Harbor Westwater Lighthouse 90th Birthday Open House
Reach lighthouse by breakwall at Headlands State Park
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 10 AM - 5 PM
Village Art Festival at Fairport Harbor
Chinese auction, entertainment, arts, crafts, photography, jewelry and more! We are currently soliciting artist applications. Flyer | Artist App
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 - SUNDAY, JULY 5TH
Fairport Mardi Gras
We'll kick off the festival with our annual parade on Wednesday and end with beautiful bright fireworks on Sunday!
2015 Beach Schedule at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Open for the season May 30 - Aug. 30, 2015, 9:30 am - 8 pm, weather permitting. Memorial Day Weekend: May 23 - 25. Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 4 - 6.
Lifeguards will be on duty and the concession stand will be open are from 9:30 am to 8 pm, depending on the weather. Sit-a-top ocean kayaks and stand up paddleboards are available for rental by the hour at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, weather permitting.
Parking fee: $2, Lake County residents – ID required • $3 Out-of-county visitors
Season parking passes: $25, Lake County residents • $35, Out-of-county visitors
COMING IN DECEMBER
Santa & The Grinch
Check out pictures from 2014's event...
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Tourism in Fairport Harbor
Finnish Heritage Group 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. Arriving here in the mid to late 1800's, Finns brought with them their customs, work ethic, religious and moral beliefs. Tour the museum gallery and hall of fame and experience a Finnish Coffee Table. More
Fairport Harbor Motor Coach Tours
The Fairport Harbor Tourism Council offers step-on guide service for your motor coach tour with a Historical Tour of the Village of Fairport Harbor. Enjoy our two lighthouses, museums, and one of Lake Erie's best beaches where one can swim, kayak, play sand volleyball, picnic and more. More
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum
The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum is the first Great Lakes lighthouse marine museum in the state of Ohio, as well as in the United States. It was founded in 1945 by the Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition and sentiment in Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area. More