2022 Can't Miss Events in Ashtabula County

From the annual D-Day Reenactment on the shores of Conneaut to the annual Beach Glass Festival celebrated in the heart of the Historic Ashtabula Harbor, we've put together a list of 2022 events that you don't want to miss!  These are some of our most popular annual events and rooms book up fast. Get out your calendars and start booking your next getaway to Ashtabula County!

Slice of Summer | Photo Courtesy of Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Slice of Summer | Photo Courtesy of Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Slice of Summer - June 11th, 2022

Celebrate the beginning of summer in the Historic Ashtabula Harbor! This is a family friendly event and the day is filled with activities for all ages. Enjoy live music, rent a kayak or a bike from Bonsai Bikes, and enjoy our food vendors, including Kona Ice, Felix Pizza, Cotton Candy from Popparazzi and much more! Come hang out by the river and enjoy good times with good people!

Fairy Garden Festival | Photo Courtesy of Fairy Garden Festival

Fairy Garden Festival | Photo Courtesy of Fairy Garden Festival

Fairy Garden Festival  - June 18th, 2022

Spend the day at Jefferson Giddings Hall experiencing the magic of fairy gardening! Enjoy fairy garden make & take classes, Fairy Dancers, kids crafts, fairy costume contest for adults and kids, and pictures with "unicorns" and "mermaids". New in 2022, meet hedgehog, turtles, chicken and snakes at "The Ladybug Show". Dress to impress for the fairy costume contest or participate in the fairy garden contest.

Beach Glass Festival | Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Beach Glass Festival | Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Beach Glass Festival - June 26th & 27th, 2022

Ashtabula Harbor will be filled with beach glass creations large and small. Vendors and collectors gather to show off their treasures. Come for beautiful beach glass art and delicious food! Don't forget to stop by Walnut Beach afterwards to hunt for beach glass. 

Ashtabula Country Antique Engine Club's Summer Show

Ashtabula Country Antique Engine Club's Summer Show

Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club's 40th Summer Show - July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

This show is a continuous display of tractors, gas engines, antique cars and trucks, blacksmithing, working sawmill, crafts, flea market, music, museums, and more featuring Co-op and Cockshutt Tractors and Fairbanks Morse Engines. Food is served all three days of the show!

Wine & Walleye Festival | Photo Courtesy of By Dawn Bubonic

Wine & Walleye Festival | Photo Courtesy of By Dawn Bubonic

Wine & Walleye Festival - July 22nd, 23rd, & 24th

Live music & entertainment, lighthouse, river, and sunset boat tours. Saturday morning sailboat regatta is included in the festivities. Wine Garden Event Tent, providing some of the best wines from Grand River Valley. For all the details, ticket sales, and more please visit the Official Wine and Walleye Website.

Servants of Mary

Servants of Mary

Servants of Mary Festival - August 13th, 2022

Boasting the largest statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in North America, fireworks are the perfect backdrop to this celebration. Kids activities, face-painting, live entertainment, and authentic Mexican food. 

D-Day Reenactment | Photo Courtesy of D-Day, Inc.

D-Day Reenactment | Photo Courtesy of D-Day, Inc.

D-Day Reenactment - August 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2022

D-Day Ohio, Inc. will invade the Lake Erie shores of Conneaut, and stage the largest D-Day (1944) living history reenactment in the country. Featuring over 1,800 reenactors, spectators will witness a living tribute to the veterans of WWII through dress, mock battles, and living history displays.

Thunder on the Strip

Thunder on the Strip

Thunder on the Strip - September 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th

The biggest bike rally in Northeast Ohio, always the weekend after Labor Day! The Geneva-on-the-Lake "Strip" is alive with stunt shows, live entertainment, vendors village, and a bike parade! Book your stay early, rooms fill up fast for this annual event.

Grape Jamboree Festival

Grape Jamboree Festival

Grape Jamboree Festival - September 24th & 25th, 2022

Celebrate the grape harvest at the 57th annual Grape Jamboree, two-day festival! Visitors will enjoy a variety of grape flavored products, like grape pie, freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, grape ice cream, and more. Participate in grape stomping, shop the vendors, and enjoy live music. 

First Annual Bridge Street Brewfest

First Annual Bridge Street Brewfest

Bridge Street Brewfest - October 1st, 2022

Calling all craft beer lovers! Join us for the inaugural celebration of local and regional beer, food, music and fun on Bridge Street in Ashtabula’s Historic Harbor. 

Covered Bridge Festival

Covered Bridge Festival

Covered Bridge Festival - October 8th & 9th

Participate in a self-guided driving tour to each of our 19 covered bridges where you will find live music, refreshments, entertainment and more. Visit the central Festival in Jefferson for the parade, Queen's pageant, fair food, crafts, antique cars and antique engines, entertainment, & quilt show.