Ohio Chautauqua is HERE!
Gather your friends and family and head on down to the red-and-white striped tent for Ohio Chautauqua 2019: Modern Legends, a FREE five-day community event that combines living history performances, music, education, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event the entire community will enjoy.
Experience live local music starting each evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by living history performances at 7:30 p.m. Humorist Erma Bombeck (Tuesdays), Tuskegee Air Commander and Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. (Wednesdays), television celebrity and master chef Julia Child (Thursdays), farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (Fridays), and US Senator and 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (Saturdays).
Don't miss the free daytime activities for youth and adults! Schedules vary from community to community. Check community schedules (links below) for details.
The tour begins in the heart of the historic Maumee River Valley in Defiance (June 4-8)
. Evening performances will take place at the Defiance Public Library
. Follow the tour during its second week in Milan (June 11-15)
. The New England-style village near Lake Erie will hold evening performances in their bustling town square. Geauga County (June 18-22)
is the setting for the third week of the tour. Century Village Museum
in Burton, an authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798 to the end of the nineteenth century, will host all evening performances. The tour’s final week is Warren (June 25-29)
, where Ohio Chautauqua is a community tradition. Evening performances will be hosted in their beautiful downtown park, which is adjacent to Warren’s town square.