Events Calendar

Black River Landing is located one block East of Broadway in Downtown Lorain. Free parking is available in the Downtown Area and at the festival site during most events. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to the events for your comfort!

Black River Nature Tours

Ongoing - The Black River Landing Dock located near the International Flagpoles
The LORAIN PORT AUTHORITY in partnership with the LORAIN COUNTY METROPARKS announces the Black River Tours for the 2014 season.

Tickets for regularly scheduled river tours are $12.00 per person and $8.00 for children ages 12 and under.

Once again this year there is a $2.00 discount if tickets are purchased 10 days in advance of trip!

Tours will depart from the Black River Landing on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The start date will be announced soon.

Walk on tours depart from the Jackalope guest dock Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. beginning June 27th to August 9th and at 7:30 p.m. August 15th to September 5th.

Tickets can be purchased on line at www.lorainportauthority.com/boattours
or by calling (440) 204-2269.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure an on-time departure. Passengers must be at least 30 lbs to come on board.

Private tours may be booked by calling the Lorain Port Authority at (440) 204-2273.

Bring your cameras and binoculars to enjoy the sights!

Group Tours
ALL SUMMER LONG
The Black River Landing Dock in Downtown Lorain
Schedule your Black River Nature tour group trip aboard one of two Lorain Port Authority Shuttle boats. Each boat holds up to 17 passengers for a total of 34 passengers per group.

For more information and tickets please call the Port Offices at (440) 204-2269.


Labatt Blue Black River Concert Series

Ongoing - Black River Landing
The Labatt Blue Black River Concert Series returns to Black River Landing in June of 2014.
Schedule to be announced soon.

All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. with the concessions open at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 4, 2014: Port Fest and Fireworks

Lighthouse Tours

Ongoing - Black River Wharf 421 Black River Lane Lorain, Oh 44052
Photo by Chris Ritchey
2014 Lighthouse Tour Schedule TBA

River Tour Gift Certificates

Ongoing - Black River Landing
Captain Bob brings the shuttle boat to dock at Black River Landing
River Tour Gift Certificates! Looking for a unique gift for a special person? The Port Authority has just the right thing. Send your family and friends on a 1 1/2 hr, boat tour on the Black River. While on the river, guests may see deer, beaver, adult and juvenile bald eagles, cormorans and the Great Blue Heron which has about 100 nests along the Black River by the Steel mill. This fun family activity is just the thing to get you thinking about summer. Tours will begin in July and continue through August. The cost is $12 per person and gift certificates can be purchased by visiting the Port Authority offices at 611 Broadway Ave in downtown Lorain. For additional information call (440) 204-2273

Sunset River Cruises

Ongoing - Leaving from Jackalope Restaurant in Lorain, OH
Captain Ron and Captain Tom
Join us Friday and Saturday evenings for a romantic cruise on the Black River. River boats depart from the Jackalope Restaurant guest dock in Lorain, Ohio. No reservations are necessary. Cost is $12.00 per person and it is a walk on tour.

Tours depart at 8:00 p.m.
Schedule to be announced soon.

VENUE INFORMATION

Ongoing - 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH 44052
Black River Landing is located one block East of Broadway in Downtown Lorain. Free parking is available in the Downtown Area and at the festival site during most events. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to the events for your comfort!

Directions
From the East
I-90/SR2 West to Broadway Ave/Middle Ridge Rd Exit
North on Broadway Ave to 8th St
East on 8th St, into Black River Landing Festival Site
North to free parking and docks

From the South
OH Turnpike West to Elyria exit at SR57
SR57 North to SR2
SR2 West to the Broadway Ave/Middle Ridge Rd exit
North on Broadway Ave to 8th St
East on 8th St, into Black River Landing Festival Site
North to free parking and docks

From the West
SR2 East to Broadway Ave/Middle Ridge Rd exit
North on Broadway Ave to 8th St
East on 8th St, into Black River Landing Festival Site
Head North to free parking and docks

Please contact us with any questions at (440) 204-2273.

Lorain International Festival

6/27/0014 - Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, Ohio 44052
Festival goers
The 47th Lorain International Festival and Bazaar will be held at the Black River Landing June 27-29, 2014. Over 30 ethnic and American food vendors have something for everyone's taste buds. Non-stop entertainment throughout the festival keeps everything lively. Don't miss the favorite festival in town! Visit www.loraininternational.com for more information.

Black River Cleanup 2014

5/3/2014 - Black River Landing
Join LoCoYak, the Lorain Port Authority and the City of Lorain as we prepare for the 2nd Annual Black River Cleanup on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday May 4th.

Please visit www.locoyaks.com for more information.

4th Annual Black River Kayakathon

6/28/2014 - TBD
Join the Port Authority, the City of Lorain, Lorain County Metroparks, LoCoYaks and Coldwater Cosultants as we bring you the 3rd annual kayak race on th Black River. There will be 5 racing classes and a float event. For more information please visit www.lorainblackriver.com

Port Fest Fireworks 2014

7/4/2014 - Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, Oh 44052
A beautiful sunny day at Port Fest
Celebrate Lorains waterfront with the annual Lorain Port Authority's Port Fest. Live music, childrens activities, craft vendors and your favorite festival foods are the norm at Port Fest. Festival Schedule
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Entertainment and times to be announced soon.

10:00 p.m. Fireworks Display

11:00 p.m. Festival Closes

Sponsors

Labatt Blue and Heidelberg Distributing of Lorain

Ribs on the River

7/31/2014 - Black River Landing
Come on down to Black River Landing, July 31st through August 3rd as we bring you the 1st Annual Ribs on the River! National Rib vendors as well as locals we will be on hand to tempt you with the unbeatable smells and flavors of BBQ!

There will be children's activities, bounce houses and live entertainment throughout the festival.

Thursday, July 31st: 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Free Admission
Friday, August 1: 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Admission $5.00
Children 11 and under are free.
Saturday, August 2, 3:00P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Admission $5.00
Children 11 and under are free.
Sunday, August 3: 12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Children 11 and under are free.

Music by the Lake

8/16/2014 - Black River Landing 421 Black River Lane Lorain, Oh 44052
This 3rd year event brings some great food and entertainment to Black River Landing. The event gets started at 2pm and ends at 10pm. Featured entertainers are Eddie Holman, Shades of Blue, Veronica Cooper and more!
For more information please visit www.productionsbytandm.com

Lorain County Organized Labor - Labor Day Family Celebration

8/31/2014 - Black River Landing 421 Black River Lane Lorain, Oh 44052
Join Lorain County Organized Labor members, family and friends as they celebrate Labor Day 2014. Entertainment, kids rides, 50 cent hot dogs and sodas and free raffles round out the day. For more information please contact Kevin Zacovic at (440) 282-7769.

2014 International Tree and Train Display

TBD - Black River Landing 421 Black River Lane Lorain, Oh 44052
The Lorain Growth Corporations' Tourism Committee and the Lorain Port Authority present the 2015 International Tree and Train Display at the Black River Landing Transportation Center. The dates and times will be announced in the fall of 2014.

Jet Express 2014

TBD - Black River Landing Dock
2014 Jet Express Schedule and tickets will be available online soon.

For all Island cruises and Casino Cruises there will be a $5.00 discount for purchasing tickets 10 days prior to the cruise.

Juneteenth Celebration

TBD - Black River Landing
Celebrate Juneteenth with Harrisson Cultural Community Centre at Black River Landing. For information please call 440-244-0359
Schedule to be announced soon.

Lakeside Landing Beach Cleanup

TBD - Lakeside Landing 301 Lakeside Ave. Lorain, Oh 44052
Join the Port and LoCoYaks as we host a cleanup event at the Lakeside Landing beach in the fall of 2014. More information will becoming soon.

Lorain Cooperative Ministry Free Farmers Market

TBD - Black River Landing 421 Black River Lane
The Lorain Cooperative Ministry's Free Farmers Market. Date to be decided at the Black River landing from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring your picture ID and totes, bags or carts to take your produce home. Please visit www.loraincoopministry.com for more information and for eligibility guidelines.

The date and time will be announced in the early summer of 2014.

Thank you,

Dan Erwine, Program Director
(440) 949-7397

Ride the Jet to the Browns Games

TBD - Black River Landing to Cleveland Browns Stadium
Tailgate on the Jet!
Take the Jet Express from downtown Lorain to a 2014 Cleveland Browns home games on select dates to be announced.