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Fun and exciting events are taking place at
Fort Firelands in 2014!

Events Open to the Public
Link to Map and Directions:
Location Map / Directions: Google

June 14th and 15th
8th Annual Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival

Spend a day learning about Pioneer ways and the Primitive Arts of times gone by. Rob "Armchair" Gerding and associates will be setting up a pioneer camp. Authentic dress and methods will convey "the way it was" on the early frontier. Civil War mock battle and skirmish and cannon demo. Revolutionary War group is also attending this year. Event open to pioneer re-enactors. Try your hand at Atl-atl dart throwing for kids and adults to learn about the methods of the Paleo Hunter. This is a Ohio Atlatl Association listed event with an ISAC contest. OAA members may camp onsite. Flint Knappers to demonstrate the art of arrowhead and knife making. There will be music, entertainers and vendors of pioneer and related wares. The Fort is a unique venue for this type of festival. A big thanks to the many new participants we had in 2013. No admission fee for the general public.
Re-enactors in festival camp free of charge. Participant Appreciation Dinner Saturday evening. Meat provided. Please bring side dish or dessert if you can.

Re-enactors and Primitive Artisans are welcome to contact us
for more details.

past pioneer event photos link

Flea Market and Shops onsite, Vendors welcome,
Email questions to: or Call: 419-734-1237

Humane Society Event "none scheduled to date "
Last years Bluegrass Jam was a great introduction for the Ottawa County Humane Society to connect to park tenants. This year the event is expanding to become a Bluegrass Concert and Jam that will feature the Ottawa County Blugrass Band. The public is invited to attend and there will be music, childrens games, food and soft drinks, raffles for the Humane Society, meet and greet with the animals and more. If you play bluegrass bring your instrumant and join in during the Jam session portion of the event. This is a charity event for the OCHS so please come out and help them with your contribution and evjoy the show. Public welcome, pet friendly event.

June 28th - Classic Car Show
"Rockin the Fort"
Classic Car & Truck Show

This year Fort Firelands will be hosting their eighth annual car show.
We look forward to it being an awesome event in 2014.
Cruise into this event in your mean machines, the show promises to be a great time for all. Door prizes provided by Fort Firelands, area business and the many shops located in the Fort Complex. Music provided by Crusin Zeake to Rock you, and Roll you "old style".
past classic car show event photos link

2014 July 29th - Third Degree Band (times to be set)
"Gathering at the Fort"
Rock and Roll Concert

Last year we hosted the first rock band we have had on our stage in many years "Third Degree Band". The show was open to the public and we all had a really good time. We look forward to this years show, having the band back and seeing the new line up of members will be great. I have heard the new sound is awesome.

2014 August 16th - Free Beer Band (times to be set)
"Gathering at the Fort"
Rock and Roll Concert

We are happy to introduce Free Beer Band to our stage this year. I know the band has been playing together for many years and have developed a following for themselves. More info to come.

Tentative (more 2014 dates to be set?) - Rock and Roll Bands
Fort Firelands is working on scheduling more events with local rock bands. If you are a local or traveling band that is near the Port Clinton area get in touch with us. Our stage has been graced in the past with such big name bands as: Steppenwolf and Alice Cooper, we think it is great reviving "the Fort's" tradition as a great entertainment venue, so stay tuned for more details.

2013 July 27th - Third Degree Band
"Gathering at the Fort"
Rock and Roll Concert

Post event note - This year we hosted the first rock band we have had in many years. The show was open to the public and we all had a really good time. We look forward to next year, perhaps having the band back and adding some more events to the mix.

2013 Sept. 2 - Local Event Listing Battle of Lake Erie
War of 1812 Bicentennial
The Chicago Tribune has named it one of the 60 “must-see worldwide events” for 2013. It was truly an awe inspiring day on the lake. Pictures of the event available below.
battle of lake erie event photos link

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Public Welcome to all Events Listed above ----- "Free Admission"

In Park or Resort Resident Activities

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History of Fort Firelands
Flint Museum Located in Fort Complex
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