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Festival of the Fish June 14th - June 16th 2024

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🎸 Calling all Parrotheads and music lovers alike! 🎉 Don't miss the ultimate summer bash at the Vermilion Chamber’s Festival of the Fish in downtown Vermilion, OH, June 14th-16th! 🌴🎶
Get ready to jam out with an incredible band line-up that’ll have you dancing in the sand! From classic hits to island tunes, there’s music for everyone! And for all you die-hard Jimmy Buffett fans, we’re paying tribute to the man himself with our "Wastin’ Away in Fisharitaville" theme – it's bound to be a beachin' time! 🏖️🍹
But wait, it gets better! Cool off and unwind at our beer cabanas, where you can sip on ice-cold margaritas, hard ice tea, and refreshing cold beer! And with two convenient locations at the main stage and midway, you're never far from the party! 🍻🎉
But that's not all – indulge your taste buds with delicious food, test your skills at fun games, and witness the sky light up with spectacular fireworks! Plus, explore the handcrafted treasures from local artisans, shop till you drop at the vendors, and discover hidden gems at the boutiques!
So grab your flip flops, gather your crew, and get ready for a weekend packed with music, food, games, fireworks, artisans, vendors, and boutiques!
Don’t miss out on the ultimate summer celebration – see you at the Festival of the Fish! 🐟🌞🎸
Complete schedule of events released soon!

Register for Events Below

ATTENTION ALL vendor inquires:

Click on the application below and fill out completely, once approved an invoice will be emailed to you for payment.  Your space is not secured until payment is received in full.  Please direct all questions to

2024 Fireworks Sponsors
2024 Fish Sponsors


The Festival of the Fish has many opportunities available for sponsorship as we have several smaller events within the Festival.  Click below the pictures to see how you can sponsor the Overall Festival, Crazy Craft Regatta, Fireworks, and the Lighted Boat Parade!

Vendors, Entertainment, Food

Exchange Park Market Place Crafts and Collectibles

Firefighters Water Fight

Festival Hours:

Friday: 12pm-11pm
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-3pm

Festival Location

Rt. 60 (Main St.) between Rt. 6 (Liberty Avenue) and Ohio Street, in the center of the historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Discover Vermilion, Ohio

If the excitement of the Festivals isn’t enough then while you’re in Vermilion be sure to stroll around town and visit its quaint shops and stores offering everything from homemade chocolates to candles. There’s even an old-fashioned soda fountain in downtown Vermilion. Another unique feature of Vermilion is “The Lagoons” a prestigious residential area across the river from downtown. To get a water-level view of the town and the lagoons The Mystic Belle, a tiny sternwheeler cruise boat, will be operating during the Festival taking visitors on rides up and down the Vermilion River.

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