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Upcoming Events in Oak Harbor Ohio


March

17 Canadian Goose Day - Great relief for cabin fever! Come out to the marsh to celebrate the start of the spring migration. Area carvers will be on hand. Free refreshments fireside and a marsh walk.

Address: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Bird Center

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lake-erie.com

April

30 - 31 Lake Erie Wing Watch - A weekend for anyone interested in birds and birding. Guest speakers, field i.d., vendors, educational sessions and field trips.

Address: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor High School

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mary.warren@dnr.state.oh.us
Web: www.lakeeriewingwatch.com/

May

27 International Migratory Bird Day - Come out to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and enjoy wagon rides, songbird banding,and see live birds of prey. There will be lots of bird watching opportunities. Food will be available. Check out the local conservation organization displays and optics tent. A fun day for the whole family!

Address: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lake-erie.com

27 - 28 Grand Opening - Visit the new Ottawa Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center located at 14000 W. St.Rt. 2 just 15 miles east of Toledo, and 16 miles west of Port Clinton. There will be a morning bird walk at 9 am. You can see Ohio's Winning Jr. Duck Stamp entries. Visit with Don and Lilliam Stokes "America's First Family of Birding" at 1:30 pm on Saturday. There will be displays and other activities including an auto tour on Saturday from 8 am- 5 pm and Sunday from 9 am- 4 pm.

Address: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

14000 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0014 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa

July

3 Olde Tyme Independence Celebration - Join us for an afternoon and evening of family fun with a car show, music, food, children's games and a fireworks show at dusk. Do not forget to purchase your duck tickets and watch the Royal Duck Race on the Portage River!

Address: Mill Street Behind National Bank of Oak Harbor , Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0479 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chamber@oakharborohio.net
Web: www.oakharborohio.net

6 Bugfest! - Learn about the fascinating world of insects! Five stations will be set up to allow you to explore and discover. Wade into the pond. Try an edible bug. Earn your degree of "Bugology"!

Address: Bird Center

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

13229 W St Rt 2
, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mary.warren@dnr.state.oh.us
Web: www.friendsofmageemarsh.org

15 - 21 Ottawa County Fair - Weeklong fair featuring the talent of area 4H youth as well as live entertainment, demolition derby, horse shows, harness racing, talent contests, senior citizens day, food and craft vendors, baby animal tent, amusement rides and games. An array of livestock, cooking and various 4H projects. Junior Fair Auction.

Address: Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Route 163 , Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-1971 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ocfair@amplex.net
Web: www.ottawacountyfair.org

August

20 Artists And Authors Afternoon - Celebrate Ohio's natural beauty at the Black Swamp Observatory in Oak Harbor. Local and regional artists and writers highlight birds and other types of wildlife with books, photography, jewelry and other art forms. There will also be presentations with avian education specialists.

Address: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

13351 St. Rt 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-4070 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bsbobird.org

September

25 An Evening with Jon Dunn - The event will start with a chicken dinner. After dinner Mr. Dunn will speak on shorebird identification, with a book signing to follow. Mr. Dunn has extensive knowledge of the identification and distribution of North American birds and has written numerous papers on these subjects that have appeared in a wide variety of journals.

Address: Ottawa Wildlife Refuge

14000 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0014 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lake-erie.com

31 Auto Tour at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge - The refuge offers an auto tour, weather permitting. Travel seven miles through normally closed areas of the refuge. Begin at the visitor parking lot where you pick up the auto tour guide. Travel the route at your own pace. The gate is open from 9 am-4pm. The exit gate closes at 5:30 pm. The refuge office and bookstore are open, so feel free to stop in and ask about any recent bird sightings.

Address: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

14000 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0014 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa/

14 - 15 Waterfowler Festival - This event features beautiful waterfowl decoys crafted by wonderfully talented carvers. There will also be retreiver trials, duck and goose calling, decoy contests, trap shooting and hayrides around Magee Marsh and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Address: Magee Marsh

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.lake-erie.com

October

20 Night Hike at Magee Marsh - Meet at the Sportsman's Migratory Bird Center at Magee Marsh for this unique opportunity to explore the marsh at night! There will be refreshments provided.

Address: Magee Marsh

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.friendsofmageemarsh.org

28 Auto Tour of Magee Marsh - The refuge offers and auto tour, weather permitting. Travel seven miles through normally closed areas of the refuge. Begin at the visitor parking lot where you pick up the auto tour guide. The gate is open from 8 am-5pm. Travel the route at your own pace. The exit gate closes at 5:30 pm. There will be a wagon ride from 10 am-2pm. Learn something new and have fun exploring!

Address: Magee Marsh

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0014 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa/

12 Family Fun Night - Halloween party at Black Swamp Bird Observatory - Join us as we celebrate the cool and secretive creatures of the night. We will have an old-fashioned Halloween party with a twist- a nature related theme! Wear your favorite nature related costume and win a prize. Fun for the whole family!

Address: Black Swamp Bird Observatory

13551 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-4070 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bsbobird.org

November

10 Wooden Feather Day - Vote on your favorite carved feather! Enjoy homemade cookies fireside. Visit beautiful Magee Marsh for an interesting walk along our nature boardwalk. There are many opportunities to see wildlife by the ponds and the 40-foot observation tower. Also visit the Sportsman's Migratory Bird Center and encounter many different displays, aquariums, and children's activity center.

Address: Magee Marsh

13229 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-0960 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.friendsofmageemarsh.org

December

24 Open House and Holiday Celebration at Black Swamp Bird Observatory - Our annual holdiay celebration keeps growing every year. We will have refreshments, door prizes, nature-related holiday gift items and fun for the kids, too!

Address: Black Swamp Bird Observatory

13551 West State Route 2

, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Ph: (419) 898-4070 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bsbobird.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area

With more than 2,000 acres of prime habitats, and more than 300 species sighted in the past, Magee Marsh is a birding "hot spot". We offer a Visitor's Center, restrooms, indoor observation area, and .6

Oak Harbor, OH Wildlife Areas

Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center

Visitors will encounter many different displays such as aquariums, waterfowl decoys, a wildlife habitat display, children's touch table and activity center. Outside, the walking trail offers the chance to look for fish, frogs and turtles around the ponds. There is a 40

Oak Harbor, OH Nature Centers

Bad Bob's Barbeque Restaurant

Stop on in to Bad Bob's BBQ in Oak Harbor and satisfy your need for BBQ with award winning Memphis-style ribs, slow-smoked pulled pork, or our fresh cut brisket. We offer both dine-in and take-out, so there is no reason for you to pass us by!

Oak Harbor, OH Businesses

Crane Creek State Park

Crane Creek State Park is located in Lucas County, 16 miles from Toledo in Oak Harbor. This park is located on the scenic shore of Lake Erie, and offers a vast freshwater marsh, spacious sandy beach and is home to more than 300 species of birds.

Oak Harbor, OH State Parks

Oak Harbor Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Oak Harbor, OH Golf Courses

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