A BEACH TOWN. LIFE IS BETTER IN BOAT Eat PLAY Shop Stay
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Welcome to Fairport Harbor

Fairport Harbor, Ohio is a beautiful harbor town located on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Grand River.  Fairport Harbor is home to two historic lighthouses, two museums, a charming sheltered beach with a boardwalk, unique shops, award winning restaurants and Airbnb accommodations, all within walking distance of one another.   Don’t miss the gorgeous sunrises and spectacular sunsets.   We invite you to experience why “Life is Better in a Beach Town”.

Fairport Harbor Tourism Council is a 501c3 public charity and our mission is to enhance the economic development of Fairport Harbor and the quality of life of its residents by promoting the Village’s unique heritage, recreational opportunities, businesses, events and natural resources through tourism.

Boat • Eat • Play • Shop • Stay

BOAT

Fairport Harbor is an ideal location on Lake Erie and the Grand River for boating, canoeing, kayaking and personal watercraft.  The Fairport Harbor Port Authority has 4 lanes for boats to launch and also  a area to launch a jet ski.  Transient docking is available by the day, week or season.  Boaters can dock here for the day and visit the museums, shop in our specialty shops and have a meal at one of the restaurants; all just a short walk for the dock.  Fish for Walleye, Perch and Steel-head trout from the fishing pier.  We have a sheltered harbor with the west break water making this a great area to canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Small fishing Boats, canoes and kayaks can be launched from LMP Grand River Landing on the Grand River.   This is a beautiful area to fish, picnic and relax. 

EAT

Fairport Harbor has a great selection of places to enjoy a meal or snack and coming soon pastries and adult milkshakes.   Fairport Harbor has the only lakefront dining in Lake County, as well as, award winning small plate and family dining options.   Hungry for pizza, pasta, burgers, wings and more, you will find it in our beach town.

PLAY

Fairport Harbor is a gem on Lake Erie with a boatload of things to do.   We have two lighthouses, two museums, a beautiful beach for picnicking, sunbathing swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, jetskiing, specialty shops, great restaurants,  an annual summer outdoor art exhibit, events such as the Mardi Gras, summer concerts, Harbor Holidays!  We have it all,  that is why “Life is Better in a Beach Town”.

 

SHOP

Everyone loves to shop.  Fairport Harbor has several specialty shops that offer a variety of unique items from repurposed furniture, art work, personal etch gifts, Ohio wines and wine tasting, an art studio/gallery opening soon, organic teas, spices, lotions, Finnish gifts and foods, two museum gift shops.   We are a walkable village with a downtown area where you can park a stroll from shop to shop.

STAY

FHTC invites you to experience “Life is Better in a Beach Town” for a day, weekend or a week or two.   Several Air B n B rentals are available.     This rental home that will sleep six is across the street from our historic lighthouse and the beach is just down the hill.  It is next door to and award-winning restaurant.  Harborview Townhouses also sleep six. These lovely units overlook the harbor and beach.  Walk out your door and down the hillside stairs and you are on one of the most beautiful beaches on Lake Erie.  Shops, restaurants, museums are within walking distance. 

 

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2021 Harbor Pop Up Market

We are so EXCITED to be back! Join us Saturday September 18th from 10am-4pm in Memorial Park for FHTC’s annual Harbor Pop Up Market. We’ll have Food Trucks, Entertainment, Handmade Artisans, Re-Purposers, Artists, Up-Cyclers, Vintage Wares and Cottage Food & Baked Goods. Don’t forget to try your luck at the Basket Raffle Tent!!!

New Vendors can Register Here!

Returning Vendors can Register Here!

Pirate Out Of Water

Our goal is to help beautify our downtown business district, to draw visitors to our amazing beach town  and to showcase our amazing local artists. We hope you will visit our Village to see the beautiful art for this year’s exhibit while you explore all that Fairport Harbor has offer; from local shoppes, restaurants, art and museums, as well as the beach and all the activities on Lake Erie. The art exhibit will be on display from June 26 through September 19th along the streets in town featuring over 40 pirates. There will be plenty of photo ops, so bring your family, friends and children.

Saturday August 7th Pirate Day will be celebrated in Fairport Harbor; more details will be coming soon.  

The Pirate artwork will be auctioned online beginning Sept. 21st for two weeks, with proceeds benefiting the FHTC. 

 “Life is Better in a Beach Town”