We know it’s a little ways off yet, but we thought we would get the word out about an exciting addition to this years Fish Festival. On June 14th, the Fish Festival committee will presenting a new event, FIREWORKS! This exciting event will take place right off of Vermilion’s own breakwall at the entrance to the harbor.
(pic below just a generalized example for entertainment purposes).
Due to the events newness, and the fact it will be held at the mouth of the Vermilion River there are some safety issues that all boaters should be aware of. The details below were provided by the Festival of the Fish committee and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce:
- Due to the safety of this event we are asking spectators and boaters to take a look at the map (below) of the area and please be aware of our safety zones that will be set in place.
- The west entrance to the Vermilion River will not be accessible once the fireworks are placed on the break wall. We are asking that boaters use the east entrance to navigate both in and out of the Vermilion River .
- There will be complete river closure starting at 9:30pm until 11pm.
- The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:00pm.
- There will be five to six temporary buoys set up 500’ around the detached break wall and boaters are permitted to watch the fireworks show on the north side of these buoys.
- Both attached piers the one by Main Street Beach and the other by the lagoons beach will be off limits to spectators.
- There will be no parking from Huron Street to Main Street Beach except for emergency vehicles only. This area will be blocked off for no parking
- Thursday, June 13th @ midnight until after fireworks display is over @ 11pm on Friday, June 14th. Police will enforce this by towing your vehicle at owner’s expense.
The fireworks display will be visible by personal boat on the Lake, Main Street Beach and Festival area.
- Thank you in advance for understanding as we understand there maybe a few inconveniences.
So get ready to get a real bang out of your summer!
By now you may have read stories about the Vermilion River so we thought we would give you the latest information available. There has been a lot of talk and articles in the newspaper about the condition of the entrance of the Vermilion Harbor.
We want to share with you the current status as of two weeks ago from the annual soundings that the Vermilion Port Authority takes:
While it is true that there is an area to the west of the entrance that will need some attention, our boaters can rest at ease knowing that the river is indeed ready for boating. Of course you may want to go in and out via the east side of the break wall to avoid the area that has built up due to Super-Storm Sandy.
We also know the City and Port Authority are working diligently to fund the maintenance of the river and they have a long track record of finding and obtaining grants.
We look forward to a great boating year and hope you do too. See you dockside!
Now Open Saturday and Sunday 10-4!
Oreo Flurrys are in the forecast for today! Dairy Dock returns under somewhat soggy conditions as Vermilion’s official kick off to spring opens today at 11am. Ice Cream aficionados will have to brave the elements today for their favorite Cones, Shakes and Flurrys as Mother Nature holds true the saying about “April Showers”.
Despite the overcast skies, it is still a sure sign of sunny days ahead!
We hope to see you at the Double D!..
After a week like super-storm Sandy, it sure is nice to follow it up with a week of sunny fall days and even better sunsets….
We certainly appreciate all the mild weather and temps as we wrap things up… Last night was so colorful that it left us seeing red!
If it doesn’t look like this where you boat, visit Vermilion and your Lake Erie Marina, right here at Romps!
In a series of great summer days and even better sunsets, Thursday night left quite an impression on Vermilion Photog Scott Dommin’s camera lens. Behold the summer of some amazing sunsets.
Visit the port of Vermilion, the best kept secret on Lake Erie.
On almost every corner of Downtown Vermilion there will be music and merriment as the Third Thursday monthly celebration carries on tonight. You can stroll the Main Street area and enjoy a variety of tunes plus all the treats and fine shopping as well. The downtown merchants welcome you!
The best part is all the fun is within a short walk of your ‘Family Fun Marina!’
One of Vermilion’s biggest icons is almost done with it’s several week long makeover. The tower went from white to grey to white and is now getting lettered. Of course the anchor will be back in the center once again as the tower is visible for all boaters to see from a great distance on Lake Erie.
This weekend has a lot of fun on tap. First we have three days of merriment at Vermilion’s own Festival of the Fish featuring fun food and booths of all type, a parade with Fire Trucks, a crazy craft race, and a lighted boat parade. Plus you can actually avoid the bait and waiting for the bites and just buy a perch sandwich!
Then, of course, we can’t forget Dad. Romp’s dockers stop by dockside and buy dear ole’ Dad a Romps Famous Cheeseburger hot of the grill. And we’re not talking gas or propane, but old fashion charcoal like Dad used to make. Sunday the 17th at 11:30 till the coals get cold, in the Romper Room.
For a full schedule click below or visit Vermilion Chamber of Commerce
Just thought we’d show you a quick sneak peek at the new color of the Liberty Ave Bridge. The cover is coming down on the south side, and moving to the north as the next phase of the project moves forward..
We are proud to announce that our little Ice Cream Stand that’s big on taste was just recognized as the “Best of the Best” by the Lorain Morning Journal.
We certainly are very proud to be recognized as an area favorite by critics and cone-sumers alike. We especially want to thank our many regulars who support us every day, that is the true reward. Work hard, put out a good product and see your customers enjoy it.
Thanks to the best fans in the world and a special thank you to the Morning Journal and their readers, after all Ice Cream is its own reward..