A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the summer from July 19-21.
This three-day event begins on Friday, July 19 when more than 30 plein air artists from across the Midwest arrive to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday, July 21.
On Sunday, the Lakeside waterfront will transform into an outdoor showroom of classic wooden boats, as cruisers line the dock and the lawn of Hotel Lakeside for the 16th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show from 12-4 p.m.
More than 80 wooden boats, each classified by the year it was made, will be featured.
The boats are categorized as historic (prior to 1918), antique (1919-1942), classic (1943-1975), early contemporary (1976-1984) and late contemporary (past 30 years). The sizes of the wooden boats featured range from 9′ to 57′.