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D-Day Conneaut 2018

D-Day Ohio, Inc.

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:01 AM (EDT)

D-Day Conneaut 2018

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D-Day Conneaut 2018 is open to the public on a limited basis Thursday August 16, and for full visitation Friday August 17 and Saturday August 18, 2018. Online registration is free – there will be NO on site registration this year. This year, preregistration to reserve your camp space will be especially important as we anticipate record numbers of attendees and visitors to remember the 74rd anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.

PLEASE NOTE: All reenactor participants should enter the site via GROVE STREET (the road through the center of the park) to stop at reenactor check in. Our original entrance on Lake Bluff Drive is the vendor entrance to alleviate traffic congestion. 

We welcome reenactors on site as early as Tuesday morning, August 14. As always, we are grateful for those who choose to come early to help with set up. Allied, allied civilian and French Resistance reenactors can check in on site at the main park entrance. Axis reenactors should proceed to the Chestnut street entrance for check in at the new additional German camp area near the upper pavilion at the east side of the park.  

A program for local nursing home residents, many of whom are veterans, will take place Thursday from 1200h-1800h. A Thursday night movie in the park will be featured again, weather permitting. Boat rides will be offered to the public and reenactors on Thursday from 1000-1400 .  Thursday includes the return of "The Drunken Monkey" tiki bar at D-Day Conneaut open 1900h-2300h.

On Friday, Allied soldiers can expect pre-invasion training and practice landings. Classes open to all women reenactors attending the event will occur on both Friday and Saturday; Axis soldiers can also look forward to in-camp training and scenarios. A tactical will be held on the beach at 15:00 featuring armor associated with the landings on the British and Canadian beaches. The Drunken Monkey will be open 1900h-2300h.

Saturday will be busy as usual but we look forward to additional in-camp activities during the day as well. Check the web site for a full schedule. D-Day Conneaut 2018 will include several social events. Saturday will include the reenactor, volunteer and veteran spaghetti dinner and the USO.

And of course there are the tactical recreations…. We plan a reprise of Foucarville and La Fiere, and will continue the inclusion of a Commonwealth beach for the Landings.  Attacks on the Axis stronghold by French Resistance fighters will also occur through both days.

The Allied and Axis messes will be back in 2018 to provide WWII appropriate fare to reenactors on Friday and Saturday. Bring your mess tins! We also anticipate a wide variety of vendors providing WWII original and reproduction items.  This year we will list registered vendors approximately a month before the event.

Last, we will be using the same parking constraints as last year. Friday during programming, there is restricted access to the camps via modern vehicles and for those in the Axis camp, there will be a shuttle for equipment. Also, because of volume, reenactor parking will be at the elementary school about a block from the park so please plan accordingly. Shuttles will run on a predertimed schedule that is available at registration. Thursday camps are open for set up but, depending on crowd density, we may need to limit some driving in the park. We advise groups that typically arrive Thursday to consider planning to arrive before 1200 or at 1700. 

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, across from the park, will offer advance sale THREE-day parking passes to registered reenactors. Tickets can be purchased at

Saturday parking passes are available from the Conneaut Arts Center approximately 3 blocks east of the Allied camp. Tickets can be purchased at

Have questions about D-Day Conneaut 2018? Contact D-Day Ohio, Inc.
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Conneaut Township Park
Conneaut, Ohio
480 Lake Road
Conneaut, Ohio 44030

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 12:01 AM (EDT)

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