Lakes Tour 2024 - Akron Symphony Orchestra
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Lakes Tour 2024

July 24 at 9:30 am

The Boat Tour of Homes on the Portage Lakes
Presented by Prime Vine Winery and Event Center
Brought to you by the Akron Symphony Friends

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Lakes Tour 2024


July 24
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
$5.00 – $130.00
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Smoke on the Water
562 Portage Lakes Drive
Akron, OH 44319 United States


Take a leisurely cruise on a pontoon boat, enjoy lunch, tour some wonderful homes, and appreciate the beauty of the Portage Lakes. Join the After Party on Pick’s top patio for some live Akron Symphony music to wrap up your day!



Commodore: $130 ($60 tax-deductible)
Early Boarding: 9:30 a.m.
Luncheon: 11:30 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
·         Lakes Tour Program Book Listing (Commodore guests’ names must be submitted by June 20th)
·         Exclusive Luncheon, catered by the Waterloo and Solo Mio desserts at the historic Tudor House
·         Lake cruise
·         Home tours
·         Commemorative 2024 Lakes Tour suncatcher
·         Souvenir Lakes Tour lunch tote

Priority Sailor: $60 ($35 tax-deductible)
Pre-arranged Captain’s name is required in the Comments box!
Staggered Boarding: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (notification early July)
·         Lake cruise
·         Home tours
·         Boxed lunch and a bottle of water
·         Souvenir Lakes Tour lunch tote

General Boarding Sailor: $60 ($35 tax-deductible)
No pre-arranged Captain is required.
Staggered Boarding: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (notification early July)
·         Lake cruise
·         Home tours
·         Boxed lunch and a bottle of water
·         Souvenir Lakes Tour lunch tote

Captain’s Challenge Raffle: 5 tickets for $5 or 12 tickets for $10

·         First docking privileges! Ensure your boat docks first at each venue! Your boatmates will love it!
·         Summer fun supplies, restaurant gift cards, and more: value $200
·         Drawing Monday, July 15. Winner need not be present.


Tour Departure: Smoke on the Water at 562 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron 44319 (unless notified by your captain or event coordinator)

Admission by prepaid reservation through or by phone to Sandy at 330-701-9011.  No mailed-in reservations will be accepted unless otherwise arranged.

No rain date.  We sail rain or shine! In the event of a force majeure, this event may be canceled. This includes but is not limited to Covid restrictions, dangerous weather conditions, or any other acts of God.  No refunds will be offered. If you are unable to attend, however, you may transfer your tickets to another party.

A vegetarian meal option is available by pre-order only.
Lakeside homes and boats are NOT handicapped accessible.
We regret that we cannot admit infants or children under age 12.
Captain’s Challenge raffle winner will be drawn Monday, July 15


Please contact Sandy Becker-Neidert, chairman, at 330-701-9011
or at
All proceeds benefit the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Chorus, and Akron Youth Orchestras.


Can’t attend the 2024 Lakes Tour but still would like to support?
Support the Akron Symphony Orchestra HERE!

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Lakes Tour Raffle

Get your tickets now for the Lakes Tour Raffle to win one of these great prizes! Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Winners need not be present to win! Online tickets will be available until July 23 at noon.

Prizes include:

Sterling Silver star earrings with mother of pearl and cubic zirconia

Henry B. Ball Jewelers
(Retail $200)


“At The Clock Tower”
Painting by local artist Zee Hayes

Acrylic 10×20 inches
Cover Art of Lakes Tour Program
(Retail $225)


Necklace and Earrings Pair

Sterling silver and 1/15 ct. diamond hoop earrings (retail $199)
Sterling silver 20 inch 5mm diamond cable necklace (retail $199)
Local artisan Tina Mathis