D-Day Conneaut

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D-day Conneaut 2018

Welcome to D-Day Conneaut.

D-Day Conneaut is America's premier living history event and one of the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day - June 6th, 1944 and the largest WWII reenactment in the US.

Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles over 1,200 re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Join us for D-Day Conneaut in North-East Ohio's beautiful Ashtabula County. Right on Lake Erie sits Conneaut, Ohio, whose shore and beaches offer an uncanny resemblance to the Normandy cost of France.

Come early! There is plenty to see and do for the reenactors, veterans, and families. Visit our Schedule page to see a complete program schedule and listing of events in and around Conneaut, all designed to help honor and celebrate the accomplishments of "The Greatest Generation". If your a first-timer, take a moment to read the information below to maximize your experience.

Viewing space for the battles is limited. Please help us make the most out of our space by following these guidelines so everyone can enjoy the event.

If you choose to bring a blanket or chair for seating.... We ask that those wishing to sit at ground level be given priority for the first 20’ closest to the rope lines. No Pop-up Tents or Umbrellas during the battle.

Those wishing to use chairs should set up 20’ from the rope lines so as to not obscure the view of those sitting at ground level.

Those visitors wishing to stand for the demonstration should allow those with chairs and blankets places closer to the rope line so they can also see the recreated battle or demonstration.

If you select a sitting location, please remain seated as much as possible during the program so as to not block the view of others.