Put in Bay 2021 Events Calendar

Put-in-Bay Upcoming Events run from April through October. Almost every summer weekend has some unique event or theme. Book Now for 2021!

*** Please Note: Some event dates are tentative at this time. Please contact the event host for full details. ***

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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Sep 03 - 06

Put-in-Bay Makes For The Perfect Labor Day Getaway September 3rd-6th! Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. It’s typically the last opportunity for a warm-weather getaway. So as you can imagine, Labor Day weekend is HUGE at Put-in-Bay Ohio. Book a hotel room or rent a condo and join us for one of the summer’s best parties during the Labor Day Bash at the Bay! The bars and restaurants of Put-in-Bay are always prepared for this... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 10 - 12

Enjoy Historical Weekend September 11th-12th! If you love great summer weather and good times, and you’re also a history buff, this is the Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend for you. Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend is a grand occasion where the island remembers its incredible place in American history with reenactments, live entertainment, and art. It’s an excellent opportunity to have fun, learn, and enjoy Put-in-Bay for a weekend. Book your lodging early! The Battle of Lake Erie The War of 1812 was not... more information check availability
Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 11

Become An Artist For the Day September 11th! Art In The Park is an excellent event in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio during the Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend. DeRivera Park welcomes dozens of artisans and craftspeople to share their love of art with the community. You can come to the park and just enjoy their work and exhibits. There will also be works available for purchase that can act as the perfect souvenir to take home with you, either for yourself or as... more information check availability
Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
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Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Sep 11

Put-in-Bay Island Historical Parade Will Take Place September 12th The capstone of the famous Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend, the Grand Parade wraps things up in style. There will be over 1,000 Boy Scouts marching in the parade, fresh off of their Camporee weekend spent in the shadow of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. There will also be high school marching bands traveling from all over the Midwest to participate. The weekend is full of War of 1812 re-enactments, and... more information check availability
OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Base Ball Game
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OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Base Ball Game
Sep 12

The World Series Comes to Put-in-Bay September 12th! America’s pastime makes its way to Put-in-Bay for one of the most unique events of the summer in Ohio. Put-in-Bay plays host to the Ohio Historical Society Muffins as they take on the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks! You’ll see a game of “base ball” played by the original rules of the game from the 1800’s and old-timey uniforms to match! It’s like taking a step back in time to the America of yesteryear. This... more information check availability
Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour
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Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour
Sep 12

We’re extremely excited to tell you about your chance to tour one of the most unique houses in America, right on South Bass Island! Put-in-Bay’s famous Benson Ford Ship House will be open to the public for tours on Saturday, September 13th, from 2 PM-5 PM. There will be a maximum of 300 guests per tour date. The cost of the tour will be $30, and all proceeds will be going to two charitable causes: 10% going to maintenance for... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
Sep 18

Join Us For The Firefighter’s Clambake September 18th! Most foods that you love are available pretty much all the time. If you want a pizza or a burger, there’s no shortage of places to call. But for certain things, you have to have them when they’re available. There’s not a pig roast everywhere everyday for example. Same with a clambake. So if you’re lucky enough to be at Put-in-Bay Ohio in September, make your way over to the fire station... more information check availability
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
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Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
Sep 18

The 2nd Closest Thing to St. Patrick’s Day September 18th! St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved party day all over America. Don’t you wish it came more than once a year? Well at Put-in-Bay Ohio it does! Reserve a house or condo and join us the third weekend of September for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day! There is a parade with a marching band and bagpipes, everyone dresses in green, it’s just like the original St. Patrick’s day in March,... more information check availability
Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
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Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
Sep 18

Celebrate Boater’s New Years September 18th There’s a whole new way to ring in the New Year – during the mock New Year’s at the Bay! It may feel like summer break, but the spirit of New Year’s is in full swing at Put-in-Bay Ohio! This mock New Year’s Eve celebration is one of the most festive times of the season. New Year’s at the Bay is celebrated with Monte Carlo style casino gambling live on the streets. This boaters tradition... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Sep 18

The Island’s Music Festival Comes to Town June 5th Put-in-Bay Music Festival is the latest great upcoming event.  Nothing ignites the spirit greater than the strumming strings of a banjo, right? If you agree, then join us for a weekend full of blue-grassy music at the Put-in-Bay Ohio Music Festival. This will be a weekend full of talented full bluegrass entertainment to keep your foot tapping and your hands clapping. The main event will be hosted at Perry’s Victory, the... more information check availability
Miller Boat Line 5K Race

Miller Boat Line 5K Race
Sep 18

Put-in-Bay’s 5k September 18th! The Miller Boat Line 5K is a great annual race.  Love to run? Join over 800 other runners in a scenic race to the finish in front of the beautiful Put-In-Bay Harbor. This picturesque race course weaves through the scenic roads of South Bass Island. Breathe in the fresh island air and enjoy the scenery as you count the miles! Challenge yourself to break your personal record on this stunning course. Not about the speed? Enjoy... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 22 - 24

Join Us For The Vintage Road Races September 22nd-24th! Wind the clock back to the 1950’s with the Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion, as you watch historic cars zipping around the streets of Put-in-Bay on the public roads in road races just like the old days. In fact, the island actually closes off the main roads and lines them with bales of hay, just like they did in the 50’s, for a totally authentic and unique midweek Put-in-Bay experience. Guidelines... more information check availability
Football Tailgate Weekend
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Football Tailgate Weekend
Sep 26 - 27

Football Tailgates on the Island – September 26-27 Fall means football. You can smell it in the air, you can see it when the leaves begin to change. Put-in-Bay Ohio will always have the football games available at the bars and restaurants downtown, but the island also hosts a special weekend all about football, the Tailgate Weekend! The Tailgate Weekend comes courtesy of the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers, in an effort to fundraise for great causes all over the... more information check availability
Fall Ball Put-in-Bay Island Club Customer Appreciation Party
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Fall Ball Put-in-Bay Island Club Customer Appreciation Party
Oct 01 - 02

Put-in-Bay Fall Ball: October 1st and 2nd The Fall Ball is a big block party in Put-in-Bay, Ohio that usually attracts over 1700 people for 2 days of free adult beverages. Plus, Saturday afternoon is full of free food, and awesome live entertainment to end the summer season right! As a result, this is the unofficial end of Put-in-Bay summer fun. As a bonus for those who will be heading downtown Friday night for kickoff, many island businesses offer great... more information check availability
B1G Game Weekend at the Bay

B1G Game Weekend at the Bay
Oct 01 - 02

There may be no live Big 10 football this fall, but you can still enjoy the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry in a new way and in a fun place with the B1G Game Weekend at the Bay! This weekend is jam packed with events including the Fall Ball and Put-in-Bay Wine Fest. Make sure you get your hotel or home rental booked early because the island usually fills to capacity. The businesses at Put-in-Bay, Ohio are teaming together to give you... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
Oct 02

The Put-in-Bay Wine Festival Comes to Town October 2nd! One of the things that Put-in-Bay is famous for is wine. The island has a rich winemaking history that Heineman Winery and the Put-in-Bay Winery continue to this day. These wineries are two of the most popular destinations on the island. If you love wine, Put-in-Bay also has an awesome event for you, the Island Wine Festival! Book a room and enjoy the weekend. The Island Wine Festival is hosted by... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 09 - 10

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest: From October 10-11th Held in downtown Put-in-Bay under the big tent in DeRivera Park. This is one of the few events that everyone enjoys on a Sunday. Many island hotels and rental homes offer super special discounts for those staying the extra night after a long day of German food and beer. Oktoberfest in Germany is one of the world’s most famous parties. If you’re lucky enough to have an opportunity to head across the pond and check... more information check availability
The Wake
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The Wake
Oct 15 - 16

Join Us as We Reminisce All The Good Times in October! The tradition of The Wake, dating back over 35 years, continues again this year at Put-in-Bay. The Wake is a special event, commemorating the end of another successful Put-in-Bay summer season. The Round House Bar and the Park Hotel are the hosts of the events of The Wake. The Park Hotel turns into a Haunted Hotel. Enjoy your trip though the hotel, coming across a casket for this season... more information check availability
Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay
Oct 22 - 23

Join Us For Spook Times at Put-in-Bay October 23-24th Hopefully by the end of October you’ve made it up to Put-in-Bay at least once this year. But if you haven’t, you’re pretty much out of time. Sorry to rush you, but you had better grab your favorite get-up and head to Put-in-Bay for the Halloween Boo Bash, one of the last events on the Put-in-Bay calendar! You can expect frosty beverages, great live entertainment, and over 2,000 revelers in costume.... more information check availability
The Official Put-in-Bay Spring Fling at the Island Club
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The Official Put-in-Bay Spring Fling at the Island Club
May 06 - 07

The Official Annual Put-in-Bay Spring Fling, Hosted By The Island Club It’s never too early to start thinking ahead, especially when it comes to one of the best events of the year at Put-in-Bay! The one and only Island Club Customer Appreciation Party, better known as PUT-IN-BAY SPRING FLING is May 6th-May 7th, 2022, hosted as always, at the Island Club Home Rentals pavilion. This is a special event for guests of the Island Club, Put-in-Bay Condos, Commodore Resort, Victory Station... more information check availability

Put-in-Bay, Ohio, United States, is full of things to do and lovely events. Whether you’re in town for a holiday weekend or a themed festival, there’s always something to celebrate on the island. Guests have the opportunity to connect with nature, join in an island-wide block party, and learn about the area’s rich history during a variety of annual Put-in-Bay events from Mardi Gras to Pyrate Fest to Kid Rock. You won’t want to miss the best experiences on South Bass Island so book a place to stay today!

Put-in-Bay Events offer visitors a chance to enjoy some of the best entertainment options every year.  The range of activities span from enjoying the peace and nature to a party atmosphere at an exhilarating rock concert. Early season April weekends have offerings include the Put-in-Bay Spring Fling and Bachelorette Weekend, both ideal for your bachelorette party.

Every year, previous guests return to the island for their favorite annual festivities. Kick off the summer season the right way at Put-in-Bay’s Official Spring Fling Party. This popular weekend event features two days of free food and live entertainment. More ways to celebrate on South Bass Island include commemorating Put-in-Bay’s history at the Perry’s Victory Memorial or signing up for a road race around the island. No matter when you visit, there’s always an exciting way to enjoy your Lake Erie Island vacation. Discover our complete list of Put-in-Bay’s best events below. Make sure also to Download a Put-in-Bay Island Guide and bring it with you!

Eventful Island Fun

Are you ready to have some fun during your upcoming trip to Put-in-Bay? Our exclusive Destination Island Guide is all you need to plan the ultimate vacation. Look no further to find your all-in-one resource for the best outdoor recreation, Put-in-Bay restaurants, and entertainment on the island.

For many guests, the annual happenings is what keeps them coming back to the island year after year.  Some, like the Volleyball and Soccer Tournaments see a lot of the same faces. Popular times to visit are always on weekends with a Key West vibe.

Popular Event Calendar Choices

  • April
    • Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party
    • Whiskey Light at the Round House Bar
  •  May
    • Spring Fling at the Island Club
  • June
    • Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest
  • July
    • Independence Day Celebration
  • August
    • Bash on the Bay
  • September
    • Labor Day Weekend
  • October
    • Island Club’s Fall Ball Party
    • Oktoberfest in DeRivera Park

Put-in-Bay Event Calendar Spotlight | Bird Watching

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Bird Watching Put-in-Bay

Each year, bird lovers flock to the island for the annual event calendar listing.  Put-in-Bay is home to so many great parks.  Here, birds have utilized these great nature preserves to live and prosper.  Visitors can observe a variety of bird species, catch glimpses of islands of Canada and enjoy time with fellow birders at this favorite event calendar listing.

So, be sure to check when for ideal times and location to get your chance to view a variety of species. The best times are usually April and October when the big annual migrations occur.  But some years there are special birding times and dates, so look through the Calendar. Make sure to rent a golf cart to get to the different parks when you visitputinbay. Early season lodging options include one of the Resorts and the Island Club Home Rentals.

Put-in-Bay Calendar of Events for All

The wide selection of fun activities on the island includes things for the whole family.  For a person wanting an exciting weekend full of entertainment and a good time, there is an event for you.  If a party time filled with hitting a club and dancing the night away, there is an event on the calendar for that.  Regardless, the diversity of options gives many reasons to head to South Bass Island.

Throughout the season, different organizations are responsible for hosting events.  Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is home to many of the great things to do in Put-in-Bay.  Also, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is responsible for other notable events like Oktoberfest. Many of our visitors come from Cleveland to enjoy our upcoming events and entertainers. Staying at a Put-in-Bay Resort like the Waterfront Condos or in one of our Put in Bay hotels like the Commodore Resort is an ideal option.

So, the question isn’t if, it is when are you going to plan your trip? Fortunately, this website is full of great information to plan a trip to Put-in-Bay.  Moreover, with a full event calendar each season, guests can expect exceptional entertainment options every year.

Check the Put-in-Bay Event Calendar

With so many different events to choose from, perhaps more than one trip to the island is the answer.  Furthermore, with many offers being entirely free, the choice becomes even easier. The biggest choices will be where to stay for your getaway… groups in a rental home, families in the Put-in-Bay Condos, or boaters on their own boats.

So, Set sail on a Put-in-Bay Ferry Boat to an island in the sun.  Then, pick a fun event that you and yours will enjoy and make fond memories together.  There is never a bad time to put an island in your life.  See you at the Bay!

Top 10 Put-in-Bay Event Questions

Are Put-in-Bay events kid-friendly?

Yes! Almost every event held on South Bass Island is kid-friendly and also family-friendly. Many Put-in-Bay events are even made specifically for kids, such as the Boy Scout Jamboree on Historical Weekend and the Pyrate Fest held each June.

Do bands play on the island?

Yes! The live entertainment schedule in Put-in-Bay bars and restaurants is full every summer. From country to pop, and jazz to rock, you will find it on the island. There are even special events such as the Bash on the Bay and the Put-in-Bay Music Fest to enrich the experience.

How much are Put-in-Bay Tickets?

The best part of a Put-in-Bay experience is that there are no tickets, it is a completely free visit if you want it to be! There are different fees for private businesses and attractions on the island, but that is only if you decide to partake of them. Ferry service costs a few bucks, but bringing your own boat over is free! Going to the top of the Perry's Monument has a fee, but walking the park grounds and visiting the Visitors Center is free!

How much do Put-in-Bay events cost?

The main events themselves are free of charge. "Events" at Put-in-Bay generally are themes for a particular week or weekend. Enjoying the re-enactments, displays, music, and vendor booths for each events generally costs nothing.

Is Put-in-Bay for families?

Yes! Families enjoy visits to Put-in-Bay all summer long. Rental homes and waterfront condos are available for groups who want to stay overnight on the island as well as hotel rooms for shorter stays and smaller groups or couples. Families have a plethora of attractions to visit and kids to enjoy, such as the Perry's Family Fun Center.

What are the most popular events at Put-in-Bay?

The most popular events at Put-in-Bay are the ones that YOU enjoy attending! Everyone is different but on average, the most popular events are:

  • Official Spring Fling Season Opener Party at the Island Club
  • Pyrate Fest in June
  • July 4th Fireworks and Concert in July
  • Historical Weekend in September
  • Oktoberfest in October
What events does Put-in-Bay have midweek?

Most events in Put-in-Bay are held on weekends when most people have time off work to visit the island. Midweek is more tame and allows for more exploration of the island. However, there is always something to do. Some midweek events include:

  • Arts in the Park
  • Wild Tuesdays
  • Nature Camp
What is happening on Put-in-Bay today?

Our Put-in-Bay Event Calendar is always kept up to date so just check it out to find an event happening today. You can also find an upcoming event for your next visit!

What is there to do in Put-in-Bay?

The real question is what is there NOT to do! We have everything from on-island to on-water and even mid-air attractions! You can rent a jet ski or power boat. You can go down into a cave or up onto the Monument. You can even parasail and take a Biplane ride!

Who is playing at the big Put-in-Bay concert this year?

So far, the Bash on the Bay acts have been kept sealed and have not been announced. We will be the first to let you know when this year's musical entertainers are released. Last year it was Kid Rock with special guest Uncle Kracker.