Put in Bay 2022 Events Calendar

Put-in-Bay Upcoming Events run from the start of April through the end of October. Almost every summer weekend has some unique event or theme. Book Now for 2022!

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

The Put-in-Bay “Covid Germ Burn”

The Put-in-Bay “Covid Germ Burn”
Dec 29

Thanks to lifelong islander, Billy Market, for another upcoming Ullr Fest and these great past and present pictures. Put-in-Bay wants to say goodbye and let’s forget about the corona virus. What better way than a symbolic burning of the Covid?!? Tuesday evening, Dec. 29th, at 6pm, we are planning on burning the Covid ball, a true “Covid Germ Burn”, in the waters between the Boardwalk and A Dock! It’s an unofficial islander winter tradition. Each year the “burn” is a... more information check availability
The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show

The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show
Jan 13 - 17

The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show The Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo sponsored by Progressive Insurance will begin as it used to: in-person at the IX Center, on Thursday January 13th. The expo starts off with the Lake Erie Islands and will be themed all things Put-in-Bay. When you see us there, remember you’ll be on island time! You can sample the Boardwalk’s famous lobster bisque while enjoying live entertainment from some of Put-in-Bay’s most talented artists. The festivities call... more information check availability
International Exposition Center more information check availability 2168989951
Annual Put-In-Bay Music Festival in Key West

Annual Put-In-Bay Music Festival in Key West
Feb 03 - 06

The Key West of the North Migrates South in February! ***THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN RETIRED AT THE SPONSOR’S REQUEST.*** Since 2005, Sloppy Joe’s Bar has bottled up a bit of the wild Lake Erie summer and opened it up in Key West Florida in early February to celebrate one island’s culture to the other. Put-in-Bay’s best entertainers came to perform alongside Key West’s most popular performers at the Put-In-Bay Music Festival. Over the years performers have come and gone.... more information check availability
Burning Snowman

Burning Snowman
Feb 26

The Burning Snowman Party! Friday February 27th The big Port Clinton Ohio winter event was set to return this February. This all day festival usually features local food vendors, craft beers, and Live Bands! From 12 noon through 8 PM, guests enjoy the festivities with their friends for a good cause. The event closes the night with the Burning of a 25ft.+ Snowman, to say goodbye to those Winter Blues! This climax is the burning of a giant paper snowman... more information check availability
Mr. Ed's Bar & Pizza Brothers more information check availability 419-357-6247
St. Patrick’s Day at Put-in-Bay Ohio

St. Patrick’s Day at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Mar 17

Be Irish For a Day: March 17th Cross the Lake Erie ice this St. Patrick’s Day and have some pre-season fun at Put-in-Bay Ohio! Join the island locals for an Irish inspired day of partying. Wear your four-leaf clovers, grab your green goodies, and get ready to celebrate the Luck O’ The Irish with a pinch of island inspiration. Canada might be closest but on St. Patrick’s Day we are all Irish! Did you know? Put-in-Bay actually has over 480... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Ohio – Open for the Season

Put-in-Bay Ohio – Open for the Season
Apr 01

Put-in-Bay’s Season Opener – April 1st Spring has arrived and Put-in-Bay Ohio is officially open for business! The ice is melting, the sun is out, and now it’s time to for wish winter farewell and make an island getaway. That’s right, we are open for season! We’re so excited to welcome so many new and returning guests to Put-in-Bay this season. You can expect to experience some much-needed relaxation as you enjoy all that Put-in-Bay Ohio has to offer. With... more information check availability
Ohio Bachelor Weekend #1

Ohio Bachelor Weekend #1
Apr 01 - 02

Ohio Bachelor Weekend – First Weekend of April At the beginning of each new season engaged ladies and gentlemen bring their wedding parties to Put-in-Bay. This is one of the wildest weekends on the island! The first and third weekend in April is known to be one of the most popular times to visit Put-in-Bay bars, nightclubs, and party hubs. Bachelor(ette)s bring their bridesmaids and/or groomsmen for one last adventure before they tie the knot. With that said, April is... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Weekend #2

Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Weekend #2
Apr 08 - 09

Bachelorette Weekend at The Bay – 2nd weekend of April Spring has arrived and love is blooming! During the first and third weekends in April, Put-in-Bay Ohio welcomes thousands of Bachelor and Bachelorette Party celebrations. Soon-To-Be’s, Bridesmaids, and Groomsmen fill the streets for a weekend long celebration at some of the most hopping Put-in-Bay bars, pubs, and nightclubs on the island. April is also the island’s season starter so there is a fantastic opportunity to save big with hotel/rental home... more information check availability
Mr. Ed’s Classic Pajama Party

Mr. Ed’s Classic Pajama Party
Apr 16

Pajama Party With Mr. Ed and friends!! Break out those sexy and fun pajamas and head on over to Put-in-Bay Ohio for the Annual Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party weekend. The start of the season is here and Put-in-Bay is ready to celebrate. Dust off those silly, or silky pajamas you’ve had packed away all winter and come ready to party. DJ’s will be pumping out the jams and local entertainers will be performing all weekend long to keep the party... more information check availability
Whiskey Light Lighting at the Round House

Whiskey Light Lighting at the Round House
Apr 16

Join Us at the Round House for Whiskey and the Lighting of the Whiskey Sign! The ‘Whiskey’ light, hanging over the Round House Bar entrance, is one of the most symbolic treasures of Put-in-Bay. When the Whiskey light is turned on it lets all of the local islanders, boaters, and visitors know that ‘the bar is officially open’ and the season has officially begun. This tradition dates by several decades and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the... more information check availability
Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday
Apr 17

Residents and a few visitors pack the two local churches for this religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. As described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Celebrations on this day include church services, festive... more information check availability
Earth Day at the Bay

Earth Day at the Bay
Apr 22

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events in more than 193 countries. Earth Day at the Bay is Put-in-Bay’s local twist and homage to the event. Celebratory activities are centered around five components: citizen science, volunteering, community engagement, education, and the role of art in furthering the cause. The Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy and Perry’s... more information check availability
NFL Draft Day 5K at the Bay

NFL Draft Day 5K at the Bay
May 01

Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers Draft Day 5K in May (and Kids FUN Run)! The Annual Draft Day 5k will take place the first weekend of May on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. Whether you like to run or walk, make plans to enter one of the races and then celebrate the NFL draft with us! Every participant will receive an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, Draft Day 5k reusable tote bag,... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party

Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party
May 05

Margaritas, Tacos and More for Cinco de Mayo May 5th Break out the tequila and cut up the limes, because Cinco de Mayo is here! Similar to St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish, on Cinco de Mayo everyone on the island is Mexican! Join us for a weekend full of Put-in-Bay Ohio fiesta fun. You will find a selection of bars and restaurants ready to serve you all the Mexican food and drinks Put-in-Bay has to offer. Put-in-Bay Cinco... 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
Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
May 08

Celebrate Mother’s Day, in May, at the Bay! Where would we be without our Moms? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend. Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends on the island. You will find that most of all of Put-in-Bay establishments are open for the season and great deals are everywhere. Shops begin the season by offering special promotions and discounts on brand new Put-in-Bay gear... more information check availability
B1G Game Weekend at the Bay

B1G Game Weekend at the Bay
Oct 01

Visitors 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 the experience of the Ohio State/Michigan game as they host B1G... 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 Pyrate 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.