Put in Bay 2019 Events Calendar

Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is full of things to do and love. 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. You won’t want to miss the best experiences on South Bass Island!

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Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day

Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day
Aug 21

This day honors and celebrates our older visitors who enjoy coming to Put-in-Bay Ohio year after year. Many are snow birds and enjoy the warm temperate Lake Erie summers on the island before going down to Florida to get some more sun while the island gets all icy. This is a great day to visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy all the sights and sounds and maybe even discover a new favorite spot! more information
Perrys Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run

Perrys Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run
Aug 25

ALERT!!!! According to the sponsor, this event has been CANCELLED for 2019. Please check back in 2020. Thank you !!!   Looking for the perfect motivator to get in shape for the summer? Perrys Victory Triathlon is the perfect solution to your summer bod woes. Train hard for Perry’s Victory Triathlon, then enjoy all the Put-in-Bay scenery on the way to the finish line! You can’t beat this level of adventure. Swimming, biking, running your way across the island couldn’t... more information
Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Aug - Sep 30 - 02

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. 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 party weekend with drinks specials. They’ll be fully staffed to keep things flowing. Many will have live entertainment, and... more information
Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 06 - 08

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 The Battle of Lake Erie The War of 1812 was not going particularly well for the fledgling nation of America... more information
Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 07

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 a gift for family. Art In The Park... more information
Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
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Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Sep 08

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 the participants will also be marching in the parade.... more information
Annual 3W2 Fly-In and Car Parade

Annual 3W2 Fly-In and Car Parade
Sep 08

If you know anything about Put-in-Bay Ohio, you probably know that it’s a popular Lake Erie weekend getaway. People drive to Port Clinton or Sandusky from all over the Midwest and hop onto ferries to get across the lake for a weekend of fun. But, Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie islands also have a growing pilot population. Put-in-Bay is also full of residents who are enthusiastic about antique cars. These two communities join together for a spectacular afternoon in August.... more information
OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Baseball Game
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OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Baseball Game
Sep 08

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 baseball 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 classic clash between the Muffins and the Mossbacks is... more information
Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
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Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
Sep 13 - 14

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 is a highlight for tourists and... more information

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.

Every year, former guests return to the island for their favorite annual festivities. Kick off the summer season the right way at Put-in-Bay’s Spring Fling. 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.

Are you ready to have some fun during your upcoming trip to Put-in-Bay? Our exclusive Destination 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 Event Calendar Choices

  • 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
    • 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.

Put-in-Bay 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.

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.

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!