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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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
Jun 21 - 23

For over 10 years in a row pirates be invadin’ Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. Grab your wooden leg and your pet parrot, because you’re going to need them. Saturday will be an exciting day for kids and adult full of fun activities. Make sure you don’t miss the Pirate Parade downtown and the best Costume Contest this side of Lake Erie. Adults and children are both encouraged to participate in... more information
Canada Day Celebration
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Canada Day Celebration
Jul 01

Canada, Oh, Canada! How we love you so! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day at Put-in-Bay. We hope you like cake because we are ready to party. Come to South Bass Island on Canada Day weekend and explore the partnership with Canada and the United States. Make sure to visit Perry’s Victory Visitor Center during your trip and pay your respects to those that fought against each other in the War of 1812. This is the only national monument designated as... more information
Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks
Jul 04

Special holidays are made even more special up at Put-in-Bay. On this, our national day of independence, the island’s businesses and partners come together to sponsor one of the best fireworks displays on all of Lake Erie. Traditionally, it is always held on the exact date of July 4th, rain or shine. Where to Watch the Fireworks The rockets are launched from a barge towed out into the middle of the Bay and the best viewing locations are always on... more information
Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup 6v6

Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup 6v6
Jul 13 - 14

Join us for one of the most highly anticipated events in Put-in-Bay Ohio’s summer event line up, The Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup. In essence, it’s one huge soccer party. Whether you come to play or to spectate this is sure to be a great time for fans on and off the field. The Put-In-Bay Soccer Cup has been organized by 6v6 Soccer for over a decade now and it has grown in popularity and attendance over the past several years. This... more information
Jeep Invasion on Put-in-Bay

Jeep Invasion on Put-in-Bay
Jul 19 - 21

Bring your Jeep up to the Bay for the Annual Put-in-Bay Ohio Jeep Invasion to show it off! There is a scavenger hunt, and the Jeeps will be joining the weekly antique car parade. You’ll get to see some awesome vintage Jeeps and other antique vehicles and have a fantastic weekend getaway at the Bay! Jeep Invasion Schedule Friday July 27th On Friday there will be a light dinner and reception at the shelter house in South Bass Island State Park.... more information
JF Walleyes 5K on Middle Bass Island

JF Walleyes 5K on Middle Bass Island
Aug 03

Looking for a reason to make time for a late summer getaway? Join us on Middle Bass Island on the first Sunday of August for the annual Jf Walleyes 5K run. The race will start between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery. As you make your way through the scenic course there will be beautiful views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. You will be able to explore Middle Bass Island every step of the... more information
Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise
Aug 05

Last year, there was a slight breeze for the Stargazing Cruise, about 75 degrees at sunset, there was a nice lightning show to the south of us. And we had extraordinary clear skies for viewing the stars around Put-in-Bay Ohio! Around 200 people came aboard the Miller Boat Line’s MV South Bass to enjoy the event. Snacks were provided by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and wine from Heineman’s Winery. Hosts roamed among the passengers to answer questions and tell... more information
Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Society’s “Auction for History”
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Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Society’s “Auction for History”
Aug 07 - 08

The Auction for History is an annual auction on Put-in-Bay Ohio that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum and begins at 6:30 PM. Viewing of the items for auction begins at 4:00 PM. Bidders can preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Thursday night, August 9, at 4:00 PM. at the auction site. The auction will be held at the auction site. Check the museum website, leihs.org for more info. more information
Annual Pig Roast at The Goat

Annual Pig Roast at The Goat
Aug 07

The success of the Annual Pig Roast for the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center is a reflection of the increasing dedication and enthusiasm from the volunteers and donors who helped to make the event great. Each year the event is hosted at the Goat Soup and Whiskey. Amy Huston made all of the desserts, Pepsi donated all of the water, and the Put-in-Bay Fire Department provided the tables! The entertainment was provided by Ray Fogg and Drew LaPlante.... 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, dining, 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 each season.  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!