Put-in-Bay Event Calendar 2024

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 2024!

*** Please Note: Some event dates are tentative at this time.

Please contact the event host for full details. ***

Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour #1
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Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour #1
Jun 09

BENSON FORD SHIP HOUSE TOURS RETURN ON JUNE 9TH AND AUGUST 18TH, 2024! FOR TICKETS TO THE JUNE 9TH TOUR, VISIT: http://bensonfordjune9.eventbrite.com/ FOR TICKETS TO THE AUGUST 18TH TOUR, VISIT: http://bensonfordaugust18.eventbrite.com/ 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 Sunday, June 9th, 2024. The cost of the tour is... more information check availability
Founder’s Day Jose DeRivera Celebration
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Founder’s Day Jose DeRivera Celebration
Jun 15

Celebrate Jose DeRivera June 15th! One of the most heartfelt weekends of the summer is Founder’s Day. Jose DeRivera was a Hispanic merchant who purchased the South Bass, Middle Bass, Sugar, Gibraltar, Ballast, and Starve Islands for the sum of $44,000 in 1854. Then, Jose sold off parcels of the land to the community for a fraction of the price. He sold the school property for $1 and the St. Paul’s church property for $10. Founder’s Day is in place... more information check availability
Father’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Father’s Day at Put-in-Bay
Jun 16

Celebrate Father’s Day and Your Dad, in June at the Bay! Where would we be without our Dads? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Dad away to Put-in-Bay Ohio for a surprise weekend. Father’s Day weekend is one of the most unanticipated yet fun weekends on the island. You will find that all of Put-in-Bay attractions are open for the season, the weather is warm, and great shopping deals are everywhere. Shops begin the season by offering... more information check availability
Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
Jun 28 - 30

Aye Aye Captain! Be a Pirate From June 28th-30th! 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. Adults and children are both encouraged to participate in this... more information check availability
Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks
Jul 04

Enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks Like Never Before! 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. Watch the colorful display from the lakeside deck of your Put-in-Bay Condo, or grab a seat somewhere downtown. Interested... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion

Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion
Jul 11 - 13

Jeep Jeep! Bring you Jeep to Put-in-Bay July 11th-13th! 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! 2024 Jeep Invasion Itinerary Friday On Friday the Jeeps will get together at Langram and Meechen Rd.... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup 6v6

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

The World Cup Comes to Put-in-Bay July 13th-14th! 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... more information check availability
Annual Put-in-Bay “Amphicar Days”

Annual Put-in-Bay “Amphicar Days”
Jul 29 - 30

HEEEEERE THEY COME! Annual Put-in-Bay “Amphicar Days” Hosted by the Put-in-Bay Island Guide Monday July 29 and 30, 2024 (addt’l days likely Thurs, Fri, Sat Aug 3,4,5) For more info & latest appearance locations – call 203-910-7903 A summer favorite since 1999! Join us as we welcome the annual Amphicar Reunion to Put In Bay. A gathering of these rare and amazing 1960’s “swimming sportscars” will be here at Put in Bay on Monday and Tuesday, with extra visits happening... more information check availability
Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay

Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay
Aug 09 - 10

Test Your Volleyball Skills on August 9th-10th For more than 40 years, volleyball players have come to Put-in-Bay, Ohio to compete in this day long tournament. Over,1,000 players participate in a coed sixes day long volleyball tournament hosted by Lakeview Volleyball. The night before the tournament a pre-registration players party is held at The Sand Bar at Adventure Bay. On the day of the tournament, players check in from 8-9 AM and competition begins at 9 AM on McCann field,... more information check availability
Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour #2
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Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour #2
Aug 18

BENSON FORD SHIP HOUSE TOURS RETURN ON JUNE 9TH AND AUGUST 18TH, 2024! FOR TICKETS TO THE JUNE 9TH TOUR, VISIT: http://bensonfordjune9.eventbrite.com/ FOR TICKETS TO THE AUGUST 18TH TOUR, VISIT: http://bensonfordaugust18.eventbrite.com/ 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 Sunday, August 18th, 2024. The cost of the tour is... more information check availability
2024 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 7 – Jelly Roll and Hardy

2024 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 7 – Jelly Roll and Hardy
Aug 21 - 22

Get Tickets For Bash on the Bay 2024! For two-night packages click here! For just Jelly Roll on August 21, click here! For just Hardy on August 22, click here! It’s time to book for Bash on the Bay 2024! Contact our favorite lodging partners! Island Club Rentals (islandclub.com) – 216-898-9951 Put-in-Bay Condos (putinbaycondos.com) – 216-898-1105 Commodore Resort (commodoreresort.com) – 419-285-3101 Victory Station Hotel (putinbayvictorystation.com) – 419-285-0120 Bird’s Nest Resort (birdsnestresort.com) – 419-285-6119 Jelly Roll and Hardy will be headlining... more information check availability
Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Aug 30 - Sep 02

Put-in-Bay Makes For The Perfect Labor Day Getaway August 30th-September 2nd! 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... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 06 - 08

Enjoy Historical Weekend September 6th-8th! 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 07

Become An Artist For the Day September 9th! 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
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 08

The World Series Comes to Put-in-Bay September 8th! 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
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
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Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
Sep 14

The 2nd Closest Thing to St. Patrick’s Day September 14th! 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
Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 17 - 19

Join Us For The Vintage Road Races September 17th-19th! 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. Interested... more information check availability
Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
Sep 21

Join Us For The Firefighter’s Clambake September 21st! 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
Miller Boat Line 5K Race

Miller Boat Line 5K Race
Sep 21

Put-in-Bay’s 5k September 21st! 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 Island Hops and Vine Festival
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Put-in-Bay Island Hops and Vine Festival
Sep 28

The Put-in-Bay Island Hops and Vine Fest Comes to Town September 28th! 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 Hops and Vine Festival! Book a room and enjoy the weekend. The Island... 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 04 - 05

READY TO BOOK? THESE LODGING OPTIONS GET YOU ACCESS TO FALL BALL! Island Club Rentals – https://www.islandclub.com/ – 216-898-9951 Commodore Resort – https://www.commodoreresort.com/ – 419-285-3101 Put-in-Bay Condos – https://www.putinbaycondos.com/ – 216-898-1105 Victory Station Hotel – https://www.putinbayvictorystation.com/ – 419-285-0120 Bird’s Nest Resort – https://www.birdsnestresort.com/ – 419-285-6119 Fall Ball Is October 4th-5th, 2024 While we’re never happy about the end of the summer season at Put-in-Bay, it does herald the arrival of one of our favorite Put-in-Bay events. Fall Ball is just... more information check availability
Football Tailgate Weekend
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Football Tailgate Weekend
Oct 05 - 06

Football Tailgates on the Island – October 5 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
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 12

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest: October 12th 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 it... more information check availability
The Wake
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The Wake
Oct 19

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 25 - 27

Join Us For Spook Times at Put-in-Bay October 20th-21st 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

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!

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