Family memories at Put-In-Bay are very special. There are so many wonderful Things to Do for Families on the island.

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 05 - 06

*** Event Update – Unfortunately, the Auction is cancelled this year ***   Put-in-Bay’s Historic Auction August 5-6th! 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... more information
Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise
Aug 06

Your Stargazing Adventure Awaits August 6th! 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... more information
Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day

Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day
Aug 21

Enjoy Senior Citizens Day at Put-in-Bay August 21st! 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
Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 11 - 13

Enjoy Historical Weekend September 11-13th! 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... more information
Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 12

Become An Artist For the Day September 12th! 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
Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
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Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Sep 13

Put-in-Bay Island Historical Parade Will Take Place September 13th 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
Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 22 - 24

*** Event Update – Unfortunately, the PIB Road Race Reunion is cancelled this year ***   Join Us For The Vintage Road Races September 22-24th! 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... more information
Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
Sep 26

Join Us For The Firefighter’s Clambake September 26th! 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 on September, make your way over to the fire station... more information
South Bass Island Garage Sale

South Bass Island Garage Sale
Sep 26

*** Update – The event is on! Rescheduled to September 26! *** How far are you willing to go for a great bargain? Are you willing to come to Put-in-Bay for one? We sure hope so because we are having an island wide garage sale on South Bass Island. In a nutshell, it’s the biggest treasure hunt of the year! Put-in-Bay store owners and residents come together on this one day each year to buy and sell their unwanted goodies.... more information
Founder’s Day Jose DeRivera Celebration
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Founder’s Day Jose DeRivera Celebration
Sep 26

Celebrate Jose DeRivera September 26th! 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
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 10 - 11

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest: From October 10-11th 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 out, take it. If, however, you can’t quite swing the trip to Europe, the next best thing is at Put-in-Bay Ohio! So hold off on your Germany trip for one year more, and celebrate Oktoberfest on the island instead!. We have a great weekend planned, full of live... more information

Family Time at Put-In-Bay

Come and unwind to enjoy the trappings of the island life.  Kids will love the numerous parks and nature preserves, dive into great water sports and explore the wonders of the small island.