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

Arts on Erie Week

Arts on Erie Week
Jun 17 - 22

Put-in-Bay offers a week-long arts program for children of all ages each summer called Arts on Erie. The children meet on the back porch at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitor Center and participate in various crafts and art-based activities. Each day the child will create a craft during the week. There are two sessions available. The first session will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The second session will be from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Local... more information
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

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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
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
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
Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
Sep 14

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 on Concord ave. between 1 PM and 7... more information
Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 24 - 27

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. Guidelines for Road Race Reunion Race Cars Production cars with... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 12 - 13

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 music, cabbage and brats, plenty... 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.