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

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise
Aug 09

Your Stargazing Adventure Awaits August 9th! Last year, there was a slight breeze for the Stargazing Cruise, about 75 degrees at sunset, and 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 booked an island lodging for the night so they could come aboard the Miller Boat Line’s MV South Bass to enjoy the event. Snacks were provided by the Lake Erie... 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 11

Put-in-Bay’s Historic Auction August 11th! 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 11, 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
Benson Ford Ship House Charity Tour
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Benson Ford Ship House Charity Tour
Aug 15

To purchase tickets to this amazing event, please visit our event page on Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/put-in-bays-benson-ford-ship-house-public-tours-tickets-164392090167   DATE CHANGE!!! Originally scheduled for July… Now touring on August 15 And September 12! 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 15th, from 2 PM-5 PM. There will be a... more information

Benson Ford Shiphouse

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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! Many... more information
Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 10 - 12

Enjoy Historical Weekend September 11th-12th! 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
Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 11

Become An Artist For the Day September 11th! 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 12

Put-in-Bay Island Historical Parade Will Take Place September 12th 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
Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour
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Benson Ford Ship House Public Tour
Sep 12

DATE CHANGE!!! Originally scheduled for July… Now touring on September 12 and August 15! 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 Saturday, September 13th, from 2 PM-5 PM. There will be a maximum of 300 guests per tour date. The cost of the tour will be $30, and... more information

1191 Ashburn Avenue

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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department Clambake
Sep 18

Join Us For The Firefighter’s Clambake September 18th! 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
Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Sep 18

The Island’s Music Festival Comes to Town June 5th Put-in-Bay Music Festival is the latest great upcoming event.  Nothing ignites the spirit greater than the strumming strings of a banjo, right? If you agree, then join us for a weekend full of blue-grassy music at the Put-in-Bay Ohio Music Festival. This will be a weekend full of talented full bluegrass entertainment to keep your foot tapping and your hands clapping. The main event will be hosted at Perry’s Victory, the... more information
Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 22 - 24

Join Us For The Vintage Road Races September 22nd-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 like they did in the 50’s, for a totally authentic and unique midweek Put-in-Bay experience. Guidelines... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 09 - 10

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest: From October 10-11th 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... 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.