Put-In-Bay Festivals and Fairs offers visitors a great chance to experience the island at its finest.  A special time to see live entertainment, great artists and local talent.

Burning Snowman

Burning Snowman
Feb 26

The Burning Snowman Party! Friday February 26th The big Port Clinton Ohio winter event returns this February. This all day festival features local food vendors, craft beers, and Live Bands! From 12 noon through 10 PM, enjoy the festivities with your friends for a good cause. We close our night with the Burning of a 25ft.+ Snowman, to say goodbye to those Winter Blues! This climax is the burning of a giant paper snowman to call for spring to arrive.... more information
Island Mardi Gras Weekend
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Island Mardi Gras Weekend
May 07 - 08

Mardi Gras Invades the Bay May 7-8th! Did you miss Mardi Gras week in New Orleans? Don’t fret, we will bring Mardi Gras to Put-in-Bay Ohio instead! You know we are a bunch of suckers for a good party. Put-in-Bay will be celebrating an island-wide Mardi Gras weekend in early May. Get ready to collect some beads, because things are about to get crazy. Join your friends and head out to some of Put-in-Bay’s Best Bars for a New Orleans... more information
Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
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Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
Jun 03 - 06

*** Event Update – 2019 was the end of the Phlocking. There is no event this year *** Phlock to Put-in-Bay June 5th-7th and Celebrate Jimmy Buffet! Do you have a hunger for a Cheeseburger in Paradise? Well you’re in luck because we have just the thing to fix you up! Join us at Put-in-Bay for Phlocking of the Phaithful, the annual Jimmy Buffet tribute weekend… A Party With a Purpose! Find yourself ‘wasting away again in margaritaville’ and join... more information
Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Jun 05

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 Pooch Parade
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Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade
Jun 12

Bring Your Furry Friend to Put-in-Bay June 13th! Put-In-Bay Pooch Parade is always a hit! There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo and this long-standing island event promptly starts 10:30 am. Your dog can enter the parade for a nominal $10 entry fee. Registration includes a doggie goodie bag and you can compete for prizes... more information
Arts on Erie Week
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Arts on Erie Week
Jun 14 - 18

Bring the Artist Side of You June 14-18th! 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... more information
Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
Jun 25 - 27

Aye Aye Captain! Be a Pirate From June 26-28th! 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.... more information
Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion

Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion
Jul 16 - 18

Jeep Jeep! Bring you Jeep to Put-in-Bay July 16th-18th! 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 On Friday there will be a light dinner and reception at the shelter... more information
2021 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 5

2021 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 5
Aug 25 - 26

The 5th Annual Bash on the Bay is NOW SCHEDULED for 2021!! The wait is over! We finally know the dates for the 2021 “Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay 5”. The massive island country music festival will be returning to the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 25 and 26, 2021. Eagle-eyed observers will note that there are two days listed above, that’s because in 2021, Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay is becoming a two day event! Rent a golf cart and... 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
Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
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Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
Sep 18

Celebrate Boater’s New Years September 18th There’s a whole new way to ring in the New Year – during the mock New Year’s at the Bay! It may feel like summer break, but the spirit of New Year’s is in full swing at Put-in-Bay Ohio! This mock New Year’s Eve celebration is one of the most festive times of the season. New Year’s at the Bay is celebrated with Monte Carlo style casino gambling live on the streets. This boaters tradition... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
Oct 01 - 02

The Put-in-Bay Wine Festival Comes to Town October 3rd! 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 Wine Festival! Book a room and enjoy the weekend. The Island Wine Festival is hosted by... more information
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 01 - 02

Put-in-Bay Fall Ball: October 1st and 2nd The Fall Ball is a big block party that usually attracts over 1700 people for 2 days of free adult beverages. Plus, Saturday is full of free food and awesome live entertainment to end the season right! As a result, this is the unofficial end of Put-in-Bay summer fun. As a bonus for those who will be heading downtown, many island businesses offer great discounts on food and merchandise for party attendees who... more information

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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
The Wake
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The Wake
Oct 15 - 16

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
Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay
Oct 22 - 23

Join Us For Spook Times at Put-in-Bay October 23-24th 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

One of the most popular festivals on Put-In-Bay is the Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest.  Each year hoards of pirates descend upon South Bass Island.  Mike Mad Dog Adams has been the “Pirate King” since the inception of the event.  His music and comedy show is at the Roundhouse Bar, as it has for many decades.

Festivals and Fairs Are Fun!

The Island is teeming with interesting events and things to do.  One of the newest and wildly popular Music Festivals, Bash on the Bay, has Kid Rock coming to Put-In-Bay.  This will be a huge event and many will attend and get to experience our wonderful island.

Stay informed with the latest Put-In-Bay Festivals by utilizing this island resource.  Within there are great events that can’t be missed!  So, hop on a Put-In-Bay Ferry and head on over for a Festival.