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.

Island Mardi Gras Weekend
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Island Mardi Gras Weekend
May 08 - 10

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 Mardi Gras-style celebrations. Mardi Gras Weekend Favorites The Reel Bar... more information
Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
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Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
Jun 05 - 07

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 your fellow Parrot Heads who are all having a great time! This is one of the most fun weekends on the entire Put-in-Bay calendar of events, so... more information
Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Jun 06

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 most notable historical landmark and National Park Monument on... more information
Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade
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Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade
Jun 13

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 as well. Looking for a way to show... more information
Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay
Jun 26 - 28

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
Jeep Invasion on Put-in-Bay

Jeep Invasion on Put-in-Bay
Jul 17 - 19

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 July 27th On Friday there will be a light dinner and reception at the shelter house in South Bass Island State Park.... more information

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2020 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 4

2020 Put-in-Bay Bash on the Bay 4
Aug 26 - 27

The wait is over! We finally know the dates for the 2020 “Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay 4”. The massive island country music festival will be returning to the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 26 and 27, 2020. Eagle-eyed observers will note that there are two days listed above, that’s because in 2020, Put-in-Bay Bash On The Bay is becoming a two day event! 2020 Bash on the Bay 4 News The two headlining acts have been signed and finalized for... more information

1494 Langram Rd

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Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 12

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 13

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
Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
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Boaters’ New Years at the Bay
Sep 19

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 is a highlight for tourists and... 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 02 - 03

What is the Fall Ball? 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 show their... more information

1490 Put-In-Bay Road

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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
Oct 03

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! The Island Wine Festival is hosted by Put-in-Bay Winery on the same Saturday as the big Fall Ball Party. At the Island Wine... more information
Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 10 - 11

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
The Wake
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The Wake
Oct 16 - 17

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 at the Bay as we put it to rest. Once you’ve... more information
Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay
Oct 23 - 24

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. There’s nowhere better in Ohio to spend Halloween. Make... 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.