Holidays are meant to be shared at Put-in-Bay. We celebrate traditional holidays such as Independence Day. We celebrate Canadian holidays such as Victoria Day. And we even celebrate “fake” holidays such as Boaters New Years (in September). Visit us and enjoy all that we have to offer!

St. Patrick’s Day at Put-in-Bay Ohio

St. Patrick’s Day at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Mar 17

Cross the Lake Erie ice this St. Patrick’s Day and have some pre-season fun at Put-in-Bay Ohio! Join the island locals for an Irish inspired day of partying. Wear your four-leaf clovers, grab your green goodies, and get ready to celebrate the Luck O’ The Irish with a pinch of island inspiration. Canada might be closest but on St. Patrick’s Day we are all Irish! Did you know? Put-in-Bay actually has over 480 full-time residents! With that said, our tourist... more information
Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party

Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party
May 05

Break out the tequila and cut up the limes, because Cinco de Mayo is here! Similar to St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish, on Cinco de Mayo everyone on the island is Mexican! Join us for a weekend full of Put-in-Bay Ohio fiesta fun. You will find a selection of bars and restaurants ready to serve you all the Mexican food and drinks Put-in-Bay has to offer. Put-in-Bay Cinco de Mayo Celebration Favorites Rita’s Cantina Rita’s Cantina offers refreshing... more information
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
Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
May 10

Where would we be without our Moms? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend. Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends on the island. You will find that most of all of Put-in-Bay establishments are open for the season and great deals are everywhere. Shops begin the season by offering special promotions and discounts on brand new Put-in-Bay gear and clothing also. Enjoy all the Put-in-Bay fun,... more information
Queen Victoria Day at the Bay

Queen Victoria Day at the Bay
May 15 - 18

For the past 200 years there has been peace between The United States, Great Britain, and Canada. There is no better way to honor Victoria Day than with a weekend getaway at Put-in-Bay Ohio! Visit Perry’s Monument and join all the other visitors in education activities about the history of this holiday. Once you’ve gained new knowledge, take a shot at the annual Victoria Weekend “Put-in-Bay Downtown Scavenger Hunt”. From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, the scavenger hunt... more information
Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
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Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
May 22 - 25

All across the country, families look forward to Memorial Day weekend. Put-in-Bay looks forward to this highly anticipated three-day weekend also. In fact, it’s one of the most popular times to visit South Bass Island. During Memorial Day weekend some of Put-in-Bay’s favorite entertainers return.  Here, they are ready to entertain the crowds with multiple shows. You will also find Memorial Day Services honoring our Veterans at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor’s Center Plaza. The event will take... 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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Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks
Jul 04

Special holidays are made even more special up at Put-in-Bay. On this, our national day of independence, the island’s businesses and partners come together to sponsor one of the best fireworks displays on all of Lake Erie. Traditionally, it is always held on the exact date of July 4th, rain or shine. Where to Watch the Fireworks The rockets are launched from a barge towed out into the middle of the Bay and the best viewing locations are always on... more information

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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Sep 04 - 07

Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. It’s typically the last opportunity for a warm-weather getaway. So as you can imagine, Labor Day weekend is HUGE at Put-in-Bay Ohio. Join us for one of the summer’s best parties during the Labor Day Bash at the Bay! The bars and restaurants of Put-in-Bay are always prepared for this party weekend with drinks specials. They’ll be fully staffed to keep things flowing. Many will have live entertainment, and... more information
Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day
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Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day
Sep 19

St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved party day all over America. Don’t you wish it came more than once a year? Well at Put-in-Bay Ohio it does! Join us the third weekend of September for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day! There is a parade with a marching band and bagpipes, everyone dresses in green, it’s just like the original St. Patrick’s day in March, just spreading the love to September! Hooligans Irish Pub sponsors the parade and is also the... 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

Holidays are meant to be shared at Put-in-Bay. We celebrate traditional holidays such as Independence Day. We celebrate Canadian holidays such as Victoria Day. And we even celebrate “fake” holidays such as Boaters New Years (in September). Visit us and enjoy all that we have to offer!