Sports events are always exciting at Put-in-Bay! Groups and teams travel to the island all throughout the summer to participate and compete in different tournaments. The island sees volleyball, soccer, and even softball championships.

NFL Draft Day 5K at the Bay

NFL Draft Day 5K at the Bay
May 02

Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers Draft Day 5K & Kids FUN Run on May 2nd! The Annual Draft Day 5k will take place on May 2, 2021 on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. Whether you like to run or walk, make plans to enter one of the races and then celebrate the NFL draft with us! Every participant will receive an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, Draft Day 5k reusable tote... more information
Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race

Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race
Jun 09 - 13

Sail Away at the Bay June 9-13th! The Invitational Mills Trophy Race is sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club. This is known as ‘THE’ sailing race of the Lake Erie islands. The race Dates back to 1907. The original intention of the event was to merely test the navigational skills of the Lake Erie locals. Since then, the race has been honored nearly every year. What makes this race unique is that you compete at night. Put-in-Bay became more involved... more information
Annual South Bass Island Kayak Rendezvous

Annual South Bass Island Kayak Rendezvous
Jun 11 - 13

The South Bass Island Put-in-Bay Kayak Rendezvous at Put-in-Bay Ohio is the premier kayaking gathering on Lake Erie. Join more than 100 kayakers from the tri-state area and beyond for a weekend of paddling, camping, socializing and exploring the islands located in the western basin of Lake Erie. Each year on the second weekend after Memorial Day, paddlers have descended upon the South Bass Island State Park for this annual gathering. This paddler organized event brings kayakers together for a... more information

South Bass Island State Park

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Perrys Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run

Perrys Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run
Jun 19

Jog the Virtual Put-in-Bay Island in June! The Perry’s Victory Triathon & Family Races is back as a virtual event. Below is some information about the new updated event as well as the event website and details. The event itself is free for participants to “run” in as many races as they would like but if participants want to receive some awesome race swag, there are 2 options for them. For $30, a package containing a race shirt (participants choice... more information
Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup 6v6

Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup 6v6
Jul 10 - 11

The World Cup Comes to Put-in-Bay July 10th-11th! Join us for one of the most highly anticipated events in Put-in-Bay Ohio’s summer event line up, The Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup. In essence, it’s one huge soccer party. Whether you come to play or to spectate this is sure to be a great time for fans on and off the field. The Put-In-Bay Soccer Cup has been organized by 6v6 Soccer for over a decade now and it has grown in popularity... more information
Inter-Lake Yachting Association Bay Week Sail Regatta

Inter-Lake Yachting Association Bay Week Sail Regatta
- Aug 02

ILYA Bay Week Sail Regatta on Put-in-Bay July 30th-August 2nd The Bay Week Sail Regatta is the oldest and one of the most prestigious sailing competitions on the Great Lakes, celebrating over 100 years. The Regatta Week has long been a proving ground for the most able and skilled sailors and the fastest of boats from the cradle of America sailing history. The highlight of the season, the Sailing Regatta offers exciting racing for sailors of all classes, plus on-shore... more information
JF Walleyes 5K on Middle Bass Island

JF Walleyes 5K on Middle Bass Island
Aug 01

JF Walleyes 5k Race on Middle Bass August 1st Looking for a reason to make time for a late summer getaway? Join us on Middle Bass Island on the first Sunday of August for the annual Jf Walleyes 5K run. The race will start between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery. As you make your way through the scenic course there will be beautiful views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. You will be able... more information
Inter-Lake Yachting Association Power Boating Regattas

Inter-Lake Yachting Association Power Boating Regattas
Aug 04 - 08

Power Boat Regattas on Put-in-Bay August 5-9th Stay tuned for more details as we receive them. This time of year we see the I-LYA Junior Sail Regatta where Junior Sailors compete for points towards national competition in various racing classes. There is also the Deep Water Sailing Races where skippers compete by classes at Put-in-Bay. Finally there is the I-LYA Senior Sailing Races which have been held for over 100 years with racers gathering at Put-in-Bay Ohio to race off... more information
Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay

Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay
Aug 21

Test Your Volleyball Skills August 21st For more than 25 years, volleyball players have come to Put-in-Bay Ohio to compete in this day long tournament. It is so big, it is held both at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay and over on the high school softball field. Over 2,500 players compete in numerous divisions including Open, A, BB, B, C, “Rec”reational. The rules are simple: Co-ed 6’s grass; minimum of 2 women on the court; USAV outdoor... more information
OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Base Ball Game
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OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Base Ball Game
Sep 12

The World Series Comes to Put-in-Bay September 12th! America’s pastime makes its way to Put-in-Bay for one of the most unique events of the summer in Ohio. Put-in-Bay plays host to the Ohio Historical Society Muffins as they take on the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks! You’ll see a game of “base ball” played by the original rules of the game from the 1800’s and old-timey uniforms to match! It’s like taking a step back in time to the America of yesteryear. This... more information
Miller Boat Line 5K Race

Miller Boat Line 5K Race
Sep 18

Put-in-Bay’s 5k September 18th! The Miller Boat Line 5K is a great annual race.  Love to run? Join over 800 other runners in a scenic race to the finish in front of the beautiful Put-In-Bay Harbor. This picturesque race course weaves through the scenic roads of South Bass Island. Breathe in the fresh island air and enjoy the scenery as you count the miles! Challenge yourself to break your personal record on this stunning course. Not about the speed? Enjoy... 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
Football Tailgate Weekend
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Football Tailgate Weekend
Sep 26 - 27

Football Tailgates on the Island – September 26-27 Fall means football. You can smell it in the air, you can see it when the leaves begin to change. Put-in-Bay Ohio will always have the football games available at the bars and restaurants downtown, but the island also hosts a special weekend all about football, the Tailgate Weekend! The Tailgate Weekend comes courtesy of the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers, in an effort to fundraise for great causes all over the... more information
B1G Game Weekend at the Bay

B1G Game Weekend at the Bay
Oct 01 - 02

There may be no live Big 10 football this fall, but you can still enjoy the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry in a new way and in a fun place with the B1G Game Weekend at the Bay! This weekend is jam packed with events including the Fall Ball and Put-in-Bay Wine Fest. Make sure you get your hotel or home rental booked early because the island usually fills to capacity. The businesses at Put-in-Bay, Ohio are teaming together to give you... more information

Sports events are always exciting at Put-in-Bay! Groups and teams travel to the island all throughout the summer to participate and compete in different tournaments. The island sees volleyball, soccer, and even softball championships.