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
Oct 11

Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers Draft Day 5K & Kids FUN Run (formerly April 25th)! ***Reschedule Date Announced*** The 6th Annual Draft Day 5k was originally to take place on April 25 but due to Covid, has been moved to October 11, 2020 on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. At the original date/time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they postponed the race until another time this season was available and October... 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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Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race

Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race
Jun 11 - 12

Sail Away at the Bay June 11-12th! 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

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.