All About Put-in-Bay Fishing!

Put-in-Bay Ohio, A Fisherman’s Paradise! Now that the 2020 Put-in-Bay Ohio season, an unusual one to put it mildly, has come to a close, here at Put-in-Bay Reservations we turn our attention towards 2021. Specifically, April 2021, which will be the next time we are receiving visitors to the island. And those visitors will all be of a very specific type; our beloved fishermen arriving for some Put-in-Bay fishing! The portrait of Put-in-Bay that most have in their heads is one of a summer paradise. Cold drinks, great shopping and... View More

Rascal Flatts Rock the Island of Put-in-Bay Ohio

Thousands of people are flocking to Put-in-Bay today to attend the Bash on the Bay concert featuring Rascal Flatts. Yesterday, hundreds braved the heat and humidity to set up the big event on this Lake Erie Island. Miller Ferry loaded 20 semis on their ferry boats, all of the people, and all of the gear yesterday; and then today all of the concert goers are coming here. It’s a logistical undertaking, as riggers and movers worked in the damp heat to setup the stage and concert area on the airport... View More

Perry’s Monument to Re-Open on Saturday, May 19

Put-in-Bay’s iconic landmark, Perry’s Monument, will reopen to the public this week after undergoing a yearlong renovation. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial’s observation tower closed in 2017 to undergo a $2.4 million maintenance project, which included repointing exterior masonry; replacing broken interior tiles; revamping five bronze doors; removing debris. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday. “This is a proud moment for us,” monument and park superintendent Barbara Fearon said. “It’s an important moment in the history of this park, and we are thrilled to share it with the... View More

Vintage Sports Car Racers Return to Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay, Ohio – The Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion for the ninth straight year will again wake up the residents of sleepy South Bass Island (off Ohio’s North Coast near Sandusky, OH) with the sights, sounds and smells of vintage sports car racers roaring through its quaint streets and around its airport, much the same as it was on the island for one weekend a year back in the 1950s and early ‘60s. This year’s event takes place from Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30. Unlike most vintage racing events,... View More

Put-in-Bay Music Festival Bands

Put-in-Bay is bringing bluegrass, new grass, folk, zydeco and rhythm & blues to island visitors free this spring as we kick off 2017 with the first Put-in-Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 10, at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island. “The music festival continues Perry’s Victory’s ongoing celebration of peace through music at the National Park,” said Park Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “We’re looking forward to hosting this event annually at the park.” This year’s Put in Bay Music Festival line-up includes Strung Like a Horse, Emily... View More

Put-in-Bay Ranked #14

Put-in-Bay has made the list again in 2015! We are #14 in the USA according to the Smithsonian Magazine: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-small-towns-2015-180954993/?page=14&no-ist This tiny village on South Bass Island played an important role in the War of 1812 – its bay was the base for U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry and his fleet during the pivotal battle of Lake Erie, now commemorated with the only peace memorial in the National Park system. Located five miles from the Canadian-American border, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial celebrates 100 years of existence this year.... View More