Fourth of July Fireworks

Join us in downtown Put-in-Bay every year on the 4th of July at dusk for the annual fireworks show. Put-in-Bay businesses get together to sponsor this great display of pyrotechnics downtown in the harbor. Grab a seat on the lawn of Perry’s Monument or if you are lucky, sit at the Keys at an outdoor table. Fun for the whole family! While fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the Fourth of July, their origins go back centuries before the first Independence Day fireworks display in Philadelphia... View More

Canada Day

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 a reminder to international peace and unity. Canada Day is... View More

Memorial Day Weekend

All across the country, families look forward to Memorial Day weekend as a launching point for summer vacations! 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 to the island ready to entertain the crowds with multiple shows. You will also find Memorial Day Services honoring our Veterans are held at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor’s Center Plaza. The event will take place... View More

Victoria Day

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! 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 will be under way. This isn’t the standard scavenger hunt, either,... View More

Put-in-Bay’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Did you miss Mardi Gras week in New Orleans? Don’t fret we will bring Mardi Gras to Put-in-Bay 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 on the island. 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 (check out this mouth-watering drink menu!) The Keys (where they have... View More

Put-in-Bay Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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 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 margaritas, tequila, and delicious tacos! Located at the Boardwalk Restaurant complex, Rita’s... View More

Mother’s Day

Where would we be without our moms? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay 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, food, and scenery while celebrating the woman that brought you into... View More

St. Patrick’s Day at The Bay

Cross the Lake Erie ice this St. Patrick’s Day and have some pre-season fun at Put-in-Bay! 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 180 full-time residents! With that said, our tourist season starts April 1st. If you come in the off-season there... View More

Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend

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. 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 there will be an exciting adventure everywhere you look downtown. The... View More