Whiskey Light at The Round House Bar
The ‘Whiskey’ light, hanging over the Round House Bar entrance, is one of the most symbolic treasures of Put-in-Bay. When the Whiskey light is turned on it lets all of the local islanders, boaters, and visitors know that ‘the bar is officially open’ and the season has officially begun. This tradition dates by several decades and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. With over 140 years of rich history, the Round House Bar has become an adored Put-in-Bay landmark. Originally built with hospitality in mind, the...View More
Annual Blessing of the Fleet
***To Be Live Streamed on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/putinbayislandguide*** Seafarers from across generations have all taken part in a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony in days gone by. There is something mystifying about the time-honored traditions passed down from generation to generation within the seaport communities. Put-in-Bay locals and visitors alike join together to offer a blessing to the various seafaring vessels among the island’s fleet. This tradition is in place to safeguard the vessels against the coming year’s storms and protect the fleet, the passengers, and the crew from harm. Put-in-Bay’s...View More
Island Wide Garage Sale
  How far are you willing to go for a great bargain? Are you willing to come to Put-in-Bay for one? We sure hope so because we are having an island wide garage sale on Saturday. In a nutshell, it’s the biggest treasure hunt of the year! Put-in-Bay store owners and residents come together on this one day each year to buy and sell their unwanted goodies. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? There will be plenty of great bargains on Put-in-Bay merchandise and other island treasures. The...View More
The Wake
For over 35 years, The Wake has been a Put-in-Bay tradition, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. The purpose of the event is to celebrate and commemorate the closing of another great summer season on the islands. The events of The Wake itself are held at the Round House Bar and Park Hotel on Saturday night. The hotel becomes haunted for the evening. A nominal entrance fee gets guests into the hotel, where among other things, they’ll find a casket in which the summer season is “buried.” Following the...View More