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 sale... View More

Annual Blessing of the Fleet

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 local clergy from St Paul’s Church and... View More

Perry’s Victory Visitor Center Opens

There is one attraction on the island of Put-in-Bay you can’t leave without checking out and that is the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. This is the only National Park Service monument celebrating peace between the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The monument is over 352-foot tall and was originally designed to commemorate all who fought for freedom in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. During your visit, to the Visitor Center, you will learn more about the history of this battle, view the memorial from... View More

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

Put in Bay Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

An Insider’s Guide to Put-in-Bay Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties There’s no better place to celebrate your recent engagement than Put-in-Bay, Ohio! This small town on South Bass Island has everything you need for the perfect bachelor or bachelorette party. From rocky lakeside beaches to delicious food to great nightlife, our tiny island has it all. During the first and third weekends in April, Put-in-Bay transforms into the ultimate bachelor and bachelorette destination. It’s one of the most popular times to visit the island’s restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Step away from... View More

Put-in-Bay Open For Season!

Spring has arrived and Put-in-Bay is officially open for season! The ice is melting, the sun is out, and now it’s time to wish winter farewell and make an island getaway. We’re so excited to welcome so many new and returning guests to Put-in-Bay this season. You can expect to experience some much-needed relaxation as you enjoy all that Put-in-Bay Ohio has to offer. Additionally, visitors that plan their trips around season-open will receive additional perks. April weekends are bonus weekends at the Island Club and the Put-in-Bay Condos. It... View More

Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Society’s “Auction for History”

The Auction for History is an opportunity to take home some amazing historical souvenirs of the Lake Erie islands while supporting a great cause. Your money will go towards helping the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society pursue their mission of preserving the history of the Lake Erie islands. There will be a live auction as well as a silent auction. More detailed information about the Auction for History location and times will become available as the date draws nearer. Check the museum website here for more info on this excellent Put-in-Bay... View More

Annual Stargazing Cruise

The Annual Stargazing Cruise is hosted by the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center and the Miller Boat Line. Representatives from the Wildlife Center will be moving about the boat, pointing out constellations and talking about the history and geography of the Lake Erie Islands. The cruise is approximately 2 and a half hours long. Tickets for adults will be $20, and a children’s ticket will be $10. Proceeds will go to the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center Building Addition Fund. The Stargazing Cruise is part of... View More

Annual Key West Days at Put-in-Bay

For a weekend, our Ohio island retreat morphs into Florida’s equivalent getaway spot. Put-in-Bay hosts its annual Key West Days, the perfect opportunity to experience even more island festivities than usual. The great proverbial bridge between Put-in-Bay and Key West is the spirit of island life. But another thing the two islands have in common is performers. There is a group of entertainers that perform on Put-in-Bay during the summer and Key West in the winter. Famous Key West performers join the Put-in-Bay staples, and Key West fans spend time... View More