Put-in-Bay Events Calendar 2024!

Come to Put-In-Bay and begin an unforgettable journey to the ultimate hotspot for the best events and top-tier entertainment! This island isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience, providing to every travelers wants and needs. Whether you’re creating family memories, living it up with friends, or seeking some romantic escape, your adventure begins here. Check out the guide below where you can find all our hottest events throughout the 2024 season! Don’t miss out—it’s something you’ll regret not trying out!

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...More Information
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...More Information
Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
One of the most heartfelt weekends of the summer is Founder’s Day. Jose DeRivera was a Hispanic merchant who purchased the South Bass, Middle Bass, Sugar, Gibraltar, Ballast, and Starve Islands for the sum of $44,000 in 1854. Then, Jose sold off parcels of the land to the community for a fraction of the price. He sold the school property for $1 and the St. Paul’s church property for $10. Founder’s Day is in place to celebrate the rich history, strong island heritage and the impact DeRivera’s good deeds had...More Information
Annual Pyrate Fest
For over 10 years in a row pirates be invadin’ Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. Grab your wooden leg and your pet parrot, because you’re going to need them. Saturday will be an exciting day for kids and adult full of fun activities. Make sure you don’t miss the Pirate Parade downtown and the best Costume Contest this side of Lake Erie. Adults and children are both encouraged to participate. Additionally, the best adult pirate costume wins a trip to...More Information
Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Labor Day 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 Ohio. 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...More Information
Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend
If you love great summer weather and good times, and you’re also a history buff, this is the Put-in-Bay weekend for you. Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend is a grand occasion where the island remembers its incredible place in American history with reenactments, live entertainment, and art. It’s an excellent opportunity to have fun, learn, and enjoy Put-in-Bay for a weekend The Battle of Lake Erie The War of 1812 was not going particularly well for the fledgling nation of America prior to September 10, 1813. The British mounted many successful campaigns...More Information
Art In The Park
Art In The Park is an excellent event in downtown Put-in-Bay during the Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend. DeRivera Park welcomes dozens of artisans and craftspeople to share their love of art with the community. You can come to the park and just enjoy their work and exhibits. There will also be works available for purchase that can act as the perfect souvenir to take home with you, either for yourself or as a gift for family. Art In The Park will also feature a silent auction. Beautiful pieces of island artwork...More Information
Half-Way To St. Patrick’s Day
Ready to celebrate like the Irish? At Put-In-Bay, we celebrate St. Patty’s day twice! Join Put-in-Bay for the celebration of the halfway mark to St. Patrick’s Day. The parade begins at 1:45 pm, sponsored by Hooligans Irish Pub. Of course, the parade features a drum and bagpipe marching band. Children and adults alike enjoy dressing up in green to join in the fun. Or, come dressed to impress in your traditional Irish garb. No matter what heritage you celebrate, you’re invited to be Irish for a day on Put-in-Bay! Celebrate...More Information
Annual Put-in-Bay Fire Department Clambake
Crazy for a Clambake? Grab a plate full of fabulous fresh food for a great cause. It’s the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Island style Clambake! This annual event is held Saturday September 21st from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire station on Concord Avenue. You’ll find the fire station directly behind the senior center. The Clambake serving includes a dozen delicious clams, half chicken, corn, potato, fresh fruit, and vegetables. Tickets are just $25 per person. Enjoy a fantastic island meal and help support a great cause....More Information

Discover the pulse of Put-In-Bay and South Bass Island, where a season-long celebration of events and entertainment unfolds. Imagine an island playground where every visit is a new adventure, with more than enough to do. From moments in nature, and birdwatching, to heart-pounding concerts headlined by icons like Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Jelly Rolly, and more! The excitement at Put-In-Bay is endless!

This guide is your ultimate companion to the island’s festivities, offering a window into a year-round carnival of experiences. We’re constantly refreshing and updating our content with the latest events and happenings, ensuring everyone’s always in the loop. Make sure to keep an eye out for specials and discounts too!

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Your go-to guide for Put-In-Bay’s Events and Entertainment, starting from beautiful June summer days to the crisp autumn weeks in October. This is where you’ll discover the top events that are happening on Put-In-Bay Island.

Our range of events is perfect for a blend of daytime adventure and nighttime partying.

Choose your Put-In-Bay Events

Many travelers that visit Put-In-Bay throughout the season, specifically plan their trips around our events that happen. The peak of the excitement stretches from the beginning of April to the end of October. Every person that visits makes sure they the spirit and fun all stay alive throughout the year. Our month-by-month events calendar is your key to unlocking each seasons unique celebrations. There’s a flavor or fun for every visitor!

The season officially launches with the Put-n-Bay Spring Fling at the Island Club Rentals. This event is a gathering point for guests from leading hotels on Put-In-Bay and vacation rentals, creating an unforgettable weekend of live music, food, and refreshing cold beer. Below you’ll find a list of accommodations in Put-In-Bay, OH 43456, offering exclusive access to this amazing kickoff party!

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As the calendar pages turn, Put-In-Bay continues to dazzle with a variety of many different events. June shines bright with the much-anticipated annual Pirate Fest, where the pirates flock to Delaware Avenue. Here they’re greeted by the loud roar of the cannon blasts and the sight of tall ships in the harbor.

July and August buzz with endless lineup activities. Be amazed by the spectacular Independence Day fireworks display over the Put-In-Bay Harbor or show off your athletic moves in the annual Volleyball Tournament. Not to be missed is the Bash on the Bay, located at the Put-In-Bay Airport. The rapidly growing highlight of the summer has been growing year after year!

Looking for accommodation during your eventful stay on South Bass Island? Our network of hospitality partners offers a range of options, from cozy houses to beautiful hotels, suited for a night, a weekend, or even a full week! And don’t you worry about getting around – Put-In-Bay taxis are at your service, ensuring a smooth ride from the ferry to your lodging and downtown adventures only for $4/person.

Monthly Popular Put-in-Bay Things to Do

  • March– St. Patrick’s Day

    • Act Irish and Enjoy a Pint or Two
    • A great Annual Put-In-Bay Celebration
    • Visitputinbay and Wear Green!
  • April– The Pajama Party at Mr. Ed’s and Whiskey Light at The Round House Bar

    • Dress Down and Have Some Fun
    • Prizes for Best Pajamas
    • Start the Season by Turning on the Whiskey Light (this traditionally starts the PIB Season)
  • May- Spring Fling at the Island Club and Mardi Gras

    • Annual Customer Appreciation Party
    • Live Music
    • Cold Beer
    • Embody the New Orleans Spirit with Drink Specials and More!
  • June- Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest and Put-In-Bay Music Festival

    • Pirate Activities in Downtown PIB
    • Very Popular; Lodging Books Fast
    • Costume Contest
    • Music Fest Located at Perry’s Victory Monument
  • July- Independence Day Celebration

    • Impressive Fireworks Show
    • Classic Car Parade
    • Celebrate the United States
  • August- Bash at the Bay Concert

    • Big Time Acts: Jelly Roll and Hardy!
    • Great Live Music
    • Fun Crowd
  • September- Labor Day and Island Tour of Homes

    • Come and Relax on the Day of Work
    • Victorian Architecture
    • Family Friendly
    • Glimpse into Island Life
  • October- Fall Ball at the Island Club and Oktoberfest

    • Season Finale
    • Customer Appreciation Party
    • Live Music Acts
    • German Food and Drinks in DeRivera Park

Things to Do on Put-in-Bay

When you land on the island for your special visit, a plethora of events, activities, and family fun awaits. These options include Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, Adventure Bar, and the iconic Perry’s Monument. Now, we can’t forget South Bass Island’s State Park, where you can find the “Put-In-Bay” sign and beautiful views of sunrises/ sunsets. Every year in front of the Roundhouse Bar Entrance, guests used to watch the Bartender Olympics and we hope for it’s return during the 2024 season. Be sure to catch this one-of-a-kind event and book your stay!
Exploring the island and embracing it’s whole vibe on a golf cart or bicycle is one of the most relaxed ways to enjoy this amazing place! With a wealth of exciting Put-In-Bay Ohio Events and Entertainment, the fun is never ending. While your there, don’t forget to savor the award-winning Lobster Bisque at the Boardwalk. Whether you’re here for a bachelorette/bachelor party, a gals/guys weekend, or a spontaneous getaway, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable time. Consider renting an Island Club House or even a beautiful condo that overlooks the lake to make your stay even more memorable!

See You for A Fabulous Put-In-Bay Event

Get ready for an adventure that you and your loved ones have been waiting for! Picture this: a day filled with fun and excitement at Put In Bay, topped off by a night relaxation under the stars. All to fully put yourself in the “Island’s Shoes” and enjoy the Island experience, so staying overnight is an absolute must!

Imagine waking up in one of our Waterfront Condos with the view of the sunrise over the lake. Or even staying in one of Island Club Homes and waking up to beautiful sounds of nature while sitting out on the patio. Our Put-In-Bay rentals offer the perfect comfort and convenience for your stay. By staying in a Put-In-Bay Home Rentals, a Put-In-Bay Waterfront Condo, or even a Put-In-Bay Poolview Condo, will give you the best island experience. See you this season at the Bay! Be sure to check the events calendar for your favorites and see the most popular times to come enjoy the island. Let’s have some fun, we are on “Island Time” after all! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get away to the Bay!

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