Put-in-Bay Events Calendar 2024!

Welcome to the best resource for all Put-in-Bay events and entertainment! The island offers something for everyone whether you are vacationing with family or friends. Check the list or just doing a couple’s retreat. Check below for a list of all upcoming events on Put in Bay Island this summer and see when you should make your way to this great Lake Erie Island.

Monumental Eclipse – Total Eclipse At Put-in-Bay
Check out our top choices for places to stay for the Monumental Eclipse! Call soon for the best rooms and houses, because there will be high demand for the eclipse! Island Club Rentals (islandclub.com) – 216-898-9951 Commodore Resort (commodoreresort.com) – 419-285-3101 Put-in-Bay Condos (putinbaycondos.com) – 216-898-1105 Victory Station Hotel (putinbayvictorystation.com) – 419-285-0120 Bird’s Nest Resort (birdsnestresort.com) – 419-285-6119 Experience the Magic of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at Put-in-Bay! Mark your calendars for an extraordinary event on April 8th, 2024, as Put-in-Bay becomes the prime location for witnessing a total...More Information
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...More Information
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...More Information
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

The Events on Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island offer the island entertainment throughout the season. Visitors can expect a wide range of fun things to do in Put-in-Bay.

Planned activities range from time and peace with nature observing a migratory bird species to an exhilarating show with entertainment superstars like Kid Rock and other great entertainers. There’s so much going on in Put-in-Bay!

This resource is an excellent Guide to Put-in-Bay happenings throughout the year. Stay tuned as we will add more content and update events to keep you informed.

Upcoming Put In Bay Events

Put-in-Bay Events

This is the preferred resource for Put in Bay Events and Entertainment, from the summer days in June to the fall events in October.  Here, you will find all of the very best Put-In-Bay concerts, festivals, and fun activities.

Events range from family fun to fishing tournaments, with activities both day and night.

Choose your Put-In-Bay Events

Many guests will plan their trip to South Bass Island by checking on upcoming Put in Bay Events.  The majority of the fun runs from Early April until the end of October.  However, the fun folks at Put-In-Bay keep the fun going all year round.  The Calendar of Events will keep you updated on the happenings month by month.  From the fun with the April Weekends and the Bachelorette Weekends to the Key West Days in June, there is something for everyone.

The season kick-off Event is the Put-In-Bay Spring Fling at the Island Club.  Here, guests from premier Put-In-Bay Hotel and Put in Bay Vacation Rental partners come together for a weekend of live music and cold beer.  Below is the list of places to stay in Put-In-Bay, Oh 43456 who have access to the party.

Put-In-Bay Lodging Partners:

As the season progresses, many more great Put In Bay Events take place.  In June, the annual Pirate Fest draws great crowds.  Revelers gather along Delaware Avenue to enjoy the cannon blasts and catch a glimpse of the tall ships in the harbor.

The months of July and August are teeming with events and activities.  Catch some outstanding fireworks in the Put-In-Bay Harbor for Independence Day or test your skill at the annual Volleyball Tournament.  The annual Bash on the Bay at the Put-In-Bay Airport has quickly become a must-attend event. Regardless, there is a Put in Bay Event for everyone!

Need a Hotel during stay for a Put in Bay Event on South Bass Island?  Our hospitality partners have a house or hotel for you.  Some are just one night, while others span a weekend or week. Put-in-Bay taxis will help get you around from ferry to lodging to downtown.

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
    • Patriotism on Full Show
    • Celebrate the United States
  • August- Bash at the Bay Concert

    • Big Time Acts: Kid Rock 2019
    • 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

Once on the island for a special engagement, there are numerous great attractions and fun for the whole family.  Options include Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, Adventure Bay, Perry’s Monument, and South Bass Island State Park.  Each year in front of the Roundhouse Bar Entrance, guests used to watch the Bartender Olympics and we hope for its return.  This interesting event is one to see for sure!  Make the most of your stay with a rental home and stay the night on the island.

Leisurely exploring the island via golf cart or bicycle is the preferred way to take it all in.  With great Put-in-Bay Ohio Events and Entertainment, the fun never ends.  Stop by and grab a bowl of bisque at the Boardwalk.  Host your bachelorette party or guys’ weekend on the island.  Regardless, odds are you will have a blast!

See You for A Fabulous Put-In-Bay Event

Chances are, you will find a fun event for you and your friends and family to enjoy.  Remember, the best way to get the full Put in Bay experience is to stay the night!

We have the best options for Put-In-Bay Vacation Homes, Put-In-Bay Waterfront Condos, and Put in Bay Hotels.  By staying in a Put-in-Bay Resort, Put-In-Bay Home Rental, or Bay Lodging Resort you will experience all the best of the island.  A home rental from the Island Club Home Rentals will give you a place to stay during your favorite event.   See you this season on the bay.  Be sure to check the events calendar for your favorites and to see the most popular times to visit the island.  Let’s have some fun! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get away on a Put-in-Bay ferry!

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