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.
Put-in-Bay Events Calendar 2023!
St. Patrick’s Day at The Bay Mar 17
Put-in-Bay Open For Season! Apr 01
Put in Bay Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties Apr 14 - 15
Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend #2 Apr 21 - 22
Annual Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party Apr 22
Annual Draft Day 5k Apr 30
Island Club Spring Fling Party 2023 May 05 - 06
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
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
- 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!
Top 10 Put-in-Bay Event Questions
There are many events on the island throughout the year geared towards families and kid-friendly. Examples include
There is a well known and respected music scene on Put-in-Bay. In the high season, there is live entertainment and several Put-in-Bay Bars every day. A variety of talented musicians can be expected, especially on weekends.
Put-in-Bay Ferry Prices for 2021: $15 Round trip for the Miller Ferry and $35 Round Trip for the Jet Express traveling from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay. Either way, totally worth it!
The cost will vary depending on which Put-in-Bay Event is attended. However, there are many free events, demonstrations and more that are Free every year.
For the most up-to-date Put-in-Bay Event information, refer to the Put-in-Bay Reservations Event page. Here, there is a comprehensive listing and description for all of the great happenings on the island.
Absolutely! Put-in-Bay is a great place to take a family for a visit or extended stay. There are so many fun Things to Do and learn on the island. Visit a National Park, State Park or one of the numerous nature preserves. All while having fun driving around on a Golf Cart Rental!
One of the most popular events is the annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. This event occurs the last weekend in June each Summer. The island is overrun by pirates, complete with cannons and tall ships in the harbor.
During the week at Put-in-Bay there are so many fun events happening. A great starting point is the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center. They have kid-friendly events scheduled throughout the season, many of which are during the midweek.
The island has many great things to do. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, the Butterfly House, Ohio State Fish Hatchery and South Bass Island State Park are just a sampling of places to go while on Put-in-Bay.
The Bash on the Bay Concert 2020 has not released the names of the headline artist playing. As soon as this information becomes available, we will share it on Put-in-Bay Reservations.