Welcome to Put In Bay Reservations Event Calendar
Memorial Day Weekend May 25 - 28
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
Phlocking of the Phaithful Jun 07 - 10
Do you happen to be craving a Cheeseburger in Paradise? Well you’re in luck because we have just the thing to fix you up! Join us at Put-in-Bay for Phlocking of the Phaithful, the annual Jimmy Buffet tribute weekend. Find yourself ‘wasting away again in margaritaville’ and join other Parrot Heads guaranteed to have a great time! This is one of the funnest weekend on the Put-in-Bay calendar of events, so don’t miss out. Even the local businesses join in on the fun and decorate their storefronts for the occasion.…More Information
Invitational Mills Trophy Race Jun 08 - 09
The Mills Trophy Race, sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club, is known as ‘THE’ sailing race of the Lake Erie islands. Dating back to 1907 the original intention of the event was to merely test the navigational skills of the Lake Erie locals. Since then the race has been honored nearly every year ever since. What makes this race unique is that you compete at night. Put-in-Bay became more involved in the race in 1981 because it began at the harbor light and ended here at Put-in-Bay. Nearly 35+ years…More Information
Put-in-Bay Music Festival Jun 09
Nothing ignites the spirit greater than the strumming strings of a banjo, right? If you agree, then join us for a weekend full of blue-grassy music at the Put-in-Bay Music Festival. This will be a weekend full of talented full bluegrass entertainment to keep your foot tapping and your hands clapping. The main event will be hosted at Perry’s Victory, the most notable historical landmark and National Park Monument on the island. There will be live music, dancing, delicious food, and great drinks right on site! Places to Visit Around…More Information
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
Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade Jun 16
There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo and this long-standing island event promptly starts 10:30 am. Your dog can enter the parade for a nominal $10 entry fee. Registration includes a doggie goodie bag and you can compete for prizes as well. Looking for a way to show everyone that your dog is the best? We are sure your pup will find a way into the…More Information
Arts on Erie Jun 18 - 23
Put-in-Bay offers a week-long arts program for children of all ages each summer called Arts on Erie. The children meet on the back porch at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitor Center and participate in various crafts and art-based activities. Each day the child will create a craft during the week. There are two sessions available. The first session will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The second session will be from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Local artists are kind enough to come teach the program and…More Information
Annual Pyrate Fest Jun 22 - 24
For the 10th annual year in a row pirates be invadin’ Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the 2018 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…More Information
Perry’s Victory Triathlon Jun 24
Looking for the perfect motivator to get in shape for the summer? Perry’s Victory Triathlon is the perfect solution to your summer bod woes. Train hard for Perry’s Victory Triathlon, then enjoy all the Put-in-Bay scenery on the way to the finish line! You can’t beat this level of adventure. Swimming, biking, running your way across the island couldn’t be a better way to explore this diverse landscape. The race routes were even designed to lead you through the most scenic routes of this historic island. The main race headquarters…More Information
Put In Bay Events for Every Visitor
The calendar of events in Put In Bay is extensive. The island has become known for its ability to entertain just about anyone, from those on a couple’s retreat to large groups celebrating a future bride or groom. With musical and adventure-filled events during the day—not to mention the beach—and a hoppin’ nightlife after the sun goes down, Put In Bay is the perfect place for a group to bond and take in the summer.
There are even plenty of events families can enjoy together, like the Put In Bay Pooch Parade, Arts on Erie Week and Perry’s Victory Triathlon, Duathalon & Family Races. The little ones will also enjoy Nature Camp and Junior Sailing Regattas.
The Put In Bay events season officially kicks off in April with the lighting of the Whiskey sign at the Roadhouse Bar. For those who just can’t wait, the island throws a mean St. Patrick’s Day celebration in March. The fun continues with pajama parties, spring flings and Cinco de Mayo. Star-studded performances grace our stages and 5ks and sporting events cover our parklands throughout the summer. There is literally something for everyone on our calendar of events.
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