There’s Plenty of Summer Left at Put-in-Bay!
Put-in-Bay Ohio has so much to do in the month of September! The weather is still hot but the crowds are lighter. From wonderful family-friendly September events to lodging specials, from delicious island dining to rides up to the top of the Monument. You will find something for everyone in your family or group of friends. Don’t forget that getting to the island is half the fun on one of our Lake Erie ferry boats, and once here don’t forget to buy some souvenirs to take home with you!
Booking assistance and lodging availability can be found online or via phone at 216-898-9951.
Upcoming September Events at Put-in-Bay
BOATERS’ NEW YEARS AT THE BAY – September 13th-14th, 2019
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to enjoy Monte Carlo casino style gambling on this mock New Years evening. The fun takes place in downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday night where they close off the street and set up the tables. The boaters in the Put-in-Bay harbor decorate for this fun festive occasion as this started as a boater tradition. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
ANNUAL PUT-IN-BAY FIRE DEPARTMENT CLAMBAKE – September 14th, 2019
The Annual island style Clam Bake is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department. The event is held Saturday afternoon on September 14th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fire Station on Concord Avenue behind the Senior Center. The Clambake “plate” includes a dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, corn, potato, fresh fruit and vegetables. Carry out is available and encouraged! Tickets are only $30.00 per person for a wonderful meal and a great cause. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
HALFWAY TO ST PATTYS DAY WEEKEND – September 20th-21st, 2019
Come visit us for the Annual celebration of the half-way mark to St. Patrick’s Day. Join in the fun and festivities and celebrate the Irish with Put-in-Bay businesses promoting Irish food and beverages. There is a traditional Irish parade at 1:45 PM on Saturday that kids and adults enjoy with most dressing up in green or in traditional Irish garb. Hooligan’s Irish Pub sponsors a Drum and Bagpipe Marching Band for the parade. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
ANNUAL MILLER BOAT LINE 5k RACE – September 21st, 2019
Join more than 700 runners in the Annual 5k at Put in Bay on Saturday. This is a challenging race around the most picturesque island in Lake Erie. Miller Boat Line sponsors this 5k race and One Mile Family Fun Walk that begins and ends at the Boathouse Restaurant in downtown Put-in-Bay. Winner trophies are very unique and true keepsakes. Race proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church. Visit www.5katPutinBay.com for registration info. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
PUT-IN-BAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS 5 ALARM TEXAS HOLD EM TOURNAMENT – September 21st, 2019
Island firefighters hold the annual Texas Holdem Tournaments to raise funds for equipment upgrades for the island department. Two tournaments, one at 12:00 PM and the second at 6:00 PM are held at the fire station on Concord Avenue. Refreshments will be available. Texas hold ’em (also known as Texas holdem, hold ’em, and holdem) is a variation of the card game of poker. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
ANNUAL PUT-IN-BAY ROAD RACE REUNION – September 24th-27th, 2019
The Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion is an opportunity to proverbially travel back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s. You’ll see vintage automobiles racing around the island just as they did back then, on the public roads. The roads will be closed off and lined with bales of hay, for a fully authentic experience. Cars Eligible for Races Pre-1973 production cars with up to 3.0L engines Sports racers with up to 1.5L engines Vintage Formula Vee, F-Jr and F-Ford, as well as others, with an application. Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
TAILGATE WEEKEND – September 27th-29th, 2019
Come to Put-in-Bay for a weekend all about football! The games are on every weekend on the island of course, but this tailgate weekend in particular, football takes the focus thanks to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. They throw their annual tailgate party to help raise money for important causes all around the Lake Erie Islands. It’s a marquee late-summer event that is always a blast! Click to Find Available Lodging or call 216-898-9951.
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September’s Featured Places to Stay at Put-in-Bay
The Put-in-Bay Waterfront Condos are luxury island living at its finest. With waterfront views, swimming pool, and perfectly appointed condos, your perfect Put-in-Bay vacation starts here. Make a reservation here to book one of these exquisite condos! Whether you vacation with a crew of your closest friends or take a break with your family, The Put-in-Bay Condos has everything you need. Located right next to the airport, this is some of the best real estate of the island. Besides the azure pool, there is a cornhole area, barbecue grills, and golf cart rentals on-site. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-lodging/put-in-bay-waterfront-condos/
Looking for luxury lodging with all of the amenities of home? Island Club Rentals provide 73 comfortable, stylish condos with either three or four bedrooms. MAKE A RESERVATION today! If you would like to learn more about the Island Club before you book, read on. Rentals are available for any amount of time from a weekend or the whole summer. The houses all contain new high speed internet, full kitchens, central air, two baths, propane grills, and private decks. A pool is front and center in the middle of property. Take a refreshing swim then lay out and meet your neighbors. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-lodging/the-island-club/
The Best September Dining on the Island
Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille – The Pizza Place!
Located in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille slings the tastiest bar food courtesy of Cameo Pizza, and serves up the hottest live entertainment in town. A real crowd pleaser, Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille offers indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the lake breezes on the outdoor patio while dining on Cameo Pizza’s legendary Chicken Wings. With a menu full of mouthwatering Cameo Pizza goodies, there’s always something for everyone. Mr. Ed’s is now the new island home of Put-in-Bay’s legendary Cameo Pizza. It’s the same Cameo Pizza that has served up hundreds of thousands of pies over the years, only now in a new location. So now you can enjoy your pizza with friends while also being at the best bar on the island! Talk about a win-win! Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-dinings/mr-eds-bar-grille/
Joe’s Bar & Restaurant – Casual Dining Option
A favorite with both locals and visitors to Put-in-Bay, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is a friendly dive bar with a little extra. Their menu is chock full of classic bar food, elevated. And their outdoor seating is expansive, comfy, and comes with plenty of games to play, like oversized Jenga and everyone’s favorite, corn hole. Located right next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s is a perfect stop off point when exploring the island. Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center and Saunders Golf Course are close by. Grab a cold one at Joe’s after a rousing 18 holes. Just one of many June events to conquer. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-dinings/joes-bar-restaurant/
The Boardwalk – Upscale Dining With a View
A favorite with both locals and visitors to Put-in-Bay, Joe’s Bar & Restaurant is a friendly dive bar with a little extra. Their menu is chock full of classic bar food, elevated. And their outdoor seating is expansive, comfy, and comes with plenty of games to play, like oversized Jenga and everyone’s favorite, corn hole. Located right next to South Bass Island State Park, Joe’s is a perfect stop off point when exploring the island. Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center and Saunders Golf Course are close by. Grab a cold one at Joe’s after a rousing 18 holes. Just one of many June events to conquer. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-dinings/boardwalk-restaurant/
What To Do on your September Put-in-Bay Getaway
Get around the island like a local when you rent a cart with the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot! Everyone does Put-in-Bay a little differently, but no matter what, you’ll need to get around. Maybe you are here to see all of the amazing historical sites like Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, or perhaps the parks and trails and natural splendor are your destinations. Or maybe you just need to get downtown for a hearty breakfast after a night of living it up island-style! Whatever your transportation needs during your stay at the Bay, the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot stands ready to meet them. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-todo/put-bay-golf-cart-depot/
Put-in-Bay is all about that lake life. Lake Erie is one of the main attractions of the island and the best way to experience it is by boat. Good thing Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals provides high quality boat rentals along with crucial safety training. That way you are guaranteed to have the best time imaginable. Choose from jet skis, power boats, and kayaks. Each vessel offers its own kind of fun. Jet skis are all about speed. Zoom around in your power boat then anchor and enjoy lunch and a dip. Kayaks are the best way to get up close and personal with the natural landscape. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-todo/put-bay-watercraft/
Island Treasures to Bring Home in September
The Carriage House is an impressively curated souvenir shop on Put-in-Bay. With over 600 items the bear the Put-in-Bay name, The Carriage House is a must-see stop during a Put-in-Bay summer. This lovely green Victorian situated right on Delaware Ave in downtown. The green is so vibrant, it’s hard to miss! The location is extremely convenient. Whether you are heading back to the mainland, or just arriving, The Carriage House is on your way. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-shopping/carriage-house/
One of the best things about getting away to an island community in general, and Put-in-Bay in particular, is the shopping. Especially on June events weekends! You can find all sorts of fascinating little places up on Put-in-Bay. Something truly unique is waiting for you to remember your trip by. Local Color is one of those places. This shop looks small from the outside, but it’s filled to the brim with amazing Put-in-Bay memorabilia. You’ll find the standard stuff like clothes and mugs, drink ware and things like that, but also some amazing art from the island, jewelry, stuffed animals. You’ll find a gift for anyone here. And maybe additionally a few things for yourself! Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/putinbay-shopping/local-color/
Find Out How to Get Here in September!!!
The Miller Ferry Boat Service provides passenger and vehicle transportation across Lake Erie to South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island. Mainland port is located in Port Clinton, Ohio at the end of Catawba Point. A leisurely 18 minute ride is all it takes to traverse to Put-In-Bay. Moreover, passengers can opt to sit on the open air deck, or take refuge in the small shelter house. Also, guests can opt to bring their vehicles and trailer on the Miller Ferry. Cars are loaded by simply driving onto the vessel. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/ferries/miller-ferry-put-in-bay/
The Jet Express Ferry provides water transport for passengers heading to South Bass Island and Kelley’s Island Ohio from their mainland port locations. Onboard, passengers can expect a comfortable, smooth ride while taking in the views of several Lake Erie Islands. Passengers aboard the Jet Express are afforded great seating options for their experience. First, guests can choose to find a seat in the comfortably appointed interior cabin. Here, padded seats and tables fill the area, providing ample seating space. Otherwise, passengers can sit atop the boat on an open air deck on their way to one of our Put-in-Bay June events. Visit: https://putinbayreservations.com/ferries/jet-express-put-in-bay/