2021 Bash on the Bay

Bash on the Bay Bash on the Bay is a huge country music festival where concertgoers can see chart topping country music acts on Lake Erie! The concert takes place at the Put-in-Bay airport which shuts down for the event. Last year was a huge success and almost all Put-in-Bay lodging sold out easily and with demand only climbing we recommend booking ASAP! The Bash on the Bay concert lineup announcement for 2021 is still a little while away, but some names from the rumor mill include Florida Georgia line,... View More

Put-in-Bay Island Club Spring Fling Party 2021

The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling 2021 at the Island Club has been a staple for over 20 years.  This party is our way to thank you, our guests, for staying with us while visiting the island.  Guests from the Island Club, Put-In-Bay Condos, and our premier Put in Bay Hotel Partners join forces to enjoy a weekend of live music, cold drinks and good friends. Spring Fling Put-in-Bay   Spring Fling Quick Facts Customer Appreciation Party Outdoor Event with Live Music Two Days of Fun Discounted Put in Bay Lodging Why... View More

Fourth of July Fireworks

Join us in downtown Put-in-Bay every year on the 4th of July at dusk for the annual fireworks show. Put-in-Bay businesses get together to sponsor this great display of pyrotechnics downtown in the harbor. Grab a seat on the lawn of Perry’s Monument or if you are lucky, sit at the Keys at an outdoor table. Fun for the whole family! While fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the Fourth of July, their origins go back centuries before the first Independence Day fireworks display in Philadelphia... View More

Annual Island Club Fall Ball Party

The unofficial end of Put in Bay summer fun is the annual Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball. We’ve surpassed the 20th Anniversary of this incredible event! This event was the original street party which spawned the Island Club Spring Fling. It has grown in size each year for exactly two decades as more and more people hear about it. Where is the Fall Ball? The party is hosted at the Island Club Rentals subdivision and is exclusively for select guests. Guests of the Island Club, Commodore Resort, Put-in-Bay Condos, Victory... View More

Canada Day

Canada, Oh, Canada! How we love you so! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day at Put-in-Bay. We hope you like cake because we are ready to party. Come to South Bass Island on Canada Day weekend and explore the partnership with Canada and the United States. Make sure to visit Perry’s Victory Visitor Center during your trip and pay your respects to those that fought against each other in the War of 1812. This is the only national monument designated as a reminder to international peace and unity. Canada Day is... View More

Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration

Join locals and visitors of Put-in-Bay as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration. This historic replica is traditionally at the port in Erie, PA, but we it will be OURS for one weekend this summer. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the original relief vessel and was a key element to the success of the War of 1812. Now, this replica’s use is exhibition and sailing training. Thanks to the Put-in-Bay Jet Express, Lake Erie Shores & Islands and the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce the... View More

Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion

Bring your Jeep up to the Bay for the Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion to show it off! There is a scavenger hunt, and the Jeeps will be joining the weekly antique car parade. You’ll get to see some awesome vintage Jeeps and other antique vehicles and have a fantastic weekend getaway at the Bay! Details and an itinerary for this year’s event are yet to come. Lodging Many people turn this into a camping weekend and camp out at the South Bass Island State Park. However, they’re already filled up for... View More

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... View More

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... View More