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 Niagra’s visit was made possible by their joint sponsorships. Don’t forget to mark your calendars this June to get an up close and personal look at this beautiful ship. The best part about the US Brig Niagara visit is that it also coincides with Put-in-Bay’s Pyrate Fest!
Starting at 4PM on Friday, Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor will be invaded by pirates that have no plans of retreating back to the open water until Tuesday afternoon. Adults and children alike will have so much fun on this entertaining weekend. There will be a wide variety of fun activities, contests, and demonstrations to participate in throughout the event.
Pyrate Fest Planned Events
- Pyrate costume contest
- A Pyrate marketplace and displays
- A kid’s fun fest
- Black powder firing demonstrations.
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce Maritime Events Partnerships
- The Perry Group
- The Lake Erie Islands Historical Museum,
- Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial.
Weather permitting, the US Brig Niagara will arrive on Friday. It will be available for dockside tours throughout the weekend from 11am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase your tickets at Fox’s Dock where Niagara is berthed. Additionally, if you’d like to challenge your sea legs, take a Day Sail aboard Niagara from 1 to 5pm on Monday. Tickets are $100 per person. This event is for children 12 and up. Children younger than 12 cannot participate as this is a hands-on sail experience.
Now considering this is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for families, rooms and homes will book up fast. The good news we have plenty of options for your post-Maritime needs. The main events will be taking place in the center of downtown Put-in-Bay, so you will likely want to stay relatively close to the action. Check our our lodging resource page and choose from a selection of standard rooms, villas, condos, and rental properties. You’re sure to find the perfect stay for your Put-in-Bay getaway. Book today!