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 all the supplies are provided by the Visitor’s Center. In the past students have completed paintings, clay sculpting, and printmaking. On Thursday, at 6 PM there will also be a performance presented by SMAG Dance Collective Put-in-Bay Summer Fun.
Attractions to See After Arts on Erie
After the kids have gotten their craft fix, be sure to explore the rest of the island’s attractions. One of the Put-in-Bay classics for kids is Kimberly’s Carousel. This turn-of-the-century carousel is one of the last of its kind. Thankfully, your whole family can ride together on some of the originally restored horses as well. This attraction is sure to be a hit and really close to several other Put-in-Bay favorites, located right in the middle of downtown. Once your nostalgic ride on the merry-go-round is complete treat your loved ones to something sweet at The Candy Bar right next door. Some of the must-try items are:
- Homemade chocolates and Delicious fudge
- A Variety of Ice Cream Flavors
- Old-fashioned taffy
- Candy brands from yesteryear like Mallow Cups
- All sorts of hard candies found today like Nerds
After you indulge join your friends and family for a little cardio at Perry’s Family Fun Center. There are countless attractions to see here that are sure to inspire and entertain every kid and kid at heart. You can ace through there gigantic maze, then stroll through their butterfly house, and go prospecting at their gemstone mining. Your group is sure to be entertained for hours!
There is no better time to visit Put-in-Bay than now. With so much to see and do there are memories just waiting to be made. For more information about booking your stay at Put-in-Bay head over to our lodging page and book your stay!