Category: Events & Gatherings

The Put-in-Bay Music Festival (new event)

Put-in-Bay Music Fest

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial’s longstanding tradition of celebrating peace through music has evolved into hosting the first Put-in-Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 11:00 AM.

“Perry’s Victory is excited to be a part of the Put-in-Bay Music Festival,” said Park Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “Music brings us together, exposes our commonalities, and promotes an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence.” This event is made possible only through the help of several valued partners. The Miller Boat Line is the primary sponsor of the Put-in-Bay Music Festival, she said, adding the event also benefited from an Ohio Arts Council grant that matched the ferry service’s contribution. Heidelberg Distributing is sponsoring two cornhole tournaments and the National Park Service is making substantial in-kind contributions. read more

Top 5 Events at Put-in-Bay Ohio for Summer 2017

put-in-bay fall ball party

How far away is Put-in-Bay? Just far enough! Far enough to let you escape from boring strip malls. And fast food drive-thru meals. And those annoying 2pm budget meetings. And all the other hoopla, hype and “have-tos” of everyday mainland life. Here on Put-in-Bay, stress and schedules just sort of drift away as you look out on the sun-kissed waves of Lake Erie. And you can sit back, relax and re-charge in one of the most beautiful island settings on the planet, let alone the Midwest.

Party with us for Christmas in July. Try boating out around Gibraltar Island. Catch the Sonny-S ferry over to Middle Bass Island. Take a jetski tour of the historic downtown bay. Watch the annual Bartender Olympics. Hike out into the sunny parks. Play in our Soccer, Volleyball, Rugby and Corn Hole tournaments. Tour Heineman and Doller wineries to relax and unwind. Or just hunker down and enjoy the events and entertainment of our downtown bars and restaurants. In Put-in-Bay Ohio, you’ll discover a million things that you and your family will want to do. And not one that you have to do. Here are the TOP FIVE SUMMER EVENTS AT PUT IN BAY… read more

Put in Bay Boss’ Slow-Pitch Open – Co-Ed & Men’s Softball Tournament

Put-in-Bay softball tournament

Event: Put in Bay Boss’ Slow-Pitch Open
Type: Co-Ed & Men’s Softball Tournament
Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Put-in-Bay Softball Field
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Overview:

Join All Sport FUNdamentals on Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) for a Co-Ed and Men’s Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 15, 2016 where we will be giving away bottles!! The weekend will be filled with activities, live music, great food and cold drinks.  There are a limited number of teams that can participate in the tournament so do not delay in getting your team signed up! read more

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest 2016

put in bay oktoberfest

The 23rd Annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce will be held October 8th-9th.

The event will be held 11am to 7pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, and will take place under a tent in DeRivera Park, downtown Put-In-Bay.

The German-style festival features a wide array of German food from island restaurants, hot spiced wine and cold beer, German Music from The Maxx Band, German dancers and more.

Admission to Oktoberfest is $4 each day or a two-day pass can be purchased from $6. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Additional information on the event and lodging can be found at www.putinbay.com read more

Put In Bay Upcoming Family Events

Perrys Cave

There is always something exciting at Put-In-Bay during the summer. Here is a list of some fun family-friendly activities that are coming up in a few weeks. Plan your island getaway today, bring the kids, and have a great relaxed week on the Bay!

What: Nature Camps ~ Intro & My First
When: July 11 – July 13
Where: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, 255 Meechen Road, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: Intro to Nature Camp (4 year olds) and My First Nature Camp (5-6 year olds) introduces young children to the world around them with a nature story, a hands-on nature activity, a craft, and a physical activity. Registration forms are available at lakeerieislandswildlife.com or email leinwc@gmail.com. For more details, call Jackie Taylor at 419-279-3199. Nature Camps at the Bay are sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Miller Boat Line, the Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee, the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, and the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy. read more

JET EXPRESS HOSTS “WILL’S DAY AT THE BAY”

jet express ferry to put-in-bay

Jet Express is hosting “Will’s Day at the Bay” to raise money for families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). On Wednesday, June 8, round-trip Jet Express tickets from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay will be available for a minimum donation of $9.00 from 8AM-11AM (or until 600 tickets are sold). Jet Express will donate 100% of proceeds to Cure SMA and Will’s Playground at DeRivera Park in Put-in-Bay. The tickets must be purchased at the Port Clinton dock and must be used on Wednesday, June 8.

SMA is a motor neuron disease that affects activities such as crawling, walking, and swallowing. It is relatively common for a “rare disorder,” affecting roughly 1 in 6000 babies; about 1 in 40 people carry the SMA gene. SMA is always fatal in children. read more

Put-In-Bay May and June Family Events

PUT IN BAY SAILING BOATS

There is always something exciting at Put-In-Bay during the summer. Here is a list of some fun family-friendly activities that are coming up in a few weeks. Plan your island getaway today, bring the kids, and have a great relaxed week on the Bay!

What: Island Wide Garage Sale
When: May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 148 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Info: Islanders and island business owners are cleaning out what they no longer need and offering to shoppers for a bargain. This annual island wide garage sale has become an exciting attraction! To have your address on the free map, contact the  Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce at 419-285-2832, no later than Tuesday, May 17th.  The map will be sent to print on May 19th and available on Friday afternoon, May 20th at the following locations: The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Depot, Miller Boat Line and the Jet Express, and several island restaurants that serve breakfast. We don’t set the hours for the garage sale, but look for most sellers to start around 10 and wrap up by 5 pm or earlier. read more

Put in Bay Draft Day 5k

Browns backers draft day 5k

PUT-IN-BAY — The NFL Draft Day is now behind us and the Cleveland Browns are looking forward to a great rebuilding season with some top-notch draft picks! Put-in-Bay even has its own special group to cheer on and support the Browns. The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers, headquarted on Put-in-Bay Ohio, spends all year raising money for the local community as well as cheering on the Browns.

This year’s fundraising started with the 2nd Annual Draft Day 5k on April 30th this past weekend. Every participant received an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, free lunch, drink discounts, and tickets into a raffle for Cleveland Browns autographed footballs, framed and signed pictures and more! This event benefited the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers and everyone’s support of this race was greatly appreciated as all proceeds from the race will go directly to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. read more

Put-in-Bay Events You Should Attend this Summer

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In the Southwest corner of the Lake Erie Basin, there is a little island called South Bass Island. This island is home to the famous, some may say infamous, summer boating town of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Visitors come from near and far to enjoy the summer activities both on and off the water from April 1st through October 31st. (The island is usually ice-locked with no ferry service the rest of the year.) With Put-in-Bay events happening almost every week and weekend, we have compiled the Top 6 Summer Events at Put-in-Bay.

Putinbay.com’s 17th Annual Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Weekend! (May 6-7, 2016) read more

2016 Put-In-Bay Days in Key West FL

Put-in-bay Days bob gatewood

Do you wish you were down in Key West last weekend at Put-in-Bay Days? So do we! The island may be cold now for the winter ice fishermen with good ice conditions, but it won’t be long before we reopen our doors for the Spring and Summer and shorts and sandals will be the standard. Here’s a few pics from Put-in-Bay Days so you can see what you missed. But don’t worry, you can see all three of these great island entertainers back up on the island in a few months!!!