Category: Events & Gatherings

2015 Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend was Again a Success!

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This past weekend featured some of the best weather of the summer with warm sunny days and cool comfortable evenings. Historical buffs and revelers alike descended upon the island and partook of the many different historical celebrations throughout the three-day event. Some of the more memorable events:

9/11 Sunset Tribute on Friday night at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Monument.

Perry’s Victory Heritage Festival on Perry’s Monument lawn. The 202nd Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie took place this weekend. Art, history, and an 1812 military encampment plus about 1,200 Boy Scouts camped on the memorial east lawn. The annual Grande Parade was held at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday and had a record crowd. read more

2015 Put in Bay Fall Ball Customer Party

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Put-in-Bay Fall Ball 2015 – October 2-3

For 17 years, this annual fall festival called the Put-in-Bay Fall Ball ( has been taking place at the Island Club Homes on South Bass Island. It started out as a gathering of friends with a few beers, guitars, and bonfires and has grown into an all-out party with well over 1700 people in attendance. The adult beverages have grown up to a complete keg truck. The music has grown up to multiple bands and island musicians. And thousands of hamburgers, hot dogs, and bratwurst have been added to feed the hungry masses. This two-day customer appreciation party is open to all guests who are staying at The Island Club, The Commodore Resort, The Put-in-Bay Condos, Victory Station Hotel, and the Blue Harbour Hotel. Wristbands will be provided at check-in to allow you to gain access to the party for free! There are still a handful of hotel rooms and two rental houses left for this huge end-of-season party. Book Now! read more

Put-In-Bay Labor Day

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Do you have Labor Day plans yet? Why not put an island in your life and come up to Put-in-Bay? Bring the family, rent a house, have a couple cookouts, and relax with some beautiful end of summer weather. We look forward to seeing you!

Labor Day Weekend Bands – Sept 4-7
4th day Echo
Acoustic Mayhem
Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band
Bright Light Band
Dj Rehab Poolside
Flyin Jays
Hey Monea
Killer Flamingos
Mike “Mad Dog” Adams
OK Maybe
Paul Franks
Ray Fogg Show
Splendid Chaos
Terry & Andrew
The Menus
Tricky Dick
Tyler Stevens

Put In Bay Fly in / Antique Car Parade

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The 3 Whiskey 2 Pilots Association (the island’s pilots association) is so pleased to be coordinating with their friends in the PutinBay Car Parades for the upcoming Sunday’s combined Fly-in/Antique Car Event from 11am – 4pm. As we understand it, the car parade will depart from the airport (instead of the Twine Shanty) and return after the parade. And if you didn’t hear, the event includes a PIG ROAST!!!

Please feel free to come as early as 11:30am, when we will open the parking lot gates for parade cars, to enjoy some great food (get it before your neighbor eats it all) and camaraderie prior to the parade! Looking forward to a fun day of cool cars and airplanes! Sunday, August 9th, 2015. read more

The 3rd Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races

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What a beautiful day for a race!!! The 3rd Annual Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races was moved due to weather from Sunday, June 28, 2015 to today Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). Perry’s Victory Triathlon was a great opportunity to get in shape for the summer and everyone this morning enjoyed a day on the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay!

The route had been designed to take runners on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay. The hub of the race is being held on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. This was a great event for first time du/triathletes as well as seasoned veterans. The event offered a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, Kids & Family FUN Run and a 5k Run/Walk. read more

Spring Fling Weather Looking Great

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The 2015 Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party is coming up this weekend. The weather forecast is looking absolutely perfect for a street party! Sun and fun in the warm weather await everyone who comes up. There are still a very limited number of rooms available, so call ASAP to make your reservation! You can’t get into the party without a wristband, which you receive by being a guest at one of our select lodging partners.

The Commodore Resort and Victory Station Hotel can be reached at 419-285-3101.

For a vacation home, cottage, house, or Waterfront Condo rental contact Island Club Rentals at 216-898-9951. read more

Frosty Family Pizza Night & Whiskey Light Weekend

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Tired of winter? Join us at Frosty’s Bar in Put in Bay, Ohio for the official/unofficial start of the season April 10th at 5pm for the traditional pizza family buffet. There will be live music from the Sunset Strip Band at Mr. Ed’s all weekend. Many bars are finally open including Mr. Ed’s, Cameos, Topsey Turvey, Round House, Reel Bar, and of course Frosty’s. On Sunday, sing along as we celebrate the Whiskey Light at the Roundhouse bar which marks the opening of the 2015 summer season. Jump on the Miller Ferry and enjoy the festivities during annual event!

Put-In-Bay Days in Key West

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Do you wish you were down in Key West right now at Put-in-Bay Days? So do we! The island may be cold now for the ice fishermen with incredibly good ice conditions, but it won’t be long before we reopen our doors for the Spring and Summer. Don’t forget to make your room/cottage reservations and if you don’t have one yet, Make a Golf Cart Reservation as popular weekends will definitely sell out each day!!

Mid-America Boat Show in Cleveland

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The 56th annual Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, Ohio’s largest winter boating event, will dock in Cleveland’s I-X Center this weekend, January 15–19, repeating its highly successful 5-day format for the third consecutive year. This year’s show will cover nearly 20 percent more exhibit space with nearly 400 boats from small inflatables to 45-foot motor yachts. The show kicks off big on opening night with a party in the Put-in-Bay section featuring island favorites Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Ray Fogg, Westside Steve and lots of The Boardwalk’s infamous lobster bisque. But the music doesn’t stop there. Last year, two party crashers showed up unannounced to join their friends on Put-in-Bay Night – Pat Dailey and Alex Bevin – the biggest names in the logbook of island entertainment. Who knows, maybe they will pop in again this year!?! As always, for hotel and rental home reservations, check our Put-in-Bay Lodging or call 419-285-3101 (hotels) or 216-898-9951 (homes). read more

Fourth of July Fireworks Events

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This weekend, the Lake Erie Islands will celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with various Fourth of July parades, festivals, events, and most especially FIREWORKS! To help you find what time the Put-in-Bay fireworks will be displayed, as well as other local cities, we have put together a handy chart for you, even up into the lower Michigan area

Ottawa County, Ohio:

  • Put-in-Bay: July 4 at dusk, over downtown harbor, Bay View Avenue
  • Lakeside: July 4 at 9:45 p.m., Lakeside Dock
  • Marblehead: July 5 at dusk, Marblehead Bay Point, 10948 East Bayshore Road
  • Oak Harbor: July 3 at dusk, downtown along the Portage River, Mill Street
  • Port Clinton: July 4 at dusk, Water Works Park, Perry Street

Lucas County, Ohio:

  • Maumee: July 3 at dusk, 100 East Wayne
  • Oregon: July 4 at dusk, Oakshade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road
  • Swanton: July 5 at dusk, Swanton High School Football Field, 601 N Main Street
  • Sylvania: July 3 at dusk, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road
  • Toledo: July 4 at dusk, Promenade Park, Festival Park and International Park, Water Street
  • Waterville: July 4 at 10 p.m., Waterville Primary School, 457 Sycamore
  • Whitehouse: July 5 at 10 p.m., Village Hall, 6925 Providence Street

Erie County, Ohio:

  • Huron: July 5 at dusk, Huron Boat Basin, 330 Main Street
  • Sandusky: July 4 and 5 at dusk, Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive

Sandusky County, Ohio:

  • Clyde: July 4 at 10 p.m., Clyde Community Park
  • Fremont: July 4 at dusk, Walsh Park
  • Woodville: July 5 at 10 p.m., Trailmarker Park, Cherry Street

Monroe County, Michigan:

  • Luna Pier: July 5 at dusk, Lakewood Avenue
  • Monroe: July 3 at 9:45pm, over Lake Erie, Sterling State Park, 2800 State Park Road

Make sure you get your seat downtown early, as prime spaces fill quickly to view the Fourth of July fireworks, especially at the Boardwalk and at The Keys. read more