Category: Events & Gatherings

Put-In-Bay Labor Day

cleveland boat show

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

put in bay airport 3w2

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

put in bay miller boatline 5k run

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

bachelorettes at island club

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

roundhouse put in bay Whiskey Light Is On

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!

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Put-In-Bay Days in Key West

putinbay days at sloppy joes

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!!

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Mid-America Boat Show in Cleveland

cleveland boat show

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

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Fourth of July Fireworks Events

july 4th at put in bay

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

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Put-in-Bay Christmas in July a Success

christmas in july put-in-bay

Island businesses decorated for this annual “holiday” weekend. Tinsel and twinkling lights abounded all over downtown, in the park, in the front windows of shops, and all around the bars and restaurants. Not to be outdone, the annual Christmas Eve parade featured a record number of “floats” and good times were had by all. Food and beverage specials in a Christmas in July theme were featured throughout the island and there was much eggnog to be found at The Island Club.

This event is one of the busiest weekends of the year so be sure to make your hotel reservations early for next year! Some people actually booked their room when they checked out on Sunday morning, and many hotels are filled by January for the next year!!! Great live entertainment and nearly the entire downtown area is decorated for Christmas. The Jet Express offers extra late night ferry service for this special event. read more

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Arts on Erie – Put-in-Bay Ohio

put in bay kids at pool

This year’s Arts on Erie festival is June 23-28. Each day from 11am-3pm, there will be a kid’s workshop at the Monument visitor’s center. The focus this year is to expose attending children to activities they may not have access to at home. There will still be hands on crafts as well.

Monday will kick off the event with a small “Pyrate” craft in addition to a beach glass and watercolor activity. This year’s Arts on Erie will create a huge community project at the end of the week so be sure to attend every day to find out what it will be and add to it!

Also, everyone be sure to come to the family concert on the 26th with the Central Ohio Symphony. Afterwards will be an ice cream social at DJ’s! Who wouldn’t want to miss that?! read more

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