Welcome to Put-in-Bay Online’s 2021 events calendar!

There may be nowhere in the state of Ohio that has as much to do on any given weekend as Put-in-Bay. Our event calendar is packed to the gills with an incredible variety of things to do.

*** Please Note: Some event dates are tentative at this time. Please contact the event host for full details. ***

Black Friday Put-in-Bay Shopping Nov 27

Black Friday is the informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Most people agree that the day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping season since 1952. Although the term “Black Friday” didn’t become widely used…

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New Year’s Day Jan 01

Happy New Year’s Day to all our friends from Put-in-Bay Ohio! The new year is upon us and we officially start placing deposits for your upcoming summer reservations. It may be cold and snowy where you are today, but close your eyes and think ahead to a warm and sunny vacation at Put-in-Bay Ohio! Why…

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The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show Jan 14 - 18

The Progressive Cleveland Boat Show The Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo sponsored by Progressive Insurance will begin Thursday January 14th, 2021. The expo starts off with the Lake Erie Islands and will be themed all things Put-in-Bay. When you see us there, remember you’ll be on island time! You can sample the Boardwalk’s famous…

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Annual Put-in-Bay Days in Key West Feb 03 - 06

Sloppy Joe’s Bar has bottled up a bit of Lake Erie’s summer and will open it up in Key West Florida for Put-in-Bay Days! Held on the first Wednesday of February for four nights to celebrate one island’s culture to the other. Put-in-Bay’s best entertainers perform alongside Key West’s most popular performers. Scheduled to perform…

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Sloppy Joe's Bar, Duval Street, Key West, FL, United States

St. Patrick’s Day at the Bay! Mar 17

If you can make it across the ice, then come bring your friends and join the islanders for an Irish themed day at the Bay! There are a couple bars open over the winter and on this special day they both turn green. We may be close to Canada, but everyone here is Irish for…

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Spring is finally here and the island is officially open to tourists and visitors. It’s always a great time of year to break the winter doldrums and head back to Put-in-Bay to enjoy the quiet beauty of the Bay! April weekends are bonus weekends at the Island Club Home Rentals, Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center,…

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend #1 Apr 02 - 03

One of the most popular weekends for celebrating upcoming nuptials with friends, it is an island season starter with some great hotel and rental home rates. Throwing the bachelor(ette) party at Put-in-Bay is one of the best times and most fun of your many maid of honor (or best man) duties so enjoy it! Bachelorette…

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Easter Sunday Apr 04

More and more families are spending Easter weekend at Put-in-Bay in one of the many vacation rentals. Both churches on the island hold services and it is a popular time to share with others. Extending a weekend vacation by one extra night is easy to do and Island Club Home Rentals usually has a super…

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend #2 Apr 09 - 10

The second of two popular weekends to gather with friends and family to celebrate upcoming weddings, groups enjoy early season rates and specials. Be sure to book early! How to Have the Best Put-in-Bay Bachelor or Bachelorette Party What to Do Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is the perfect weekend getaway. No matter what activities you and your…

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Whiskey Light at the Roundhouse Bar Apr 17

The lighting of the Whiskey Light over the Roundhouse Bar entrance is an island tradition that dates back dozens of years. It is an acknowledgement to boaters and islanders alike that “the bar is now open” and the season has begun. All of Put-in-Bay gathers together to celebrate the beginning of new island season.  The…

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The Roundhouse, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States

We’ve got concerts, sports tournaments, 5k’s, regattas, and that’s just the start of it. You won’t believe the amount of fun we can pack into one little island and all of the events! If you’ve already booked your vacation, check above to see what will be on the menu for your trip. And if you haven’t booked yet, use this calendar to pick the perfect dates for you and your group!

Put-in-Bay is filled with activities to enjoy every day of the season. But on most weekends, you will find some very special events that you can take part in. Check out our entire list of Put-in-Bay upcoming events for 2021.

Put-in-Bay Events Variety

From concerts to starlight cruises, sports tournaments to holiday festivities, there’s always something interesting going on at Put-in-Bay!

If you know when you’re joining us in the summer, you can look at those dates to see what’s events you will be able to participate in. If you haven’t yet planned your Put-in-Bay getaway or bachelorette party, these events will help you determine the perfect time to come!

So, visit the Put-in-Bay events calendar to find out the special things going on at the Bay! See below for our Calendar of Events for Put-in-Bay.

A Summer Full of Put-in-Bay Events

Put in Bay Sunset Events

Put-in-Bay Ohio is known for filling the summer calendar with great weekend events for its incoming guests. No matter when you’re joining us at the Bay, from April weekends to Oktoberfest, you’re likely to find a lot of fun events. There are plenty of things to do in Put-in-Bay! The holiday party and festivities are famous throughout the Midwest. You won’t regret spending your St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day weekends at South Bass Island.

Bash on the Bay 

For the last 4 years the island has organized its own music festival at the Put-in-Bay airport. The Put-in-Bay music festival called Bash at the Bay caused thousands of people from all over the United States to visit the island. The first one was headlined by Toby Keith in 2017. Rascal Flatts’ Put-in-Bay debut came in 2018, and 2019 saw 21x platinum recording artist and entertainer Kid Rock! The headliners for 2020 will be announced soon!

2019’s Bash on The Bay saw hundreds of boaters dock their boats in the downtown harbor and head to the festival. All of the Put-in-Bay Taxis on the island were running nonstop all day long. Bash on the Bay is the Island’s busiest weekend of the year. As a result, Put-in-Bay lodging books up well in advance so plan ahead!

South Bass Island is also home to local performers who have been playing the island for so long they’ve become famous in their own right. People from all around the country know of Bob Gatewood, Pat Daily, Ray Fogg and Mike “Mad Dog” Adams thanks to their times on the island. Put-in-Bay entertainers often head down south in the winter to play their Put-in-Bay classics in places like Key West!

Put-in-Bay Events You Won’t Want To Miss 

Annual Put-in-Bay events like the  Put-in-Bay Spring Fling, Fall Ball Mardi Gras, Pyrate Fest, Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party, and the Whiskey light at the Round House Bar entrance make the island a popular destination. The events attract visitors from Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and all over the United States.

The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling serves as the party that kicks off the season on the island. For 21 years, the event has been hosted by The Island Club where their guests can enjoy free food, beer and live entertainment on site. When its time to shut down the island for the cold winter months, The Island Club hosts the Fall Ball serving as the last bash of the season in Put n Bay Ohio!

The fireworks show on the Fourth of July can be best seen from Perry’s Monument as the night sky is lit up with a colorful display. Other good places to see the Put-in-Bay fireworks show include The Boardwalk, The Put-in-Bay Winery and DeRivera Park. 

The best way to get around to Put-in-Bay events is to rent a golf cart and cruise around in style. If not there is always a Put-in-Bay taxi to get you around the island for only a $3 per person.

Volleyball Battle Events

Enjoying Beautiful the Beautiful Lake Erie Islands

We also recommend you get out onto the water while you’re here. We love our beautiful Lake Erie and there’s so many different ways to enjoy it.

There are some Put-in-Bay events that feature the lake, such as the I-LYA Regattas and big-time boat races that take place all over the Great Lakes. History buffs will love the Put-in-Bay historical weekend, which celebrates Commodore Perry’s victory in the War of 1812 and the Battle on Lake Erie.

A Put-in-Bay Event for Everyone!

This is really just scratching the surface of Put-in-Bay upcoming events on offer. There’s so many more, like the Stargazing Cruise, the famous Pig Roast and more. Don’t resort to just picking a weekend and hoping, check out the Put-in-Bay event calendar to see what could be going on during your trip. We bet it’ll be something you want to check out! The sooner you book, the sooner you can get on a Put-in-Bay ferry and enjoy events!

Your Put-in-Bay Events Experience

With so many events taking place throughout the year, you can always make your own event on Put-in-Bay.  Many people head up to the bay and celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette weekend.  Coordinate with you and your group to see when is a good time to come up to the bay and stay awhile.

Island Club Home Rentals and the Put-in-Bay condos offer the best rental homes on the island to enjoy events that last multiple days.  Other notable Put-in-Bay hotels include the Commodore Resort and the Victory Station Hotel.

Should you have any questions about events or availability inquiries please call 216-898-9951 or click through the lodging tab.

Cannon Firing Events

Frequently Asked Put-in-Bay Events Questions

When is the Put-in-Bay Spring Fling?

The Spring Fling On Put-in-Bay will take place May 1st and 2nd of 2020.  The event is held at The Island Club and features of 1700 people celebrating the unofficial start to summer with free beer, food and live entertainment. The party serves as a customer appreciation for regulars who have been staying with us for many years.

When is Bash on The Bay?

2020’s Bash on The Bay will be a two day event beginning Wednesday August 26th and ending Thursday the 27th. Availability for this event is very difficult to find so make sure you call ahead! Call The Island Club Rentals at 216-898-9951 for more info.

Is Pyrate Fest Weekend a Kid-Friendly Weekend?

Pyrate Fest Weekend is a kid-friendly weekend full of fun events for children to partake in. Children and adults alike are expected to participate in the costume contest.  Other fun activities include sword fighting demonstrations, foam swords and more!

What is the Fall Ball?

The Put-in-Bay Fall Ball is the unofficial closing party events of the Put-in-Bay season and a customer appreciation event. Similar to the Spring Fling, The Fall Ball is held at The Island Club and features free food, beer and live entertainment. The Fall Ball Party is always the first weekend of October.

How much are Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest tickets?

1-day passes usually start at just $4 and 2-day passes are usually $6.  A large tent across the street will be set up across the street from The Boardwalk with live entertainment, German food, and of course German Beer!

Did You Know?

Did you know that Adults who win the costume contest at The Pyrate Fest events also win a free trip to the Cayman Islands?

NOTE: Event dates, times, and information are subject to change and are based on information provided at the time by island businesses and event coordinators. Always double check to make sure that events have not been relocated or dates/times changed. You can always call the Chamber of Commerce or the Put-in-Bay Reservation Center (216-898-9951) for more information.