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. ***
The Official Put-in-Bay Spring Fling Party! The season is afoot with the welcoming of the Put in Bay Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party at the Island Club. This annual event has steadfastly become the Official start to the tourist season on the island. For over 20 years, friends have come together on the first weekend…More Information
This event is in it’s 5th year and is a family friendly Blue Grass Festival at Perry’s Victory Monument. Excellent music, entertainment, food, drink, and a cornhole tournament are some of the great activities to look forward to. Check back soon for featured bands as we receive more information! “We are so excited to continue…More Information
JF Walleye’s 5K Aug 01
J.F. Walleye’s will kick off the Annual 5k run on the first Saturday of August on Middle Bass Island. The race will begin between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery with views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The race will take you across Middle Bass Island and finishes at…More Information
Island Green Week Aug 07 - 14
Island Green Week on Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands this summer will make you remember what you loved most about the islands as a kid – water, rocks, cliffs, caves, kayaking, meteor showers, moss, moonlit nights, beach bonfires, cozy camping, swimming, beach combing, cottaging with your family, ferry rides, staying the night at the lake…More Information
This annual auction for history benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum and begins at 6:30 PM. Viewing of the items for auction begins at 4:00 PM. Bidders can preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Thursday night, at 4:00 PM at the Event and Convention Center. The auction will be…More Information
ILYA Power Boating Regattas Aug 04 - 08
Stay tuned for more details as we receive them about the best power boating regatta on Lake Erie. This time of year we see the I-LYA Junior Sail Regatta where Junior Sailors compete for points towards national competition in various racing classes. There is also the Deep Water Sailing Races where skippers compete by classes…More Information
Annual Key West Days at Put-in-Bay Aug 13 - 15
Island entertainers who perform on Put-in-Bay in the summer and in Key West in the winter will participate in the annual “Key West Days at Put-in-Bay.” Key West held its first “Put-in-Bay Days” in February of 2005 with a huge turnout of northerners seeking to escape the winter cold. Check our entertainment page for schedules…More Information
For more than 25 years, volleyball players have competed in this day long tournament that is so big, it is held both at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay and overflow on the high school softball field. Over 2,500 players compete in numerous divisions including Open, A, BB, B, C, “Rec”reational. Quick Info…More Information
Senior Citizens Day Aug 21
As a postlude to Key West Days, this day honors and celebrates our older visitors who enjoy coming to Put-in-Bay island year after year. Many are snow birds and they enjoy the warm temperate Lake Erie summers before going down to Florida to get some more sun while the island gets all icy. This is…More Information
Annual Put-in-Bay 3W2 FLY-IN Aug 22
Put-in-Bay, Ohio, located on Lake Erie, is a popular summer resort. But, it also has a growing pilot population and residents who are enthusiastic about antique cars. On the fourth Sunday of August, aviation meets stylish automobiles at the Annual 3W2 Fly-in at from 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The island’s weekly Sunday antique car…More Information
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 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 it’s 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.
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 are 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 are 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.
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 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 event 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.