Events

Put-in-Bay is filled with activities to enjoy every day of the season. But on most weekends you will also find some very special events that you can take part in. Check out our entire list of Put-in-Bay upcoming events for 2020.

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 take a look at those dates to see what’s happening. And if you haven’t yet planned your Put-in-Bay getaway, these events will help you determine the perfect time to come! So visit the Put-in-Bay events calendar below to find out the special things going on at the Bay!

New Year’s Day

1/1/20 - 1/1/20

new years day

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 sunny vacation at Put-in-Bay Ohio! For hotel reservations, please call 419-285-3101 or 888-742-7829. For home rentals, please call 216-898-9951. For beautiful brand new waterfront condo rentals, please call 216-898-1105. We look forward to saying hi!

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

Annual Put-in-Bay Days in Key West

2/5/20 - 2/8/20

put-in-bay days key west

Sloppy Joe's Bar has bottled up a bit of Lake Erie's summer and will open it up in Key West Florida the first Wednesday of February for 4 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 again this year are the absolute best performers that Put-in-Bay Ohio has to offer: the infamous Patrick Huston Dailey, Pete and Wayne, Ray Fogg, and usually island legend Bob Gatewood. Take it from us, if you want to go, then book your hotel rooms NOW rather than later, because finding...

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Sloppy Joe's Bar, Duval Street, Key West, FL, United States
216-898-9951

St. Patrick’s Day at the Bay!

3/17/20 - 3/17/20

put in bay st pattys day

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 a day. There are a couple hotels and homes open for guests for this traditional holiday. Book securely online or give us a jingle at either 216-898-9951 or 888-742-7829 to inquire.

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

OPEN FOR THE SEASON!!!

4/1/20 - 4/1/20

miller ferry to put in bay

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, Commodore Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Put-in-Bay Condos. It is also Fishermen Season! Enjoy great weekend entertainment and if fishing is your sport of choice there is no better Walleye fishing than the waters surrounding Put-in-Bay. Enjoy reduced rates at Put-in-Bay Ohio's most popular...

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend #1

4/3/20 - 4/5/20

bachelorette party put in bay

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!

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

Easter Sunday

4/12/20 - 4/12/20

Easter Sunday

Easter, also called Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week" - it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the...

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Whiskey Light at the Roundhouse Bar

4/18/20 - 4/18/20

whiskey light party

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. The actual lighting usually happens around 2 PM and there is always some unique entertainer playing music and entertaining the crowd to open the season. Visit our entertainment page for additional information and to see who is playing. (please contact management to see if this event has been rescheduled)

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The Roundhouse, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

Mr Ed’s Annual Island Pajama Party

4/18/20 - 4/18/20

mr eds put-in-bay pajama party

Ready to start the season at Put-in-Bay? Break out those sexy, funny, or unique PJ's and head to the bay for Mr. Ed's Annual pajama party weekend! Great prizes, contests, and entertainment! Hotels offer discounted rates for this fun early season event. There is usually a DJ and a band playing all weekend for your musical entertainment. Book your room now at Commodore Resort or by calling 419-285-3101.

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Commodore Resort Hotel, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

All Sport FUNdamentals Put-in-Bay Draft Day 5k FUN Run

4/25/20 - 4/25/20

put in bay triathlon

All Sport FUNdamentals and the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers are proud to present the Annual Draft Day 5k! The race will take place on the last Saturday in April at 9:45am on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Whether you plan to run or walk come race and then celebrate the NFL draft with us! Every participant will receive an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, free lunch, drink discounts, tickets into a raffle for Cleveland Browns autographed footballs, framed and signed pictures and more! This event will benefit the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. Your support of this race...

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

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 to October, you’re likely to find some great entertainment going on for you and the rest of your group. There are plenty of things to do in Put-in-Bay! The holiday party and festivities are famous throughout the Midwest, and you won’t regret spending your Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day weekends at South Bass Island.

Headlining Music Acts

Put-in-Bay is also home to some headlining music acts. Put-in-Bay hosts an annual concert called Bash at the Bay. The first one was headlined by Toby Keith. Rascal Flatts Put-in-Bay debut came in 2018, and 2019 saw 21x platinum recording artist Kid Rock! 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 and Ray Fogg and Mike “Mad Dog” Adams thanks to their times on the island, and these acts often head down south in the winter to play their Put-in-Bay classics in places like Key West!

Year-Round Entertainment

In between all these thrilling events, you’ll also find the any time attractions that have made Put-in-Bay the must-visit destination in the Midwest. They may not be the yellow sandy things you have in mind, but there are some great Put-in-Bay beaches to check out. The coasts of our stone island provide access to fishing docks and swimming areas as well as boat launches. The main Put-in-Bay campground has access to one of these beaches.

No matter what time of year, there is always a Put-in-Bay taxi to get you around the island for only a few bucks.

 

Enjoying Beautiful Lake Erie

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. Paddleboard, jet-ski, get on a fishing charter and land some Walleye, the possibilities are endless. There are also some Put-in-Bay events that feature the lake, such as the I-LYA Regattas, 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 right in these very waters.

Run, Jump, Swim and Kick!

Sports fans and athletes will find plenty to do on the island as well. Put-in-Bay hosts not one, but two volleyball tournaments each summer. There’s also a huge 6v6 soccer tournament that draws hundreds of teams from all over the region. Multiple 5k’s happen on both South Bass and Middle Bass Island. There are softball tournaments, historical recreations of early 1900’s baseball and more.

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. So 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!

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.