Welcome to Put-in-Bay Online’s 2022 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. ***

Memorial Day Weekend May 27 - 30

One of the most popular weekends of the year at Put-in-Bay, Memorial Day is a three day weekend that many families enjoy as an end of school year and start of summer vacation. Put-in-Bay’s most popular entertainers return to the island this weekend, many with multiple shows! Make sure to book your hotel, house, and…

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Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival Sep 17

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…

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Invitational Mills Trophy Race on Lake Erie Jun 04 - 05

The Mills Trophy Race is the premier sailing race on Lake Erie and is sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club. It began in 1907 as a test of navigational skills on Lake Erie. The race has been held nearly every year since then and is unique in that it is raced at night. The race…

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Annual South Bass Island Put-in-Bay Kayak Rendezvous Jun 10 - 11

The South Bass Island Put-in-Bay Kayak Rendezvous at Put-in-Bay Ohio is the premier kayaking gathering on Lake Erie. Join more than 100 kayakers from the tri-state area and beyond for a weekend of paddling, camping, socializing and exploring the islands located in the western basin of Lake Erie. Each year on the second weekend after…

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Annual Jose DeRivera Founders Day Celebration Jun 11

One of the most entertaining and heartfelt weekends of the Put-in-Bay summer, Founders Day celebrates Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera who in 1854 purchased South Bass, Middle Bass, Sugar, Gibraltar, Ballast and Starve Islands for a price of $44,000. Throughout the following years, he sold off parcels of the land including the school property for $1…

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Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade Jun 11

The pooch parade is a long time island event begins with registration at 9:30 AM at the DeRivera Park gazebo, and the parade begins promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration is $15 per dog and entitles your best friend to receive a doggie goodie bag and compete for prizes. Plus it helps charity at Mother of…

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Arts on Erie Jun 13 - 17

Arts on Erie is a weeklong arts program for children teaches various crafts and activities on the back porch at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitor Center. There will be an art and craft for kids each day from 11 to 3 p.m. There will also be a dance performance presented by SMAG Dance…

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Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with U.S. Brig Niagara Jun 16 - 20

See what makes Put-in-Bay such a fun port of call for the entire family as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration. The Niagara’s visit is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Jet Express, Lake Erie Shores & Islands and the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce. This year the Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration will…

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Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Races at Put-in-Bay Jun 18

Perry’s Victory Triathlon is a great opportunity to get in shape for the summer and enjoy a day on the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay! The route has been designed to take you on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay with the hub of the race being held on the lawn of the…

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Annual Pyrate Fest Weekend at the Bay Jun 24 - 26

Pyrates invade Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor for over 10 years in a row on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. Saturday is a fun-packed day for the kids and adults alike with a Pirate Parade wandering around the park downtown and a Costume Contest for both kids and adults. The best…

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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 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. 

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 $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 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.

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 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.