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. 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 2019, 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!

Canada Day

7/1/19 - 7/1/19

canada day

Celebrate Canada with cake and learn about our partnership with Canada and the long-lasting peace between our countries for almost 200 years at the Perry's Victory Visitor Center. Canada Day is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day, the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada...

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Fourth of July Fireworks

7/4/19 - 7/4/19

july 4th at put in bay

Special holidays are made even more special up at Put-in-Bay. On this, our national day of independence, the island's businesses and partners come together to sponsor one of the best fireworks displays on all of Lake Erie. Traditionally, it is always held on the exact date of July 4th, rain or shine. The rockets are launched from a barge towed out into the middle of the Bay and the best viewing locations are always on the Perry's Victory lawn and along the seawall. For a little more creature comfort, find a seat (VERY early!) at the Boardwalk or The Keys....

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Freedom Concert

7/4/19 - 7/4/19

july 4th fireworks

Again this year, the Flyin Jays will come up to the island to perform at the Freedom Concert. They will play in the open air on the Monument patio at 4:30 PM. Arrive early for best seating. This is truly a wonderful family event to finish off a fun-filled July 4th Weekend at Put-in-Bay. The concert usually lasts about 90 minutes and is very family friendly. Bring a blanket and a folding chair and enjoy Put-in-Bay!

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The Put-in-Bay Cup (Soccer Challenge)

7/13/19 - 7/14/19

6x6 soccer tourney

For over a decade, 6v6Soccer.com has been running this soccer party at Put-in-Bay. Played on smaller field, with 6 versus 6 players, there are divisions and skill levels, for men's, women's and coed teams. For further details and contact information, check out www.6v6soccer.com. The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Island Club and the Commodore Resort are recommended hotels for the tournament. The Put-in-Bay Cup is a highly anticipated island event. This is truly the essence of a soccer party. The Put-in-Bay Cup offers a great time on and off the field for players and fans alike. Remember to book your...

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ILYA Junior Sailing Regattas

7/14/19 - 7/18/19

blessing of the fleet

Stay tuned for more details as we receive them. 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 at Put-in-Bay. Finally there is the I-LYA Senior Sailing Races which have been held for over 100 years with racers gathering at Put-in-Bay to race off the Western Shore. Races can be watched from the shore of Put-in-Bay. Stop by the downtown harbor for a colorful display of sails, and sleek racing craft. Festivities...

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Put-in-Bay Annual Jeep Invasion

7/19/19 - 7/21/19

Jeep Invasion

FRIDAY: Get on the Ferry early! 4PM drone photo at 1351 Langram Rd, Put In Bay, OH 43456 Meet & Greet 5-8 PM light dinner will be served as you pick up pre-ordered T-shirts and goodie bags. Shelter House 1 at the campground. South Bass Island State Park. 4 grills available if you want to cook something else too. SATURDAY: 10:00am-12:30 Show N Shine at Heinemans Winery. Trophies given immediately after. Take group photos, pick up T-shirts and goodie bags. Prizes from our sponsors and remaining T-shirts will be given out starting 7pm at Joe's Bar right by the campground. They...

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Put-in-Bay Garden Club Home and Garden Tour

7/24/19 - 7/24/19

Put-in-Bay garden club

Every other year, some lucky visitors get to see six beautiful properties featured on the Put-in-Bay Garden Club Home & Garden Tour, including the Benson Ford Ship House. This year is an off year, so there is no tour in 2019! The next one will take place in 2020. Find more info and next year's dates at www.putinbaygardenclub.com The Put-in-Bay Garden Club, organized in 2009, is proud of our island and seeks to continually enhance its natural beauty.  Our efforts are enjoyed by island residents and the many summer visitors who boat, ferry, or fly to the island.  Recognizing the uniqueness of the community and...

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World Ranger Day

7/31/19 - 7/31/19

junior ranger DAY

Around the globe, park rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day offers a chance to support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. The day is also an opportunity to pay tribute to rangers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s estimated there are more than 100,000 reserves, parks and protected areas around the world, with the oldest national park being Yellowstone in the US. World Ranger Day is organised by the International Ranger Federation and was first held in 2007. At Put-in-Bay,...

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JF Walleyes 5K

8/3/19 - 8/3/19

jf walleyes 5k

J.F. Walleye's will kick off the Annual 5k run on the first Sunday 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 J.F. Walleye's for a post-race party that includes food and refreshments! For more information and to register, please go online to: www.allsportsraces.com. For home rentals or condo reservations, please call 216-898-9951.

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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. 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 the 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 brings 21x platinum recording artist Kid Rock! The 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.

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 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!