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. ***

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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Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with U.S. Brig Niagara Aug 20 - 21

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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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…

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Annual Put-in-Bay 3W2 FLY-IN Aug 21

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…

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Bash On The Bay Concert Aug 24 - 25

5th Annual Bash on the Bay August 24th and 25th, 2022 We are excited to announce the dates for the Annual Put in Bay Bash on the Bay! Guests will be entertained by a massive country concert that will be held at the Put in Bay airport.  As you will see, this year the event…

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Annual Labor Day Bash on the Bay Weekend Sep 02 - 05

The end of summer is almost upon us and Labor Day Weekend is one of the biggest going away parties you will find. Kids are getting ready for classes and this is often the last best chance for families to enjoy a summer vacation to the beautiful island of Put-in-Bay. It is also the biggest…

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Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend Sep 09 - 11

Put-in-Bay Ohio celebrates the annual anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie on this Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend. This is a celebration of history, art and music and also a celebration of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s naval victory over the British in the War of 1812. Since then, there have been over two centuries of peace…

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Art In The Park Sep 09 - 11

Area and regional arts and craftspeople display and sell their original works during Art in the Park. Photography, watercolor, acrylic, pottery, silversmithing, glass, stained glass, fabric, wood and paper are just some of the mediums seen in an open-air exhibit in downtown Put-in-Bay. Live demonstrations and a silent auction that benefits the Put-in-Bay Arts Council…

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Historical Weekend Grand Parade Sep 11

Local and regional dignitaries gather on Put-in-Bay to join approximately 1,200 scouts as they parade through the streets of downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio. Joining them are antique and classic cars as well as regional high school marching bands, providing some great marching band music, The captain of the USS Lake Erie, area veterans and 1812 re-enactors…

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Muffins vs. Mossbacks Historical Base Ball Game Sep 11

This annual historical base ball game is played at the softball field on Concord Avenue next to the school and church. The Ohio Historical Society Muffins challenge the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks every year using the original rules of base ball. Fun Fact: historically, “base ball” was two words! This family friendly game begins at 2:00 PM…

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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.