Put-In-Bay Events

Annual Blessing of the Fleet

5/7/19 - 5/7/19

blessing of the fleet

This annual event is recognized across many boating communities worldwide dating back to ancient times as a way to safeguard the fleet against the coming year’s storms and protect the boats from harm. Local clergy from St Paul’s and Mother of Sorrows churches will be on hand to bless the vessels that service South Bass Island including Coast Guard watercraft and Life Flight helicopters. Please stop by if you are in town and enjoy some hot coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies on the dock along with friendly camaraderie.

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

Ohio’s Largest Corn Hole Tournament!

5/10/19 - 5/11/19

corn hole tournament

Compete for cash and prizes in the Annual Best of Ohio Corn Hole Tournament at Put-in-Bay, sponsored by Budweiser. budweiser This incredible event takes place at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center on their large open pool deck. When staying at one of the sponsor lodging facilities (the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Bay Lodging Resort) entry is FREE!!! There is over $2,000 in cash and prizes including a $500.00 first prize, weekend getaway packages, Jet Express tickets, dinner packages and more! (Please note: entry positions are limited to guests of the above hotels only.)

Saturday night, after the Kings (or Queens) of Cornhole are crowned, everyone is invited to Mr Ed’s Bar & Grille for an all-night party with live entertainment and reduced drink prices! read more

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Put in Bay Resort & Conference Center, Loraine Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951

Put-in-Bay’s Mardi Gras Weekend

5/10/19 - 5/11/19

putinbay mardi gras party

Break out the beads and your traditional yellow, green and purple for the annual Mardi Gras at the BAY! Bachelor & Bachelorette party weekend! Celebrate this great southern tradition Put-in-Bay Island Style on the north coast! One of the most popular weekends for those about to be married to celebrate their upcoming nuptials at Put-in-Bay.

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

Mother’s Day

5/12/19 - 5/12/19

mother of sorrows put-in-bay catholic church

What better way to surprise Mom than to bring her up to Put-in-Bay for the weekend?!? Mother’s Day is always an exciting weekend up on the island as most all of the shops have just opened up and there are sales on brand new Put-in-Bay gear and clothing all over the island! Plan a Mother’s Day trip to Put-in-Bay today, and treat Mom well.

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

Perry’s Victory Visitor Center Opens

5/18/19 - 5/18/19

perrys victory visitor center

The Perry’s Victory Visitor Center and Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop by and go to the top for the best view of the Lake Erie islands and on a good day, you can even see Canada!

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

Island Wide Garage Sale

5/18/19 - 5/18/19

garage sale putinbay

Downtown Put-in-Bay businesses and island residents join together for one gigantic sale on Saturday. Take advantage of great discounts on merchandise and various island treasures. The annual sale starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. Maps with locations of the garage sales will be distributed the day of the event.

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

Victoria Day Weekend

5/17/19 - 5/20/19

victoria day

This special weekend is an island celebration that commemorates over 2 centuries of peace between the United States, Canada and Great Britain. There will be historical activities in and around the monument, and if you are more adventurous then you can take part in the Annual Victoria Weekend “Put-in-Bay Downtown Scavenger Hunt”. The Scavenger Hunt takes place from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday and is open to the public. The best part is that it all takes place on golf carts! Be sure to reserve your golf cart online by visiting the new Delaware Cart Rentals website.

There are lots of great prizes including Put-in-Bay mini-vacations for two people (lodging, transportation, meals), attractions and souvenirs. This is by far one of the best kept secrets on South Bass Island if you are looking for fun and large prizes with just a small entry fee. Registration will take place at Delaware Carts located at the Edgewater Hotel on Delaware Ave downtown. read more

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

Memorial Day Weekend

5/24/19 - 5/27/19

memorial day putinbay

One of the most popular weekends of the year at Put-in-Bay, this three day weekend is many families end of school year and start of summer vacations. Put-in-Bay’s most popular entertainers return to the island this weekend, many with multiple shows! Make sure to book your hotel reservations early so you don’t miss out on the fun! Memorial Day Services honoring our Veterans are held at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial visitor’s center plaza, with a full agenda of events planned for the whole weekend, especially Saturday. On Monday there will be a Memorial Day Parade featuring antique and classic cars, and also the usual Sunday Skip Duggan Car Club’s Classic Car Parade at 2:30 PM. read more

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

Ohio Bike Week’s “Rally on the Rock”

5/24/19 - 6/2/19

rally on the rock bike week

Ohio Bike Week began as the North Coast Thunder Rally & Ohio State H.O.G. Rally in 1999 and 2000. In 2006, North Coast Thunder Rally was rebranded as Ohio Bike Week. Since then, Ohio Bike Week has become a 10-day premier event planned around the dates for the AHDRA Ohio Bike Week Nationals. The Rally on the Rock portion of Bike Week started when bikers discovered the fun and entertainment to be had on South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay. Ohio Bike Week offers many days of great activities, entertainment and rides-Many at NO CHARGE.

Island bikers can enjoy a Hog Roast in DeRivera Park from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM & entertainment from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. There are many contests, prizes, and live music. Donations will be accepted for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The fun continues with the island’s second Scavenger Hunt of the season, except this one takes place on bikes! Bikers will begin Sunday at 3:00 PM from the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center and tour the island on the scavenger hunt which concludes at 5:30 PM at the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill at the PIB Resort. Winners will be announced and prizes handed out. read more

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

GRASS at The Bay Music FESTIVAL

6/8/19 - 6/8/19

Put-in-Bay Bluegrass festival

Family friendly New Blue Grass Festival at Perrys Victory. Excellent music, entertainment, food, drink, and a cornhole tournament. Check back soon for featured bands!

“We are so excited to continue this great event at the National Park,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon. “We are again collaborating with our partners to make this an event that is fun for the entire family.” The National Park will open the festival grounds at 11 am and the music will begin at noon.

Both the food booths and the Beverage Tent will open at 11 am. The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society will operate the festival’s Beverage Tent again this year with the bulk of the proceeds benefiting the historical society museum read more

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