Put-In-Bay Events

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 Act was passed. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad. read more

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

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. Music from the Perry’s Visitor Center accompanies the beautiful display. read more

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

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 rooms early as they fill up fast on this beautiful summer weekend. Players from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Canada are expected to compete once again. read more

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

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 are usually centered around the Yacht Club. read more

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

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 have food to buy and room for our Jeeps. read more

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Put-in-Bay Garden Club Home and Garden Tour

7/24/19 - 7/24/19

Put-in-Bay garden club

Meet at the Crews Nest Pavilion at 9:45am for check-in to see six beautiful properties featured on the Put-in-Bay Garden Club Home & Garden Tour, including the Benson Ford Ship House. A fee of $35 covers the Tour and Lunch. Limited space is available.

The Reservation deadline is July 17, about one week before the tour. Choose your option to reserve and pay for tickets 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 its surroundings, the PIB Garden Club came into existence to help ensure the continued beauty and vitality of Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island for residents and non-residents alike. read more

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

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, World Ranger Day is celebrated at the Perry’s Monument on the federal park land and there is a great program for children and adults. read more

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

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

ILYA Senior Sailing Regattas

8/1/19 - 8/4/19

mills racing sailing cup

Stay tuned for more details as we receive them. This time of year we see the Lake Erie 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 coveted 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.

Quick Info:
Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951