Put-In-Bay Events

Annual Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion

9/22/20 - 9/24/20

put-in-bay raceway

***Cancelled – Please Check for 2021 Dates***

Classic sports car owners recreate the post WWII road races around the island from 1952-1959 and again in 1963. Put-in-Bay Ohio was one of only two places in the U.S. where public roads were closed and lined with bales of hay to provide a sports car racing circuit. Many well-known sports car racers of that era – Chuck Dietrich, Carl Haas and Chuck Stoddard, for example – got their start in racing on the challenging, fast, rough and narrow course at Put-in-Bay.

The cars that competed in those races were small sports cars with under 2,000cc of displacement and sports racers (purpose-built closed-wheel racing cars) under 1,500ccs.  Marques included production cars from makers such as MG, Triumph, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and many others and race-bred cars such as Elva and Cooper as well as a host of home-bred varieties.  The drivers were strictly amateurs, racing for the fun of it, but many went on to make significant names for themselves in racing.  Despite the challenging roads and difficult spectator control, there is no record of any major injuries that resulted from conducting these races. read more

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

Annual Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Weekend

10/2/20 - 10/3/20

put-in-bay fall ball party

** CANCELLED FOR 2020, please come back next year! **

The unofficial end of Put in Bay summer fun is the annual Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Party. This event was the original street party which spawned the Spring Fling. It has grown in size each year for almost two decades as more and more people hear about it. The party is hosted at the Island Club Rentals subdivision and is exclusively for guests of the Island Club, Victory Station Hotel, Put-in-Bay Condos, Commodore Resort, and a few other select lodgings only.

You must be a registered guest at one of these establishments to attend. No exceptions will be made for liability purposes! Be sure to reserve your hotel room or rental home early as this weekend always books up and sells out quickly between the Party, the Wine Fest, and the football games! read more

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

Annual Island Wine Festival

10/3/20 - 10/3/20

put in bay winefest

*** The “traditional” WineFest has been Cancelled until 2021 ***

UPDATE: This year, due to the State of Ohio and Governor’s orders regarding public festivals, social distancing, and masking, you will find local businesses celebrating inside their own bars and restaurants and shops instead of at the park with the usual mass gathering. But don’t worry! This will still be a great weekend, so please come visit and enjoy!

This fun event is located at the Put-in-Bay Winery downtown just along the street from the Boardwalk. It goes from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM and admission is only $6. With your admission, you get a souvenir wine glass. Guests get to sample hundreds of foreign and domestic wines, including island wines from Heineman Winery and Put-in-Bay Winery, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, and excellent wine. read more

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

Browns Backers Put-in-Bay Draft Day 5k FUN Run

10/11/20 - 10/11/20

put in bay triathlon

The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers are proud to present the Annual Draft Day 5k! The race will take place on the last Saturday in April at 9:45am on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Whether you plan to run or walk come race and then celebrate the NFL draft with us!

Every participant will receive an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, free lunch, drink discounts, tickets into a raffle for Cleveland Browns autographed footballs, framed and signed pictures and more! This event will benefit the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. Your support of this race is greatly appreciated as all proceeds from the race will go directly to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. read more

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

Annual Put-in-Bay Island Oktoberfest

10/10/20 - 10/11/20

Put in Bay Oktoberfest

*** The “traditional” Oktoberfest has been Cancelled until 2021 ***

UPDATE: This year, due to the State of Ohio and Governor’s orders regarding public festivals, social distancing, and masking, you will find local businesses celebrating inside their own bars and restaurants and shops instead of at the park with the usual mass gathering. But don’t worry! This will still be a great weekend, so please come visit and enjoy!

This Put-in-Bay family tradition celebrates Oktoberfest with lots of food, good beer, and live entertainment by the ever-popular Maxx Band. Great family fun is had by all on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and again on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Tables are set up community style so you can make new friends as you eat, drink, and sing along to the Oompah-Loompah polka music. read more

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

Columbus Day

10/12/20 - 10/12/20

mills racing sailing cup

Most schools are out on Monday to celebrate and honor Christopher Columbus, so why not extend your weekend and stay an extra night? Most hotels and rental homes that are open in October offer special deals to guests who want to add a Sunday night to their weekend stay. This means you can enjoy Oktoberfest on both Saturday and Sunday and not have to worry about driving home on Sunday night. Spend some quality time with the family on an extended island getaway!

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as “Columbus Day” in the United States. As the day of remembrance of Our Lady of the Pillar, 12 October had been declared a religious feast day throughout the Spanish Empire in 1730. read more

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

The Wake

10/17/20 - 10/17/20

window in the round put in bay

This longtime Put-in-Bay tradition celebrates the passing of another summer season. Join friends and islanders for a fun filled weekend, one of the last of the season! The main festivities occur at the Round House Bar and adjoining Park Hotel on Saturday night.

Guests pay a modest entry fee to go through the “haunted” hotel and pay their respects to the past season. This is commemorated by a casket before guests make their way into the bar for fun, drink, and great entertainment. This has been a 35+ year tradition that is still going strong.

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
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Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

10/23/20 - 10/24/20

halloween weekend at putinbay

What do you get when you mix over 2,000 people in costume, frosty cold adult beverages, and great live entertainment? You get Ohio’s largest island Halloween Party and a great time! The Put-in-Bay Ohio Halloween party is not one to be missed.

Costume Contests with numerous prizes cash prizes take place at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille! Downtown bars and taverns decorate with a haunting theme! Book early as this weekend usually fills up! This is the island’s last big weekend of the year and doors close on Sunday at 11:00 AM sharp, so don’t miss out on your last chance to party at Put-in-Bay for the year! read more

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