Put-In-Bay Events

Annual Miller Boat Line 5K Race

9/21/19 - 9/21/19

put in bay miller boatline 5k run

Join more than 700 runners in the Annual 5K at Put in Bay on Saturday. This is a challenging race around the most picturesque island in Lake Erie. Miller Boat Line sponsors this 5K race and One Mile Family Fun Walk that begins and ends at the Boathouse Restaurant in downtown Put-in-Bay.

Winner trophies are very unique and true keepsakes. Race proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church. Visit www.5KatPutinBay.com for registration info. Discounted rooms for participants are offered at the Bay Lodging Resort and may be made by calling 888-742-7829, or for great home rental deals try calling 216-898-9951 for the Island Club. read more

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Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day

9/20/19 - 9/21/19

st pattys day

Come visit us for the Annual celebration of the half-way mark to St. Patrick’s Day. Join in the fun and festivities and celebrate the Irish with Put-in-Bay businesses promoting Irish food and beverages. There is a traditional Irish parade at 1:45 PM on Saturday that kids and adults enjoy with most dressing up in green or in traditional Irish garb.

Hooligan’s Irish Pub sponsors a Drum and Bagpipe Marching Band for the parade. Other island establishments turn a bit green and enjoy the celebration as well. Come celebrate with us on Put-in-Bay island!

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Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Departments 5 Alarm Texas Hold Em Tournament

9/21/19 - 9/21/19

texas holdem tourney

Island firefighters hold the annual Texas Holdem Tournaments to raise funds for equipment upgrades for the island department. Two tournaments, one at 12:00 PM and the second at 6:00 PM are held at the fire station on Concord Avenue. Refreshments will be available.

Texas hold ’em (also known as Texas holdem, hold ’em, and holdem) is a variation of the card game of poker. Two cards, known as hole cards, are dealt face down to each player, and then five community cards are dealt face up in three stages. The stages consist of a series of three cards (“the flop”), later an additional single card (“the turn” or “fourth street”), and a final card (“the river” or “fifth street”). Each player seeks the best five card poker hand from any combination of the seven cards of the five community cards and their two hole cards. Players have betting options to check, call, raise, or fold. Rounds of betting take place before the flop is dealt and after each subsequent deal. The player who has the best hand and has not folded by the end of all betting rounds wins all of the money bet for the hand, known as the pot. read more

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

10/4/19 - 10/5/19

put-in-bay fall ball party

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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Annual Island Wine Festival

10/5/19 - 10/5/19

put in bay winefest

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 souvenier 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.

Admission is $6 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Sample tickets are $1 and most samples are in the $1-$4 range. Purchase a full bottle to take home. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate on Bay View Avenue downtown. Winery tours and a large silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society are some of the activities. read more

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Columbus Day

10/7/19 - 10/7/19

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; the secular Fiesta de la Raza Española was first proposed by Faustino Rodríguez-San Pedro y Díaz-Argüelles in 1913. In recent years, celebration of the holiday has faced some opposition from various organizations. read more

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Annual Put-in-Bay Island Oktoberfest

10/12/19 - 10/13/19

Put in Bay Oktoberfest

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 music.

Come join us and enjoy a wide variety of German foods including spatzel, cabbage rolls, brats, sauerbraten, Wiener schnitzel and all your favorite German sweets! And don’t forget the German beer! This event is held under a large tent located on Toledo Avenue across from the BoatHouse. read more

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The Wake

10/19/19 - 10/19/19

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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Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

10/25/19 - 10/26/19

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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