Put-In-Bay Events

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.

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

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

8/5/19 - 8/5/19

stargazing cruise

This annual vent occurs on the first Monday in August at 8pm. The cost: Adults – $20, Kids – $10. The ferry cruise will leave from the downtown Miller Boat Line dock on Put-in-Bay at sunset. The stars will light up the sky as Cleveland State University instructor and astronomer, Jay Reynolds, will engage with the guests sharing information about the night sky, planets, and stars.

Passengers will have an amazing opportunity to enjoy the show from outer space as the ferry boat travels around the Lake Erie Islands. Heineman Winery is donating wine. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be donated by Frosty Bar, The Put-in-Bay Gazette, and Cameo Pizza. Bring your own chair. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center’s Building Addition. read more

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Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Society’s “Auction for History”

8/7/19 - 8/8/19

auction for history

This annual auction benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum and begins at 6:30 PM. Viewing of the items for auction begins at 4:00 PM. Bidders can preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Thursday night, at 4:00 PM at the Event and Convention Center. The auction will be held at the Event Center on Concord.

Check the museum website, leihs.org for more info.The LEIHS Museum has exhibits of the islands and maritime history and the legacy of the Victorian era including the hotels. Those hotels that have burnt and those that are still in operation today. They also have a nice gift shop including “Don’t Give Up The Ship “ flags, clothing, and glass ware. read more

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

Island Green Week

8/3/19 - 8/10/19

Put-in-Bay garden club

Island Green Week on Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Islands this summer will make you remember what you loved most about the islands as a kid – water, rocks, cliffs, caves, kayaking, meteor showers, moss, moonlit nights, beach bonfires, cozy camping, swimming, beach combing, cottaging with your family, ferry rides, staying the night at the lake and nature.

Lets do it all over again during Island Green Week, the first full week of August, on Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay in Lake Erie, Ohio. Three of the biggest organizations and proponents of nature on the Erie Isles have teamed together to bring you some great activities during this week-long event. read more

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

Put-In-Bay “Classic” Volleyball Tournament

8/10/19 - 8/10/19

volleyball battle on the bay

A truly “classic” Volleyball tournament on the island. 30+ teams play a one day co-ed tournament on the Urge Family field across from PitStop Gas Station. To register go to volleyballassociates.com.

Hotel reservations should be made early for this large event by calling either 419-285-3101 or 888-742-7829. For home rentals and Waterfront Condo rentals, please call 216-898-9951.

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

ILYA Power Boating Regattas

8/7/19 - 8/11/19

blessing of the fleet

Stay tuned for more details as we receive them about the power boat regatta on Lake Erie. 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 including many Scarabs. read more

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

Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay

8/17/19 - 8/17/19

volleyball battle on the bay

For more than 25 years, volleyball players have competed in this day long tournament that is so big, it is held both at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay and over on the high school softball field. Over 2,500 players compete in numerous divisions including Open, A, BB, B, C, “Rec”reational.

The rules are simple: Co-ed 6s grass; minimum of 2 women on the court; USAV outdoor rules apply; there will NOT be a girl hit rule. The event is sponsored by Lakeview Beach Volleyball. Hotel reservations should be made early for this large event by calling 888-742-7829 or 419-285-3101. For rental home or waterfront condo rentals call 216-898-9951. read more

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

Senior Citizens Day

8/21/19 - 8/21/19

Crystal Cave

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 a great day to visit the Bay and enjoy all the sights and sounds and maybe even discover a new favorite spot! National Senior Citizens Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the US.

This observance was established in honor of senior citizens in the US who made positive contributions in their communities. The day was also created to bring awareness of social, health, and economic issues that affect senior citizens. read more

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