Put-In-Bay Events

Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend

9/11/20 - 9/13/20

historical weekend at put-in-bay

Put-in-Bay Ohio celebrates the Annual anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie on this most historical of weekends. This is a celebration of history, art and music and also a celebration of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s naval victory over the British in the War of 1812.

Since then, there have been over two centuries of peace shared by the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A War of 1812 military encampment can be found on the lawn of the Monument Visitors Center all weekend and over 1,000 Boy Scouts camp out in tents on the Memorial’s east lawn for their annual camporee on Lake Erie. read more

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
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Muffins vs. Mossbacks Historical Baseball Game

9/13/20 - 9/13/20

putinbay softball field

This annual match is played at the softball field on Concord Avenue next to the school and church. The Ohio Historical Society Muffins challenge the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks using the original rules of baseball. This family friendly game begins at 2:00 PM.

The local Mossbacks dress in white shirts, blue ribbon ties and blue and white ball caps from Abner Doubleday’s era and play the game without mitts. It’s a gentleman’s game with no griping, arguing or “cussin'” allowed.

The Old Tyme Baseball games are sponsored by Miller Boat Line. Miller’s also purchases hot dogs and soft drinks for the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society to sell during the event. read more

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

Annual Boaters’ New Year’s at the BAY

9/19/20 - 9/19/20

new years at the bay

The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to enjoy Monte Carlo casino style gambling on this mock New Years evening. The fun takes place in downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday night where they close off the street and set up the tables.

The boaters in the Put-in-Bay harbor historically decorate for this fun festive occasion as this started as a boater tradition. Book your Put-in-Bay hotel or home rental accommodations early as this is one of the year’s most popular weekends in September!

All proceeds go to support the great work that the Chamber of Commerce does in helping the island. Bring some money, have some fun, and enjoy a lively time at Put-in-Bay Ohio for Boaters’ New Year’s! read more

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

Annual Miller Boat Line 5K Race

9/19/20 - 9/19/20

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. This event draws visitors from many many miles around. Be sure to check the ferry schedules to make sure you get to the island in time if you are not staying overnight! read more

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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
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Annual Put-in-Bay Fire Department Clambake

9/19/20 - 9/19/20

fire fighters clam bake

The Annual island style Clam Bake is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department. The event is held Saturday afternoon from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fire Station on Concord Avenue behind the Senior Center. The Clambake “plate” includes a dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, corn, potato, fresh fruit and vegetables. Carry out is available and encouraged!

Tickets are only $25.00 per person for a wonderful meal and a great cause. Proceeds are used to update equipment for the Put-in-Bay island fire department. Call 419-285-7805 to place your carryout order or fax your order to 419-285-3709. read more

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Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day

9/19/20 - 9/19/20

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 for this halfway festival!

As always, be safe when you are having fun at Put-in-Bay. Call Island Club Taxi for a ride if you plan to get a wee bit Irish! It is safe, quick, friendly, and convenient all day long! 419-285-5466 is their number. read more

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

9/19/20 - 9/19/20

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”). read more

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Annual Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion

9/22/20 - 9/24/20

put-in-bay raceway

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

10/2/20 - 10/3/20

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

10/3/20 - 10/3/20

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 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.

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. Stop downtown between 11 AM to 6 PM at the Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate on Bay View Avenue, downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio. 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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Put-in-Bay, OH, United States
216-898-9951