Island Club Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party

What is the Spring Fling Party? The Spring Fling Customer Appreciation Party is a big street party held at the Island Club community. We usually attract thousands of friends for 2 days of free adult beverages and camaraderie. Further, Saturday afternoon is an opportunity to eat free food and listen to awesome live entertainment to start the season with a bang! As a result, this is the unofficial start of the Put-in-Bay summer fun. There is as an added bonus for those who will be heading to the downtown “strip”.…

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Island Club Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party

What is the Fall Ball Party? The Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party is a big street party held at the Island Club community. We usually attract thousands of friends for 2 days of free adult beverages and camaraderie. Further, Saturday afternoon is an opportunity to eat free food and listen to awesome live entertainment to end the season with a bang! As a result, this is the unofficial end of Put-in-Bay summer fun. There is as an added bonus for those who will be heading to the downtown “strip”. Many…

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Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration

Join locals and visitors of Put-in-Bay as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration. This historic replica is traditionally at the port in Erie, PA, but we it will be OURS for one weekend this summer. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanded the original relief vessel and was a key element to the success of the War of 1812. Now, this replica’s use is exhibition and sailing training. Thanks to the Put-in-Bay Jet Express, Lake Erie Shores & Islands and the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce the…

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Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion

Bring your Jeep up to the Bay for the Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion to show it off! There is a scavenger hunt, and the Jeeps will be joining the weekly antique car parade. You’ll get to see some awesome vintage Jeeps and other antique vehicles and have a fantastic weekend getaway at the Bay! Friday Events On Friday there will be a light dinner and reception at the shelter house in South Bass Island State Park. It’s here that you’ll pick up your registration packets and t-shirts. Saturday Events Saturday at…

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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration

One of the most heartfelt weekends of the summer is Founder’s Day. Jose DeRivera was a Hispanic merchant who purchased the South Bass, Middle Bass, Sugar, Gibraltar, Ballast, and Starve Islands for the sum of $44,000 in 1854. Then, Jose sold off parcels of the land to the community for a fraction of the price. He sold the school property for $1 and the St. Paul’s church property for $10. Founder’s Day is in place to celebrate the rich history, strong island heritage and the impact DeRivera’s good deeds had…

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Annual Pyrate Fest

For many years in a row, pirates be invadin’ Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest. Grab your wooden leg and your pet parrot, because you’re going to need them. Saturday will be an exciting day for kids and adult full of fun activities. Make sure you don’t miss the Pirate Parade downtown and the best Costume Contest this side of Lake Erie. Adults and children are both encouraged to participate. Additionally, the best adult pirate costume wins a trip to the Cayman…

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Arts on Erie

Put-in-Bay offers a week-long arts program for children of all ages each summer called Arts on Erie. The children meet on the back porch at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitor Center and participate in various crafts and art-based activities. Each day the child will create a craft during the week. There are two sessions available. The first session will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The second session will be from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Local artists are kind enough to come teach the program and…

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Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade

There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo and this long-standing island event promptly starts 10:30 am. Your dog can enter the parade for a nominal $10 entry fee. Registration includes a doggie goodie bag and you can compete for prizes as well. Looking for a way to show everyone that your dog is the best? We are sure your pup will find a way into the…

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Victoria Day

For the past 200 years there has been peace between The United States, Great Britain, and Canada. There is no better way to honor Victoria Day than with a weekend getaway at Put-in-Bay! Visit Perry’s Monument and join all the other visitors in education activities about the history of this holiday. Once you’ve gained new knowledge, take a shot at the annual Victoria Weekend “Put-in-Bay Downtown Scavenger Hunt”. From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, the scavenger hunt will be under way. This isn’t the standard scavenger hunt, either,…

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