Canada Day

Canada, Oh, Canada! How we love you so! Join us as we celebrate Canada Day at Put-in-Bay. We hope you like cake because we are ready to party. Come to South Bass Island on Canada Day weekend and explore the partnership with Canada and the United States. Make sure to visit Perry’s Victory Visitor Center during your trip and pay your respects to those that fought against each other in the War of 1812. This is the only national monument designated as a reminder to international peace and unity. Canada Day is…

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Island Wide Garage Sale

How far are you willing to go for a great bargain? Are you willing to come to Put-in-Bay for one? We sure hope so because we are having an island wide garage sale on Saturday, May 19th. In a nutshell, it’s the biggest treasure hunt of the year! Put-in-Bay store owners and residents come together on this one day each year to buy and sell their unwanted goodies. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? There will be plenty of great bargains on Put-in-Bay merchandise and other island treasures.…

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Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Seafarers from across generations have all taken part in a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony in days gone by. There is something mystifying about the time-honored traditions passed down from generation to generation within the seaport communities. Put-in-Bay locals and visitors alike join together to offer a blessing to the various seafaring vessels among the island’s fleet. This tradition is in place to safeguard the vessels against the coming year’s storms and protect the fleet, the passengers, and the crew from harm. Put-in-Bay’s local clergy from St Paul’s Church and…

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Perry’s Victory Visitor Center Opens

There is one attraction on the island of Put-in-Bay you can’t leave without checking out and that is the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. This is the only National Park Service monument celebrating peace between the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. The monument is over 352-foot tall and was originally designed to commemorate all who fought for freedom in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. During your visit, to the Visitor Center, you will learn more about the history of this battle, view the memorial from…

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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 11th 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,…

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Put-in-Bay’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Did you miss Mardi Gras week in New Orleans? Don’t fret we will bring Mardi Gras to Put-in-Bay instead? You know we are a bunch of suckers for a good party. Put-in-Bay will be celebrating an island-wide Mardis Gras weekend on May 11th-12th. Get ready to collect some beads, because things are about to get crazy. Join your friends and head out to some of Put-in-Bay’s Best Bars for Mardi Gras-style celebrations. Mardi Gras Weekend Favorites The Reel Bar (check out this mouth-watering drink menu!) The Keys (where they have…

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Put-in-Bay Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Break out the tequila and cut up the limes, because Cinco de Mayo is here! Similar to St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish, on Cinco de Mayo everyone on the island is Mexican! Join us for a weekend full of fiesta fun. You will find a selection of bars and restaurants ready to serve you all the Mexican food and drinks Put-in-Bay has to offer. Put-in-Bay Cinco de Mayo Celebration Favorites Rita’s Cantina Rita’s Cantina offers refreshing margaritas, tequila, and delicious tacos! Located at the Boardwalk Restaurant complex, Rita’s…

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Whiskey Light at The Round House Bar

The ‘Whiskey’ light, hanging over the Round House Bar entrance, is one of the most symbolic treasures of Put-in-Bay. When the Whiskey light is turned on it lets all of the local islanders, boaters, and visitors know that ‘the bar is officially open’ and the season has officially begun. This tradition dates by several decades and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. With over 140 years of rich history, the Round House Bar has become an adored Put-in-Bay landmark. Originally built with hospitality in mind, the…

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Mother’s Day

Where would we be without our Mom’s? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay weekend. Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends on the island. You will find that most of all of Put-in-Bay establishments are open for the season and great deals are everywhere. Shops begin the season by offering special promotions and discounts on brand new 2018 Put-in-Bay gear and clothing also. Enjoy all the Put-in-Bay fun, food, and scenery while celebrating the woman that brought you…

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