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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Annual Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration

Join locals and visitors of Put-in-Bay as we welcome the US Brig Niagara for the 2nd 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…

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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 July 27th 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 July 28th…

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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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Phlocking of the Phaithful

Do you happen to be craving a Cheeseburger in Paradise? Well you’re in luck because we have just the thing to fix you up! Join us at Put-in-Bay for Phlocking of the Phaithful, the annual Jimmy Buffet tribute weekend. Find yourself ‘wasting away again in margaritaville’ and join other Parrot Heads guaranteed to have a great time! This is one of the funnest weekend on the Put-in-Bay calendar of events, so don’t miss out. Even the local businesses join in on the fun and decorate their storefronts for the occasion.…

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Memorial Day Weekend

All across the country, families look forward to Memorial Day weekend as a launching point for summer vacations! Put-in-Bay looks forward to this highly anticipated three-day weekend also. In fact, it’s one of the most popular times to visit South Bass Island. During Memorial Day weekend some of Put-in-Bay’s favorite entertainers return to the island ready to entertain the crowds with multiple shows. You will also find Memorial Day Services honoring our Veterans are held at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial Visitor’s Center Plaza. The event will take place…

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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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Perry’s Victory Triathlon

Looking for the perfect motivator to get in shape for the summer? Perry’s Victory Triathlon is the perfect solution to your summer bod woes. Train hard for Perry’s Victory Triathlon, then enjoy all the Put-in-Bay scenery on the way to the finish line! You can’t beat this level of adventure. Swimming, biking, running your way across the island couldn’t be a better way to explore this diverse landscape. The race routes were even designed to lead you through the most scenic routes of this historic island. The main race headquarters…

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Annual Pyrate Fest

For the 10th annual year in a row pirates be invadin’ Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the 2018 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…

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