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South Bass Island Garage Sale

South Bass Island Garage Sale
May 13

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 13th. 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 Ohio merchandise and other island treasures. The sale officially begins at 8 AM and ends at...

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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
May 14

Where would we be without our Moms? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend. Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends on the island. You will find that most of all of the 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 Put-in-Bay gear and clothing also. Enjoy all the Put-in-Bay fun, food, and scenery while celebrating the woman that brought you into this wonderful world. Shops to Explore on Mother’s...

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Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
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Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
May 26 - 29

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 near the Memorial column’s rotunda, the sacred place where three...

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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
Jun 10

Hop on a Put in Bay ferry to be apart of 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...

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Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest
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Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest
Jun 23 - 25

For over 10 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 adults 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 in this hot Put-in-Bay Ohio summer weekend. Additionally, the best adult pirate costume wins a trip to the Cayman Islands! Sounds...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 08 - 10

If you love great summer weather and good times, and you’re also a history buff, this is the Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend for you. Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend is a grand occasion where the island remembers its incredible place in American history with reenactments, live entertainment, and art. It’s an excellent opportunity to have fun, learn, and enjoy all the things to do in put in bay. The Battle of Lake Erie The War of 1812 was not going particularly well for the fledgling nation of America prior to September 10, 1813. The British mounted many successful campaigns against America in 1812, including...

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Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 09

Art In The Park is an excellent event in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio during the Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend. DeRivera Park welcomes dozens of artisans and craftspeople to share their love of art with the community. You can come to the park and just enjoy their work and exhibits. There will also be works available for purchase that can act as the perfect souvenir to take home with you, either for yourself or as a gift for the family. Art In The Park will also feature a silent auction. Beautiful pieces of island artwork will be available in this auction, which benefits...

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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Sep 16

Nothing ignites the spirit greater than the strumming strings of a banjo, right? If you agree, then join us for a weekend full of blue-grassy music at the Put-in-Bay Ohio Music Festival. This will be a weekend full of talented full bluegrass entertainment to keep your foot tapping and your hands clapping. The main event will be hosted at Perry’s Victory, the most notable historical landmark and National Park Monument on the island. There will be live music, dancing, delicious food, and great drinks right on site! Top Restaurants in Put-in-Bay  You’ll come to Put-in-Bay for the Put-in-Bay Music Festival,...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 19 - 22

Wind the clock back to the 1950’s with the Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion, as you watch historic cars zipping around the streets of Put-in-Bay on the public roads in road races just like the old days. In fact, the island actually closes off the main roads and lines them with bales of hay, just like they did in the 50s, for a totally authentic and unique midweek Put-in-Bay experience. Guidelines for Road Race Reunion Race Cars Production cars with max. 3.0L engines built before 1973 Sport racers with max. 1.5L engines For the separate airport circuit, vintage Formula Vee,...

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