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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
May 10

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 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 Day...

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Perry’s Victory Visitor Center Season Opener
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Perry’s Victory Visitor Center Season Opener
May 16

There is one attraction on the island of Put-in-Bay Ohio 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 multiple vantage points and spend time at the waterfront...

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South Bass Island Garage Sale

South Bass Island Garage Sale
May 16

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

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Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
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Memorial Day at the Bay Weekend
May 22 - 25

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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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Jun 06

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! Places to Visit Around Put-in-Bay You’ll come to Put-in-Bay for the Put-in-Bay Music...

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Wild Tuesdays

Wild Tuesdays
- Aug 04

The purpose of Wild Tuesdays is to educate visitors on Ohio’s native wildlife by providing an up-close and often hands-on interactive experience. There is always an amazing group of speakers who come out for each individual topic. Weekly topics last year included: Salamanders, Invasive Species, Snakes, Sunny Days, Birds, Bats, Fish, and Dragonflies. These programs are sponsored by: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, and Miller Boat Line. The following is a list of Wild Tuesdays this year: June 11 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade
Jun 13

There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Ohio 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 judge’s hearts through a number of categories. Judges will...

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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
Jun 13

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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Arts on Erie Week

Arts on Erie Week
Jun 15 - 20

Arts on Erie is a hands-on workshop for youth and the young at heart with a different project being offered each day. Local area artists conduct the workshops that have included painting, clay work, and printmaking on past sessions. The Perry Victory & International Peace Memorial Park supplies art materials and space on the back porch of the Monument Visitor Center for this program that is open to the general public. 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...

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