Put-in-Bay is rich in Historical Events. All summer long visitors enjoy re-enactments, cannon firings, mock olde-tyme villages, pyrate fests, and even a throwback softball game. Finally, find your Put-in-Bay historical event from the options below.

Annual LEIHS “Auction for History”
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Annual LEIHS “Auction for History”
Aug 07 - 08

The Auction for History is an annual auction on Put-in-Bay Ohio that benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum and begins at 6:30 PM. Viewing of the items for auction begins at 4:00 PM. Bidders can preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Thursday night, August 9, at 4:00 PM. at the auction site. The auction will be held at the auction site. Check the museum website, leihs.org for more info.

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 06 - 08

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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OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Baseball Game
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OHS Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks Baseball Game
Sep 08

America’s pastime makes its way to Put-in-Bay for one of the most unique events of the summer in Ohio. Put-in-Bay plays host to the Ohio Historical Society Muffins as they take on the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks! You’ll see a game of baseball played by the original rules of the game from the 1800’s and old-timey uniforms to match! It’s like taking a step back in time to the America of yesteryear. This classic clash between the Muffins and the Mossbacks is proudly sponsored by Miller Boat Line. Muffins vs. Mossbacks Info First pitch for Muffins vs. Mossbacks will be at 2:00...

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Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
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Historical Grand Parade at Put-in-Bay Ohio
Sep 08

The capstone of the famous Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend, the Grand Parade wraps things up in style. There will be over 1,000 Boy Scouts marching in the parade, fresh off of their Camporee weekend spent in the shadow of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. There will also be high school marching bands traveling from all over the Midwest to participate. The weekend is full of War of 1812 re-enactments, and the participants will also be marching in the parade. Perhaps the most interesting guest is the the captain of the USS Lake Erie, which is an active service guided...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio and South Bass Island have a long and storied history. There have been inhabitants on the Bass Islands for the past 2,000 years. The Island’s history as a resort community spans only the last century. The first Europeans to arrive claimed the Island for the Spanish Empire, it was later turned over to England and then to the United States.

Who Made History?

The island has served as a stop for smugglers, wine makers, pirates, hunters, the American Navy and missionaries. In summary, Put-in-Bay Historical Events honor these early peoples.