Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with US Brig Niagara

Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with US Brig Niagara

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 the Niagara’s visit was made possible by their joint sponsorship. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 22-24 to get an up close and personal look at this beautiful ship. The best part about the US Brig Niagara visit is that it also coincides with Put-in-Bay’s Pyrate Fest!

Starting at 4PM on Friday, Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor will be invaded by pirates that have no plans of retreating back to the open water until Tuesday afternoon. Adults and children alike will have so much fun on this entertaining weekend. There will be a wide variety of fun activities, contests, and demonstrations to participate in throughout the event. The event takes place right in the center of the downtown area. Don’t miss out on any of the fun activities so make sure to check the event detail for all of the upcoming fun! 

With so much planned in just on weekend, you might want to spend a night or two to soak it all in. Whether that’s renting a condo or house rental, camping at a campground, or finding a guest house, be sure to plan ahead early as everything books up quickly!

Pyrate Fest Planned Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

4:30pm – Put-in-Bay Flag Raising Ceremony & Opening Cannons! Pyrate Stage in Downtown DeRivera Park & Harbor. Join the Crew as we officially open Pyrate Fest with a Booming Celebration Downtown.
5:00pm – Pyrate Pub Crawl. Start at Red Moon (21 and over only).

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd

10am to 5pm – Pyrate Encampment & Marketplace open. East end of Downtown DeRivera Park.
10am to 1pm – Costume Contest Registration for both the adult and kids costume contests. Pyrate Market Place Information Table.
10:30am – Enlisted 1812 Soldiers Black Powder Demonstration. Cannon Firing Area.
11am to 2pm – Captain Jack Sparrow and His Krew host kid’s activities. Stage and Surrounding Park Area.
11am to 4pm – Meet a real mermaid! Mermaid Tami will be available for photos. Pyrate Encampment.
11am to 5pm – Faire Wynds Circus. Pyrate Encampment.
11am to 5pm – Black Powder Demonstrations with Cannon Master Bob Gilmore. Center of Downtown DeRivera Park Cannon Firing Area.
2pm – Kids Pyrate Costume Contest. Immediately following the Walk Like A Pyrate Parade! Downtown DeRivera Park Stage.
3pm – Pyrate of the Year Adult Costume Contest. Immediately following the Kids Costume Contest on the Downtown DeRivera Park Stage.
4pm – Captain Jack Sparrows Treasure Hunt! Meet in DeRivera Park Picnic Area.
4:30pm – Enlisted 1812 Soldiers Black Powder Demonstration. Cannon Firing Area.
6pm – Adult Buccaneer Bash at Reel Bar. Costume Contest (registration starts at 5:30), Music, Drink Specials and more for the 21 and over crowd.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd

8am to 9am – Stein Hospice Pyrate 5K Fun Run Check In. Racers are to check in with race officials at the start line.
9:30am – Stein Hospice Pyrate 5K Fun Run Starts! Catawba Ave Downtown Put-in-Bay.
10am to 5pm – Pyrate Encampment & Marketplace open. East end of Downtown DeRivera Park.
11am to 2pm – Captain Jack Sparrow and His Krew host kid’s activities. Stage and Surrounding Park Area.
11am to 4pm – Meet a real mermaid! Mermaid Tami will be available for photos. Pyrate Encampment.
11am to 5pm – Faire Wynds Circus. Pyrate Encampment.
11am to 5pm – Black Powder Demonstrations with Cannon Master Bob Gilmore. Center of Downtown DeRivera Park.
2pm – Enlisted 1812 Soldiers Black Powder Demonstration. Cannon Firing Area.
3pm – Captain Jack Sparrows Treasure Hunt! Meet at the Stage area in DeRivera Park.
3:30pm – Antique Car Parade. Downtown.

 

The Put-in-Bay Maritime Events Partnerships

Weather permitting, the US Brig Niagara will arrive on Friday, June 22. It will be available for dockside tours throughout the weekend from 11am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase your tickets at Fox’s Dock where Niagara is berthed. Additionally, if you’d like to challenge your sea legs, take a Day Sail aboard Niagram from 1 to 5pm on Monday, June 25th. Tickets are $100 per person. This event is for children 12 and up. Children younger than 12 cannot participate as this is a hands-on sail experience.

Stay Overnight

Now considering this is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for families, rooms and homes will book up fast. The good news we have plenty of options for your post-Maritime needs. The main events will be taking place in the center of downtown Put-in-Bay, so you will likely want to stay relatively close to the action. Check our our lodging resource page and choose from a selection of standard rooms, villas, condos, and rental properties. You’re sure to find the perfect stay for your Put-in-Bay getaway. Book today!

* This is a Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce sponsored event *

June 15 - 16