Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest

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 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 in this hot Put-in-Bay Ohio summer weekend. Additionally, the best adult pirate costume wins a trip to the Cayman Islands! Sounds like a challenge to us!

Pyrate Fest Planned Events

  • A Pyrate marketplace and displays
  • A kid’s fun fest
  • Black powder firing demonstrations.

Each day of the event there will be multiple activities, performances, and fun to be had. Tuesday evening officially concluded the event with the infamous Cardboard Boat Races at 6:00 PM in the downtown harbor. You’ll be sure to have a good time participating in pirate themed events throughout the festival. Watch as scurvy bearded pirates demonstrate sword fighting techniques, as well as the the art of skulduggery. Kids will have the chance to practice with foam swords also!

Eat Like a Pirate

After a few days of plundering you’re sure to build up quite the appetite but we have you covered. Explore tasty grub from any of the Put-in-Bay Ohio eateries and you’ll be fit as a fiddle and ready to return to your voyage. Head over to The Boathouse for delicious seafood options and more. Maybe you need to take a break in one of Put-in-Bay’s favorite pubs? Grab your mate and head over to Hooligans. This awesome Irish Pub offers a great atmosphere with an outdoor seating area and greater beer.

You won’t want to miss this ARGGGGH-filled weekend full of fun! With so many pirates ready to invade the Put-in-Bay shorelines, you should make way to the lodging page quick to check rates and availability!

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

June 21 - 23

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