Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest

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

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.

As soon as you get off of the Put in Bay ferry, you can head right to DeRivera Park where most of the events are held. Each day of the event there will be plenty of Put in Bay attractions, performances, activities, 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 for our Put in Bay hotels!

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