Welcome to the Put-in-Bay Events Calendar

The Put-in-Bay upcoming events offers a complete calendar for 2019. In addition to the many annual events that occur year after yea, there are some new favorites added to the mix! The Put-in-Bay Ohio schedule of events beings in early April with the fishermen arriving and bachelorette parties invading the island. Then every summer weekend is something new. Remember, we host almost a million visitors annually! That’s a lot of traffic for the Put in Bay ferry service!

J.F. Walleye’s 5K on Middle Bass Island

J.F. Walleye’s 5K on Middle Bass Island
Aug 03

Looking for a reason to make time for a late summer getaway? There are plenty of Put in Bay events, but you will definitely want to join us on Middle Bass Island on the first Sunday of August for the annual J.F. Walleye’s 5K run. The race will start between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery. As you make your way through the scenic course there will be beautiful views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. You will be able to explore Middle Bass Island every step of the way and then complete your stride...

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Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise
Aug 05

Last year, there was a slight breeze for the Stargazing Cruise, about 75 degrees at sunset, there was a nice lightning show to the south of us. And we had extraordinary clear skies for viewing the stars around Put-in-Bay Ohio! Around 200 people came aboard the Miller Boat Line’s MV South Bass to enjoy the event. Snacks were provided by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, and wine from Heineman’s Winery. Hosts roamed among the passengers to answer questions and tell stories about the constellations, moon, and stars. We were able to see twelve of the Lake Erie Islands during the...

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Annual Pig Roast at The Goat

Annual Pig Roast at The Goat
Aug 07

The Goat menu always has pig on it once a year! The success of the Annual Pig Roast for the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center is a reflection of the increasing dedication and enthusiasm from the volunteers and donors who helped to make the event great. Each year the event is hosted at the Goat Soup and Whiskey. Amy Huston made all of the desserts, Pepsi donated all of the water, and the Put-in-Bay Fire Department provided the tables! Put in Bay attractions for this event include entertainment provided by Ray Fogg and Drew LaPlante. The auction items...

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Inter-Lake Yachting Association Power Boating Regattas

Inter-Lake Yachting Association Power Boating Regattas
Aug 07 - 11

Stay tuned for more details as we receive them. This time of year we see the I-LYA Junior Sail Regatta where Junior Sailors compete for points towards national competition in various racing classes. There is also the Deep Water Sailing Races where skippers compete by classes at Put-in-Bay. Finally there is the I-LYA Senior Sailing Races which have been held for over 100 years with racers gathering at Put-in-Bay Ohio to race off the Western Shore. Races can be watched from the shore of Put-in-Bay. Stop by the downtown harbor for a colorful display of sails, and sleek racing craft.

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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 “Classic” Volleyball Tourney

Put-In-Bay “Classic” Volleyball Tourney
Aug 10

A truly “classic” Volleyball tournament on Put-in-Bay island. 30+ teams play a one day co-ed tournament on the Urge Family field across from PitStop Gas Station. To register go to volleyballassociates.com. House rental reservations should be made early for this large event by calling 216-898-9951.

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Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay

Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay
Aug 17

For more than 25 years, volleyball players have come to Put-in-Bay Ohio to compete in this day long tournament. It is so big, it is held both at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay and over on the high school softball field. Over 2,500 players compete in numerous divisions including Open, A, BB, B, C, “Rec”reational. The rules are simple: Co-ed 6’s grass; minimum of 2 women on the court; USAV outdoor rules apply; there will NOT be a girl hit rule. The event is sponsored by Lakeview Beach Volleyball. For rental home or waterfront condo rentals, call...

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Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day

Put-in-Bay Senior Citizens Day
Aug 21

This day honors and celebrates our older visitors who enjoy coming to Put-in-Bay Ohio year after year. Many are snow birds and enjoy the warm temperate Lake Erie summers on the island before going down to Florida to get some more sun while the island gets all icy. This is a great day to visit Put-in-Bay and enjoy all the sights and sounds and maybe even discover a new favorite spot!

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Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run

Perry’s Victory Triathlon & Family Fun Run
Aug 25

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THE SPONSOR’S REQUEST   Looking for the perfect motivator to get in shape for the summer? Perry’s Victory Triathlon is the perfect solution to your summer bod woes. Train hard for Perry’s Victory Triathlon, then enjoy all the Put-in-Bay scenery on the way to the finish line! You can’t beat this level of adventure. Swimming, biking, running your way across the island couldn’t be a better way to explore this diverse landscape. The race routes were even designed to lead you through the most scenic routes of this historic island. The main race headquarters...

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The Put-in-Bay Events Calendar is extensive. This Lake Erie island has become known for its ability to entertain just about anyone, from those on a couple’s retreat to large groups celebrating a future bride or groom.

Put-in-Bay Events for Every Visitor

With musical and adventure-filled events during the day – not to mention the local beaches – and a hoppin’ nightlife after the sun goes down, Put-in-Bay is the perfect place for a group to bond and take in the summer. We offer the Island Club Taxi to safely get you around after dark, just $3/pp.

There are even plenty of events families can enjoy together, like the Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade, Arts on Erie Week downtown and Perry’s Victory Triathlon, Duathalon & Family Races starting at the Perry’s Monument. The little ones will also enjoy Nature Camp and Junior Sailing Regattas, and don’t forget Pyrate Fest!

Put-in-Bay Events Season

The Put-in-Bay events season officially kicks off in April with the lighting of the Whiskey sign at the Round House Bar. For those who just can’t wait, the island throws a mean St. Patrick’s Day celebration in March. The fun continues with pajama parties, spring flings, and Cinco de Mayo. Star-studded performances (like Kid Rock!) grace our stages and 5Ks and sporting events cover our park lands throughout the summer. There is literally something for everyone on our calendar of events. For instance, you may be coming for a bachelor or bachelorette party, or maybe a family reunion. Whatever the cause, this calendar will help you find the perfect Put-in-Bay events to fill your stay with. Every weekend is filled with great events!

But that means lodging in Put-in-Bay fills up fast – especially for our most popular events. Everything from the Put in Bay resort to the hotels and event the cabins and cottages are hot commodities. So book early (and book often!). Put-in-Bay Ohio is your one-stop website for comparing, viewing 3D virtual tours and booking your Put-in-Bay hotel, house or group stay. We’ve narrowed down your search to only the most prime and perfectly priced lodging options on Put In Bay. Click here to take a look.