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!

Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
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Phlocking of the Phaithful Gathering
Jun 06 - 09

Do you happen to be craving a Cheeseburger in Paradise? Well you’re in luck because we have just the thing to fix you up! Join us at Put-in-Bay for Phlocking of the Phaithful, the annual Jimmy Buffet tribute weekend. Find yourself ‘wasting away again in margaritaville’ and join other Parrot Heads guaranteed to have a great time! This is one of the funnest weekend on the Put-in-Bay calendar of events, so don’t miss out. Even the local businesses join in on the fun and decorate their storefronts for the occasion. Some even offer special promotions and events for those phaithful...

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Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race

Invitational Mills Trophy Sailing Race
Jun 07 - 08

The Mills Trophy Race, sponsored by the Toledo Yacht Club, is known as ‘THE’ sailing race of the Lake Erie islands. Dating back to 1907 the original intention of the event was to merely test the navigational skills of the Lake Erie locals. Since then the race has been honored nearly every year ever since. What makes this race unique is that you compete at night. Put-in-Bay became more involved in the race in 1981 because it began at the harbor light and ended here at Put-in-Bay. Nearly 35+ years later the tradition still stands and the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club’s...

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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
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Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Peace through Music
Jun 08

Nothing ignites the spirit greater than the strumming strings of a banjo, right? If you agree, then join us for a weekend full of blue-grassy music at the Put-in-Bay Ohio Music Festival. This will be a weekend full of talented full bluegrass entertainment to keep your foot tapping and your hands clapping. The main event will be hosted at Perry’s Victory, the most notable historical landmark and National Park Monument on the island. There will be live music, dancing, delicious food, and great drinks right on site! Places to Visit Around Put-in-Bay You’ll come to Put-in-Bay for the Put-in-Bay Music...

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Wild Tuesdays

Wild Tuesdays
- Aug 06

The purpose of Wild Tuesdays is to educate visitors on Ohio’s native wildlife by providing an up-close and often hands-on interactive experience. There is always an amazing group of speakers who come out for each individual topic. Weekly topics last year included: Salamanders, Invasive Species, Snakes, Sunny Days, Birds, Bats, Fish, and Dragonflies. These programs are sponsored by: Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory, and Miller Boat Line. The following is a list of Wild Tuesdays this year: June 11 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July...

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Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with US Brig Niagara
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Put-in-Bay Maritime Celebration with US Brig Niagara
Jun 15 - 16

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....

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade
Jun 15

There is no better feeling than bringing your fur-baby along for a little adventure. Join us for our annual Put-in-Bay Ohio Pooch Parade. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo and this long-standing island event promptly starts 10:30 am. Your dog can enter the parade for a nominal $10 entry fee. Registration includes a doggie goodie bag and you can compete for prizes as well. Looking for a way to show everyone that your dog is the best? We are sure your pup will find a way into the judge’s hearts through a number of categories. Judges will...

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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
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Annual Jose DeRivera Founder’s Day Celebration
Jun 15

One of the most heartfelt weekends of the summer is Founder’s Day. Jose DeRivera was a Hispanic merchant who purchased the South Bass, Middle Bass, Sugar, Gibraltar, Ballast, and Starve Islands for the sum of $44,000 in 1854. Then, Jose sold off parcels of the land to the community for a fraction of the price. He sold the school property for $1 and the St. Paul’s church property for $10. Founder’s Day is in place to celebrate the rich history, strong island heritage and the impact DeRivera’s good deeds had on the community as a whole. Founder’s Day is sponsored...

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Arts on Erie Week

Arts on Erie Week
Jun 17 - 22

Put-in-Bay offers a week-long arts program for children of all ages each summer called Arts on Erie. The children meet on the back porch at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitor Center and participate in various crafts and art-based activities. Each day the child will create a craft during the week. There are two sessions available. The first session will be from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The second session will be from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Local artists are kind enough to come teach the program and all the supplies are provided by the Visitor’s Center. In...

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Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest
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Annual Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest
Jun 21 - 23

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...

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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. 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.