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!

Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day
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Half-Way To St. Patty’s Day
Sep 20 - 21

St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved party day all over America. Don’t you wish it came more than once a year? Well at Put-in-Bay Ohio it does! Join us the third weekend of September for Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day! There is a parade with a marching band and bagpipes, everyone dresses in green, it’s just like the original St. Patrick’s day in March, just spreading the love to September! Hooligans Irish Pub sponsors the parade and is also the headquarters for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Hooligans is the place to be for food and drinks, and a big...

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Miller Boat Line 5K Race

Miller Boat Line 5K Race
Sep 21

Love to run? Bring your running shoes to Put-in-Bay for the Annual Miller Boat Line 5K! Join over 700 other runners in a scenic race to the finish. This picturesque race course weaves through the scenic roads of South Bass Island. Breathe in the fresh island air and enjoy the scenery as you count the miles! Challenge yourself to break your personal record on this stunning course. Not about the speed? Enjoy the jog and the view! Race proceeds will benefit Mother of Sorrows Church. Fabulous winner trophies always inspire fierce competition. In addition to the famous 5K, there is...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion
Sep 24 - 27

Wind the clock back to the 1950’s with the Put-in-Bay Ohio Road Race Reunion, as you watch historic cars zipping around the streets of Put-in-Bay on the public roads in road races just like the old days. In fact, the island actually closes off the main roads and lines them with bales of hay, just like they did in the 50’s, for a totally authentic and unique midweek Put-in-Bay experience. Guidelines for Road Race Reunion Race Cars Production cars with max. 3.0L engines built before 1973 Sport racers with max. 1.5L engines For the separate airport circuit, vintage Formula Vee,...

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Football Tailgate Weekend
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Football Tailgate Weekend
Sep 28 - 29

Fall means football. You can smell it in the air, you can see it when the leaves begin to change. Put-in-Bay Ohio will always have the football games available at the bars and restaurants downtown, but the island also hosts a special weekend all about football, the Tailgate Weekend! The Tailgate Weekend comes courtesy of the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers, in an effort to fundraise for great causes all over the Lake Erie Islands! This year, the Tailgate Weekend falls on NFL’s Week 4. Obviously since the event is held in northern Ohio at Put-in-Bay and organized by the...

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Island Club Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
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Island Club Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
Oct 04 - 05

What is the Fall Ball? The Fall Ball is a big block party that usually attracts over 1700 people for 2 days of free adult beverages. Plus, Saturday is full of free food and awesome live entertainment to end the season right! As a result, this is the unofficial end of Put-in-Bay summer fun. As a bonus for those who will be heading downtown, many island businesses offer great discounts on food and merchandise for party attendees who show their wristbands! For Waterfront Condos reservations, please call 216-898-1105. Commodore Resort & Victory Station hotel reservations, please call 419-285-3101. For Island Club...

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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
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Put-in-Bay Island Wine Festival
Oct 05

One of the many things to do in Put in bay is go to the wineries because the island is famous for its wine. The island has a rich winemaking history that Heineman Winery and the Put-in-Bay Winery continue to this day. These wineries are two of the most popular destinations on the island. If you love wine, Put-in-Bay also has an awesome event for you, the Island Wine Festival! The Island Wine Festival is hosted by Put-in-Bay Winery on the same Saturday as the big Fall Ball Party. At the Island Wine Festival you’ll find hundreds of wines to try....

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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
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Put-in-Bay Island Traditional Oktoberfest
Oct 12 - 13

Oktoberfest in Germany is one of the world’s most famous parties. If you’re lucky enough to have an opportunity to head across the pond and check it out, take it. If, however, you can’t quite swing the trip to Europe, the next best thing is at Put-in-Bay Ohio! So hold off on your Germany trip for one year more, and celebrate Oktoberfest on the island instead!. We have a great weekend planned, full of live music, cabbage and brats, plenty of beer and plenty of fun. It’s our own little tradition, and while it may not quite top Bavaria, it...

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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.