Welcome to the 2020 Put-in-Bay Events Calendar

The Put-in-Bay upcoming events offers a complete calendar for 2020. In addition to the many annual events that occur year after year, 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!

Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Weekend #2

Put-in-Bay Bachelorette Weekend #2
Apr 17 - 18

Spring has arrived and love is blooming! During the first and third weekends in April, Put-in-Bay Ohio welcomes thousands of Bachelor and Bachelorette Party celebrations. Soon-To-Be’s, Bridesmaids, and Groomsmen fill the streets for a weekend long celebration at some of the most hopping Put-in-Bay bars, pubs, and nightclubs on the island. April is also the island’s season starter so there is a fantastic opportunity to save big with hotel/rental home early-bird rates. Commodore Resort, Island Club Home Rentals and the Put-in-Bay Condos all offer April bonus weekends for these early guest. Release the pre-wedding jitters and let your friends spoil...

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Mr. Ed’s Classic Pajama Party

Mr. Ed’s Classic Pajama Party
Apr 18

Break out those sexy and fun pajamas and head on over to Put-in-Bay Ohio for the Annual Mr. Ed’s Pajama Party weekend. The start of the season is here and Put-in-Bay is ready to celebrate. Dust off those silly, or silky pajamas you’ve had packed away all winter and come ready to party. DJ’s will be pumping out the jams and local entertainers will be performing all weekend long to keep the party alive! If you’re coming to Put-in-Bay be ready to get down! You will also be able to participate in a variety of contests, games, and prizes throughout...

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Whiskey Light Lighting at the Round House

Whiskey Light Lighting at the Round House
Apr 18

The ‘Whiskey’ light, hanging over the Round House Bar entrance, is one of the most symbolic treasures of Put-in-Bay. When the Whiskey light is turned on it lets all of the local islanders, boaters, and visitors know that ‘the bar is officially open’ and the season has officially begun. This tradition dates by several decades and is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. With over 140 years of rich history, the Round House Bar has become an adored Put-in-Bay Ohio landmark. Originally built with hospitality in mind, the round venue is still a local and tourist favorite...

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Put in Bay Spring Fling 2019 Island Club Customer Party
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Put in Bay Spring Fling 2019 Island Club Customer Party
May 01 - 02

The Put in Bay Spring Fling 2019 at the Island Club is the Official start to the season.  Our friends from our premier Put-In-Bay Homes and Put in Bay Hotel partners come together for a great outdoor party.  Therefore, we show our thanks for you choosing us for your Put-In-Bay Lodging needs by hosting this event with a great live music, icy cold drinks and great friends. Why Should I Attend? Fun Atmosphere with over 1500 people Discounted Put-In-Bay Reservations Great Live Music Party Location is Put-In-Bay, the North Coast Party Mecca Put in Bay Spring Fling 2019 Lodging Partners...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party

Put-in-Bay Ohio Cinco de Mayo Party
May 05

Break out the tequila and cut up the limes, because Cinco de Mayo is here! Similar to St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish, on Cinco de Mayo everyone on the island is Mexican! Join us for a weekend full of Put-in-Bay Ohio fiesta fun. You will find a selection of bars and restaurants ready to serve you all the Mexican food and drinks Put-in-Bay has to offer. Put-in-Bay Cinco de Mayo Celebration Favorites Rita’s Cantina Rita’s Cantina offers refreshing margaritas, tequila, and delicious tacos! Located at the Boardwalk Restaurant complex, Rita’s Cantina is the perfect option for celebrating such...

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Island Mardi Gras Weekend
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Island Mardi Gras Weekend
May 08 - 09

Did you miss Mardi Gras week in New Orleans? Don’t fret, we will bring Mardi Gras to Put-in-Bay Ohio instead! You know we are a bunch of suckers for a good party. Put-in-Bay will be celebrating an island-wide Mardi Gras weekend in early May. Get ready to collect some beads, because things are about to get crazy. Join your friends and head out to some of Put-in-Bay’s Best Bars for Mardi Gras-style celebrations. Mardi Gras Weekend Favorites The Reel Bar (check out this mouth-watering drink menu!) The Keys (where they have a great variety of FROZEN specialty drinks) Goat Soup...

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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
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Mother’s Day at Put-in-Bay
May 10

Where would we be without our Moms? Step back from the daily grind and sneak your Mom away for a surprise Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend. Mother’s Day weekend is one of the most anticipated weekends on the island. You will find that most of all of Put-in-Bay establishments are open for the season and great deals are everywhere. Shops begin the season by offering special promotions and discounts on brand new Put-in-Bay gear and clothing also. Enjoy all the Put-in-Bay fun, food, and scenery while celebrating the woman that brought you into this wonderful world. Shops to Explore on Mother’s Day...

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Traditional Blessing of the Fleet

Traditional Blessing of the Fleet
May 12

Seafarers from across generations have all taken part in a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony since days gone by. There is something mystifying about the time-honored traditions passed down from generation to generation within the seaport communities. Put-in-Bay Ohio locals and visitors alike join together to offer a blessing to the various seafaring vessels among the island’s fleet. This tradition is in place to safeguard the vessels against the coming year’s storms and protect the fleet, the passengers, and the crew from harm. Put-in-Bay’s local clergy from St Paul’s Church and Mother of Sorrows Church will be present to bless...

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Queen Victoria Day at the Bay

Queen Victoria Day at the Bay
May 15 - 16

For the past 200 years there has been peace between The United States, Great Britain, and Canada. There is no better way to honor Victoria Day than with a weekend getaway at Put-in-Bay Ohio! Visit Perry’s Monument and join all the other visitors in education activities about the history of this holiday. Once you’ve gained new knowledge, take a shot at the annual Victoria Weekend “Put-in-Bay Downtown Scavenger Hunt”. From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, the scavenger hunt will be under way. This isn’t the standard scavenger hunt, either, we compete on golf carts! Make sure to book...

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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 often highlight some the best entertainers on the island.  Come and enjoy live entertainment while the Roundhouse Bar turns on the Whiskey Light.  This famous light is situated right above the Roundhouse Bar Entrance.  Each year the friends of the bay gather as a symbolic opening of the tourist season.  Congratulate the brides to be during our April Weekends, which are known as bachelorette weekends.  Live up the New Orleans Spirt with a stop during our Mardi Gras Celebration.  Catch the Labor Day Antique Car Parade and see over 100 classic cars.  Grab a mug of beer and enjoy a bratwurst at the Annual Put in Bay Oktoberfest.   Listen to island music at the Put-In-Bay Music Festival.

What are You Waiting For?

There is truly so much to do on the island.  From the wildly popular Bash on the Bay Concerts to the fun had at the Put-In-Bay Spring Fling. We would like to add that Bash on the Bay 2020 will be a two-day event! No matter the event, odds are you and yours will have fun.  The memories made will be held and cherished for years to come. Your Put-in-Bay experience awaits!

Get to the Event with A Golf Cart Rental

There is no better way to see Put-In-Bay then by golf cart rental.  Imagine feeling the breeze, while zipping around our Lake Erie Island.  The island overall has limited parking.  However, there is much more available parking for golf carts on South Bass Island.

To learn more about Golf Carts for the next time you visitputinbay, Bounce Over to the Put-In-Bay Golf Cart Depot.

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.

The Best Way to See it All is to Stay

So, you have found a great Put-In-Bay Event to attend.  Now what?  To truly experience all Put-In-Bay, Oh 43456 has to offer, staying overnight is key.  There are many popular times to visit and great lodging providers on the island.  First, Island Club Home Rentals is the go-to agency for places to stay on Put-In-Bay.  They manage most of the Island Club and Put-In-Bay Condos.  The Island Club is a great place for groups, with comfortable rental homes. The PIB Condos offer waterfront lodging for groups up to 12 people.

The best Put-In-Bay Hotels include the Commodore Resort and the Victory Station Hotel.  Both bay lodging resorts offer free wifi, swimming pool and near great restaurants like the Boardwalk.  Guests will feel like they’ve transported to Key West with the wet and wild Mist pool bar.

Plan Your Next Getaway now and Attend a Great Put-In-Bay Event.

For Home Rentals, head over to the Island Club Rentals.

For Put-In-Bay Hotels, research options with the Commodore Resort.

 

Put-In-Bay Events Questions

 

Are Put-in-Bay events kid-friendly?

There are many kid-friendly events on the island each year.  This is especially true for many of the great programs held at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Pyrates Fest takes palce on June 26-28th and has plenty of family-friendly fun activities for all. The island also hosts Arts on Erie week where local artists hold workshops for the youth in attendance. The Arts on Erie Week begins June 15th and ends on the 20th. In addition, kids love the weekly antique car parade on Sundays where dozens of old fashioned cars cruise through the island and hand out candy to those waving from the side of the road!

 

Do bands play on the island?

Put-In-Bay is well known to be a great destination for live music.  In the peak season, guests can find a variety of local and regional acts.  Many great musicians have played on South Bass Island. For four years running, the island has been hosting Bash on the Bay — the island’s largest music festival. In 2019, Kid Rock performed in front a crowd around 15,000 at the Put-in-Bay airport. In the previous years, Put-in-Bay hosted Toby Keith and The Rascal Flatts.  This year’s Bash on the Bay 2020 will take place from August 26-27th and will be,  for the first time, a two-day event.

 

What are the most popular events at Put-in-Bay?

The most popular events include Memorial Day Weekend, Pyrate Fest and the Fourth of July Celebration.  In reality, there is a great Put-In-Bay Event every weekend throughout the tourist season. In the recent years, the most popular event has been the Bash on the Bay music festival. The Bash on the Bay 2020 will take place August 26th and 27th at the Put-in-Bay airport.

 

What events does Put-in-Bay have midweek?

During the midweek, the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center plays host to plenty of family-friendly activities.  They often include information about the local flora and fauna of Put-In-Bay. The blessing of the fleet ceremony takes place May 12 for all the sailors who choose to charter the waters of Lake Erie. See our events calendar for more mid-week Put-in-Bay events.

 

What is there to do in Put-In-Bay?

Things to Do on Put-In-Bay include a variety of watersports including jet ski rentals and kayaks, two caves to explore, great shopping and a lovely selection of parks and outdoor spaces. Visitors love to tour the island on a golf cart rental and feel the island breeze as they ride around. The observation deck from the top of Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial is another popular island excursion. As you build up an appetite, head to The Boardwalk and try their famous, award winning lobster bisque.

Fun Fact

Heineman’s Winery and Crystal Cave is home to the World’s Largest Geode.  The largest specimen measures an astonishing 35 meters across and made from near pure Celestite.  This geode is located on South Bass Island, Ohio, where the Village of Put-In-Bay is located.