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!

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise

Annual Miller Boatline Stargazing Cruise
Aug 06

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 Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay

Annual Volleyball Battle on Put-In-Bay
Aug 15

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 23

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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2020 Bash On The Bay 4 Concert

2020 Bash On The Bay 4 Concert
Aug 26 - 27

*** Event Update – the Bash on the Bay is cancelled this year *** Bash on the Bay 4 – 2020 Bash on the Bay 2020 has signed two major headliners for 2020. The 4th annual country music festival will be held Wednesday, August 26 & Thursday, August 27. The Put-in-Bay event will be held at the Put-in-Bay airport. Concertgoers can be excited about this year’s Bash on the Bay. Previous years have seen some of country music’s biggest names like Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith. The Bash on the Bay will feature two of country’s biggest names. Stay...

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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
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Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay Weekend
Sep 04 - 07

Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend of the summer. It’s typically the last opportunity for a warm-weather getaway. So as you can imagine, Labor Day weekend is HUGE at Put-in-Bay Ohio. Hop on a Put in Bay ferry and join us for one of the summer’s best parties during the Labor Day Bash at the Bay! The bars and restaurants of Put-in-Bay are always prepared for this party weekend with drinks specials. They’ll be fully staffed to keep things flowing. Many will have live entertainment, and there will be an exciting adventure everywhere you look downtown. The sights...

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Annual 3W2 Fly-In and Car Parade

Annual 3W2 Fly-In and Car Parade
Sep 06

If you know anything about Put-in-Bay Ohio, you probably know that it’s a popular Lake Erie weekend getaway. People drive to Port Clinton or Sandusky from all over the Midwest and hop onto a Put in Bay ferry like the Jet Express to get across the lake for a weekend of fun. But, Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie islands also have a growing pilot population. Put-in-Bay is also full of residents who are enthusiastic about antique cars. These two communities join together for a spectacular afternoon in August. On this Sunday, vintage automobile fans and aviation enthusiasts get together at the...

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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
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Put-in-Bay Ohio Historical Weekend
Sep 11 - 13

If you love great summer weather and good times, and you’re also a history buff, this is the Put-in-Bay Ohio weekend for you. Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend is a grand occasion where the island remembers its incredible place in American history with reenactments, live entertainment, and art. It’s an excellent opportunity to have fun, learn, and enjoy all the things to do in put in bay. The Battle of Lake Erie The War of 1812 was not going particularly well for the fledgling nation of America prior to September 10, 1813. The British mounted many successful campaigns against America in 1812, including...

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Downtown Art In The Park
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Downtown Art In The Park
Sep 12

Art In The Park is an excellent event in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio during the Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend. DeRivera Park welcomes dozens of artisans and craftspeople to share their love of art with the community. You can come to the park and just enjoy their work and exhibits. There will also be works available for purchase that can act as the perfect souvenir to take home with you, either for yourself or as a gift for family. Art In The Park will also feature a silent auction. Beautiful pieces of island artwork will be available in this auction, which benefits the...

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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.