Put-in-Bay Calendar of Events 2022

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Pyrate Fest Put-in-Bay

Join the Pyrate Fest in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio’s DeRivera park and prepare to relive the Pyrate era.  For over 11 years Pyrates have invaded the island for the weekend on Friday afternoons. Authentic Pirate costumes are encouraged and a contest will be held! This family-friendly event re-enacts history with black powder cannon firing demonstrations, parades, educational events and is a free event! It’s fun just to sit back and watch the skullduggery! The event starts at 10:00 am on Friday through Sunday at 6:00 pm.

Grab your wooden leg and your pet parrot, because you’re going to need them. Saturday will be an exciting day for kids and adults full of fun activities. Make sure you don’t miss the Pyraye 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! It sounds like a challenge to us! Golf Carts are the best way to get around for this weekend and should be booked online in advance at Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals

Pyrate Fest Planned Events

Each day of the event there will be multiple activities, performances, and fun to be had including Pyrate marketplace and displays, a kids fun fest, and black powder firing demonstrations. Tuesday officially concludes the event with the infamous Cardboard Boat Races at 6:00 PM in the downtown harbor. You’ll be sure to have a good time participating in Pyrate Fest-themed events throughout the festival. Watch as scurvy bearded pirates demonstrate sword fighting techniques, as well as the art of skulduggery. Kids will have the chance to practice with foam swords also!

DeRivera Park is home to many of the activities.  Here, the pirate encampment will entertain all.  Catch a glimpse of the past with pirates and more carousing about the island. Be sure to book your Put-in-Bay Hotels & Rentals early as this weekend sells out early