Put-in-Bay 2018 Calendar of Events



APRIL 2018


April 27-28
The last weekend of preseason rates!Toledo Yacht Clubs Put-in-Bay Party weekend!
April 27-28
Draft Day 5K at the Bay!Sponsored by The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers and ALL Sports FUNdamentals the 4th Annual Draft Day 5k run or walk race will take place on Saturday, April 28th at 9:45am at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. This family friendly event is open to all ages and suited to run, walk or a little of both!

Participants will receive and Official 5K day Jersey, drink discounts, complimentary lunch, and raffle tickets for some great prizes including Cleveland Browns autographed footballs, pictures and more! All proceeds from the race go to the Lake Erie Browns Backers who in turn use these funds to support community efforts including scholarships, kids for Christmas, and local church food pantries.

Discounted Put-in-Bay hotel rates are available at the Bay Lodging Resort or by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829. To register for the 5K race, please visit All Sports Timing and Race Managements website www.allsportsraces.com


MAY 2018


May 4-5
19th Annual Put-in-Bay Spring Fling!2018 marks our 19th year for this spectacular fun filled weekend! Join over 3000 people as we welcome in the summer season at Put-in-Bay with the Spring Fling party! For coming up on two decades, more and more people each year attend this block party hosted in the Island Club subdivision. The party is exclusively for guests of the Island Club, Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Put-in-Bay Villas, Commodore Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Edgewater Hotel only. You must be a registered guest at one of these establishments to attend. No exceptions will be made for liability purposes!

Guests enjoy 2 days of free frosty cold adult beverages starting on Friday night, and Saturday afternoon we gather for more live entertainment, and free cookout to start the season off right! Party guests also enjoy great discounts from island merchants when they show their Put-in-Bay Spring Fling wristband.

Remember, book EARLY as this weekend fills fast! For Put-in-Bay Resort and Hotel reservations, please call 888-742-7829. For Home Rentals call 888-742-7829.
May 4-5
Cinco De Mayo Bash at the Bay!Many local Put-in-Bay Restaurants offer Cinco De Mayo drink and food specials celebrating our neighbor down souths holiday!
May 8
Blessing of the FleetSince ancient times ports around the world have gathered their vessels together to be blessed for another year of safe travels. Put-in-Bay gathers our ferry boats, Life Flight helicopters, Coast Guard, EMS, water Taxis and other vessels each year to be blessed by local clergy. Cookies, Hot Chocolate and Coffee will be served on the dock. The event is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM.
May 11-12
Corn Hole TournamentJoin us for the 7th annual Ohios largest Corn Hole Tournament held at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center on their large open pool deck. You must be staying staying at one of the sponsor lodging facilities (the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Bay Lodging Resort) and your entry FREE!!! Compete for over $2,000 in cash and prizes including weekend getaway packages, Jet Express tickets, Put-in-Bay Restaurant Certificates and more! Registration and welcome party is Friday night with competition starting at 11 am on Saturday.

Saturday night after the tournament everyone is invited to Mr. Eds Bar & Grille for an all-night party with live entertainment and reduced drink prices! For additional information and reservations, please call 1-888-742-7829.
May 11-12
Put-in-Bay Mardi Gras Weekend!Celebrate Mardi Gras Style! Break out the beads and your costumes for this Bachelor & Bachelorette party weekend! One of the most popular weekends for those about to be married to celebrate their upcoming nuptials at Put-in-Bay! Larger units tend to sell out quickly for this weekend so be sure to book online early at your favorite Put-in-Bay Hotel or Resort, or by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829.
May 13
May 13th Mothers Day at the BAY!There is no better place to take Mom away from it all than Put-in-Bay. Treat her to one of the fine Put-in-Bay Restaurants that offer special dining options for her special day. Rent a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart and take mom on a relaxing trip around the island! Be sure to check the Put-in-Bay Entertainment Schedule and take Mom to see her favorite island entertainer!
May 18-19
Put-in-Bay Victoria Day weekend!Celebrate with our neighbors to the north the Canadian Independence Day weekend! This special weekend is an island celebrates over 2 centuries of peace between the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Historical activities will take place in and around the monument, and if you are more adventurous then you can take part in the 12th annual Victoria Weekend "Put-in-Bay Downtown Scavenger Hunt".

This Family Fun Scavenger Hunt takes place from noon to 4 pm Saturday and it is open to all who have made an online golf cart reservation at Put-in-Bay Golf Carts?simply click the link, reserve your golf cart and you are entered! This is a timed event with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time deciding the winners!

There are lots of great prizes including Put-in-Bay Vacations for up to 4 (lodging, transportation, meals), attraction tickets, and more! This is one of the best ways to see most all of South Bass Island! Registration will take place at Delaware Carts located at the Edgewater Hotel on Delaware Ave downtown when you pick up your reserved golf cart!
May 19
May 19th Island Wide Garage Sale!Put-in-Bay businesses and island residents join together for one huge island wide sale on Saturday. Great discounts on merchandise and various island treasures. The annual sale starts at 10:00 AM, and ends at 4:00 PM. Maps with locations of the garage sales will be distributed the day of the event at Put-in-Bay Ferries and various restaurants. You can also reserve your Put-in-Bay Golf Cart and pick up a map when you arrive.
May 25-27
Put-in-Bay Memorial Day Weekend CelebrationAt Put-in-Bay, this three-day weekend has grown to be one of the busiest and most popular weekends of the year. Marking many families end of school year and start of summer vacations, Put-In-Bays most popular entertainers return to the island to perform this weekend, many with multiple shows!

Memorial Day Services are held to honor our Veterans past and present at the Perrys Victory and International Peace Memorial visitors center plaza Both Sunday and Monday feature an antique car parade started years ago by island legend Skip Duggan. The car parade generally starts around 2:30 pm.

The Put-in-Bay Resorts award winning pool and swim up bar will be the daily hot spot serving up great music, fun times and awesome food and drinks. Be sure to reserve your Put-in-Bay Resort or Hotel room early as this weekend means FUN! Reservations for hotels and resorts can be made on line or by calling 1-888-742-7829. Home rentals can be booked on line or by calling 216-898-9951
May 25-3
Ohio Bike Week Rally on the Rock!Sandusky Ohio is home base for the annual Ohio Bike week which offers event attendees the opportunity to Visit Put-in-Bay as part of the event. The Miller Ferry transports riders and their motorcycles over to the island to enjoy all Put-in-Bay has to offer. The official host hotel on the island, the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center offers bikers overnighting on the island secure covered parking for their motorcycles with prior reservation. Reserve on their website Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center or by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829.


JUNE 2018


June 1-2
Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend Bash at the Bay!Schools out and Summer weddings are just around the corner and thats part of what makes this June weekend one of the most popular weekends for couple preparing to celebrate their nuptials. The islands Top Ranked Blue Marlin Swim up Bar & Grill located at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Centers is the weekend place to be and be seen. This is another weekend where our larger units sell out quickly! Be sure to reserve early by calling 888-742-7829 for Hotels, Resorts, Condos and 8 and 12-person Villas and 216-898-9951 for Home Rentals.
June 6-10
Toledo Yacht Clubs Mills Cup Sailing Races!Originally started in 1907 as a test of navigational skills, the Mills Cup Race has evolved into the premier sailing race on Lake Erie. This annual race is unique in that the race is held at night. Since 1981, the race has begun at the harbor light and ended at Put-in-Bay Ohio. The Put-in-Bay Yacht club has been involved in the hosting od the race for over 35 years. This is a great time to Visit Put-in-Bay and take in the sights of the Put-in-Bay Dock hosting hundreds of colorful sailing ships.
June 8-9
2nd Annual Put-in-Bay Music FestivalVisit Put-in-Bay Ohio for the 2nd annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival featuring new grass, bluegrass, folk, rhythm and blues, pop and zydeco all performed LIVE and FREEE in an all-day concert event located at the Perrys Victory & International Peace Memorial located in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio. This family friendly evert is a joint effort between many partners including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Park Service, the Perry Group, the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and the Ohio Arts Council. The event starts Saturday at 11:00 AM.
June 15-16
Founders Day WeekendVisit Put-in-Bay Ohio on Saturday June 16th for the 44th annual celebration of the islands founding fathers. Put-in-Bay History is celebrated in DeRivera park, downtown Put-in-Bay from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This family oriented free event will feature live entertainment, arts & crafts from local and area vendors, vintage Put-in-Bay memorabilia and handcrafted jewelry.
June 17
Fathers Day at the Bay!Bring Dad over for his special day at Put-in-Bay! Tour the island by renting a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart, treat him to a round of golf or a family game of Putt-Putt. Many of the popular Put-in-Bay Restaurants offer special discounts and meals and there is always a great time to be had in our local pubs with some great Put-in-Bay Entertainment!
June 22-24
Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest!Join the Pyrates in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohios DeRivera park and prepare to relive the Pyrate era. Authentic Pyrate costumes are encouraged and a contest will be held! This family friendly event re-enacts history with cannon firing demonstrations, parades, educational events and is a free event! Join in the 5K run/walk of just sit back and watch the skullduggery! The event starts at 10:00 am on Friday thru Sunday at 6:00 pm.
June 29-30
Halfway thru summer!Have you made your Put-in-Bay Getaway yet?


JULY 2018


July 4
Independence Day at Put-in-Bay!One of the most popular days of the year is the Put-in-Bay Independence Day celebration. Island businesses and residents work together to sponsor on of the best fireworks displays on Lake Erie. Always held on the 4th by tradition, this stunning fireworks display is ignited form a barge placed in the middle of the Put-in-Bay Harbor. The show is best viewed from the sea wall or from the lawn of the Perrys Victory and Peace Memorial. Put-in-Bay Restaurants offering great views include the Boardwalk and the Keys! Get there early as seating is limited. Put-in-Bay Hotels and Resorts sell out quickly for this special event so be sure to book on line early or by calling the reservation center at 888-742-7829.
July 14-16
Put-in-Bay Cup Soccer challengeFor over a dozen years the 6 versus 6 soccer tournaments has been held at Put-in-Bay Ohio. This soccer competition is played on a smaller field and teams are limited to 6 players at a time. Teams are ranked by skill level and there are different divisions for mens. womens and co-ed teams. The Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup is a fun filled event both on and off the field. Teams from a 6-state area and Canada compete by day and enjoy the Put-in-Bay nightlife by evening.

For further information on registration for this event visit www.6v6soccer.com. The Put-in-Bay Resort, Bay Lodging Resort and the Edgewater Hotel are the recommended hotels for the event and are all within walking distance of the field and the downtown nightlife. Hotels and Resorts for this event may be booked by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829. For home rentals call 216-898-9951
July 15-19
ILYA Junior Bay WeekJunior sailors compete for points in various racing classes that compile points nationally. Deep Water races are also held by various classes. Races are best viewed from the Put-in-Bay Harbor or the western shores of Put-in-Bay Island.
July 19-21
Put-in-Bay Christmas in JulyThe biggest weekend of the year! Island businesses decorate as if it were Christmas! Holiday Drinks and Christmas cheer is served up at Put-in-Bay Restaurants. This Christmas themed weekend is one of the first to sell out each summer. Its not unusual for hotels and resorts to be sold out very early for this 3-day weekend so be sure to book early by calling 888-742-7829
July 25
Put-in-Bay Garden Club Home & Garden TourStay tuned for additional information
July 28-29
Just a few short weeks before school starts!Time for you and the family to plan that last minute Put-in-Bay Vacation


AUGUST 2018


August 2-5
ILYA Senior Sail RegattaSponsored by the Inter-Lake Yachting Association and enjoyed by thousands for over 100 years this colorful race features sleek sailing vessels engaging in highly competitive races by class round the Lake Erie Islands. These races are best seen on the Western Shores of Put-in-Bay and boats may be seen up close and personal at the Put-in-Bay Ohio Boat Docks.
August 4-11
Island Green WeekPut-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island celebrate Island Green week promoting the preservation and protection of our island natural resources. Stroll thru one of several island preserves and enjoy educational activities for young and old alike. Special island discounts are available for Island Green week participants.
August 4-5
13th Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Societys "Auction for History"The annual auction of the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society features a wide section of items of value donated by local residents and businesses and is the principal fundraiser for the Historical Society. Items may be previewed on Thursday evening and silent auction bids may be placed at that time. For additional information and location information visit the Put-in-Bay Historical Society website www.leihs.org
August 8-12
ILYA 125th annual Powerboat RegattaPut-in-Bay will host the 125th annual gathering of the Inter-Lake Yachting Association Powerboat Regatta at the Put-in-Bay Boat Docks.
August 11
August 11th Put-in-Bay Volleyball ClassicThis highly popular event hosted at Put-in-Bay offers co-ed teams the opportunity to compete for the title at Put-in-Bay. Registration information may be found on line at http://www.volleyballassociates.com/pib-classic.html Team captains are advised to reserve Put-in-Bay Hotels and Resorts early as larger units such at the Put-in-Bay Villas tend to sell out quickly. Home rentals are also an option and may be booked by calling 216-898-9951
August 17-18
Key West Days at Put-in-BayPut-in-Bay Ohio and Key West Florida share much more than just being an island vacation destination, they also share many of the same entertainers! Put-in-Bay Entertainment icons such as Mike ?Mad Dog? Adams, Pete & Wayne, Ray Fogg, Bob Gatewood and retired Pat Dailey join in celebrating ?Key West Days? at Put-in-Bay. Since 2005, Key West has hosted Put-in-Bay Days in February, a well-attended winter event
August 17-18
Put-in-Bay Volleyball TournamentFor over than 25 years, over 2500 volleyball players have competed in an all-day tournament at Put-in-Bay. The event is held at the ball field across from the Put-in-Bay School and McCann Field off of Toledo Avenue. Players and teams are grouped by divisions and are co-ed with 2 female players on the field at all times. USAV outdoor rules apply. Put-in-Bay Hotel & Resort reservations should be made early for this event ono line at Put-in-Bay Resort, Bay Lodging Resort and the Edgewater Hotel, all of which are located walking distance from the fields. Home rentals may be made thru the Island Club by calling 216-210-7285
August 27-30
Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion WeekStay tuned for details
August 31-3
Put-in-Bay Annual Labor Day Weekend Bash at the Bay!This popular three-day weekend serves up some of the Put-In-Bays best live entertainment with many bands playing multiple dates. Put-in-Bay Resorts award winning Blue Marlin Bar & Grill and the swim up pool bar will be the place to be and be seen this weekend.


SEPTEMBER 2018


September 7-8
Put-in-Bay Historical WeekendJoin us as we celebrate Put-in-Bay History and the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perrys naval victory over the British. This family oriented event features art in the park on Saturday where well known regional craftspeople display and sell their wood and paper, fabric, stained glass, pottery and photography creations in an open-air market. Military reenactments are performed at the Perrys Victory and Peace Memorial and over 1,500 Boy Scouts camp at the base of the Monument and participate in the years largest parade on Saturday afternoon. Local dignitaries are joined by numerous regional high school bands and over 100 classic and rare automobiles appearing in the Grand parade.
September 9
Muffins vs. Mossbacks Historical Baseball GameAn annual tradition at Put-in-Bay the Ohio Historical Muffins Challenge game is playing by the original rules of baseball. The family friendly game starts at 2:00 PM and all proceeds benefit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Refreshments are available.
September 14-15
45th annual New Years at Put-in-Bay CelebrationPut-in-Bay invites you to enjoy our annual Casino night featuring Casino Style gambling on the streets of downtown Put-in-Bay from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday evening. Put-in-Bay Boat Docks are filled with brightly decorated boats for this fun festive occasion. Another weekend that sells out quickly so be sure to book your Put-in-Bay Resort or Hotel early!
September 14-15
15th Annual Put-in-Bay 5K RaceThis popular 5k and 1 Mile race is for runners and walkers of all ages! The race commences in front of the Put-in-Bay Restaurant The Boat House in downtown Put-in-Bay. The curse meanders along the island shoreline and runners / walkers have often said this is one of the most scenic runs in the state of Ohio. Preregistration is recommended and may be done by visiting the race promoters website http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/ participants are eligible to win prizes based on age levels, male and female. The Bay Lodging Resort is the lodging Sponsor for this event and reservations are recommended to be made early on line or by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829.
September 14-15
43rd Annual Put-in-Bay Clam BakeSponsored by the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department, this popular event is held on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Put-in-Bay Fire Station next door to the Put-in-Bay Senior Center. Tickets are just $25.00 and your dinner includes a dozen clams, ? BBQ Chicken, potato, corn, vegetables and fresh fruit. All proceeds are used to purchased equipment for the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department. You can order carryout by calling 419-385-7805 or FAX your order to 419-285-3729.
September 21-22
Put-In-Bays Half Way to St. Pattys Day Celebration!The 16th annual celebration of the half-way mark to St. Patricks Day with Put-in-Bay Restaurants promoting Irish food and drinks! Join the traditional Irish parade commencing at the well-known Put-in-Bay Restaurant Hooligans Irish Pub who sponsors a Bagpipe and Drum Marching Band! Kids and Adults alike dress up in Irish garb.


OCTOBER 2018


October 5-6
20th Annual Put-in-Bay Fall BallWhat started 20 years ago as a small gathering of friends to celebrate the upcoming end of Summer has grown into one of the biggest weekends of the season with over 2000 people attending last year! This fun filled street party features discounted rooms and over 50kegs of beer and over 3000 hot dogs, hamburgers, Brats with side dishes all FREE!

You MUST be a registered guest at one of the sponsoring establishments and wristbands will be issued to you upon check in for admittance into this private event. No exceptions can be made nor can wristbands be purchased. This private party is exclusively for guests of the Island Club, Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Put-in-Bay Villas, Commodore Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Edgewater Hotel only. You must be a registered guest at one of these establishments to attend. No exceptions will be made for liability purposes! Be sure to reserve your Put-in-Bay Resort or Hotel Room or Put-in-Bay Rental Home early as this weekend always books up and sells out quickly between the Party, the Wine Fest, and the football games! Call 888-742-7829 for reservations.
October 5-6
Put-In-Bays 14th Annual Wine FestivalThis event is located at the Put-in-Bay Winery on Bayview Avenue just west of the Boardwalk Restaurant. The event starts at 11:00 Am on Saturday thru 6:00 PM. Admission is $10.00 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass. Sample tickets are $1.00 each and wine samples run between $2.00 and five dollars. Gusts may sample wines from hundreds of varieties of foreign and domestic wines including wine produced on the island by the Heineman Winery. A silent auction benefits the Lake Erie Island Historical Society. Tours or the Put-in-Bay Winery are also offered. Full bottles of wine are available for purchase to take home.
October 13-14
25th Annual Put-in-Bay OktoberfestFor 25 years this Put-in-Bay family tradition celebrates Oktoberfest with Put-in-Bay Restaurants suppling some GREAT German food, ice cold beer, and live entertainment by the ever-popular Maxx Band. Families will enjoy a fun filled afternoon with polka dancing and German music under the big tent in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio. Attendees can expect some of the best cabbage rolls, brats, Wiener Schnitzel, and sauerbraten all produced locally and lets not forget all those wonderful desserts! The entry fee is $4.00 for adults. Children under 12 are free when with an adult.
October 19-20
The WakeThis Put-in-Bay tradition mourns the passing of another great summer season at the Put-in-Bay Bars known as the Roundhouse bar. The event starts on Saturday evening where guest pay a small entry fee to pass thru the haunted hotel and pay their respects to the summer of 2018s passing. This 35-year tradition end with great live entertainment. For information on what band will be playing visit the Put-in-Bay Entertainment page.
October 19-20
Put-in-Bay HomecomingNot your typical high school homecoming, this weekend celebrates the return of former island employees and friends for a weekend of friendship and fun. A bar crawl will be held and the Put-in-Bay Resort is offering discounted reunion rates. All former employees, residents and friends are invited. For Put-in-Bay Hotel and Resort reservations book on line or call the central reservation center at 888-742-7829
October 26-27
Put-in-Bay Halloween Boo Bash at the BayPut-in-Bay Ohio plays host to Ohios largest island Halloween party. Join over 2000 people dressing up in costumes with many Put-in-Bay Bars hosting costume contests that have great cash prizes! A must stop is Mr. Eds Bar & Grill where live entertainment and the costume contest is a must see! This weekend is the last big weekend before we close up shop for our vacation into 2019 so book your Put-in-Bay Hotel or Resort early or call the central reservation center at 888-742-7829