July 2019 Events At Put-in-Bay Ohio

Put-in-Bay 4th of July-The Patriots Symphonic Band, an 80-piece non-profit band based in Lorain County, OH, will perform a selection
of patriotic music during a 90-minute Freedom Concert on the plaza of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, the site of last months Put-in-Bay Music Festival. starting at 6 p.m. on July 4th. The Patriots bring back memories of a hometown band playing in the community square at the July 4th picnic. They will be playing patriotic selections from the Music Man. The concert is free and open to the general public. Make sure you’re in downtown Put-in-Bay on Wednesday, July 4th, at the time it gets dark (10 p.m.). Come celebrate America’s birthday at the annual Island Business Owners
and Friends of the Bay sponsored spectacular fireworks display named one of the best in Ohio. Fireworks will be shot off a barge over the downtown harbor. Bring a chair or blanket for one of our favorite July 2019 Events.

The Perry Group… is having two fundraiser events in July. The first is a trip to the top of the Monument to view the 4th of July Fireworks.
This BYOB (in plastic containers) costs $100 per person. The event is almost sold out as we go to press. On July 20th at 8 p.m., the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Landing, there will be a reception at the Visitors Center with light hors d’oeuvres. Put-in-Bay’s resident astronomy expert, Gene Zajak, will speak. The group will then adjourn to go up in the Monument and view the night sky in honor of the anniversary. This is also a BYOB event, with plastic containers. This event costs $50 per person. Watch for posters with further details.

Nature Happenings- On Saturday, July 6th at 9 a.m. there will be Purple Martin banding with Tom Kashmir and Lisa Rock of the Green
Creek Conservation Society and Paula Ziebarth of the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. This a good chance to safely view young birds. Also on Saturday, July 6th at 11 a.m. AmeriCorps intern Emma Young will lead a shoreline cleanup immediately following the purple martin banding. Bring gloves if you have them. Water and bags provided. Ford Tri-Motor Rides at Put-in-Bay Airport
Ford Tri-Motor rides in the Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Trimotor 5-AT “City of Wichita”/”City of Port Clinton” will be available at the Put-in-Bay Airport on Sunday, July 7th, and Monday, July 8th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Take this great opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world’s first mass-produced airliner! 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book your flight by calling 1-877-952-5395, or by email at flytheford@eaa.org. Ticket prices are Adults $77 in-person ($72 advance online: www.flytheford.org; Children 17 and Under $52 per
child walkup/advance. Right seat upgrade may be available for $165 (restrictions do apply) (Right seat may not be available at the Put-in Bay-tour stop) In addition, you can always upgrade your seat the day of the flight in the event that you are interested in a right seat. Right seats are not available for prebookings. Walk up upgrade available only. Another Trimotor visit to Put-in-Bay will be on August 4th and 5th.

Museum Estate Sale- July 12th & 13th, 2019 • 11:00 – 5:00 The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society will be holding an Estate Sale which will benefit the island museum. As you may have read in Island News June 2019, the sale includes a large estate collection of oil paintings, artwork, china glass, linens, and 18th & 19th century English and American furniture The sale will be held on Friday, July 12th, and Saturday, July 13th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at George Stoiber’s workshop barn on Niagara Ave., the road then leads up into Victory Woods on the northeast side of Crown Hill Cemetery. Go until you see his barn on the left near the end of the road. All sales benefit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Museum. Everyone is welcome,
so stop out.

Put-in-Bay Community Swim Sail Cruise Out -This year’s Community Swim/Sail Cruise Out Fundraiser aboard one of the Miller ferries will take place on Saturday, July 13th, at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase now! $50 per ticket gets you an amazing sunset cruise with
live entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats. BYOB fun adult cocktails will be available for purchase, a 50/50 raffle, Barrel of Booze raffle, and Best Cruise Outfit Award will round out a memorable evening for all! Tickets are limited to 200 on a first-come, first-served basis.

4th Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion The 4th Annual Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion will begin on Friday, July 19th. The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a drone photo (at a place to be announced) followed with a parade through town. At 7 p.m., participants will meet at T&J’s Smoke House. The next day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a Jeep Show will take place at Heineman Winery. Trophies and awards will be given out at 2 p.m. Stop by the Honest Speed Shop tent and pick up some swag. Car show proceeds to benefit The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and has become an annual July 2019 Events.

Lunar Landing Anniversary- Saturday, July 20th, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing. One of the best places to see the sky that night will be from the Burgee Bar and Claw Daddy’s at the end of the Boardwalk dock. You can sit there and sip “The Star Gazer,” a special drink for the event. You’ll also be able to get one at The Keys.

Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day- The 5th Annual Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day is set for Saturday, August 3, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m. starting at the Middle Bass Island State Park as part of Island Green Week. F The event benefits the Put-in-Bay Township Park District’s Middle Bass Island preserves.

All Animal Parade- Jason Root from The Dellwood on East Point is working on a terrific new event for August. It’s a fundraiser parade and contest for the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department which is like the Pooch Parade but will be a bit different in that it will feature all pets. It will be called the “All Animal Pet Parade,” and is secluded to take place on Saturday, August 10th, downtown in DeRivera Park. Registration for the parade will begin in the morning at 10:30 at the gazebo, the parade will start at 2 p.m. and the judging will take place at 2:30 p.m. There will be a registration fee for pets, $10 for dogs and $5 for cats. Fees are yet to be determined for other kinds of pets.
There will be live music in the gazebo, plus the Ottawa County Humane Society will have a booth at the event. Jason tells us he is looking to make this inaugural event an annual one with all proceeds going to the PIBVFD. Jason also says volunteers are needed to help with the event, including any boys and girls who would like to help fill water bowls for the animals. For more information or to help with this event, please contact Jason at (808) 800-1743.