June 2019 Events At Put-in-Bay!

There are plenty of June 2019 Events and things to keep you and your family busy on the island in June. Among the most popular are the following:

Put-in-Bay Music Festival

On Saturday, June 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Put-in-Bay Music Festival will take place on the grassy lawn across from the Dairy Isle. There will be six bands, food and drink available and more. See the article on page 29-B5 of this issue for complete information.

Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade

The Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade will be held Saturday, June 15th, in DeRivera Park. Dogs of all kinds and sizes are encouraged to participate.
Registration for this amusing, fun event will open in the Gazebo at 9:30 a.m., followed by the children led traditional doggie stroll around the Park at 10:30. Judging will immediately follow the parade. This is always an enjoyable and entertaining event for the entire island and particularly the children. Cats are NOT invited.

Founder’s Day At Put-in-Bay

The annual Founders Day Celebration at Put-in-Bay will be held in the center of the village at DeRivera Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th. This free, family-focused island event, is hosted by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and celebrates the founding of Put-in-Bay by Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera. Founder’s Day will feature live entertainment, playing popular tunes in a fair-type
atmosphere. Children’s games will be available from noon to 2 p.m. There will also be local crafters and jewelry makers selling their wares. Pick up a vintage Put-in-Bay souvenir, handcrafted items, tee-shirts, jewelry and more.

Island Artisans Fair

Local artists will gather at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Thursday, June 20th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sell art, crafts, beauty products and more. If you are interested in participating, please contact Christie Ontko at freshwatersensations@yahoo.com.

Pirate Festival

The 11th Annual Put-in-Bay Pirate Festival will take place from June 21st to 23rd in the downtown park. Scallywags, Pirates, Buccaneers, Mermaids, Corsairs, Wenches, and all common folk are invited to this fun-filled event. Put-in-Bay’s annual Pyrate Fest sees the return of the Pirate King to find his stolen treasure. Fun for the whole family with costume contests for kids and adults, cardboard boat races, watch Pirates invade the Put-in-Bay Harbor, a 5K Run, a Pirate Village, Faire Winds Circus, historic displays, re-enactors and so much more! Don’t forget to dress like a Pyrate and Save $1 OFF your round trip passenger fare for Put-in-Bay, any time during Pirate Fest.

Perry’s Monument Sunset Tour

Perry’s Monument Sunset Tour will take place on Friday, June 21st, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., the day of the Summer Solstice. The evening Summer Solstice Ticket includes a trip to the Observation Deck to experience the longest day of the year. There is a $20 fee for adults and a $10 fee for kids (5-15) for the evening program and tickets can be purchased through the NPS Fee Portal site, recreation.gov, until 48 hours prior to the event. All tickets must then be purchased at the Ticket Desk in the column the night of the event.

Pirate 5K Run

The Pirate Run 5K to benefit Stein Hospice will be held at DeRivera Park on Bayview Ave. on June 23rd. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 day of the race. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Reel Bar, 461 Catawba Avenue, with the race beginning at 9:30 a.m. Registration Package: $35 includes race, round trip passenger fare aboard Miller Ferry, and bus transportation (available only until June 10). Register by mail: 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or www.steinhospice.org Awards will be held at the Reel Bar for:

• Top Overall Male & Female Runners
• Top Overall Male & Female Walkers
• Age Group Running Awards (under 13, 14-19, 20-
19, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

Other June Events

There are lots of other June 2019 events on deck! Stay Tuned!