Put-in-Bay Calendar of Events

There is a lot happening at Put-in-Bay so check us out.

Welcome to Put-in-Bay Ohio Summer season 2014. Review the schedule of events where every weekend at Put in Bay is a new reason to have fun! Special events at Put in Bay start in April and run thru late October on the island.

Put-in-Bay Events for the Summer of 2014

Deep Water Sailing Races

July 31st - August 1st
An island tradition, the deep water sailing races compete by classes at Put-in-Bay

I-LYA Senior Sailing Races

July 31st - August 1st
For over 100 years races have gathered at Put-in-Bay to race of the Western Shore. Races can be watched from the shore of Put-in-Bay. Stop by the downtown harbor for a colorful display of sails and sleek racing craft.

Power Boat Regatta

August 6th - August 10th
Put-in-Bay welcomes the annual I-LYA Power Boat Regatta. Four days of activities based at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

Barber Shop Quartets Concert at Put-in-Bay

August 8th - August 9th
The annual performance on the island by the Barber shoppers will take place at 7 pm at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial plaza in the downtown area on Friday and the Middle bass Town Hall on Saturday. Over 20 quartets performing are expected to perform.

The 9th Annual Lake Erie Islands Historical Society's island "Auction for History"

August 9th - August 9th
Annual auction benefiting the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum, 4 p.m. Viewing begins at 1 p.m. Preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Friday night, August 9, at 4 p.m. at the Event Center. The auction will be held at the Event Center on Concord. Check the museum website, leihs.org for more info.

Roundhouse Bars Bartender Olympics!

August 12th - August 12th
Sponsored by the Roundhouse Bar, this popular island event is held on the main strip Delaware Avenue and inside the red round bar. Competition begins at 7 pm with a parade and the lighting of the Olympic torch. Local bars and restaurants perform unique skits and zany theatrics.


August 16th - August 17th
For more than 25 years volleyball players have competed in this day long tournament held the last few years at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay. Over 2500 players compete in numerous divisions. Hotel reservations should be made early for this large event by calling 888-742-7829 or for home rentals call 216-898-9951.

Key West Days at Put-in-Bay

August 22nd - August 23rd
Island entertainers who perform on Put-in-Bay in the summer and in Key West in the winter will participate in the annual "Key West Days at Put-in-Bay." Key West held its first "Put-in-Bay Days" in February of 2005 with a huge turnout of northerners seeking to escape the winter cold. Check our entertainment page for schedules and look for Mike "Mad Dog" Adams, Pete & Wayne, Ray Fogg and Pat Dailey!

Perry's Victory Triathlon & Family Races at Put-in-Bay

August 24th - August 24th
Perry's Victory Triathlon & Family Races is a great opportunity to get the family all together one last time before the kids go back to school! It will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio (South Bass Island). The route has been designed to take you on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay with the hub of the race being held on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. This is a great event for first time du/triathletes as well as seasoned veterans. The event will offer a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, Kids FUN Run and for the first time a 5k Run. Registration URL: https://allsportfun.webconnex.com/PVT

The 21st Annual 5-iron Classic Golf Tournament

August 24th - August 24th
Take home $10,000 in cash if you sink a hole-in-one or one of three other great prizes! Plus prize packages for each of the nine holes at the 19th Annual 5-Iron Classic sponsored by E-Z-GO Golf Carts. Four-player teams are permitted to use just a 5-iron and a putter to compete for more than $25,000 in prizes, including a new golf cart, golf bags, clubs and more. Also great raffle prizes, a picnic lunch, beverages and greens fees. Everything is included in $120 fee per team.

Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion

August 25th - August 27th
Classic sports car owners recreate the post WWII road races around the island from 1952-1959 and again in 1963. Put-in-Bay was one of only two places in the U.S. where public roads were closed and lined with bales of hay to provide a sports car racing circuit. For more information, visit pibroadrace.com. For hotel information contact the Put-in-Bay Resort &Conference Center at 888-742-7829

Annual Labor Day Bash at the Bay weekend

August 30th - September 2nd
Invite your friends and family for this three day weekend at Put-in-Bay! Many of the islands most popular entertainers appear for multiple venues and be sure to book your lodging early as this weekend books fast! Stay for Monday nights "White Spider Night" the annual "waving off" of the last ferry of the day but not the season complete with fireworks and live entertainment.

Historical Weekend

September 5th - September 7th
This family oriented weekend offers a wide variety of family activities including the Grand Parade on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. with antique and classic cars, numerous area bands and dignitaries. Boy Scout Camp-O-Ree at the Perry Memorial. Musket & Cannon firing demonstrations. Art in the Park featuring regional artists, photographers, potters, painters, silversmiths, and displays, downtown DeRivera Park on Saturday.

Art in the Park Downtown DeRivera Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a wide variety of area and regional artist displaying and selling their work. The Grand Parade starts at 2:15 pm on the main street in downtown Put-in-Bay.

The Toledo Symphony's first concert of the 2014 season will commence at 6:30 pm on the lawn behind the Perry's Victory Visitors Center.

Historical Weekend Grand Parade

September 6th - September 6th
Local and regional dignitaries join 1200 scouts, classic cars, four high school marching bands, the captain of the USS Lake Erie, area veterans and 1812 re-enactors for the annual Grand Parade at 2:15 p.m.

Art in the Park

September 6th - September 6th
Area and regional arts and craftspeople display and sell their original works in photography, watercolor, acrylic, pottery, silver smithing, glass, stained glass, fabric, wood and paper. Live demonstrations and silent auction that benefits the Put-in-Bay Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in DeRivera Park.

Muffins vs. Mossbacks Historical Baseball Game

September 7th - September 7th
Annual match played at the ball field on Concord Avenue. The Ohio Historical Society Muffins challenge the Put-in-Bay Mossbacks using the original rules of baseball. Game begins at 2 p.m. Refreshments available with all proceeds benefitting the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum. Sponsored by Miller Boat Line.

The 41st Annual New Years at the BAY!!

September 12th - September 13th
Put-in-Bay welcomes you to enjoy holiday festivities including the very popular Monte Carlo casino style gambling downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue from 6 pm to 11 pm on Saturday night. The boats in the Put-in-Bay harbor decorate for this fun festive occasion. Book your Put-in-Bay hotel or home rental accommodations early as this is one of the year's most popular weekends!

Half-Way to St. Patty's Day!

September 19th - September 20th
The 13th annual celebration of the half-way mark to St. Patrick's Day. Join in the fun and festivities and celebrate the Irish with Put-in-Bay Businesses promoting Irish food and beverages. A great weekend to enjoy the fall colors at Put-in-Bay Ohio.

11th Annual Miller Boat Line 5K Race

September 20th - September 20th
Join more than 600 runners in a challenging race around the island. Come root for your favorite runner or walker. Proceeds benefit Mother of Sorrows Church. The 5K will begin and end at the Boathouse Bar & Grill again this year. Hermes Sports of Cleveland is taking pre-registrations. Click the link below to register. One Mile Family Fun Walk begins 9:15 am at the Boathouse Restaurant, Downtown Put-in-Bay. Register through Hermes Sports. Discounted rooms for participants are offered at the Bay Lodging Resort and may be made by calling 888-742-7829

39th Annual Put-in-Bay Fire Department Clambake

September 20th - September 20th
The 39th annual island style Clam Bake sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Volunteer fire department. The event is held Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Fire Station on Concord Avenue. Bake includes a dozen clams, 1/2 chicken, and corn. Potato, fresh fruit and vegetables. Carry out is available! Tickets are $25.00 per person. Proceeds are used to update equipment for the Put-in-Bay island fire department. Call 419-285-7805 to place your carryout order or fax your order to 419-285-3709

Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Departments 5 Alarm Texas Hold Em Tournament

September 26th - September 27th
Island firefighters hold the annual Texas Holdem Tournaments to raise funds for equipment upgrades for the island department. Two tournaments, one at noon and the second at 6 p.m. held at the fire station on Concord Avenue. Refreshments available.

Tailgate Weekend

September 27th - September 27th
Put-in-Bay taverns and restaurants are taking advantage of this extra weekend in September to host "Tailgate Weekend" on the island. Businesses will host "tailgate parties" with a variety of sports teams, including the Browns, Indians, and Ohio State Buckeyes. The Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers will be at their home bar during the day selling food and Browns tee shirts to raise money for the club's local charities.

Putinbay.com's 16th annual Put in Bay Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Weekend!

October 3rd - October 4th
This annual 2 day event is the biggest event of the fall season! This event is for the guest's of the Island Club, Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Put-in-Bay Villas, the Bay Lodging Resort, Commodore Resort, Victory Station Hotel, and the Edgewater Hotel

This annual bash is the beginning of the end to the Put in Bay fall season. You must be a registered guest at one of these establishments to attend. No exceptions can be made! Be sure to book your reservations early as this weekend books up fast!

Join over 1800 people for 2 days of free food and frosty cold adult beverages, live entertainment and great family fun. Many island businesses offer great discounts for party attendees! Special guest band --- MY SISTER SARAH! Book EARLY as this weekend fills fast! For Hotel reservations call 888-742-7829 and for home rentals call 216-898-9951

The 10th annual Island Wine Festival

October 4th - October 4th
Sample more than 350 foreign and domestic wines, including island wines from Heineman Winery and Put-in-Bay Winery, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food, and excellent wine. Sample tickets are $1 and most samples are in the $1-$4 range. Purchase a full bottle to take home. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Doller House (Put-in-Bay Winery) downtown.

34th Annual Fall Bay Regatta

October 4th - October 4th
Enjoy the stunning Fall Bay Colors and watch these colorful boats race to Put-in-Bay. 34th season of sailing vessels arriving on the island.

The 21st annual Island Oktoberfest

October 10th - October 12th
This Put-in-Bay family tradition celebrates Oktoberfest with lots of food and live entertainment by the Maxx Band. Great family fun Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Enjoy a wide variety of German foods including spatzel, cabbage rolls, brats, sauerbraten, Wiener schnitzel and all your favorite German sweets! This event is held under a large tent located on Toledo Avenue near the downtown depot. Entry is $4.00 or $6.00 for a 2 day pass. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

The Wake at the Roundhouse Bar

October 17th - October 18th
This long time Put-in-Bay tradition celebrates the passing of another summer season. Join friends and islanders for a fun filled weekend, one of the last of the season! A 33 year tradition.

Halloween Boo Bash at the BAY!!

October 24th - October 25th
What do you get when you mix over 2000 people in costume, frosty cold adult beverages, and great live entertainment? Ohio's largest island Halloween Party and a great time! Costume Contests with numerous prizes cash prizes! Downtown bars and taverns decorate with a haunting theme! Book early! The island's last big weekend of the year!