At Put-in-Bay, the Memorial Day three-day weekend has grown to be one of the busiest and most popular weekends of the year. Marking many families end of the school year and start of summer vacations, Put-in-Bay’s most popular entertainers return to the island to perform Memorial Day weekend, many with multiple shows! You can see who is playing whereby visiting our Put-in-Bay Ohio Entertainment Page. Active Duty service members and Veterans will receive discounts on the Put-in-Bay Ferry (Free passage on both ferries on Monday only) and many Put-in-Bay Merchants.
On May 26th, 27th & 28th Tourists will enjoy demonstrations such as Historic Firearms and the Park’s Carronade throughout the day by Park Rangers & Volunteers. Ranger programs will cover the nuances of the 1812 military uniform, the proper handling of black powder, and the steps to firing a musket. Be sure to reserve your Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental Online before you arrive!
Historic Firearms demonstrations will take place at 11:00 am 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
A Bagpipe Rendering of Taps
Carronade demonstrations will be given at Noon, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
Sunday Skip Duggan Car Club’s Classic Car Parade at 2:30 PM.
There will be a 1:00p m Junior Ranger program “Join the Army”
Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th in the lower plaza of the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial at 11:00 am to honor our Veterans past and present at Perry’s 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 and, at times features over 100 antique and classic cars. A big hit with the kids is the candy truck at the end tossing a treat to the children.
The Put-in-Bay Resorts award-winning pool and swim-up bar the Blue Marlin 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 online or by calling 1-888-742-7829. Put-in-Bay Rental Homes can be booked online or by calling 419-285-7427
Be certain to stop into one of Put-in-Bay’s Bars & Pubs during Memorial Day Weekend and lift a glass for those that lost their lives performing for our independence. The Blue Marlin Bar & Grill offers an eclectic selection of beers and homemade food items. Other nearby locations include the Old Forge and The Reel Bar. You can construct your spontaneous bar crawl right on Catawba Avenue! These locations are known for their great live entertainment and great food, so everyone stays satisfied.
On Memorial Day, all Veterans receive complimentary ferry rides to Put-in-Bay. Check out our accommodation resource page today and book your reservations before all the rooms fill up on this famous weekend! Once you get an idea of all that is planned, consider making it a long weekend.