September 2019 Events At Put-in-Bay
Here are a few of the many September 2019 Events events going on this month on Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass. Make sure you get out for as
many of these as you can.
Art in the Park – Sept. 7th
Join the fun in Put-in-Bay’s DeRivera Park for Art in the Park a Part of the Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art in the Park. See artists demonstrations and vendors throughout the day while browsing original creations by dozens of artists, including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, woodwork, photography, framed arts, watercolors, Put-in-Bay original island designs and crafts, textiles, paintings and more—one of the best September 2019 Events for families.
Memorial Dedication – Sept. 7th
The island’s Scheible-Downing American Legion Post will hold a dedication of the new monument next to the Doughboy Statue in DeRivera Park on Saturday, September 7th, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, which honors our veterans.
Harbor Illumination – Sept. 7th
The Harbor Illumination celebrates over 200 years of peace with Canada and Great Britain. This is an event that continues to capture the imagination and memories of islanders and visitors, as well as connect us to our history. From the Monument property to Stone Lab and along the shores of Gibraltar and Middle Bass, flares will be deployed every 15 feet. Look for their glow at dusk. See the website www.friendsofperry.org to sponsor a memorial flare, or email perrygroupinfo@ gmail.com to volunteer for the event.
Muffin vs. Mossbacks Old-Fashioned Baseball Game – Sept. 8th
Come out to the ball diamond across from the Put-in-Bay School on Sunday, Sept. 8th, at 1 p.m. and enjoy watching an old-fashion baseball game played between the Muffins from Ohio Village and the Mossbacks, a team of island players. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available.
Muscle Bay Fitness Tug A War Contest -Sept. 8th
Come and watch Island businesses compete in the first Muscle Bay Fitness Tug A War at McCann Field on Sunday, September 8th, at 4 p.m. at McCann Field. Five-man teams, each with three men and two women representing an island business, will compete against each other to win the Muscle Bay Fitness GOLDEN DUMBBELL. The winners will be able to display the Dumbbell until next year. They will also have all bragging rights and a chance to take on the Muscle Bay team! Sign your teams up at Muscle Bay Fitness Center. Wear your business T-Shirts.
Bowl Painting Party – Sept. 9th
The Butterfly House is sponsoring the bowl painting party, and you are invited! Please join the fun at the Senior Center on Monday, September 9th, from 4 to 8 p.m. Frosty’s will provide pizzas, and the Island Beverage Center will provide drinks. The bowls and glazes are provided by the Butterfly House. It’s free and fun! Last year, Empty Bowls by the Lake donated $17,000 to help battle hunger and raise
awareness. Please help us fight hunger, one bowl at a time!
Patriot’s Day – Sept. 11th
On Wednesday, September 11th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a Flag Garden with American flags and flags from each of the countries who lost citizens during the tragedies on September 11, 2001, will be installed on the West Lawn at Perry’s Monument. A bagpiper will play at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the World Trade Center and again at 10:28 a.m. when Flight 93 crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
OAPFF 9/11 Wreath Laying – Sept. 11 join The Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters and the U.S. National Park Service as they honor the lives of those who perished in the attacks on our country on September 11, 2001. The wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the events of September 11, 2001, will commence at 8:46 a.m. at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial. The ceremony will be held in inclement weather at the Niagara Events Center on Concord Ave. For additional information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Director of Operations, Bill Mastroianni, at 216-375-4159.
Put-in-Bay New Year’s Eve Celebration – Sept. 14th
Join in the fun at the long-standing September 2019 Events highlighting Put-in-Bay New Year island style. The event will occur on Saturday night, September 14th, from 6 to 11 p.m. on Putin- Bay’s main street. Join local establishments for an evening of Monte Carlo street games, including Blackjack, Big Six, Poker, and other casino-style games.
The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help run the games. They need dealers, game attendants, and runners. Food and drinks will be provided for our volunteers. Please get in touch with Tina at the Chamber of Commerce office 419-285-2832 if you’d like to volunteer.
Put-in-Bay Island Clambake – Sept. 14th
You’d better get your tickets now to be sure you’ll eat delicious clams at this year’s Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. Clambake on Saturday, Sept. 14th, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Put-in-Bay Fire Station on Concord Ave. We hear there will be 350 dozen clams.
Lake Erie Wing Watch – Sept. 15th
Enjoy the great birding the island area offers with field trips and activities for birders of all skill levels. Along with speakers, canoeing
and birding walk on the mainland, join in on the unique opportunity to tour Put-in-Bay with local conservationist Lisa Brohl on Sunday, September 15th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kilted Classic Golf Tournament – Sept. 16th
Get your Scottish on and come take part in the Kilted Classic Golf Tournament at Saunders Resort Golf Course on Monday, Sept. 16th, at 1
p.m. There will best scramble, best co-ed scramble, best female scramble, and worst scramble categories. Participants will get a kilt!
3rd Annual Taste of Put-in-Bay – Sept. 19th
Plan now to attend the Taste of Put-in-Bay event at the Put-in-Bay Vol. Fire Dept. on Thursday, September 19th, at 5:30 p.m. Sample and
judge the fare of the island restaurants, plus buy raffle tickets for some fantastic prizes. The food was terrific last year, so come hungry.
Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit the fire department for continued upgrades and education for the department’s wonderful volunteer staff.
Tickets for the Taste of Put-in-Bay are available from Paula Garsteck, Ryan “Doc” Daugherty, Michael McCann, and Doug Wilhelm.
Half Way to St. Patty’s Day – Sept. 21st
Come and enjoy the annual Put-in-Bay celebration of the half-way mark to St. Patrick’s Day with Irish music, food, and drinks, plus the parade at 2 p.m. Come early and help set a new Guinness Record for a group pretzel dip in the cheese. Only 256 people are needed to break the record. Join the group effort at 1 p.m. at the rear of Hooligans and dip a pretzel in Hooleys Cheese dip.
The event will officially be documented and counted with the help of drones and videos. Participants will get an official certificate that they helped break a world record and enjoy the pretzel when all is said and done. Irish bagpipers and a snare drum band will lead the parade and perform at Hooligans on Catawba Ave in the afternoon. The parade begins at 2 p.m. and doesn’t forget to wear your green. Decorate your golf cart to participate in the parade!
Miller Boat Line 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk – Sept. 21st
Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend this annual Put-in-Bay 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk Saturday, September 21st, starting near the Boathouse around 9 a.m. Participants enjoy the scenic course, much of it winding along the island shoreline. Pre-register for a discount. Registrants receive a discounted fare aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay. Prizes and unique engraved Lake Erie stones will be awarded to several age levels, male and female. Sign up at http://www.hermescleveland.com
20th Annual Grape Stomp at J.F. Walleye’s – Sept. 21st
Plan now to attend the 20th Annual Grape Stomp at J.F. Walleye’s on Middle Bass Island on Saturday, September 21st, starting at 1 p.m. The
event, emceed again by Phil Eaton, is free and open to all. Stompers will receive commemorative medals and commemorative T-shirts
will be available for purchase. If you’re hungry, a hog roast will be available for purchase. So come on down and get your feet purple at this great island event!
Oktgoaterfest – Sept. 21st Come enjoy some great food, imported Austrian bier, and the music of the Phil Yahn Band playing polka music. The event takes place on Saturday, September 21st, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Biergarten at the Goat.
International Day of Peace – Sept. 21st
World Peace Day was established in 1981 by unanimous UN Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will the discussion. The series will be held in the Visitor Center from 1 to 3 p.m. The Park’s International Flag Collection will circle the three flag poles and create a large peace symbol visible from the Observation Deck.
Vintage Sports Car Racing and Put-in-Bay Road Races Reunion – Sept. 24th- 27th
For the 10th consecutive year, the sounds of the open exhausts of MGs, Porsches, Triumphs, Morgan Trikes, Turners, and many other unique sports cars of the past will reverberate off the buildings along Delaware Avenue and the roads around the island, which were the exact same course that the cars raced in the past. The Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion offers many exciting activities, plus a car race at the Put-in-Bay Airport to the delight of spectators. Race viewing is FREE! Bring a lawn chair to sit around the airport and get a great vantage point of the races.
Goat Closedown – Sept. 29th
On Sunday, September 29th, stop by for the Goat’s closedown for half-off food, beer, wine, and cocktails all day. A fun September 2019 Event Come and enjoy the last day the restaurant will be open for the 2019 season. FYI, the Goat Biergarten will be open throughout October, weather permitting, so enjoy a pretzel or brat and plan to drink some great imported beer.