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Put-in-Bay Up Coming Events For 2023

Upcoming Events & Things To Do For The Whole Family!

The upcoming Put-in-Bay events calendar for 2023 has been released! In addition to many of your year after year favorites, we have added some new ones! The schedule of events beings in early April when the island wakes from its winter slumber and begins to prepare to host over 1 million visitors annually! April weekends are a popular time as the events taking place are primarily on weekends and the hotels & resorts generally will offer a single-night stay on weekends, unlike in May thru September, where two and, in some cases, 3-night stays are required.

Again in 2023 will be the upgraded and improved  Put-in-Bay Spring Fling now held downtown at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center! This annual event is held for guests of the Put-in-Bay Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, Put-in-Bay Villas, Edgewater Hotel, and our private rental homes and condos booked thru the central reservation center at 888-742-7829. Guests enjoy two days of adult beverages, great food, giveaways, and more, and all included in your room rate.

The Put-in-Bay Music Festival returns after a successful debut in 2017. This popular family event is held near the Boathouse Bar & Grill downtown. Many visitors plan their vacation around the Put-in-Bay Events schedule, and visitors are encouraged to book their lodging accommodations as early as possible. The Put-in-Bay Events page is updated occasionally as well as we receive additional information, and it is always a good idea to check back from time to time for updated information.

The 2023 Season marks the return of the 7th annual country concert at Put-in-Bay.  This annual concert is held at the Put-in-Bay Airport, where the outdoor grounds are converted to a concert venue for the day! You’ll notice the event has been expanded to two full days of concerts!

Below you will find photos and Icons for the Put-in-Bay upcoming events for 2023. By clicking on that particular event, it will open it another window where more detailed information can be found, such as event times, locations, and pricing if a fee is associated with the event. Many of the events held at Put-in-Bay are free and open to the public, and you are encouraged to make your Put-in-Bay Hotel & Home Rental reservations early as these do sell out early! The central reservation center can be reached at 888-742-7829 to assist you with your lodging needs & recommendations.

Founders Day Weekend

June 9 - June 11

Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest

June 23 - June 26

July 4th

July 4

Put-in-Bay Soccer Cup

July 7 - July 9

Put-in-Bay Jeep Invasion

July 14 - July 16

ILYA Junior Sail Bay Week

July 16 - July 20

ILYA Senior Sail Regatta

August 4 - August 6

Put-in-Bay Barbershop Singers

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend

September 8 - September 10

Art In The Park

September 9

Put-in-Bay 5K Race

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annual Put-in-Bay Road Race Reunion

September 20 - September 23

Annual New Year’s at the BAY!!

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - September 24 @ 11:00 pm

Put-in-Bay Wine Festival

September 30 - October 1

Put-in-Bay Fall Ball

October 6 - October 7

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest

October 6 @ 11:00 am - October 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Wake

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 2:00 am

Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay

October 20 - October 22

Put-in-Bay – A Truly Special Place Full Of Special Events

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Is a pretty special place! Aside from the over 75 attractions and things to do at Put-in-Bay, the action-packed events schedule has something for everyone.

No matter if you are just passing thru on a Put-in-Bay Day trip or here for one of our many corporate meetings and events at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center there is always something to celebrate on the island.

Put-in-Bay Events – An Island Tradition

Many of our events have become island traditions such as the annual lighting of the Whiskey Light, The Put-in-Bay Spring Fling and Fall Ball events at the Put-in-Bay Resort, or our rich historical events packed with local history. Put-in-Bay is a great place for families to connect with nature and explore our miles on nature trails and acres of Forrest preserves.

Our Put-in-Bay Events provide visitors a chance to enjoy some of the best Ohio entertainment options With activities that span from peace and nature to a lively party atmosphere at our exhilarating night clubs. Early season April weekends include the Put-in-Bay Spring Fling and Bachelorette Weekend, both ideal for your bachelorette party.

Each year, previous guests return to the island for their favorite annual festivities. Commemorate Put-in-Bay’s history at the Perry’s Victory Memorial or signing up for a road race around the island. No matter when you visit, there’s always an exciting way to enjoy your Lake Erie Island vacation. Discover our complete list of Put-in-Bay’s best events below. Make sure also to Download a Put-in-Bay Island Guide and bring it with you!

Eventful Island Fun

Are you ready to have some fun during your upcoming trip to Put-in-Bay? Our exclusive Destination Put-in-Bay Island Guide is all you need to plan the ultimate vacation. Look no further to find your all-in-one resource for the best outdoor recreation, Put-in-Bay restaurants, and entertainment on the island.

For many guests, the annual happenings are what keeps them coming back to the island year after year. Some, like the Volleyball and Soccer Tournaments, see a lot of the same faces. Popular times to visit are always on weekends with a Key West vibe.

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Put-in-Bay Event Calendar Highlight | Bird Watching At Put-in-Bay

Each year in the spring, bird lovers flock to Put-in-Bay island for the annual event calendar listing. Put-in-Bay is home to so many great parks. Here, birds have utilized these great nature preserves to live and prosper. Visitors can observe a variety of bird species, catch glimpses of islands of Canada and enjoy time with fellow birders at this favorite event calendar listing.

So, be sure to check when for ideal times and location to get your chance to view a variety of species. The best times are usually April and October when the big annual migrations occur. But some years there are special birding times and dates, so look through the Calendar. Make sure to rent a golf cart to get to the different parks when you visit Put-in-Bay. Early season lodging options include the Bay Lodging Resort Put-in-Bay Villas.

Put-in-Bay Calendar of Events for All

The wide selection of fun activities on the island includes things for the whole family. For a person wanting an exciting weekend full of entertainment and a good time, there is an event for you. If a party time filled with hitting the clubs and dancing the night away is for you, there is an event on the calendar for that! Regardless, the diversity of options gives many reasons to head to South Bass Island.

Throughout the season, different organizations are responsible for hosting events. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is home to many of the great things to do in Put-in-Bay. Also, the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau is responsible for other notable events like our famous Corn Hole Tournament each year

Many of our visitors come from a four-hour drive window to enjoy our upcoming events and entertainers.  So, the question isn’t if, it is when are you going to plan your trip? Our website is full of great information to assist in planning a trip to Put-in-Bay. With a full event calendar every season, our friends and guests can expect exceptional entertainment choices every year.

Review The Put-in-Bay Event Calendar

With so many types of events to select from, perhaps more than one trip to South Bass Island and Lake Erie island is the answer! Furthermore, with many offers being free, your choice becomes even easier. The biggest choices will be where to stay for your Put-in-Bay getaway… groups in rental homes, families in the Put-in-Bay Villas or boaters on their own boats.

So, hop aboard a Put-in-Bay Ferry Boat to an exotic island in the sun right here in Lake Erie! Pick a fun weekend event that you and yours will enjoy and make some fond memories together. There is never a bad time to visit Put-in-Bay! See you at the Bay!

What is Happening At Put-in-Bay Today?2021-04-23T14:50:46+00:00

The Put-in-Bay events schedule is kept pretty much up to date! Simply look for the dates you are planning your vacation for an overview of what is happening!

What Are The Most Popular Events At Put-in-Bay?2020-10-26T22:25:28+00:00

The most popular events at Put-in-Bay are the ones you have an interest in!  Everyone has different tastes but by past event history here are some of the more popular events at Put-in-Bay

  • Official Spring Fling Season Opener Party at Put-in-Bay Resort
  • July 4th Fireworks and Concert in July
  • Pirate Fest in June
  • Historical Weekend in September
  • Oktoberfest in October
  • Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party At the Put-in-Bay Resort
How Much Are Tickets To Put-in-Bay Events2020-10-26T16:59:42+00:00

The best part about the Put-in-Bay experience is that there are no tickets, it is a completely free visit if you want it to be! Some attractions have fees, but visiting the island is FREE! The only expense you have is getting here!


When Are Events Published For The Upcoming Year2020-10-26T16:43:42+00:00

Put-in-Bay Events are released late season the year prior. A complete list of things to do at Put-in-Bay is generally complete and finalized by February.

What Is There To Do At Put-in-Bay2020-10-26T21:36:08+00:00

The easier question is what is there NOT to do! Put-in-Bay has everything from on-island to mid-air and even activities high above the ground! Zip across the water on a Put-in-Bay Jet Ski Rental, Travel to the top of the moment, or to the bottom of Perry’s cave. Fly high above the island with Put-in-Bay Parasail, Bi-Plane Rides, or helicopter rides.

How Much Are Put-in-Bay Events2020-10-26T22:26:11+00:00

The events themselves are generally free of charge. “Events” at Put-in-Bay generally are themes for a particular week or weekend. Enjoying the displays re-enactments, music and vendors displays generally cost nothing. Some events that feature food & beverage such as Oktoberfest may have a small fee associated with the event.

Are Put-in-Bay Events Family Friendly2020-10-26T21:37:51+00:00

For the most part, all of the events published here are family-friendly. Some events that run later into the evening may begin family-friendly and move to a more adult crowd later in the evening. If you have a specific question it’s best to contact the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Are There Midweek Events At Put-in-Bay2020-10-26T21:37:07+00:00

Yes there are a few we have listed below. Many events in Put-in-Bay are held on weekends when most people have time off work to visit the island. Midweek is relaxed and permits more exploration of the island. However, there is always something to do. Some midweek events include:

  • Nature Camp
  • Art In The Park
  • Wild Tuesdays
  • Junior Sail Regatta

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