Join us downtown for fireworks at dark. The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau, and local island businesses, sponsor an 8-minute aerial display that will be shot from Fox’s Dock, next to the Jet Express terminal downtown. Fireworks tonight are part of the Founder’s Day weekend celebration.
Lake Erie Festivals and Events
Lake Erie Events provided by Put in Bay Chamber of Commerce
June 16, 2012
Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade
Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade to benefit Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Registration at 10 a.m. at the DeRivera Park gazebo, parade & contest begins at 10:30. Prizes for cutest, smallest, largest, most talented, individual best dressed, group best dressed, dog that looks most like its owner. Cats are not invited. Always a fun time.
June 17, 2012
Celebrate the founding of Put-in-Bay by Hispanic merchant Jose DeRivera. Kids games, food, festival vendors, live music, Faire Wynds Circus. DeRivera Park downtown, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be fireworks on Saturday, the day before the Founder’s celebration, at dark downtown.
June 18, 2012
Re-Declaration of War of 1812
On June 18, town criers will announce to the public the re-declaration of war against Great Britain on the Bicentennial of the original announcement by the United States in the War of 1812. This event will kick off five years of observances, including the 2013 Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie that took place 10 miles off South Bass Island.
The 2013 celebration, and observance, will begin with a Tall Ships Festival Labor Day Weekend of 2013, sponsored by the Perry Group, the National Park Service’s Friends Group.
June 22, 2012
Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest
Costumed characters, black powder demonstrations and
generally skullduggery. Adult Costume Contest, Kid’s
Costume Contest, Kid’s Programs, Cardboard Boat Races,
Pyrate Trial/Walk the Plank, and a Pyrate Village with
period displays on weapons, cooking, and vessels, and a
marketplace with general pyrate wears for the kids,
leather goods, hats, jewelry & pyrate accessories. Also
souvenir tee and collectable coin. Fireworks Saturday at
June 23, 2012
Join us downtown for fireworks at dark. The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau, and local island businesses, sponsor an 8-minute aerial display that will be shot from Fox’s Dock, next to the Jet Express terminal downtown. Fireworks tonight are part of the Pyrate Fest weekend celebration.
June 24, 2012
The Central Ohio Symphony will perform at 6 p.m. on the porch at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center. The concert is free and open to the general public. The symphony’s performance is part of Put-in-Bay’s Community Independence Day Celebration and is co-sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Put-in-Bay Arts Council.
July 4, 2012
New US citizens will be sworn in during a Naturalization Ceremony at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial today as part of Put-in-Bay’s Independence Day celebration. Ceremony begin about 11 a.m. at the Perry’s Victory Visitor Center.
Fourth of July Fireworks
Celebrate America’s birthday! The Island Business Owners and Friends of the Bay will sponsor a spectacular fireworks program at dark. Fireworks display over the downtown harbor. Great views from the Perry Memorial grounds and downtown. Bring a chair or a blanket.
July 5, 2012
Twilight Concert Series
First of four free Thursday night concerts held at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center, 7 p.m. This series is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Arts Council.
July 15, 2012
I-LYA Junior Sail Regatta
Junior sailors compete all week for points toward national competition in different racing classes.
July 18, 2012
Put-in-Bay Garden Club “Garden Walk”
The third annual Garden Walk will tour 4 or 5 Island Gardens with a luncheon included.
The Put-in-Bay Garden Club’s goal is preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of South Bass Island. Funds are raised to maintain green areas within the Village and Island for residents and visitors, to educate people with regard to the value of sustaining natural plant life, and to promote opportunities to work with volunteers, community members, and the Village of Put-in-Bay to ensure its natural beauty for generations to come.
July 20, 2012
Power Boat Regatta
Put-in-Bay welcomes the annual I-LYA Power Boat Regatta. Four days of activities based at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.
July 27, 2012
Christmas in July at the Bay
Ohio Magazine voted Put-in-Bay as the “Best Place for Christmas in July.” Entire downtown area is decorated for Christmas, including the lamp posts! Christmas Parade Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. Fireworks Saturday at dark.
August 14, 2012
Roundhouse Bartender Olympics
The Roundhouse Bar sponsors the annual Bartender Olympics. Events held on Delaware Avenue and inside the Put-in-Bay landmark. Parade and lighting of the Olympic torch begins about 7 p.m.
August 16, 2012
Twilight Concert Series
Final free Thursday night concerts held at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center, 7 p.m. This series is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Arts Council.
August 18, 2012
“Battle at the Bay” Volleyball Tournament
More than 1,500 players in 6-person teams compete in different divisions during the tournament. Most games played on McCann Field near downtown Put-in-Bay.
Commodore Perry’s Birthday
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry is getting on in years, but the National Park Service still celebrates the anniversary of Perry’s birthday with cake at the visitor center. Don’t forget to ask how old he is this year. Perry’s actual birthday is the 23rd.
September 3, 2012