Special holidays are made even more special up at Put-in-Bay. On this, our national day of independence, the island’s businesses and partners come together to sponsor one of the best fireworks displays on all of Lake Erie. Traditionally, it is always held on the exact date of July 4th, rain or shine. The rockets are launched from a barge towed out into the middle of the Bay and the best viewing locations are always on the Perry’s Victory lawn and along the seawall. For a little more creature comfort, find a seat (VERY early!) at the Boardwalk or The Keys. Read more…
Dates:7/4/15 - 7/4/15
Once again, the Central Ohio Symphony will come up to the island to perform at the Freedom Concert. They will play in the open air on the Monument patio at 6:30 PM. Arrive early for best seating. This is truly a wonderful family event to finish off a fun-filled July 4th Weekend at Put-in-Bay.
Dates:7/5/15 - 7/5/15
Put-in-Bay’s 10th annual “Soccer Challenge” will be held at the McCann Field near downtown. This year it is called “The Put-in-Bay Cup”. This amateur adult soccer tournament is a 6 on 6 match with rosters limited to 10 players. The tournament will be played on a 60 by 40 pitch with no offside. Goals are 6 by 12 feet and a size 4 ball is used. The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Island Club and the Bay Lodging Resort are recommended hotels for the tournament. The Put-in-Bay Cup is a highly anticipated island event. This is truly the essence of Read more…
Dates:7/11/15 - 7/12/15
These are by far the biggest and best weekends at Put-in-Bay all summer long! We’ve even been voted “Best Place for Christmas in July”! The Christmas spirit floods the community and everywhere you look there is an elf or Santa peeking out of a doorway. Island businesses go all out and decorate just like it was the real Christmas. Garland, lights, bells, and Santa hats abound. Holiday drinks are on the menu at most of the local watering holes and island hotels and rental hoes are filled to capacity. On Saturday Night, there is a traditional parade of Christmas floats Read more…
Dates:7/16/15 - 7/26/15
Stay tuned for more details as we receive them. This time of year we see the I-LYA Junior Sail Regatta where Junior Sailors compete for points towards national competition in various racing classes. There is also the Deep Water Sailing Races where skippers compete by classes at Put-in-Bay. Finally there is the I-LYA Senior Sailing Races which have been held for over 100 years with racers gathering at Put-in-Bay to race off 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.
Dates:7/17/15 - 8/2/15
This annual auction benefits the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum and begins at 4:00 PM. Viewing of the items for auction begins at 1:00 PM. Bidders can preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items Friday night, August 7, at 4:00 PM. at the Event Center. The auction will be held at the Event Center on Concord. Check the museum website, leihs.org for more info.
Dates:8/7/15 - 8/8/15
Put-in-Bay, Ohio, located on Lake Erie, is a popular summer resort. But, it also has a growing pilot population and residents who are enthusiastic about antique cars. Sunday, August 10, 2014, aviation meets stylish automobiles at the 3rd Annual 3W2 Fly-in at from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The island’s weekly Sunday antique car parade will conclude at the airport to combine with the fly-in for a good old style pig roast! Join us! Please remember: Airport is closed dusk to dawn. No parking fees for those attending the fly-in (overnight aircraft shall pay the overnight parking fee). Runway 3/21 Read more…
Dates:8/9/15 - 8/9/15
Sponsored by the Roundhouse Bar, this popular island event is held both on the main strip of Delaware Avenue and inside the red round bar. This friendly but vigorous competition begins at 7:00 PM with a traditional parade around the park and the lighting of the Olympic torch while the national anthem is recited. Almost all of the local bars and restaurants perform unique skits and zany theatrics as they compete for prestige and honor. Events include the parade skit, keg roll, can carry, bartender song, best drink pour, bartender trivia, and the best drink (using the host liquor company’s Read more…
Dates:8/11/15 - 8/11/15
For more than 25 years, volleyball players have competed in this day long tournament that is so big, it is held both at McCann Field on Toledo Avenue near downtown Put-in-Bay and over on the high school softball field. Over 2,500 players compete in numerous divisions including Open, A, BB, B, C, “Rec”reational. The rules are simple: Co-ed 6s grass; minimum of 2 women on the court; USAV outdoor rules apply; there will NOT be a girl hit rule. The event is sponsored by Lakeview Beach Volleyball. Hotel reservations should be made early for this large event by calling 888-742-7829 Read more…