Sloppy Joe’s Bar has bottled up a bit of Lake Erie’s summer and will open it up in Key West Florida from February 9th – February 11th to celebrate one island’s culture to the other. Put-in-Bay’s best entertainers perform alongside Key West’s most popular performers. Scheduled to perform again this year are the absolute best performers that Put-in-Bay Ohio has to offer: the infamous Bob Gatewood, Pete and Wayne, Ray Fogg, and island legend Patrick Houston Dailey. Take it from us, if you want to go then book your hotel rooms NOW rather than later, because finding last minute accommodations is near impossible (we tried last year)! This event is a great way to put some Put-in-Bay fun into a long winter season and see your island friends that you don’t usually see between seasons.
If you can make it across the ice, then come bring your friends and join the islanders for an Irish themed day at the Bay! There are a couple bars open over the winter and on this special day they both turn green. We may be close to Canada, but everyone here is Irish for a day. The Bay Lodging Resort will be open for guests for this traditional holiday. Book securely online or give us a jingle at 888-742-7829 to inquire.
Dates:3/17/17 - 3/17/17
Spring is finally here and the island is officially open to tourists and visitors. It’s always a great time of year to break the winter doldrums and head back to Put-in-Bay to enjoy the quiet beauty of the Bay! April weekends are bonus weekends at the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Island Club Home Rentals, Commodore Resort, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Put-in-Bay Condos. It is also Fishermen Season!
Enjoy great weekend entertainment and if fishing is your sport of choice there is no better Walleye fishing than the waters surrounding Put-in-Bay. Enjoy reduced rates at Put-in-Bay Ohio’s most popular lodgings which open early to accommodate our early visitors! Just click a link above and book your Early Spring fun trip today!!
Dates:4/1/17 - 4/1/17
Ready to start the season at Put-in-Bay? Break out those sexy, funny, or unique PJ’s and head to the bay for Mr. Ed’s 11th annual pajama party weekend! Great prizes, contests, and entertainment! Hotels offer discounted rates for this fun early season event. There is usually a DJ and a band playing all weekend for your musical entertainment. Book your room now at Commodore Resort or by calling 419-285-3101.
Dates:4/14/17 - 4/15/17
CANCELLED! (please contact management to see if this has been rescheduled) The lighting of the Whiskey Light over the Roundhouse Bar entrance is an island tradition that dates back dozens of years. It is an acknowledgement to boaters and islanders alike that “the bar is now open” and the season has begun. The actual lighting usually happens around 2 PM and there is always some unique entertainer playing music and entertaining the crowd to open the season. Visit our entertainment page for additional information and to see who is playing.
Dates:4/16/17 - 4/16/17
All Sport FUNdamentals and the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers are proud to present the 3rd Annual Draft Day 5k! The race will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 9:45am on the historic island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Whether you plan to run or walk come race and then celebrate the NFL draft with us! Every participant will receive an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, free lunch, drink discounts, tickets into a raffle for Cleveland Browns autographed footballs, framed and signed pictures and more! This event will benefit the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. Your support of this race is greatly appreciated as all proceeds from the race will go directly to the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers. For more information and to register please visit All Sports Timing & Race Management website at: www.allsportsraces.com.
Dates:4/29/17 - 4/29/17
You may not think of Put-in-Bay when you think of Cinco de Mayo, but rest assured, we know how to celebrate! From Rita’s Cantina to Big Man’s Burrito Stand, and every place in between, the island restaurants and bars open their doors and welcome everyone. Just like St. Patty’s Day, today everyone is Mexican on the island! Join us for the festivities!
Dates:5/5/17 - 5/5/17
The official start of Put in Bay summer fun is the annual Put-in-Bay Spring Fling. This event has grown in size each year for almost two decades as more and more people hear about it. The party is hosted at the Island Club Rentals subdivision and is exclusively for guests of the Island Club, Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center, Victory Station Hotel, Put-in-Bay Villas, Commodore Resort, Put-in-Bay Condos, Bay Lodging Resort, and the Edgewater Hotel only. You must be a registered guest at one of these establishments to attend. No exceptions will be made for liability purposes! Be sure to reserve your hotel room or rental home early as this weekend always books up and sells out quickly!