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.
How often do you get a chance to come to Put-in-Bay and get a chance to take home $10,000 in cash? All you have to do is enter the Five-Iron Classic and sink a hole-in-one! There are also other great prizes for unique golf feats! Plus, there are prize packages for each of the nine holes at the 21st Annual 5-Iron Classic sponsored by E-Z-GO Golf Carts. Four-player teams are permitted to use just a 5-iron and a putter to compete for more than $25,000 in prizes, including a new golf cart, golf bags, clubs, a Bose Stereo, $500 gift card, and more. There are also great raffle prizes, a picnic lunch, beverages and greens fees included in the $120 entry fee. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:30 PM at Saunders Golf Course.
Dates:8/5/16 - 8/5/16
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 5, 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:8/5/16 - 8/6/16
J.F. Walleye’s will kick off the 33rd annual 5k run on Sunday, July 26 2016 on Middle Bass Island. The race will begin between J.F. Walleye’s and historic Lonz Winery with views of the Put-in-Bay harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The race will take you across Middle Bass Island and finishes at J.F. Walleye’s for a post-race party that includes food and refreshments! For more information and to register please go online to: www.allsportsraces.com. For home rentals or condo reservations, please call 216-898-9951.
Dates:8/6/16 - 8/6/16
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 7, 2016, aviation meets stylish automobiles at the 4th 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 is an asphalt runway in excellent condition and is 2,870′ X 75′. Monitor 122.8 and look for our volunteers who will assist with parking. 25 cent per gallon fuel discounts available at nearby KPCW (Port Clinton) if you attend the 3W2 Fly-in!
Dates:8/7/16 - 8/7/16
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 product, of course!). MC’d by Ray Fogg and “Duff”, this event always draws a huge crowd to enjoy the fun and silliness.
Dates:8/9/16 - 8/9/16
All Sport FUNdamentals will kick off its annual charity run on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The race will begin in DeRivera Park with views of the harbor and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and will take you across the island of beautiful South Bass Island. As you race for the finish both 5k and 10k participants will run along shoreline cliffs with views of Rattlesnake, Green, Middle Bass and Gibraltar Islands as well as historic Lonz Winery and Stone Laboratory. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department and Senior Center.
Dates:8/14/16 - 8/14/16
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 or for home rentals call 216-898-9951.
Dates:8/20/16 - 8/20/16
As a prelude to Key West Days, this day honors and celebrates our older visitors who enjoy coming to the island year after year. Many are snow birds and enjoy the warm temperate Lake Erie summers before going down to Florida to get some more sun while the island gets all icy. This is a great day to visit the Bay and enjoy all the sights and sounds and maybe even discover a new favorite spot!
Dates:8/21/16 - 8/21/16
Island entertainers who perform on Put-in-Bay in the summer and in Key West in the winter will participate in the annual “Key West Days at Put-in-Bay.” Key West held its first “Put-in-Bay Days” in February of 2005 with a huge turnout of northerners seeking to escape the winter cold. Check our entertainment page for schedules and look for Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Pete & Wayne, Ray Fogg and Pat Dailey when you visit the island!