Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Perry's Victory Triathlon, Duathlon, Kids Duathlon and Kids FUN Run at Put-in-Bay

Perry's Victory Triathlon is a great opportunity to get the family all together one last time before the kids go back to school! It will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the majestic island of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island). The route has been designed to take you on a scenic tour of the historic island of Put-in-Bay with the hub of the race being held on the lawn of the Peace Garden at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. This is a great event for first time du/triathletes as well as seasoned veterans. The event will offer a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, Kids Super Sprint Duathlon and a Kids FUN Run. 

Event Descriptions
Perry's Victory Triathlon
Sprint Triathlon: 400 Meter Swim (.25 miles), Bike 20 Kilometers (12.4 miles), Run 5 Kilometers (3.1 miles)

Perry's Victory Duathlon
Sprint Duathlon: Run 3.2 Kilometers (2 miles), Bike 20 Kilometers (12.4 miles), Run 5 Kilometers (3.1 miles)

Perry's Victory Kids Duathlon
Kids Super Sprint Duathlon: Run .8 Kilometers (.5 miles), Bike 6 Kilometers (3.75 miles), Run 2.4 Kilometers (1.5 miles)

Perry's Victory Kids FUN Run
Kids FUN Run: 1.6 kilometers (1 mile)

What You Get For Registering
~Participation in desired event
~Explore the island of Put-in-Bay as you race for the finish line!
~Post race drinks and snacks
~Awards for the top finishers in each group
~Lunch for all participants
~T-shirts for tri, du and kids du participants
(T-shirts available for purchase to Kids FUN run participants & all spectators however pre-ordering is recommended to guarantee you receive a T-shirt)
~And more!

Register at

Monday, July 1, 2013

Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest 2013 a Success !!!

The 5th Annual Pyrate Fest weekend at the Bay was held this past weekend in downtown Put in bay Ohio.

Pyrates invaded Put-in-Bay's downtown harbor Friday a little later than the planned start, due to weather, but they were fought off by the island inhabitants and the Pyrate King's plans foiled again. This opened the 2013 Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest. Reenactors demonstrated sword fighting techniques and the art of skullduggary.

Saturday had a full day of activities including a Pirate Parade and Costume Contest for kids and adults, Pyrate marketplace and displays, a Kids fun fest and black powder firing demonstrations throughout the weekend. You could hear the cannons going off from every point on the island! Fireworks were set off on Saturday at dark to the amazement and delight of kids young and old.

Monday is the infamous Cardboard Boat Races at 6 pm in the downtown harbor. Registrants will gather at 4:30pm to have their boats judged and submissions entered for the people's choice award. Rumor has it that the Miller Boatline is entering a replics Brig Niagara this year!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Put-in-Bay Summer Season - Dining, Dogs, Football, and a little History!

Put-in-Bay welcomes visitors this coming weekend for a fun-filled menagerie of events and activities. Make a reservation, pack your bags, and drive on up for a great weekend getaway on the beautiful Lake Erie Islands.

On Saturday, June 15th, start your morning downtown at the Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade. The Put-in-Bay Pooch Parade is a benefit for the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Registration begins at 10 am at the DeRivera Park gazebo. The actual parade & contest starts at 10:30am. There are numerous prizes for cutest, smallest, largest, most talented, individual best dressed, group best dressed, and the dog that looks most like its owner. Unfortunately, we need to say sorry to our feline friends, as cats are not invited. It's always a great time and fun for the whole family.

Later on in the day, plan to attend the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers Rib Burn-Off. The Rib Burn-Off returns once again on from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Sand Bar. The price to attend the event is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids 6-10 and is payable at the gate. Ribs, side dishes, and beverages are each sold separately by a variety of contest participants. Vote for your favorite bar/restaurant/vendor and make sure to try lots of different rib samples! We will be having a Silent Auction of Cleveland Brown items and a 50/50 raffle.

Don't leave too early on Sunday, June 16th, because it is the 39th Annual Jose DeRivera Founders Day Celebration. This is a celebration of the founding of the island village of Put in Bay by Jose DeRivera. Founders Day means great food and lots of fun for the entire family. It is held in DeRivera Park downtown from 11am to 5pm. Island entertainers will perform a free concert from 12:30 to 2 pm. The Put-in-Bay Hog Roasters will provide a roast beef picnic lunch. Shop for fantastic bargains at one of the many sale tables and pick up information on one of our non-profit groups that rely on the support of our community and visitors.

Every weekend at Put-in-Bay is fun and unique, so plan your island getaway today and check out all of our great lodging choices, be it a Put-in-Bay Hotel or a wonderful Island Cottage Rental.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ohio's Biggest Cornhole Tournament Returning to Put-in-Bay

Compete for cash and prizes in the third annual Best of Ohio Corn hole Tournament at Put-in-Bay.

This tournament is open to registered guests of the Put-in-Bay Resort. With each 4-person room booked, you receive two slots (two 2-person teams) in the tournament. With each 6-person room booked, you receive three slots (three 2-person teams) in the tournament. The tournament is limited to 64 teams and is double elimination for the first round and the final eight.
Rooms for the event are $175/night for 4-person standards and $325/night for 6-person suites. We have over $2000 in cash and prizes including a $500.00 cash first prize.

Friday, May 10th

  • 4pm - Hotel Check-in begins
  • 7pm-9pm - Tourney Registration and welcome party with free beer and appetizers at the Put-in-Bay Resort
  • 9pm - Brackets Posted

Saturday, May 11th

  • 7am-10am - Complimentary breakfast
  • 8am - Open practice
  • 9am - Competition begins!
  • 11am-6pm - DJ Adubb entertains the pool area
All day long on Saturday we will be offering reduced drink prices and discount food items at the Blue Marlin swim-up bar and grill. The pool will be open and heated to 80 degrees and the hot tub will be open and heated to 104 degrees. Prizes will be awarded Saturday, early evening, at the conclusion of the event. Saturday night enjoy Put-in-Bay's finest entertainment at various bars downtown.
Remember to book early by calling 888-742-7829. Thanks and SEE YOU AT THE BAY!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Put-in-Bay Contest

Hey Put-in-Bay fans! We have an opportunity for you to show your love of Put-in-Bay, Ohio! Check out,14

Budget Travel magazine is having a "America's Coolest Small Towns 2013" contest and thanks to those of us who have already helped out, Put-in-Bay has made it to one of the top 15 finalists! There were only 96,605 votes total in the initial round, so if we can get EVERYONE who visits Put-in-Bay and reads about us in the winter to vote, we can win this thing! All it takes is a few seconds and you can help show the country how awesome Put-in-Bay really is!!!

Vote for PUT-IN-BAY, OH today!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Put-in-Bay 2013 Events and Entertainment!!

Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is preparing for another incredible summer season in 2013!  The excitement is building for everyone as we plan some incredible events and bring in some great Put-in-Bay entertainment. The 2013 Bicentennial celebration is attracting much attention locally, regionally, and even nationally, being featured on Daytime TV as one of the top 10 world travel destinations in 2013!

Entertainment has started to be posted on our official Put-in-Bay Entertainment Calendar, so check out who is playing on what weekend. More bands to be added as we receive their information (Boardwalk and Roundhouse coming soon). You can also check out current promos on our Put-in-Bay Facebook page as well.

There is so much to do on our 2013 Put-in-Bay Calendar of Events, that everyone should be able to find a weekend that fits perfectly for themselves; be it a family reunion, bachelorette party, fishermen group, work retreat, or just a day trip with the kids.

In February, join us in Key West on the 8th and 9th for the annual Put-in-Bay Days at Sloppy Joes Bar. All your favorite Put-in-Bay entertainers will be on hand.

April sees the island start to open for the seasonal tourists, starting with the fishermen who come from as far away as North Dakota. A few lodgings open the first weekend of April including the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center in downtown and the Island Club Home Rentals. The big events for April are the lighting of the Roundhouse Bar Whiskey Light, Mr. Ed's Pajama Jam, and the start of bachelor and bachelorette season.

May kicks off with the annual Spring Fling party and thousands of people attend for the free burgers, dogs, beer, and entertainment. Also in May is Ohio's largest Cornhole Tournament, Mardi Gras, Victoria Day, and the big Memorial Day weekend bash to officially welcome summer. Some fun videos can be seen on our Put-in-Bay YouTube channel.

June is one of the busiest months on the island and starts off with Ohio Bike Week's Rally on the Rock. Bikers come from all over to look at each others' bikes, cruise the carnival-like atmosphere downtown, and take part in a Scavenger Hunt and Pig Roast on Sunday across from the luxurious Put-in-Bay Villas. Other events on following weekends include the Mills Cup Trophy Race, the Pooch Parade, and Founders Day Celebration. June wraps up with the annual Pyrate Fest weekend which is great for all ages.

July starts rocking with the incredible July 4th Fireworks display in the harbor set to music on the Perry's Monument lawn. Hundreds of people arrive mid-month for the Put-in-Bay Cup Soccer Challenge and then thousands more descend on the island towards the end for our biggest party weekend of the year, Christmas in July. This year, however, it is being extended to cover two weekends due to the popular demand and we are calling it our Put-in-Bay 12 Days of Christmas. Book your rooms early as some establishments sell out by February! Try the Commodore Resort and the new Put-in-Bay Condos for great lodging!

August is perhaps the busiest month of the summer with events every week and weekend and families using up the last of their vacation before school starts back up. There are lots of boating events sponsored by I-LYA this month and lots of historical events planned. Fun events include the Roundhouse Bar Bartender Olympics, the big Volleyball Battle, Key West Days at the Bay, and the 5-iron Golf Tournament. The month wraps up with our big Labor Day Bash to close out the busy summer season and ease us in to the fall. Check out some great picture on our Put-in-Bay Pinterest page.

September may start the fall months, but it is no less busy! Historical Weekend this year will be one of our busiest ever, so plan ahead and check out future news articles for all the exciting Bicentennial events planned! Rent your golf cart online early because they sell out fast! Also come to the island for out annual New Years at the Bay weekend, the Road Race reunion, and Half-way to St. Pattys Day party. If you are in to more community related events, we round out the month with our annual 5k Race, the Fire Department Clambake, and the big 5-Alarm Texas Hold-Em Tourney.

October winds down the season and we have our second big Customer Appreciation party of the year, the Fall Ball, with all the usual free food, beer, and entertainment. Everyone enjoys the Island Wine Festival, the Oktoberfest party (with dancing, singing, and lots of homemade food!!!), the Wake at the Roundhouse, and finally our closing-down weekend with the Halloween Boo Bash.

With so many weekends and events to choose from, why pick just one?!?  Come up a few different times and experience all that Put-in-Bay has to offer! Visit the official Put-in-Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau for more information.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Put-in-Bay 2010

The 2010 schedule of events has been released and may be viewed at

We have had many people already book for the 2010 season especially for the weekends which tend to be sold out by mid March.

New for 2010 on the island will be the addition of the Put-in-Bay Resort Villas currently under construction. These new units are located across the street from the Put-in-Bay Resort and enjoy full use of the resort facilities including the islands most popular swim up bar and the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill.

These new units will sleep 8 and 10 people and are perfect for families and larger groups on the weekends.

The 8 person villa features 4 bedrooms with one queen size bed in each bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, living room, a fully equipped kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator & freezer, and a living room with a 42" flat screen TV.

The 10 person villa features 5 bedrooms, 4 with one queen size bed in each bedroom and one with 2 queen size beds, 3 full bathrooms, living room, a fully equipped kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator & freezer, and a living room with a 42" flat screen TV.

The first floors of both feature a deck off the front and the second floor offers a veranda overlooking the courtyard and the Put-in-Bay Resort swim up bar all located just one block from downtown Put-in-Bay!

You may book on line for the 2010 season now by visiting the Put-in-Bay Resort Website or by calling 888-742-7829 Thanks and SEE YOU AT THE BAY in 2010.