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.

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