Put-in-Bay, Ohio located on South Bass Island is full of fun family things to do and fun-filled attractions. Whether you’re visiting our tiny village for a themed weekend, family vacation, holiday weekend, or one of our many festivals, there’s always something to enjoy on the island for all ages.

Put-in-Bay is unique in that virtually all of the many attractions are within 10 minutes of each other and can be reached by renting a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rental! You spend more time seeing and enjoying than standing in line and driving to and from. Some say it’s the best Ohio Vacation for the money!

Visitors have the chance to bond with nature, participate in an island-wide downtown block party, or discover about the area’s rich history during an assortment of annual Put-in-Bay events from Music Festivals to our annual Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest!  Our annual Bash On The Bay event held in August of each year attracts big-name performers such as Kid Rock, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, and more!  You won’t want to overlook the experiences on South Bass Island so reserve a place to stay today!

The wide variety of Put-in-Bay Events offers visitors a chance to enjoy some of the best entertainment alternatives every year. The spectrum of activities spans enjoying the natural preserves, hiking, and biking trails to a festive vibrant nightlife with some of the area’s best entertainment at our local Put-in-Bay Restaurants & Bars.

Early season weekends have offerings include the Put-in-Bay Spring Fling held each year at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Bachelorette Weekends, both great choices for your Batchelor or bachelorette party.

Many previous guests return to the island for their favorite annual celebration. Start the summer season the right way at Put-in-Bay’s Official Spring Fling Party. This famous weekend event features two days of free food and entertainment.

More ways to enjoy South Bass Island include observing Put-in-Bay’s remarkable history at the Perry’s Victory And International Peace Memorial or watching vintage road racing machines compete each year at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Whenever you visit, there’s always a thrilling way to enjoy your Lake Erie Island break.

Uncover our complete list of Put-in-Bay’s most popular events below. Make sure also to Download our Put-in-Bay Island Guide for reference while visiting!

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Bash On The Bay 2022 Headliners Announced!

Bash On The Bay 2022 Headlines Brad Paisley & Zac Brown Band

The 5th annual Bash On The Bay 2022 will be held at the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 24th & 25th again serving up the Bash On The Bay in two fun-filled performances. This year attendees will enjoy two great shows headlining well-known recording stars Brad Paisley & four-time Grammy Winner Zac Brown Band! The popular Put-in-Bay Concert was a huge success again in 2019 with Kid Rock Headlining the event and over 15000 people attending, selling out hotels on and off the island for miles.

The Biggest Bash on the Bay 2022 Ever!

The Innovative two-day event will highlight headliners Brad Paisley and The Zac Brown Band! This pair of headliners need no introductions! They are both multi-award-winning singers, including Academy of Country Music Awards, Video of Year winners at the Country Music Television honors, and the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year. Paisley is listed to headline Wednesday night’s lineup, while the Zac Brown Band will highlight the Thursday night show.

Bash On The Bay 2022 Wednesday, August 24 Line Up 

Brad Paisley & Jake Owen. Additional acts are to be named soon.

Bash On The Bay 2022 Wednesday, August 25 Line Up 

The Zac Brown Band, Chris Janson & Morgan Evans

Bash on the Bay will take place over two action-packed days – Wednesday, August 24, and Thursday, August 25, at America’s favorite summer playground – Put-in-Bay. Individual day tickets will go on sale Friday, March 26, at 10 am through eTix.com.

Hotel reservations can be made now by calling the central reservation center at 888-742-7829

SHOULD THIS EVENT BE CANCELLED FOR ANY COVID-RELATED REASONS, REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ALL TICKETS.

Bash On The Bay 2022 Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am – www.etix.com

Tickets are expected to go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am. When entering the Etix website, search Put-in-Bay, and you will see single-day and two-day show packages. As with the previous Bash On The Bay events, ticket sales are expected to be brisk. Users may sign up for email & SMS Text alerts when ticket sales are open.

Important Lodging Note For Bash On The Bay 2022!

As with prior years, Put-in-Bay Hotels for the venue are expected to sell out very quickly. You can book villa home rentals, hotels & resorts by calling 888-742-7829. You can bypass hold times and book directly at the lowest rates available by booking directly with the hotels. For rooms at the Put-in-Bay Resort Click Here, For Rooms At the Edgewater Hotel Click Here For Rooms at the Bay Lodging Resort Click Here and for 8 person rental home villas downtown click here

Always remember you will get your lowest rates by booking directly with the hotel. Expedia and Booking.com type websites mark-room prices up! For additional places to stay at Put-in-Bay click here

Golf Cart Rentals for Bash On The Bay 2022

Golf Carts, like hotel rooms, sold out early on. Book your online golf cart rentals here!

Bash On The Bay 2022 Pre Concert Party – Tuesday, August 23, 11:00 am Sponsored By Budweiser

As with the previous Bash On The Bay events, a Pre Concert Party will be held for guests arriving on the island with lodging accommodations at the Put-in-Bay Resorts famous Blue Marlin Bar & Grill Swim-Up Bar. The party will begin at 11:00 am featuring food & beverage specials all day long and entertainment by the island’s most popular pool guy DJ ADubb. There will be prizes, giveaways, and a few special guest appearances.

Concert Day Kegs, Eggs & Bloody Marys! Wednesday, August 24 & Thursday, August 25

Join in the fun at the Blue Marlin Bar & Grill starting at 9:00 am each day for a breakfast buffet, kegs of frosty cold adult beverages, and a Bloody Mary Bar where you can customize yours to start the day out right! A shuttle service from Coops Cab, the premiere Put-in-Bay Taxi Company, will operate from the Blue Marin Bar & The Put-in-Bay Resort to a specified concert drop-off area just a short walk from the concert venue.

For Additional & More, Detailed Information About this year’s Bash On The Bay performers CLICK HERE

Follow Concert information on the official Put-in-Bay Facebook Page

Family Events Equals Island Fun!


Are you ready for some fun and adventure during your upcoming trip to Put-in-Bay? Our complete Island Guide is all you need to plan the perfect vacation. Look no further to find your comprehensive resource for the best outdoor entertainment, local Put-in-Bay restaurants, and live entertainment at Put-in-Bay’s lively pubs.


For numerous guests, the annual experiences keep them coming back to visit the island every year. Some, like the Soccer & Volleyball Tournaments, see many of the same teams year after year. For families, popular times to visit are always Sundays thru Thursdays, with weekends taking on a Key West vibe.


Put-in-Bay Event Spotlight | Bird Watching!


Bird Watching Put-in-Bay? Put-in-Bay is home to so many great parks. Here, birds have utilized these great nature preserves to live and prosper and as a migratory stopover point. Visitors can observe various bird species, catch glimpses of the surrounding islands in the USA & Canada and enjoy time with fellow birders at this favorite annual event. Each year, bird enthusiasts gather on the island for the annual event..


So, be sure to check when for ideal times and locations to get your chance to view an assortment of species. Usually, the best times are April and October, when the extensive annual migrations occur. But occasionally, there are special birding tours and dates, so look through the Calendar. Make sure to rent a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart to get to the different parks when you visit Put-in-Bay. Early season lodging options include the Put-in-Bay Resort and the Put-in-Bay Villas.


Put-in-Bay Events Calendar Something For Everyone!


The comprehensive selection of fun activities at Put-in-Bay includes things for the entire family. For those wanting an exciting weekend full of live entertainment and good times, there is an entertainment schedule just for you! If it’s a party you seek, you’ll indeed find it here with our vibrant nightlife, where you can dance the night away!

 Regardless, the variety of options gives visitors many reasons to head to South Bass Island. Throughout the season, different organizations are responsible for hosting events. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial hosts many of the amazing things to do in Put-in-Bay. Also, the Put-in-Bay Visitors And Convention Bureau are responsible for other notable events like the annual Put-in-Bay Fall Ball.

Many visitors come from a six-state area several times a year to enjoy our upcoming events and entertainment. Staying at the Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel or the Bay Lodging Resort places you in the heart of the attractions, restaurants & shopping.


So, the question isn’t if it is, when are you planning your trip? Fortunately, this Put-in-Bay Information website is full of great info to design a trip to the island. Moreover, each year, guests can expect exceptional entertainment prospects with a complete event calendar.


Check the Put-in-Bay Event Calendar


With so many diverse events to pick from, perhaps more than one journey to the island is the answer! The most significant choices will be where to stay for your getaway. Groups favor villa rental homes, families at the Put-in-Bay Resort, or boaters on their boats. With many attractions being entirely free, the choice becomes even more accessible.


So, hop on a Put-in-Bay Ferry Boat to South Bass Island, pick a fun event that you and yours will enjoy, and make memories together! It’s never a bad time to put an island in your life. See you at the Bay!