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Put-in-Bay Piratefest! Arrggggg

For over fifteen years in late June, Pirates roll into Put-in-Bay and take over for the weekend! Somewhere near 4 pm each June, these stealthy invaders land upon the shores of Put-in-Bay for Piratefest! Some with wooden legs, pet parrots, and pipes but all with an attitude!

All-day Saturday, kids and adults alike will enjoy costume contests and other fun-filled activities. All age groups are encouraged to participate. Dress as authentic as you can as one lucky winner wins a trip to the Cayman Islands for the best getup! Join the Piratefest parade downtown! Here is just a sample of some of the fun events!

  • A kid’s fun fest
  • Black powder firing demonstrations
  • A Pyrate marketplace and displays

Piratefest Activities

Each day of the event, there will be performances, multiple activities, and much fun to be had. Tuesday evening officially concludes the event with the famous Cardboard Boat Races at 6:00 PM on the downtown waterfront. You’ll be sure to have a good time participating in piratefest themed activities throughout the event. Watch as bearded pirates demonstrate proper sword fighting techniques, as well as the art of skulduggery. Kids will have the chance to practice with foam swords also!

DeRivera Park is home to many of the activities.  Here, the pirate encampment will enchant.  Catch a glimpse of the past with pirates and more carousing about the island.

Dine Like a Pirate

After a few days of plundering, you’re sure to build up quite the appetite, but we have you covered. Explore tasty menus from any of the Put-in-Bay Ohio eateries, and you’ll be fit as a fiddle and ready to return to your voyage. Head over Mossbacks for delicious seafood options and more. Maybe you need to take a break in one of Put-in-Bay’s favorite bars? Grab your mate and head over to Hooligans. This remarkable Irish Pub offers a great atmosphere with an outdoor seating area and more fabulous beer.

You won’t want to miss this ARGGGGH-filled weekend full of fun! With so many pirates ready to invade the Put-in-Bay shorelines, you should make way to the Put-in-Bay Hotels quickly to check rates and availability!