Experience the Heritage of Road Racing at Put-in-Bay Airport

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Road Racing at Put-in-Bay evolves into excitement at Put-in-Bay Airport (3w2)!  Be a part of the legendary action and continuing history.   Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races began as a small reunion in 2009 to celebrate and capture the history of the original Put-in-Bay Road Races held on the narrow streets of South Bass Island in the 1950s and early ‘60s. Evolving from “Reunion” to “Racing” by 2012 at the Put-in-Bay Airport, the event draws racing entrants from all over North America.



Focus on Autumn at Put-in-Bay

Autumn at Put-in-Bay is an uplifting and rewarding season.  While the hi-jinks of summer fade into memories, fall adventures kindle refreshingly new experiences.  Combine cooler temperatures, lower relative humidity, and the inspiring painter’s palette of colors and you will feel the rewards of a new season.  Special events begin on 11 September and continue through 10 October this year.  Focus on the offerings below and plan your fall Put-in-Bay escapade!

Art in the Park:  Saturday, 11 September 2021; 10am–5pm in DeRivera Park

Miller 5k:  Saturday, 18 September 2021;  9am–11am, race begins near The Boathouse Restaurant

1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day:  Saturday, 18 September 2021; Hooligans Irish Pub

Put-in-Bay Music Festival:  Saturday, 18 September 2021; The Boathouse Restaurant Parking Lot

New Year’s Eve at the Bay:  Saturday, 18 September 2021; 6–11pm Downtown Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Road Races:  Tuesday & Wednesday, 22/23 September 2021 9am–5pm

Island-Wide Retail & Yard Sales:  Saturday, 25 September 2021; 10am–5pm South Bass Island

Put-in-Bay Wine Fest:  Saturday, 2 October 2021; 10am-5pm Put-in-Bay Winery on Bayview Avenue

Oktoberfest:  Saturday October 9th 11:00am–7:00pm, Sunday October 10th from Noon–5:00pm; DeRivera Park



Fall Bird Banding Starts Soon!

Fall Bird Banding Schedule–Come Visit and See the Birds

Master bird bander Tom Bartlett and his wife Paula Bartlett will be on the islands this fall for bird banding. All activities noted below are open to the public. They ask that visitors maintain social distancing, especially unvaccinated individuals. Wearing of masks by visitors is encouraged. Check www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org for any covid-related changes.

There are hundreds of songbirds that stop on their migration south to feed on the abundant insect resources of the Lake Erie Islands. Although not as colorful as in their breeding plumage in spring, the warblers, thrushes, and other birds are just as fascinating to see up close. The islands are an amazing place to witness this annual migration of birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies, and bats!

The Vineyard-Scheeff East Point Preserve

Turn left at the Vineyard sign just before the Scheeff East Point Preserve; drive back to the red barn to park.

Monday-September 13th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday-September 14th  1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday-September 15th 1:00 to 3:00pm

Thursday-September 16th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Friday-September 17th 6:00am to 12:00pm

Kelleys Island-Jones Preserve

Drive to Long Point and park to the left 100 yards before the gate.

Sunday-September 19th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Monday-September 20th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday-September 21th  6:00am to 3:00pm

Wednesday-September 22th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Thursday-September 23th 6:00am to 3:00pm

Friday-September 24th 6:00am to 12:00pm

Middle Bass Island East Point Preserve

This is located at the end of a private drive. Please contact Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or leiconservancy “at” gmail.com to let us know you want to  come. Please drive through the gate to park near the banding station. Do not park in private drives outside the gate.

Sunday, September 26th 6:00am-3:00pm

Monday September 27th 6:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday September 28th 6:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday September 29th 6:00am-3:00pm

Thursday September 30th 6:00am-3:00pm

Friday October 1st 6:00 am-12:00pm

Kelleys Island Scheele Preserve and Jones Preserve

October 14-31     Songbirds banding during Day at Jones Preserve 6:00Am to 3ish

Saw-whet Owl banding 7:00 PM to ??? at Scheele Preserve

November 1-15 Songbirds banding during Day at Jones Preserve 6:00AM to 3ish

November 1-22 Saw-whet Owl banding 7:00 PM to ??? at Scheele Preserve