Historic Weekend Upon Us!

Put in BayHistoric Weekend, celebrating the 209th commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie, begins today!  All events are free, open to the public, and held at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial–unless noted otherwise.

Friday
Perry's Memorial Put in Bay10:00 am – 6 pm – Observation Deck Open – Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center to reserve your time.

7:00 pm – Flag Retirement Ceremony–to kick off Historic Weekend join us at the Flag Poles to learn about the Battle of Lake Erie and Flag Etiquette.

Saturday
Observation Deck Open – Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center to reserve your time. No Deck Tours during Grand Parade or Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration Ceremony.

10:00 am – Join the Perry Group on the Jet Express out at the battle site for a wreath laying ceremony. There is a cost for this event. For more information on this event visit this website.

11:30 – Fort Meigs Fife and Drums- “The Story Behind the Song”

12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Clyde and Anthony Wayne High Schools Marching Bands perform in DeRivera Park.

Photo by Amanda Downey

1:30 pm – Grand Parade – This year the Broncos on the Bay and our parade to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie will join forces. Broncos will start at McCann field heading out to South Bass Island State Park and head back towards town on Catawba Ave. The marching units will join in after the Broncos pass the Put-in-Bay School–being downtown about 2 pm. Parade ends at the flag poles between Visitor Center and Memorial.

3:00 – The procession from Visitor Center kicks off our Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration Ceremony. Keynote Speakers will be Captain Danielle DeFant, Commander Officer of the USS Lake Erie and Retired US Army Colonel Tamara Crawford.

4:15 – Fort Meigs Fife and Drums- “The Story Behind the Song”

5:00 – Stories of Victory

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Historic Encampment- Soldiers, Sailors, Civilians, and trades

Fort Meigs Fife and Drum Corps- “The Story Behind the Song”

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Art in the Park down in DeRivera Park.

Saturday Historic Weapon Demonstrations
11:00 am – Small Arms
12:00 pm – Artillery
4:00 pm – Artillery

Sunday
10:00 am – 6 pm – Observation Deck Open – Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center to reserve your time.

11:30 – Fort Meigs Fife and Drums- “The Story Behind the Song”

2:00 pm Ohio Muffins vs Put-in-Bay Mossbacks vintage baseball–east lawn

2:30 – Fort Meigs Fife and Drums- “The Story Behind the Song”

3:30- Stories of Victory

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Historic Encampment- Soldiers, Sailors, Civilians, and trades

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Sunday Historic Weapon Demonstrations
11:00 am – Small Arms
12:00 pm – Artillery
1:00 pm – Small Arms
2:00 pm – Artillery
3:00 pm – Combined Artillery & Small Arms
4:00 pm – Combined Carronade & Small Arms