Sunday, September 3rd, Perry’s Victory kicks off the celebration of the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie with a full day of activities for the entire family. Bring your chairs, blankets, sunscreen, and picnic baskets and stay a while.
On September 3 you can see an antique car parade, The Ohio State University Marching Band, the Navy’s US Fleet Forces Band, sailors with the USS Constitution, take part in various demonstrations and Jr. Ranger activities that are fun for the entire family, all followed by fireworks at dusk! All events are FREE for everyone to enjoy.
“The Four Star Edition entertains audiences across the Mid-Atlantic with a hard hitting blend of contemporary music that includes today’s top Rock and Country hits, as well as Classic Rock and songs that help us remember our pride in America. The six Navy musicians in the group are among the Navy’s most talented and versatile. Each performance presents a diverse, high-energy show that entertains audiences of all ages.”
Throughout the day sailors with the USS Constitution and Park Rangers offer demonstrations on the west lawn of the park about life and activities of the time. Talks on the War of 1812, Battle of Lake Erie, vessels of the day, and other related points of interest are available. You can also become a Jr. Ranger!
These events are made possible through the efforts of The Perry Group, Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, Miller Boat Line, Jet Express, Putinbay.com, US Naval History & Heritage Command, and through the generous support of many other businesses and friends in the community.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie, is 5 miles from the longest, unarmed border in the world. It has an open-air Observation Deck 317 feet tall offering spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands and Canada. Learn more at www.nps.gov/pevi