Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center breaks ground on a building addition this morning! The Center could not have gotten to this point without the amazing support from our community. Thank-you to all who donated and supported the journey towards improving the Nature and Wildlife Center. They continue to serve the community and follow the mission of promoting conversation about and education pertinent to the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands ecosystem.
Next year’s Put-in-Bay Road Races and Reunion event is scheduled for September 29 – October 2, 2020. Racing takes place on Wednesday September 30 and Thursday October 1, 2020. Building on the enthusiastic response from this year’s Tin-Top feature race, organizers open the gates to all eligible Saabs and VW-powered cars. Turners, whose North American Reunion has been part of several previous Put-in-Bay events, are also invited back.
Oktoberfest is Saturday and Sunday, 12/13 October 2019. The 25th annual German-style festival, sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, features German food, hot spiced wine, and cold beer. Open Saturday, 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Admission to the tent is $4 each day, or buy a two-day pass for $6. Fantastic food offerings include brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, schnitzel, pies, German chocolate cake. Live polka and German music, too!
On a gray, windy, and somewhat “blah” Sunday, the Put-in-Bay Antique Car Parade group rolls through town with glee. Today’s event marks the last official car parade of the season. Congratulations to all the members for contributing to exceptional island events and attractions! The vehicles participating in today’s parade are pictured below:
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is open daily until September 30; then on weekends October 1 to 21.