Put-in-Bay Celebrates 11th Pyrate Festival

Put in Bay Pirates

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Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce announces the 11th Annual Pyrate Festival from June 21st to June 23rd, 2019.  This weekend event, as well-known, is filled with activities for all ages.

Put in Bay Pyrate

Pyrate Billy

Starting Friday night, Pyrates invade Put-in-Bay’s downtown and hoist the Pyrate Flags in DeRivera Park. From there, adult Pyrates can explore Put-in-Bay’s establishments by participating in the first Pyrate Crawl.

Saturday’s activities are fun for the entire family. Dress up like a true Pyrate and join the Adult or Kid’s Costume Contest with grand prizes awarded for each!  Saturday and Sunday the Pyrate Village and Marketplace will be in full swing with a variety of activities, including sword fighting, fire shows, mermaids, and Pyrate souvenirs. The Fourth Annual 5K Pyrate Run & Fun Walk, on Sunday, benefits Stein Hospice.

Nor’Wester Slams Put-in-Bay

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Picnic in the Park

picnic at Put in Bay

Sunshine and spring green make a perfect picnic canopy!

Put-in-Bay offers a multitude of exceptional get-away spots: South Bass Island State Park, Scheef East Point Nature Preserve, South Bass Island Lighthouse, and many more.  However, one of the best places to spend a lazy, summer afternoon is DeRivera Park.  Whether you get some “take-away” from a local restaurant or pack your own picnic, DeRivera Park is definitely an island hot spot!