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Big Day at the Bay

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Big Day at the Bay!

New Year’s Eve, Downtown Put-in-Bay

Get ready for the most exciting day on the island: the “Big Day at the Bay” event is here, and it’s an extravaganza you won’t want to miss! Taking place on September 23rd from noon to 5pm, this family-friendly celebration coincides with the much-anticipated Sale Away Weekend, an island-wide garage sale where most businesses offer special end-of-season pricing. It’s the perfect opportunity to snag some incredible deals!

Kick off your day with a delectable clambake featuring clams and chicken at Chicken Patio downtown, where you’ll not only savor mouthwatering fare but also support the PIB Fire Department in their crucial community efforts. The atmosphere will be brimming with good food, great company, and the spirit of giving back.

But the day doesn’t end there! Head over to the streets from Loraine to Hartford for an early New Year’s Eve celebration like no other. Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Monte Carlo-style street games, where both novices and experts can try their luck and skills.

For our younger guests, we’ve got a lineup of kids’ games that are both fun and engaging. And what’s a festival without a splash of color? Enjoy face painting activities, interactive games, and more to keep the little ones entertained.

Whether you come for the food, the games, the stellar sales, or the sheer joy of community gathering, “Big Day at the Bay” is bound to offer something for everyone. Mark your calendars and join us in making this day an unforgettable experience for all!

The Big Day also features a clambake and Sale Away Weekend!

Here are some fun things to do before the downtown street closes down!

*All events are subject to change or cancel wit little to no notice.

New Year's Eve Put-in-Bay

Big Day at the Bay

Big Day at the Bay

Big Day at the Bay


DeRivera Park

DeRivera Park, Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA