official tourism bureau
Put-in-Bay, Ohio – Sunday, September 10 marks the 210th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and Perry’s
Victory and International Peace Memorial has activities planned for the entire weekend. Come to South Bass Island
for the day or the weekend and take part in the annual observation of this important US Naval victory.
Events include a flag retirement ceremony, small arms and artillery demonstrations, historic encampment, Fort
Meigs Fife and Drums performances, and a community parade. On Sunday, September 10 at 3pm, the weekend
culminates with the traditional laying of the wreath as a final remembrance of the Battle 210 years earlier. All events
are FREE for everyone to enjoy.
The schedule of events for the Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay include:
Friday, September 8
7 pm Flag Retirement Ceremony at the base of the flag poles
Saturday, September 9
11 am – 1 pm Living history, small arms, and artillery demonstrations on the west lawn
2 pm Community Parade through the Village of Put-in-Bay featuring vintage Broncos, marching bands from Clyde
and Anthony Wayne among many others
3 pm Marching bands from Clyde and Anthony Wayne perform near the flag poles on the west lawn
3:30 pm Sounds of Victory program featuring bag pipes, music of the 1813 era, Fife and Drums, and artillery
Sunday, September 10
11 am – 2 pm Living history, small arms, and artillery demonstrations on the west lawn
3:00 pm Memorial ceremony on the back porch of the visitor center with a procession to the rotunda of the Memorial
for a wreath laying followed by the last artillery demonstration of the 2023 season
Throughout the weekend rangers and volunteers will be presenting demonstrations and talks on a wide variety of
topics including the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie, blacksmithing, tin smith, wood working, frontier living,
medical procedures of the period, historic cooking, and performing music of the era.
On Monday, September 11, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will honor the victims of the 2001
terrorist attacks and first responders by flying National flags on the upper plaza of the Memorial. These flags
represent each country who had a citizen killed during the attacks on 9/11.
*Events are subject to change. Call Perry’s Monument to confirm at 419-285-2184.
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA