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Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay

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Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay: Celebrating the Battle of Lake Erie

Mark your calendars for September 6-8, 2024, to celebrate the Historic Weekend at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. This eventful weekend, hosted at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, offers a range of activities including a flag retirement ceremony, small arms and artillery demonstrations, historic encampment, performances, and a community parade. The weekend culminates on Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the battle’s legacy. Free and open to all, this weekend offers a deep dive into US Naval history and the island’s heritage.

Friday’s Opening Ceremony

The weekend begins with a flag retirement ceremony on Friday evening at the base of the flag poles, a respectful tribute to the nation’s history and service members.

Saturday’s Array of Activities

Saturday features living history demonstrations, small arms and artillery displays, and a community parade through the Village of Put-in-Bay. Enjoy performances by marching bands and experience the “Sounds of Victory” program, showcasing era-specific music and demonstrations.

Sunday’s Solemn Remembrance

Sunday continues with more demonstrations and activities, leading up to the memorial ceremony. This includes a procession and wreath laying at the Memorial, commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie, followed by the final artillery demonstration of the season.

Educational and Engaging Exhibits

Throughout the weekend, rangers and volunteers present a variety of demonstrations and talks on topics like the War of 1812, blacksmithing, historic cooking, and more, offering an immersive educational experience.

September 11th Memorial Tribute

Following the weekend, on September 11, the Memorial honors victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks and first responders, flying national flags to represent each country affected by the tragedy.

A Weekend of Historical Significance

Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay is more than a series of events; it’s a comprehensive experience that brings history to life, offering educational insights, solemn tributes, and community engagement.

Plan Your Visit

Consider extending your stay to fully experience the Historic Weekend. Put-in-Bay offers various accommodation options, ensuring a comfortable visit as you partake in the weekend’s activities.

Join in the Commemoration

Historic Weekend Put-in-Bay is an opportunity to step back in time and engage with a pivotal moment in American history. It’s a weekend that promises to be educational, respectful, and memorable for all ages.


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9/ 6/2024

9/ 8/2024

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA