Join the Pirate’s in downtown Put-in-Bay Ohio's DeRivera park and prepare to relive the Pirate Fest era. On Friday evening, Authentic Pirates invade the downtown Put-in-Bay harbor to hoist the Pirate Flag and search and recover the stolen treasure.  This family-friendly event re-enacts history with cannon firing demonstrations, parades, educational events, and a free event!  Just sit back and watch the skullduggery! The event starts at 10:00 am on Friday through Sunday at 6:00 pm.

For over 10 years in a row, pirate fest participants invade Put-in-Bay’s downtown harbor on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest. Grab your wooden leg, eyepatch, and your pet parrot, because you’re going to need them. Saturday will be an exciting day for kids and adults full of fun activities. Make sure you don’t miss the Pirate Parade downtown and the Best Pirate Costume Contest this side of Lake Erie. Adults and children are both encouraged to participate in this hot Put-in-Bay Ohio summer weekend. Additionally, the best adult pirate costume wins a trip to the Cayman Islands! It sounds like a challenge to us!

Pirate Fest Planned Events!

The Pirate marketplace and display will be set up in DeRivera Park and host to a kid’s fun fest. Throughout the day, there will be black powder firing demonstrations. The Annual Pyrate Bar Crawl will start at 5 pm for the adult pirate fest participants only! The Bar Crawl would not be complete without a stop at the Blue Marlin Bar And Grill to meet Captain Morgan himself!

Each day of the event, there will be multiple activities, performances, and fun to be had. Tuesday evening will officially conclude the event with the infamous Cardboard Boat Races at 6:00 PM in the downtown harbor. You’ll be sure to have a good time participating in pirate fest-themed events throughout the festival. Watch as scurvy bearded pirates demonstrate sword fighting techniques, as well as the art of skulduggery. Kids will have the chance to practice with foam swords also!”

This historic island is incredibly varied. Activities range from visiting a national monument, museums, shopping, hiking to great nightlife and people watching. Put-In-Bay is often compared to Key West.

South Bass Island has two Ohio State Parks, including the smallest! We will be camping in the much larger state park on the quieter side of the island.  Sites range from primitive to full hook up. The park is lakefront and has a wonderful tree canopy.

The island is only accessible by plane or ferry. The fare for two people, a truck, and a 30’ Airstream was about $165 roundtrip. Although this is not an ordinary cost associated with our rallies, all those that attended the last year agreed it’s a small price to pay for a great experience.

NOTE:  The campground is not large; please feel free to book where you please.  Last year our group was concentrated on the back road between sites 22 and 46.  We did have Airstreams elsewhere, though.

NOTE:  The campground is not large; please feel free to book where you please.  Last year our group was concentrated on the back road between sites 22 and 46.  We did have Airstreams elsewhere, though.