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Updated Events Calendar, Aug 29-Sept 4 Featured

There have been a few revisions in the events for the Bicentennial Celebrations calendar. The following schedule is up to date as of this morning, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m.

Notes on parking for the downtown Port Clinton events and the Miller Ferry are listed at the bottom of this calendar.

Aug. 29

Port Clinton


Tall Ships “Playfair” and “Pathfinder” arrive, Jefferson Street pier, est. 5 p.m.
Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above”, Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Outdoor Barbershop Quartet Concert, Ida Rupp Library, 7 p.m.

Put-in-Bay

Put-In-Bay Road Races Reunion 5, various locations
Put-In-Bay Schooner “Halie & Matthew” Day Sails, Fox Dock, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tall Ship “Windy” Day Sails, Dock C, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Lakeside-Marblehead

Marblehead Lighthouse Tours, 12-4 p.m.
Wolcott House, lighthouse keeper’s house tours, 9999 E Bayshore, 1-5 p.m.
Concert in the Park, Steele Memorial Bandstand Gazebo, Lakeside, 7 p.m

Sandusky-Huron

Tall Ships Welcome Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
First Federal Farmer’s Market, Huron Boat Basin, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Beach Yoga, Firefly Beach Resort, Huron, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30

Port Clinton

Port Clinton Tall Ships Opening Ceremony, Jefferson Street Pier, 11:30 a.m.
Tall Ships Tours of “Playfair” and “Pathfinder”, Jefferson Street Pier, 12-8 p.m
“The Lake Erie Campaign”, Perry & Fulton, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
“Experience” Tent, Jefferson Street Pier, 12-8 p.m.
Fishing Derby, Derby Pond at Waterworks Park, 1-5 p.m.
Period Re-enactors, Waterworks Park, 12-8 p.m.
Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above”, Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival, PC Knights of Columbus
Erie Shores Cruisers, Bassett’s parking lot, 5-8 p.m.
Kelly, Willis & Rogers, The Listening Room, 8 p.m.

Put-in-Bay

Put-In-Bay Schooner “Halie & Matthew” Day Sails, Fox Dock, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tall Ship “Windy” Day Sails, Dock C, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
BOLE Crafts & Historic Demonstration, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reenactment Village, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Entertainment in DeRivera Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
U.S. Navy Band Performance, Perry’s Victory Memorial, Put-In-Bay, 7 p.m.

Kelleys Island

Tall Ship “Appledore IV” day sails, Portside Marina, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tall Ship “Appledore IV” On-board tours, Portside Marina, 2-5:30 p.m.
Camp Patmos Tram, 1-8 p.m.

Lakeside-Marblehead

Marblehead Lighthouse Tours, 12-4 p.m.
Wolcott House lighthouse keeper’s house tours, 9999 E Bayshore. 1-5 p.m.
Concert in the Park, Steele Memorial Bandstand Gazebo, Lakeside, 7 p.m

Sandusky-Vermilion-Huron-Norwalk

Friday Night Party Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Ten Grand Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk
Jim Gill, Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion
Beach Yoga, Firefly Beach Resort, Huron, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 31

Port Clinton

Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above”, Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tall Ships Tours of “Playfair” and “Pathfinder”, Jefferson Street Pier, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Captain Jack Sparrow, Jefferson Street Docks, 12-6 p.m.
Period re-enactors, Waterworks Park, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tall Ships Tour, Jefferson Street Pier, Port Clinton, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
“Experience” Tent, Jefferson Street Pier, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival, PC Knights of Columbus
“The Lake Erie Campaign”, Perry & Fulton, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Fishing Derby, Derby Pond at Waterworks Park, 1-5 p.m.
Horse Drawn Buggy Rides, Adams Street Park,  2-5 p.m.
U.S. Navy Band Performs, Waterworks Park, 7 p.m.
Kelly, Willis & Rogers, The Listening Room, 8 p.m.

Put-in-Bay

Put-In-Bay Schooner “Halie & Matthew” Day Sails, Fox Dock, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tall Ship “Windy” Day Sails, Dock C, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Entertainment at DeRivera Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BOLE Crafts & Historic Demonstration, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reenactment Village, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The War of 1812 in Music & Dance, Niagara Center, 2 p.m.
Bicentennial Play “The Official Almost True Campfire Tales of Put-In-Bay”, DeRivera Park, 4 p.m.
Iris Dement in concert, Peace Garden, Put-In-Bay, 6 p.m.
The Regency Benefit Ball, Niagara Event Center, Put-In-Bay

Lakeside-Marblehead

Mike Albert and the Big E Band, Hoover Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Lakeside Fireworks

Kelleys Island

Tall Ship “Appledore IV” day sails, Portside Marina, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tall Ship “Appledore IV” On-board tours, Portside Marina, 2-5:30 p.m.
Camp Patmos Tram, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kelleys Island Airplane Rides, Kelleys Island Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kelleys Island Bicentennial Parade, Kelleys Island, 12 p.m.
Island Singers Perform, Town Hall, Kelleys Island, 6:30 & 8 p.m. 

Sandusky-Huron-Vermilion

Sandusky Farmer’s Market, Hancock & Market, Sandusky, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Tall Ships Festival Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Underground Railroad Trolley Tour, Maritime Museum of Sandusky. 11 a.m.
Daytime Island Hopping Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Main Street Vermilion Farmer’s Market, Victory Park, Vermilion
Two Bari Saxes Jazz Quintet, Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermilion
Beach Yoga, Firefly Beach Resort, Huron, 8:30 a.m.
Boppin’ on the Basin with Cocobeanos, Huron Boat Basin, 7:30 p.m.
Ten Grand Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk
Annual Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan

Sep. 1

Port Clinton

All you can eat Sunday breakfast, Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge, 8 a.m.-12
Drive-In church, Mon Ami Parking Lot
Tall Ships Tour of “Playfair” and “Pathfinder”, Jefferson Street Pier, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
“Experience” Tent, Jefferson Street Pier, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Period Re-enactors, Waterworks Park, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Captain Jack Sparrow, Jefferson Street Docks, 12-6 p.m.
Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above”, Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fishing Derby, Derby Pond at Waterworks Park, 1-5 p.m.
Horse Drawn Buggy Rides, Adams Street Park, 2-5 p.m.
“The Lake Erie Campaign”, Perry & Fulton, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The Ohio State University Marching Band, Waterworks Park, 12:30 p.m.
Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival, PC Knights of Columbus
Sunday Afternoon Live Entertainment: Colin Dussault, Mon Ami Winery, 2-6 p.m.
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday, Slater’s Madison Street Pub, 7-10 p.m.
Live Entertainment: Cruisin, Mon Ami Winery, 6-10 p.m.

Put-in-Bay

Put-In-Bay Schooner “Halie & Matthew” Day Sails, Fox Dock, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tall Ship “Windy” Day Sails, Dock C, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
BOLE Crafts & Historic Demonstration, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Reenactment Village, DeRivera Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Entertainment in DeRivera Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Ohio State University Marching Band Day at the Bay, Perry’s Peace Memorial, 8 p.m.
“Halie & Matthew” Fireworks Sail, Put-In-Bay Harbor, 8:15 p.m.
Fireworks, Put-In-Bay Harbor, 9:30 p.m.

Middle Bass Island

Schooner “Madeline” Tours, Middle Bass Island State Park, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kelleys Island

Tall Ship “Appledore IV” day sails, Portside Marina, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tall Ship “Appledore IV” On-board tours, Portside Marina, 2-5:30 p.m.
Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island
Camp Patmos Tram 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kelleys Island Airplane Rides, Kelleys Island Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lakeside-Marblehead

U.S. Navy Band Performs, Hoover Auditorium , Lakeside, 2 p.m.
U.S. Navy Band Performs, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, 7 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua Season Closing Ceremony, Hoover Auditorium, 7:45 p.m.

Sandusky- Norwalk-Milan

Bicentennial Fireworks Cruise, Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky
Ten Grand Nationals, Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk
Annual Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan

Sep. 2

Put-in-Bay

Battle of Lake Erie Reenactment Schedule, Put-In-Bay:

    7-8:45 a.m. Registration- Niagara Event Center

    8:45 a.m. Shuttle to Fox Dock & Dock C

    8:45-9:45 a.m. Board Tall Ships

    10 a.m. Tall Ships sail to Battle site

    11:30-11:45 a.m. Battle reenactment commences at site of the original battle

    2 p.m. Battle concludes

    3-3:30 p.m. Ships dock at Put-In-Bay

    4:30 p.m. Reception

Kelleys Island

Camp Patmos Tram, 10 a.m.-2 p.m
Kelleys Island Airplane Rides, Kelleys Island Airport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lakeside-Marblehead

Lakeside Volunteer Fire Dept Spaghetti Dinner & Movie, Lakeside

Sandusky-Huron-Vermilion

Beach Yoga, Main Street Beach, Vermilion
Annual Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan

Sep. 3

Put-in-Bay

“The Battle of Lake Erie From All Perspectives”, Perry’s Victory Visitor Center, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Oak Harbor

Auto Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sep. 4

Put-in-Bay

“The Untold Stories and Myths About the War of 1812”, Perry’s Victory Visitor Center

Special Parking for Labor Day weekend:

For the downtown Port Clinton events, parking is available at the Sutton Center parking lot at 1848 E. Perry. The fee Is $10 for parking and shuttle service to downtown Port Clinton for all the passengers in a vehicle. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For the Miller Ferry, extra parking is available at Winke's Boat Storage lot, 3072 NE Catawba Rd (OH 53), Port Clinton, 1.25 miles south of the Miller Ferry Catawba Dock, for $5 per day. The hours are Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 a.m, to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 2, 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Jet Express has adequate parking available for passengers at its regular lots across from the Jet Express docks.

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