How’d you like a free ride to Put-in-Bay on the Fourth of July to enjoy all the Independence Day activities!!!
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is giving away FOUR round-trip passenger tickets aboard the Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay for just liking and sharing our Facebook post about July 4th activities at Put-in-Bay with your family and friends. We’ll pick a winner at random Friday morning and have the tickets waiting for you at the Miller Ferry Catawba Dock Friday afternoon.
We want to let as many people as possible know about all the fun activities going on this weekend at Put-in-Bay for the Fourth of July.
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial will host the annual Naturalization Ceremony for new US citizens at 11am on the memorial plaza.
The National Park will hold Kids Programs and Ranger Talks throughout the day, and as a bonus it’s one of the Carronade Weekends at the memorial Saturday and Sunday with firing demonstrations.
The Ranger program includes a black powder firing demonstration, history of the War of 1812–America’s second War of Independence–and history on the Battle of Lake Erie.
At 7pm the National Park will hold its Centennial Celebration of the opening of the memorial column to the public in June of 1915. The cornerstone was actually laid on July 4, 1913.
The park will have a time capsule for island businesses and residents to contribute something related to the park and/or Put-in-Bay. Items will be accepted until September 10, 2015, the 202 anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie.
Westside Steve Simmons will give a concert of Patriotic Songs and & Island Favorites at 8pm on the memorial plaza.
The last Miller Ferry departs the island at 9pm.
If you’ve already booked a place to stay on Put-in-Bay for the weekend, you’ll also get to enjoy our annual July 4th Fireworks program sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Business Owners & Friends of the Bay at 10pm.
Sunday, Kids Programs, Ranger Talks and Carronade demonstrations throughout the day, and a concert by the Central Ohio Symphony from Delaware, OH., at 6pm on the back porch of the Perry’s Victory Visitors Center.
All programs, including the concerts at the National Park, are free and open to the public.
And that does not include, of course, all of the great tours, attractions, shopping, water recreation, dining and live entertainment Put-in-Bay has to offer!
Good luck, everyone, and thanks for helping us out!