Fri 9/8-Mon 9/11 @ 10AM-5PM
It’s been two centuries since Oliver Hazard Perry, young officer in the young U.S. Navy, captured an entire British fleet on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Perhaps that underdog victory will inspire a few local sports teams we could name.
Meanwhile, honor the triumph in the Battle of Lake Erie with the annual Perry’s Victory Heritage Festival at Put-In Bay. It boasts re-enactment military engagements and colonial with musket/cannon firing demos and a giant Scout encampment assisting in the ceremonies around the Perry Peace Memorial (which is at least in part a celebration of the lack of hostilities between the U.S. and Canada ever since).
An army of sculptors, potters, painters, silversmiths, photographers, fabric makers, glass artists and musicians march on DeRivera Park for an arts fair. Admission is free, not counting the portage to Middle Bass Island.