Founders Day

Presented by Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

Venue: DeRivera Park

City: Put-in-Bay

Founder's Day will once again be held in DeRivera Park on Sunday, June 4, from 11am to 4pm. This is the 43rd annual celebration of the founding of Put-in-Bay by Spanish merchant Jose DeRivera and we thank the DeRivera Park Trust for allowing us to hold this event in the park that bears his name. We invite you to attend this year's event. Tables are free of charge but are limited to two 8-foot tables per vendor. If you have special set-up requirements you must contact the Put-in-Bay Chamber office in advance to discuss your space needs. If you plan to attend, please email me at by Tuesday May 12th to confirm your attendance and space needed.

We will not provide a large tent this year since inclement weather will cancel the event. You may bring your own 10x10 pop up tent if you wish for shade. You must be at the park by 10am to set-up. It is only fair to other vendors and our island visitors and community that you are here and ready to go before 11am. Mainland vendors are responsible for their own transportation to and from the island and to and from the ferry docks. You can visit and for current ferry schedules.
Again this year we will provide 90 minutes of musical entertainment from 12:30 to 2pm. The kids will have fun playing a variety of fun games. There are a lot of fun prizes to win too. Games will be open from noon to 1:30pm. At 2:30pm the weekly Sunday Afternoon Parade of antique, vintage and classic cars will wind around the park. Our Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department will be selling hot dogs, brats, Italian sausage, chips, and soft drinks. St. Paul's Episcopal Church will sell their famous strawberry shortcake.

If you have any questions you can contact me at the email address above and at 419-285-2832. If I am unavailable, please ask for Lynne and she can help you with any questions. We appreciate your interest in attending our annual Founder's Day celebration and look forward to seeing you on Sunday, June 4.


Peter Huston
Island Ambassador
Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

  • June 4, 2017 – June 4, 2017
  • Sun Jun 04 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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