Schedule of Events

When and where to find the fun

The Spring Fling weekend is packed with fun and Put-in-Bay entertainment. The three important things we think you will need to know for scheduling purposes are transportation, timings, and entertainers. Thus, choose from the following options:

Weekend Schedule Information



FRIDAY


Time Location Event
9:00am
to
11:00pm
Jet Express Time to head to the island! You can look forward to a great weekend of partying at Put-in-Bay! What is the best way to get here in a hurry? The Jet Express is your best bet for a high-speed ride to the island. Get here as soon as you can and get your groove on.
4:00pm Island Club
Put-in-Bay Resort
Edgewater Hotel
Bay Lodging
Commodore Resort
Official check-in time for our hotel lodging partners.
Official check-in time for most houses and rental vacation homes.
7:00pm
to
10:00pm
Island Club The Beer Truck is officially tapped! Join with others and enjoy the first customer appreciation weekend of the summer. Bonfires ring the main party area so you can stay warm and meet new friends. There are no bands playing tonight, but many houses have their radios playing.
8:00pm
to
10:00pm
Island Club Entertainment officially starts! Hang out and enjoy the mellow and sometimes wild tunes of JD Owen, one of our regular entertainers. He is bound to make you happy with his cool island tunes while you and your friends enjoy a cold frosty one.
10:00pm
to
12:00am
Bay Lodging If you don't want to go downtown and have brought your bathing suit with you, come on over here and have a good old-fashioned pool party! The pool will be open WEATHER DEPENDING! Ask the front desk upon check-in. We'll open up the bar and have a couple hours of fun. If you are staying here, you can just walk to your room. If not, catch a cab back. Either way, we have towels here so you can dry off before heading downtown to the party at Mr. Ed's.
10:00pm
to
2:00am
Mr. Ed's The band starts up and the bar cover charge is waived for the Spring Flingers who have their wristbands on Join us downtown for live entertainment, dancing, and discount cold beverages. This is definitely the hottest place to be on Put-in-Bay for the night!


SATURDAY


Time Location Event
12:00pm
to
6:00pm
Island Club The Beer Truck is retapped for the big party! Join with others and celebrate another season starting at Put-in-Bay. Make some new friends. Eat a burger or two (We mean it! PLEASE EAT!!! We buy over 1000 burgers, 500 hotdogs, condiments, cheese, chips, salads, and more. Tables and chairs abound so you can find a good spot and hang out. Portapotties are lined up so you don't have to worry about running back to your hotel if you fill up on beer.

Make sure you have your wristbands on and bring your IDs with you, as we have security at the entrances to keep out the riff raff and make sure we are in compliance with Ohio Liquor Laws.
1:00pm
to
6:00pm
Island Club Entertainment officially starts! There are usually 2 stages set up so that one band can be playing while a different entertainer is setting up on the other. The music and fun is non-stop all afternoon long. The list of bands changes every year, but there is a great chance you will hear JD Owen, one of our regular entertainers.
8:00pm
to
2:00am
Mr. Ed's The band starts up again and the bar cover charge is waived again for the Spring Flingers who have their wristbands on Join us downtown for live entertainment, dancing, and discount cold beverages. This is definitely the hottest place to be on Put-in-Bay for the second night in a row!


SUNDAY


Time Location Event
7:00am
to
5:00pm
Jet Express Time to head home! After a weekend of partying, the Jet is your best bet for a high-speed ride back to the mainland.
11:00am Island Club
Put-in-Bay Resort
Edgewater Hotel
Bay Lodging
Commodore Resort
Official check-out time for all of our lodging partners.

Entertainer Information

J.D. Owen has been entertaining crowds and jamming out for over 30 years. Music has always been a part of his life. He received his first guitar at age 5. Soon thereafter he began to train and hone his skills. Also, he soon realized he had been blessed with a vocal range beyond the average bear, about two and a half octaves. By 1977 he had joined his first serious band and began his musical career. After joining the Marine Corp, J.D.'s love for music persisted and he joined band while in the service. J.D. then embarked on tour with several national acts, but soon become disenfranchised with the foibles of the industry. So, he sought out to be a solo artist and played gigs in Findlay, Ohio. Soon though, his energy and charisma was sought after by many Put in Bay business owners to provide entertainment. J.D. quickly became a favored island entertainer.

For 13 years at Put in Bay J.D. Owen has been making great music and great friends. His passion for music is very evident. Every Monday J.D. offers guitar lessons to assist in enabling others to learn guitar. He encouraged those interested in pursuing music to have conviction and feeling in their music. The repertoire of songs continues to grow as J.D. learns new material every year, and sharpens his skills a minimum of four hours per week. Crowd participation and interaction is a crucial aspect of his shows. The fun atmosphere and range of music sets him apart from the rest. J.D. has stated before that he does not have fans, rather friends that he parties with. So don't forget to "Get the Party Goin' With J.D. Owen!"

Transportation Information

To make your way to Put-in-Bay climb aboard the Jet Express, the fastest way to Put-in-Bay. Their fleet is composed of some of the Nation's fastest Water-Jet Catamarans that gracefully transport you to the Island. During the 25 minute excursion from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay, passengers enjoy a narrated tour that includes educational information on the PIB and the Lake Erie Islands. Ferry service is also available at the Jet Express's Sandusky docks.

Passengers can choose to sit in the comfortably appointed interior cabin or immense themselves in the scenery on the rooftop open air seating. Both provide great comfort and excitement en route to your Put-in-Bay visit. The first level offers no stairs to climb and great ease and comfort for handicapped guests. Kids that are 5 and under can ride at no charge and will surely revel the experience of a Jet Express voyage. The young at heart alike will enjoy the thrill of their trip to Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Islands.

The Jet Express departs frequently from Port Clinton, Ohio and Sandusky, Ohio to Put-in-Bay. They are the only the ferry service to offer late night service. This allows you to make the most of your trip to Put-in-Bay and experience some of the renowned night life. Also, the location of the Jet Express dock in downtown Put-in-Bay puts you right in the action.