Historic Weekend in Observation of the
210th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie
Sunday, September 10 marks the 210th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial has activities planned for the entire weekend. Come to South Bass Island for the day or the weekend and take part in the annual observation of this important US Naval victory.  

Events include a flag retirement ceremony, small arms and artillery demonstrations, historic encampment, Fort Meigs Fife and Drums performances, and a community parade. On Sunday, September 10 at 3pm, the weekend culminates with the traditional laying of the wreath as a final remembrance of the Battle 210 years earlier.
All events are FREE for everyone to enjoy. 

The schedule of events for the weekend include: 
Friday, Sept. 8 
7 pm
Flag Retirement Ceremony at the base of the flag poles 

Saturday, Sept. 9
11 am1 pm
Living history, small arms, and artillery demonstrations on the west lawn  

2 pm
Community Parade through the Village of Put-in-Bay featuring vintage Broncos, marching bands from Clyde and Anthony Wayne among many others 

3 pm
Marching bands from Clyde and Anthony Wayne perform near the flag poles on the west lawn  

3:30 pm
Sounds of Victory program featuring bag pipes, music of the 1813 era, Fife and Drums, and artillery demonstrations 

Sunday, Sept. 10 
11 am2 pm
Living history, small arms, and artillery demonstrations on the west lawn 

3:00 pm
Memorial ceremony on the back porch of the visitor center with a procession to the rotunda of the Memorial for a wreath laying followed by the last artillery demonstration of the 2023 season 

Throughout the weekend rangers and volunteers will be presenting demonstrations and talks on a wide variety of topics including the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie, blacksmithing, tin smith, wood working, frontier living, medical procedures of the period, historic cooking, and performing
music of the era.  

On Monday, September 11, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial will honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks and first responders by flying National flags on the upper plaza of the Memorial. These flags represent each country who had a citizen killed during the attacks on 9/11.    www.nps.gov

Sep. 10, 2023
Jet Express Trip CANCELLED
Unfortunately the annual express cruise to the Battle of Lake Erie site is cancelled for this year. We look forward to seeing you at the Historic Weekend Events Sept. 8-10 at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial.
Flagship Niagra Photo
Spring, 2024
Reception Onboard the Tall Ship Niagara

Perry Group Members are invited to enjoy a Beer and Wine reception onboard the tall ship Niagara.

TBD / Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

More info contact us at

July 4, 2024
View the Fireworks from the Top of the Monument

Join the Perry Group for a reception at the Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Visitors Center, Put-in-Bay on July 4th, 2024. Following the reception ticket holders will be escorted to the top of the monument for a spectacular view of the Fireworks.

Get Your Tickets Early. Details to come in the Spring of 2024

Limited Availability

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