Historic Weekend

Historic Weekend

Sep 6 2019 - Sep 8 2019

Cost: Free

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial

93 Delaware Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial celebrates the 206th Anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry's defeat of the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept 10, 1813, and the enduring peace that has bound the United States, Great Britain, and Canada in peace and as allies for more than 200 years. A flag retirement ceremont is held Fri evening at 7 pm with Park Rangers, American Legion members, and Boy Scouts retiring a flag from each country. Saturday begins with an 11 am Memorial Service for the men who fought and died during the naval battle. The Grand Parade steps off at 2:15 pm and ends at the Park's flag poles where four high school marching bands will play the National Anthems from each country before Rangers and volunteers fire a musket and carronade salute. A Living History Military Encampment is open Sat 11 am-5 pm and Sun 10 am-4 pm. Rangers will give black powder musket demonstrations, rifle demonstrations, and carronade firing demonstrations throughout the day on Sat and Sun. A Time Line event, "200 Years of U.S. Military History" will be presented after the parade on Sat. The Perry Group will host a concert Sat evening and the annual "Lights of Peace" Harbor Illumination at dusk. About 1,200 Boy Scouts will camp on the East Lawn at Port Clinton Troop #360's annual Camporee.