Tall ships representing the U.S. and Great Britain will gather in the Put-In-Bay area, and there also will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie to commemorate the occasion.
The Celebration includes the registering of 1,000 U.S. pleasure craft and their owners as symbolic members of the U.S. fleet of the Battle of Lake Erie as well as members of the infantry.
plans for Saturday, September 7, 2013, and surrounding days include:
-- Major outdoor speaker's address
-- One of the biggest fireworks displays in North America
-- National music acts
-- A gala parade is planned featuring the largest and best marching bands
in the area, namely Ohio State, Michigan, and some noted high schools
are being courted;
-- Solemn ceremonies and honor guard to memorialize the fallen
-- Special dinners, lunches and fundraising events highlighting different
aspects of Battle of Lake Erie history and the bicentennial
-- New Bicentennial flags and accessories unveiled.
-- Food and beverage concessions, featuring fare both exotic and
For further information about the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial, inquirers should contact: The Perry Group, 25 Town Hall Plaza, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, telephone: 419-285-2804.
A website for the celebration will be available soon, as will information about ticket prices for various events connected to the bicentennial.