2013 Special Events
All Events to be Held at Perry's Victory Park Grounds Unless Otherwise Noted
March 31: Easter Sunrise Ecumenical Service
April 27: Earth Day and Junior Ranger Jamboree -Cancelled due to Sequestration
Memorial Day Ceremony: Honoring War of 1812 Casualties
Peace Among Nations: The Lasting Legacy of the War of 1812 Art Exhibition
Arts on Erie
* * * Centennial Celebration of Perry's Memorial * * *
Naturalization and Delayed Enlistment Ceremony
Happy Birthday Commodore Perry!
Tall Ship Festival
Tall Ships will dock in Catawba Island, Port Clinton, Kelleys Island, Middle Bass, Put-in-Bay
and Canadian ports of Leamington, Kingsville, Amherstburg, and Windsor. Tall Ship Parade of Sail on September 1 and the Battle of Lake Erie Re-enactment featuring at least nine of the Tall Ships on September 2.
Saturday, August 31
The War of 1812 in Music and Dance
War of 1812 Lecture Series:
* * * Historic Weekend * * *
War of 1812 Fashion Show
War of 1812 Grand Parade
The Official Almost True Campfire Tales of Put-in-Bay by Tyler Whidden
War of 1812 Military Tattoo
Harbor Illumination: Lights of Peace
Sunday, September 8
War of 1812 Ecumenical Service
Intergenerational War of 1812 History Day
Area schools and senior citizen centers are invited to visit and learn about the War of 1812.
* * The Battle of Lake Erie * * *
United States Postal Service First Day of Issue Ceremony
Departure for Wreath Laying Ceremony
The Battle of Lake Erie Commemorative Procession
Bicentennial Symphony Concert
Did You Know?
The United States went to war against Great Britain in an unprepared state. When war was declared on June 18, 1812 the Royal Navy possessed three warships for every U.S. naval gun. The British Navy outnumbered the U.S. Navy 17 to 1.