Special Events

April 5
Easter Sunrise Ecumenical
7 a.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host the annual Easter Sunrise service at the base of the Memorial. Everyone is welcome. Dress warmly and bring your own chairs.

May 23
Salute to the Troops
2 p.m.
Join the National Park Service Rangers in honoring America's fallen heroes and their families during a ceremony dedicated to all servicemen and women who have lost their lives in conflicts since the birth of the United States. The ceremony will feature reenactors, veterans, and active duty military. Pay tribute to everyone who has defended the U.S. from the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War.

July 4
100 Years of Memorial Operations
In 1915, the doors to the Memorial opened to the public. Join us 100 years later as we celebrate this momentous occasion on a grand scale.
11 a.m.- Naturalization and Delayed Enlistment Ceremony (on the steps of the Memorial)
7 p.m. - 100 Years of Memorial Operations Ceremony: featuring former employees, early park visitors, and dignitaries from the National Park Service and Canada.
8 p.m. - Patriot Concert by local favorite Westside Steve Simmons
Dark - 4th of July Fireworks! Sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Business Owners and Friends of the Bay.

September 5
Historic Dance Workshop & Regency Ball

September 6
Kids Regency Ball

September 11
Historic Rum Tasting (Tentative)
7 p.m.
Raise a glass to the War of 1812 with Historic Interpreter Robin Martin who will discuss the history of rum and how rum rations were used as payment during the War of 1812. This program is still tentative. Please check back later for details.

September 12 - 13
Historic Weekend
200 Years of Peace

Historic Weekend is the signature event at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. This year will officially wrap up War of 1812 Bicentennial Events. The focus of events will be on the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which officially brought an end to the war. The traditional historic encampment will be on display with music and musket firing Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Other weekend events include:
- Wreath Laying at Battle Site
- Parade
- Military Tactical
- Symphony Concert
- Lights of Peace--Harbor Illumination
- Much more!

See the full schedule of events here!

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