Look at that, it rhymes.  Okay okay, back to the good stuff.  The weather is starting to get warm and the foliage on Put-in-Bay has finally come out to say hello.  The Miller Ferry has been shuffling locals and visitors across the western basin of Lake Erie and the whiskey light at the Roundhouse has been gleefully glowing for more than a month.  All signs that our most coveted season has started.  But let’s face it, for most the real start to Summer begins Memorial Day Weekend and thankfully, it’s finally here. 

While Memorial Day weekend is always a huge celebration on the island, 2014 brings with it a unique kick off.  Alabama native and country pop singer Walker Hayes is rolling onto the island for Saturday and Sunday performances at Hooligan’s Irish Pub.  If you haven’t heard his brilliant ode to Lake Erie Love yet, check it out here: Lake Erie Love Music Video.  

Walker’s sets begin at 9:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday nights at the irish pub so you might want to grab yourself a seat well before then — we recommend a pint and a Piggy Melt. 

Memorial Day wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a proper salute to America’s heroes and that’s exactly what happens at 1:00 p.m. at Perry’s International Peace Memorial on Saturday.  The community of Put-in-Bay and Perry’s join forces to honor veterans and active-duty military personnel. 

We’re also excited to offer free passage to Put-in-Bay (departing from Catawba) for military personnel and veterans as part of the Memorial Day Festivities.  We just ask that you identify yourself at the ticket booth. 

See you on the island!