The actual lighting usually happens around 2 PM and there is always some unique entertainer playing music and entertaining the crowd to open the season.Visit our entertainment page for additional information and to see who is playing.
It is an acknowledgement to boaters and islanders alike that "the bar is now open" and the season has begun.
There are a couple bars open over the winter and on this special day they both turn green.
We may be close to Canada, but everyone here is Irish for a day.
If April 15 falls on a Saturday (like it does this year), Sunday or a civil holiday, such as Patriot's Day, the deadline is extended to the next working day.
(click for more)Ready to start the season at Put-in-Bay? Hotels offer discounted rates for this fun early season event.