For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of all things Lake Erie. Here, we highlight a few of the many festivities taking place.

Popular at Put-in-Bay 
Be a part of the excitement of one of the island’s busiest weekends of the year. Special events will include firearms and Carronade demonstrations, as well as Memorial Day Services, which will be held at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Don’t miss special performances put on by some of the island’s most popular entertainers.

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Gather at Waterworks Park in Port Clinton, Ohio, for this 41st annual event featuring more than 130 vendors, along with free concerts, a fishing derby for kids, a parade, educational activities, carnival rides and delicious walleye dishes.

Light Up the Sky 5K Run/Walk
Lace up in Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, for a Sunday run that benefits the Presque Isle Harbor Fireworks. The Light Up the Sky 5K Run/Walk will take place May 29.

Fish-for-Free Day
Catch the fun of fishing on Fish-for-Free Day. On May 29, anyone can legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways without a fishing license. That includes trout/salmon and Lake Erie permits. 

Luna Pier War Memorial 
Pay a visit to this World War II memorial on Harold Drive close to North First Street in Monroe, Michigan. It was erected in 2016 and listed in the historical marker database.  

Veterans Ferry for Free 
Miller Ferry will provide free passage to Put-in-Bay or Middle Bass Island for active U.S. military and veterans May 28 to 30.