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September 6 - September 8
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial celebrates the 206th Anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s defeat of the British fleet in The Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, and the enduring peace that has bound the United States, Great Britain and Canada in peace and as allies for more than 200 years.
Almost 1,200 Boy Scouts arrive to camp on the Monument’s east lawn for their annual camporee and assist with National Park Service activities during their stay
7:00 pm: Flag Retirement Ceremony, National Park flag poles at Perry’s Monument
10:00 am Memorial Dedication in DeRivera Park. The island’s American Legion Post will hold a ceremony.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Art in the Park
11:00 am to 5:00 pm: War of 1812 Military Historic Encampment at Perry’s Monument with musical performances and black powder demonstrations, West Lawn
11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Stone Lab Open House
11:00 am: Memorial Service at Perry’s Monument for the men who fought and died during the naval battle
2:15 pm: Grand Parade that ends at the Park’s flag poles where four high school marching bands will play the National Anthems from each country before Rangers and volunteers fire a musket and carronade salute
3:30 pm: 200 Years of the United States Military, Perry’s Monument West Lawn
5:00 pm: Toledo Brass Ensemble, Perry’s Monument Visitor Center back porch
Dusk: Lights of Peace Harbor Illumination, this impressive light display will honor friends and loved ones
10:00 am to 4:00 pm: War of 1812 Military encampment at Perry’s Monument with musical performances and black powder demonstrations
11:00 am & 1:00 pm: Musket Firing, National Park grounds
12:00 pm & 2:00 pm: Carronade Firing, National Park ground
2:00 pm: Old Fashioned Baseball sponsored by Miller Boat Line, School Ball Field
3:00 pm & 4:00 pm: Combined Musket and Carronade Firings, National Park grounds
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Please note: There may be location/times changes due to weather. Please call the park at 419-285-2184 for the most up to date information.