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March 2016
Free

Easter Egg Hunt

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Bring your children and join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The event will be held in Memorial Park, downtown Kelleys Island. The hunt starts at noon!

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April 2016

Early Bird Party

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The Village Pump started Early Bird Party in April over 10 years ago. A GOOD reason to come out by boat, ferry, airplane and start the 2016 Season. Live Entertainment , fun, food, games and prizes. A Kelleys Island must!! Pump This! Get you KI on Early....

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Earth Day

April 18
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Please check back for more info!

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Ducks Unlimited

April 23
Casino – Venue,
104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Spring Wine Fling

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue,
418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Come celebrate the start of the season at The Kelley's Island Wine Company! Spring Wine Fling is an annual spring festival full of food, wine, and fun! 2016 brings a New Wine Tasting bar, with a quaint, quite atmosphere featuring only Wine and Wine Tastings. Our Main bar will still feature wine tastings, wine by the glass or bottle, beer, and a full spirits menu! Free tastings of all six of our wines and our lowest carryout prices of the…

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Cops and Bobbers

April 24
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More info coming soon! Photo by Steve Snodgrass

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Blessing of the Kelleys Island Brewery

April 30
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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When we begin to imagine our season, we always begin with the Blessing of the Brewery on Saturday April 29, 2016. Our opening weekend starts up the engines and gets our family favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner to be part of your Island weekends fun.   Looking forward to your visit... Doug and Patti

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May 2016

Derby Day – Village Pump

May 7
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Come watch the horses at The Village Pump Fun Food Games and Prizes.... Free apps from 2-3 A Village Pump Tradition, where it all started.

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Derby Day – Brewery

May 7
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Derby Day – Bag the Moon

May 7
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come watch your favorite horse run the Derby and show off your Derby hats. Denny Michaels will be playing Friday and Saturday evenings and a matinee on Saturday. Great way to start the summer.

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$12

EMS Spaghetti Dinner

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Mark your calendars now! Come enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner with Bruce's homemade meat sauce, salad, roll and butter, and topped off with dessert. We start serving at 4pm. Carry out and delivery is available. All proceeds go to EMS Assoc. Donations are also accepted. Raffle tickets will be available. The cost is TBD.

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Nest with the Birds

May 19 - May 21
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Join us in welcoming migrating song birds to this wonderfully quiet 2,800 acre island in the western basin of Lake Erie. Our program includes our monthly potluck meeting on Thursday, guided bird walk on Friday, our monthly bird census, ending on Saturday with our bi-annual bird-banding program at Jones Preserve on Long Point. For information: 419-746-2258

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Free

International Museum Day

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue,
224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The Kelleys Island History Museum joins Sandusky museums in celebrating International Museum Day.  There is Free Admission and a family friendly activity, not to mention our great museum and a tour of the historic Old Stone Church (built in 1866).

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Red & Blue Car Wash

May 30
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June 2016
$10

Ohio Bike Week Dice Run

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Ohio Bike Week comes to Kelleys Island. Tour the island while participating in the annual Ohio Bike Week Dice Run. The dice run includes an exciting tour of the island while completing a scavenger hunt and collecting your dice rolls. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy a variety of local businesses. This is a fun event for the riders as well as the islanders. Participation in the dice run is $10; ferry fees are just $5 per bike for this event only! Registration…

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$20

Annual 5K & 10K Run

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 34th Annual Kelleys Island 5K & 10K Run will be hosted by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and supervised by a local area runner's club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity, as well as the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. The race will begin at 10:45 downtown, near the Memorial Park. Race registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is also available. Runners will enjoy a scenic route (especially along the lakefront) and will be provided with numerous water stations. Walkers are…

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Perch Derby

June 6
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue,
115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Bacon Fest – 4th Annual

June 10 - June 12
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue,
418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Kelley's Island Wine Company's 4th annual BACONFEST!!! A whole weekend dedicated to bacon. Spend all weekend enjoying our "Bacon Takeover" menu, as well as bacon related activities and events. Three days of live music and bacon love. Visit Rosie our live pig and bacon mascot. Enjoy a pig roast (don't worry it's not Rosie!) and BBQ all day Saturday. Don't forget to check out our bacon merchandise and games, to take a slice of the bacon home with you!

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Volleyball Tournament

June 18
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More information coming soon!

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Music Fest

June 24 - June 25
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Musicfest is an Island must!  This year will be our 3rd annual Musicfest in downtown Kelleys Island Park. Don't miss this new and exciting event!! Even with the rain out last year,  we hope to Rock the Rock with dry conditions for 2016!  Band and Sponsorship info to follow. Thanks Jackie and Ronnie

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Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 26
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue,
418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Play an age old game for a wonderful cause. Come early sign up your team and have a full day of fun and friendship. Food & drink available.

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July 2016

Boots & Badges Softball

July 4
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3 on 3 Russ Wilson Basketball Tournament

July 9
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Island Fest

July 16 - July 17
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Starting Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon, Island Fest is a family friendly event. Friday, local vendors will be setting up shop in Memorial Park down town for the early bird shoppers who want to get a head start on something unique. Saturday will be filled with fun, starting with a Parade at 11am. Games, more unique gifts from local vendors, food all day and into the evening. Fireworks after dark and a street dance for all ages. Come and enjoy,…

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Reds & Blues Car Wash

July 17
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KidStage

July 18 - July 21
Town Hall – Venue,
130 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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KidStage® was founded in 1997 with the mission of providing K-12 grade students the opportunity to have their lives enriched through the performing arts. Since 1997, we have served thousands of students and have created adult and Senior Citizen programs. KidStage® is offered all across the nation with classes at local schools, day care centers, senior citizen centers, museums, boys and girls clubs, parks, and any other venues interested in allowing kids the opportunity to grow through the performing arts.

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Film Fest

July 23 - July 24
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Join us for Kelleys Island inside and outdoor Film Fest. Movies shown at the Old Town Hall and at the Kelleys Island Ball Diamond Saturday & Sunday. A real big event these days. Fun Family event with the Kelleys Island Fire Department, the Kelleys Island Audubon Society and the Kelleys Island EMS selling treats and beverages for your viewing pleasure.   Lafarge of North America Donates $5000,  yes $5000 every year to make this a FREE family fun KI event.  Sponsorship…

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August 2016
$6 - $16

Kelly Miller Circus

August 1 - August 2
Ball Field – Venue,
121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come One, Come All to America’s second-largest big top show. Begin the day watching the elephants raise the big top. Arrive at the show early to enjoy the fun-filled Midway, complete with elephant, camel and pony rides, cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn and more. The traditional circus show is a great family event, fun for all ages, and features tigers, elephants, acrobats, clowns and other fantastic performances. Be a part of the magic of “Circus Days” on Kelleys Island. All activities take place at…

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Nature Camp

August 3
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More info coming soon!

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Justin Horseshoe Tournament

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue,
418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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      We hold this event to celebrate Justin's life and his love of this sport, to benefit his children, Isis & Mercury, and to have a really great day.         All are welcome, no matter your skill of the game.   There will be a cash prize for 1st place and additional prizes for 2nd & 3rd, however this day is more about having a great time.We would be honored if you could join us!  Visit the "Sign…

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Free

Kelleys Island History Museum – Arts & Crafts Show

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue,
224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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This show features those creative people who have a marketable talent just aching to see the light of day: Music, Jewelry, Pottery, Writing, Painting, Knitting, Sewing, or that category that simply defies description.  Don't forget to visit the museum and tour the old stone church built in 1866.

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$10

Make-A-Wish Benefit Golf Cart Poker Run

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dockers Restaurant – Venue,
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Registration for Poker Run starts at 11:00am at Dockers Restaurant next to Portside Marina. $10 a hand, no limit to how many hands you want to play. Fun and charity all wrapped up in one. You will tour the island and bars, ending at the KI Winery. There you will find multiple baskets to bid on, a Wine Ring Toss to win bottles of Heineman & KI Wine, 50/50 and a  Dunk tank to soak your favorite person.  Last years…

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Free

Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. Annual Meeting & Speaker

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue,
224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Our annual meeting will be held at 1:00 at the Old Stone Church.  We will have a speaker, but the details are not quite complete yet.  This is a great chance to tour the museum and our historic church.  Refreshments will be served on the museum porch.

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Homecoming

August 20
Ball Field – Venue,
121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Homecoming is a time in which those who love this island, return and enjoy a day of fun, food and entertainment. Watch a parade down Lakeshore....better yet, enter the parade.  Anything that rolls is a float!!   Visit our craft fair, eat lunch, and listen to live music in the Pavilion.  Check out Back to the Wild and the amazing work they do with live animals.  Puppets, balloons, face painting and a jump house for the young and young at heart. Bake a pie and enter…

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K.I.P.D Pig Roast

August 21
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue,
115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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23rd Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Grab your bike - golf cart - motorcycle and join in the fun in the 23rd Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll. Take a trip around the Island to gather answers and points from the dice. Sign in is at noon; last bike in 5. Great prizes.

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September 2016

Tall Ships at Kelleys Island – 3rd Annual

September 3 - September 5
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Come see the Tall Ships while they are docked at Portside Marina!

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Audubon Glacial Glimpses

September 4
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Reds & Blues Car Wash

September 5
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Treasure Island Days

September 10
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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Find your great treasures at the island-wide garage sales all day.

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Butterfly Festival & Yard Sale

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue,
224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Take a moment from marathon garage sales to stop by the History Museum at 11:00 for a presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and a butterfly banding.  You can even adopt a butterfly.  The museum has one of the best yard sales and you don't want to miss our famous Bake Sale.

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Kayak Poker Paddle

September 17
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Winefest and Art Faire

September 19
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Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival

September 24
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Enjoy autumn's splendor at the Jones Preserve on Long Point.  View a variety of migrating birds with our bi-annual Bird Banding.  Join us in a guided beginners bird walk geared to all ages. We are watching the trees for leaves and birds, all day long!  Our State Park manager will lead a tree identification walk through the State Park. We will have a guided bird walk at the new North Pond Preserve and Boardwalk. Join us to view a variety of migrating birds along…

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Harvestfest – 2nd Annual

September 24
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 2nd Annual Harvest Festival will take place in the Memorial Park, downtown Kelleys Island. The event will be filled with fun, family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. This is a community event. Times, attractions and activity schedule coming soon.

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Putt Putt – Pig Roast

September 25
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue,
115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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October 2016

October Fest

October 8
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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A lot of Octoberfests have ales galore, the KI Brewery has German food a plenty.  Sauerkraut balls, weinerschnitzel, bratwurst casserole, fried cabbage and potatoes, red cabbage are all the fixins that make it a sell out every year.  Stay tuned. Looking for live entertainment this year. Please e mail Patti at [email protected] Bring your family and your doggie bags, its fun for everyone.

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Murder Mystery Weekend

October 14 - October 16
Kelleys Island Venture Resort,
441 West Lakeshore Drive
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us  for our annual Murder Mystery Weekend.  Kelleys Island Venture Resort and the Shadow Stalkers invite you to participate in a weekend long hunt to find out, “Who done it?” Everyone needs a little mystery!  Be forewarned!  This is NOT dinner theater. It’s a nonstop think-on-your-feet mystery designed by those lovable, but devious folks from Shadow Stalkers.  Did we mention that our killers will be here too? No? Well, we wouldn’t want to frighten you away now, would we? Please…

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Chili Cook Off

October 15
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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2016 Is the 18th year for the KI Brewery’s annual chili cook off. People come from All Over to submit their favorite 10 quarts of chili to be judged by the public and by an anonymous team of judges always present for the afternoon of fun. Customers pay $10 to taste 20 chilies and vote for the winner in three categories. Authentic…..Original….vegetarian…… $5 from each ticket sale goes to the local charity of choice. Proceeds of donated items and all…

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