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May 2016

Red & Blue Car Wash

May 30
Car_wash

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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

5 & 10K Run/Walk

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/Walk will be hosted by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and supervised by Firelands Area Runners Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Paws with a Cause, as well as the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. Runners will enjoy a scenic route (especially along the lakefront) and will be provided with numerous water stations. Walkers are also welcome. The race will begin at 10:45 a.m. downtown, near Memorial Park. Race registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.…

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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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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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$45

Kelleys Island Summer Programs for Kids

June 27 @ 9:30 am - July 28 @ 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Kelleys Island, OH United States
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Join us for a summer of fun and adventure!  Let the Kelleys Island Field Station lead you on a journey to explore the natural wonders of the island.  There's lots to see and do. Programs are $45 per child per week (fee will be waived for Kelleys Island taxpayers).  We are happy to accommodate drop-ins as space allows. To register, go to kelleysislandfieldstation.org. See all four sessions below:Session 1: Expedition Photography Ever dream of working for National Geographic? This…

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July 2016

Boots & Badges Softball

July 4
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3 on 3 Russ Wilson Basketball Tournament

July 9
Ball Field – Venue,
121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Vacation Bible School

July 11 - September 15
St. Michael’s Catholic Church,
219 Chappel Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Island Fest

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - July 17 @ 5:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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  Voted No. 1 of 2015 Reader's Picks in Lake Erie Living Magazine, this weekend event features a variety of family entertainment including Kelleys Island Christmas Parade, fireworks, unique crafters, live entertainment, evening street dances, games, a variety of food and snacks, and a beer tent. Memorial Park, Downtown 419-746-2360 Friday 5-11 pm, Saturday 11 am - 9 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

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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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Vacation Bible School

July 18 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church,
101 Chappel Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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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Experience America's second largest big top show on Kelleys Island.  Kelly Miller Circus features a galaxy of stars and acrobats, an exotic display of animals, beautiful theatrical lighting, lively circus music, a fun-filled midway and concessions.  Be a part of the magic of Circus Day! Monday & Tuesday 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm

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Nature Camp

August 3
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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.  Held rain…

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Make-A-Wish Swim

August 7
Portside Marina – Venue,
114 W Lake Shore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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As year 22 begins we ask that everyone gather at the end of Portside Marina at 11:30am to cheer on and see Cindra Mielke and Jeni Hammond swim in.  Meet our Wish Children and families from this and past years. Party at Dockers Restaurant directly after the girls swim in with free food donated from local restaurants. Come and help support our Kids and Island Swimmers.

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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
Town Hall – Venue,
130 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 Day

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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Find your great treasures at the island-wide garage sales all day.  Treasure maps are available at the Chamber office or the Island Market at 9am Saturday morning.

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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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Fall Perch Derby

September 12
Casino – Venue,
104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Kayak Poker Paddle

September 17
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Winefest and Art Fair

September 17
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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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Lobsterfest

September 24
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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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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Date may change based upon September football schedule--stay tuned!

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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 [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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25th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Get your appetite ready for Thanksgiving and practice early! A full course meal - turkey - stuffing - mashed potatoes - gravy - sweet potatoes - cranberries - homemade cole slaw - roll - butter and soft drink. If you still have room, there's pumpkin or pecan pies for a little additional cost. Carry out and delivery is available.

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EMS Pumpkin Carving, Family Hayride & Kids’ Halloween

October 22
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Pumpkin Carving is sponsored by Kelleys Island EMS (Emergency Medical Services) to say “Thank you” to the community for your support. We start at noon and will furnish the pumpkins! Bring your tools, paints and decorations for your pumpkin. Light lunch will be served.

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Adult Halloween

October 28 - October 29
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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Immerse yourself in your wildest dreams and dress like it. All bars open, prizes for the best costumes. In the past we have had the Jetson's and their car, THE Ohio State Band, people riding one of Cedar points Roller Coasters, and lots more creative costumes. Put your thinking caps on, get dressed up and come to Kelleys Island. Get on the Kelleys Island Ferry Boat, the Goodtime Boat or your private boat and get here for the best Halloween…

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November 2016

Annual Half Marathon

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 4th Annual Half Marathon will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Kelleys Island downtown area. Runners will tour both the shorelines and inland areas of the island. Numerous water and refueling stations are provided along the course. Post-race ceremonies will be held at the Kelleys Island Town Hall. Awards will be designated to the top three runners in each age category and also, an overall male and female. Finishers medals will be awarded. The K.I. Half Marathon is organized and hosted by…

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Thanksgiving Potluck Village Pump

November 25
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Join us and bring your Thanksgiving leftovers for our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck. Watch the Park lighing ceremony and Santa's appearance in the Park and then dinner at the Pump. Turkeys and such provided by The Village Pump. A must for Islanders and end of year fun.

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OSU vs Michigan Tailgate Village Pump

November 26
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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You are invited to join us for the annual Village Pump Ohio State vs Michigan tailgate party. Starting at 10 in the morning Saturday after Thanksgiving, $10.00 all you can eat BBQ. Group Pics taken at half time. A really fun time. Watch OSU kick Mich's butt at The Village Pump.

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