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September 2015

Murder Mystery Weekend

September 11
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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Treasure Island Day

September 12
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States

Island wide hunt to find the best treasures. Gently used items are sold street side and in garages. You never know what you will find when you look. Get your map at the Chamber office and get ready to explore every road. Sales start at 9am and last as long as you do.

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Free

Butterfly Festival

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue,
224 Division Street, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Make this one of your stops after sampling the delights of the Island Wide Yard Sale. At 11 a.m., Pat Hayes of our local Audubon Club will present a short program on Monarch Butterflies. He will actually tag butterflies which is so cool to watch. You can even adopt a butterfly and track its migration on the web. Make sure you visit the museum and gift shop and meet local artists, authors and artisans. Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Historical…

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Pig Roast

September 19
West Bay – Venue,
1230 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Winefest

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue,
418 Woodford Rd, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

Winefest is a fun outdoor festival for all ages! Free wine tasting are available as well as hourly raffles filled with wine themed gifts. Live entertainment will be featured on the covered porches. Festival food and vendors set up under the “wine” tent. Food and drink specials all day and lowest wine prices of the year!

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Dahlia Tour

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit the Inn on Kelleys Island and tour the Victorian Style home while learning about the historical background and features. Next is the beautiful Dahlia garden where you will view numerous varieties and colors of this hardy bloom. Each guest will receive a Dahlia stem of their choice to take home.

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Harvest Festival

September 26
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 1st 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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Lobster Fest

September 26
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

Join The Village Pump for Logsterfest, a Pump Lobster tail dinner or Pump Lobster Roll dinner with all the trimings. from 4-8. Price to be determined. No reservation please, first come first serve.

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Free

Feather and Foliage Bird Festival

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy falls 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…

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Putt-Putt Pig Roast

September 27
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue,
115 Division Street, Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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October 2015

October Fest

October 3 - October 4
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

OKTOBERFEST October 3 A lot of Octoberfests have ales galore, the Ki Brewery has German food a plenty. Saurkraut Balls, Weinershnitzel, Bratwurst Casserole, fried cabbage and potatoes, red cabbage are all the fixins that make it a sell out every year. Fall beers this year will include our first oak-aged bourbon-infused stout, tentatively named the Devils’ Shadow. Stay tuned. Looking for live entertainment this year. Please e mail Patti at [email protected] Bring your family and your doggie bags, its fun…

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Chili Cookoff

October 10
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

CHILI COOK OFF October 10 2015 Will be the 17th 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.…

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Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, a cherished fall tradition, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula. This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children’s crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, plein air artists, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market, hayrides, sailboat rides and much more. The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula…

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Zombie Bar Crawl

October 17
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States

Time to change up to…a Zombie Bar Crawl (but please walk). Bring your dead face or buy a kit at local shops to participate in our first event. Gift certificates will be handed out all night to random “best” Zombies.

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Family Hayride

October 17

More information coming soon!

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Pumkin Carving

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue,
109 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States

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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24th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

October 17 @ 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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Adult Halloween

October 23 - October 24
Kelleys Island – Venue,
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States

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 2015

Owl Festival

November 6 - November 8

Owl banding, songbird banding, and talks by researchers on Ohio owls. All banding is weather-permitting. Guided nature/bird walks as well.

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Annual Half Marathon

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue,
112 Division Street, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

The 3rd 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 the…

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Thanksgiving Potluck Village Pump

November 27
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

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 Tail Gate Village Pump

November 28
Village Pump – Venue,
103 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

You are invited to join us for the annual Village Pump Ohio State vs Michigan tail gate party Starting at 10 inthe 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 butt at The Village Pump.

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March 2016
Free

Easter Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 @ 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 16, 2016 @ 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!

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Blessing of the Kelleys Island Brewery

April 29, 2016
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue,
504 W Lakeshore Dr, Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States

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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