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February 2020

Leap Year Party

February 29, 2020 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Join us for a rare event - the Leap Year Party! The Pump will be open earlier than ever before to accommodate this celebration. Please contact the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce to arrange your stay. Details to come!

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March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Party

March 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Green beer and lots of cheer! Stop into the Village Pump and get in on the revelry for St. Patrick's Day! More details to come.

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April 2020

Early Bird

April 4, 2020 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Haven’t you missed those Brandy Alexanders all winter? Now you can reconnect with your island refuge early in the season! The Village Pump started the Early Bird Party in April over 10 years ago. It’s a great reason to come out by boat, ferry, or airplane and start the 2019 season. Stop in for entertainment, fun, food, cocktails, games, and prizes.

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Spring Wine Fling

April 18, 2020 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come celebrate Spring and the start of our season this April at Spring Wine Fling! It's fun for the whole family! We’ll have wine tastings throughout the day and you’ll find the lowest carry out prices of the year! Join us for music, food, and drink specials. Enter our raffle win prizes with any wine purchases you make!

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Bio Blitz for Earth Day

April 19, 2020 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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We are an island rich in natural beauty, so why not spend the day exploring the Kelleys Island ecosystem? Join us for the ultimate eco-adventure. There will be 3 locations in which bioblitzers will participate in identifying organisms. Experts will be on hand to help with identification. Locations to be surveyed are North Pond Trail, East Quarry, and North Loop Trail. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone to help catalog the biodiversity on our beautiful island!

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May 2020

Derby Day

May 2, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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“..and down the stretch they go!” It’s that time of year again! Cure that cabin fever and get a head start on summer fun by attending our island-wide Derby Day festivities. Wear your finest derby garb and hats to cheer on your picks for the 145th Kentucky Derby! All bars and restaurants will be participating in the celebrations surrounding this historic horse race, dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports!”

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EMS Spaghetti Dinner

May 9, 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$13.00

Mark your calendars now! Come enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner with homemade meat sauce, salad, roll and topped off with a dessert. We start serving at 4:00 pm. The event continues until 7:00 pm. Carry out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Kelleys Island EMS Association. Donations are also accepted. Raffle tickets and 50/50 will be available to win one of the fantastic, handcrafted gifts or gift basket.

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Nest With the Birds

May 16, 2020 8:00 am - May 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map

Join us in welcoming migrating song birds to this wonderfully quiet 2,800 acre island in the western basin of Lake Erie. Don’t miss your chance to experience our monthly bird census and bi-annual bird-banding events! Enjoy this nature program on May 16-17th from 8am - 2pm both days. See the migrating neo-tropical songbirds up close and personal with Master Bird Bander, Tom Bartlett, at Jones Preserve, Long Point. For information call 419-746-2258 Sponsored by:Kelleys Island Audubon Club A full schedule…

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Free Museum Day – KIHA

May 16, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Take advantage of Free Museum Day! It’s your chance to explore one of the island’s most treasured institutions. There, you’ll learn about how people came to live on Kelleys Island and what their lives were like. This includes the Native Americans that settled there. The museum is full of many objects and artifacts that illustrate this rich history. The museum has been in operation since June 2010. It stands on the location of the ‘haul shed’ that was used to…

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Safety Forces Day

May 16, 2020 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Casino, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Visit with all the members of the various Safety Forces available to the island. On hand to meet and explain their equipment will be the Kelleys Island Emergency Medical Services, Kelleys Island Police Department, Kelleys Island Fire Department, the US Coast Guard and the State Park personnel and Mercy Life Flight. Bring the kids and see all the equipment available for your benefit!

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Welcome Back Potluck – KILA

May 16, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The Kelleys Island Landowners Association is once again hosting a Welcome Back Potluck. The objectives of the Kelleys Island Landowners Association are to preserve the tranquility and beauty of this island by remaining constantly alert and vigilant to any situations that could adversely effect the needs of our members and the island itself. This event is a fun way for KILA and the community of Kelleys Island to gather at the beginning of summer. The potluck will be held in…

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June 2020

5 & 10k Run/Walk

June 7, 2020 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$20.00

Running is certainly a lot more fun on an island! Early sing-up coming soon! The 38th Annual Kelleys Island 5 & 10K Run/Walk will be hosted by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and is supervised by the North Shore Running Club. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Back to the Wild, a local wildlife restoration and nature education center, with the remainder going to support the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. Runners will enjoy a scenic…

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Bacon Fest

June 12, 2020 4:00 pm - June 14, 2020 5:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us for the 7th annual BACONFEST!   The Wine Company And KI Cantina will host a plethora of bacon related fun! From bacon infused drinks to a complete bacon menu we have all your crazy bacon cravings covered.   Come check out our TBD Tap Takeover where each beer is paired with one of our favorite pig products. Dine on our house pig roast dinners served with all the fixings. Participate in Carnival style games to win some awesome…

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Ohio Craft Beer Week on Kelleys Island

June 13, 2020 11:00 am - June 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Taste something memorable this summer. Craft brews offer varied experiences, whether you’re a seasoned taster or a beer novice! There are over 240 breweries in Ohio and we’re producing some of the best craft beer in the country. This summer, our island establishments will be showcasing some of these brewers during the Ohio Craft Beer Week on Kelleys Island from June 13th through June 20th. There will be tastings, tap takeovers, food pairings, and live entertainment all week long featuring breweries big…

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Razzles Volleyball Tournament

June 19, 2020 7:00 pm - June 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Seaway Marina, 240 E Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$200.00

Bump, set, spike! Join the annual Kelleys Island Razzles Volleyball Tournament June 14th &15th! The cost is $200.00 per team. Friday, June 19th, will be a chance for players to get settled and meet other players. A Welcome Party will be held at The Casino Bar/Restaurant, 104 Division St. Food will be served between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, however, the party will continue until the establishment closes! The Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 20th.…

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International Student Dinner

June 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Each year, Kelleys Island hosts student workers from locations near and far. Many travel to our island from countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe to name a few. To show appreciation for this vital part of our community, Zion United Methodist Church will be hosting an International Student Dinner. All student workers (middle school-aged to college) are welcome to participate. The event aims to connect student workers with islanders so they may discover and take advantage of local…

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Mad River Harley-Davidson Kelleys Island Bike Tour

June 27, 2020 10:00 am - June 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$20.00

Ride along Lake Erie’s coast, hop on the ferry boat, and tour beautiful and historic Kelleys Island! The fun begins on Saturday, June 27th at Mad River Harley Davidson, located at 5316 Milan Road Sandusky, Ohio 44870, where each participant will register for the event. Registration will be held from 10am – 2pm. Each participant will receive a wristband and a score card. Then, jump on your bike and head to the Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line, 510 West Main St.…

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Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 28, 2020 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$40.00

How’s your aim? Join us for this island tradition,  which fosters family friendly competition all for a good cause: The Make-A-Wish Foundation. All profits made from the event benefit the organization. Here’s how it works: over 20 teams toss off in a double elimination competition for first, second, and third place. Prizes will be awarded for all placing teams. As an added bonus, beer specials will be available all day, and brats and Chicago style hot dogs will be sizzling…

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July 2020

Russ Wilson Cornhole Tournament

July 4, 2020 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
TBD
$100.00

The Russ Wilson Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament is getting a makeover. It's now a corn hole tournament! Grab your friends, get a team together, and let's play some corn hole! Teams will be organized into three categories: 18 and under, 19-39 and 40+. Registration is $100.00 per team. To register visit chickletscloset.com or stop by the store at 113 Division St Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438. The tournament will begin at 9:30 am.  A professional referee will be on hand to…

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Nature Camp (ages 4-11)

July 6, 2020 8:00 am - July 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Field Station, 528 Division St.
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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The 2020 Nature Camp Theme is “Bugs!” How does a bee make honey? Where do monarchs go in the winter? Campers will explore different ecosystems to uncover these secrets through observation and experiments. The world of insects is a fascinating one, and insects impact our lives every day.  Nature Camp goes far beyond the traditional classroom experience by stepping outside and getting up close and personal with the insects that surround us. We will look for different types of insects,…

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KI’s Got Talent

July 11, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us for the second annual Kelleys Island talent show! This event is a juried talent show and will be held downtown in Memorial Park. Islanders and visitors are invited to sign up and showcase their talent, whether it’s singing, playing a musical instrument, acrobatics, telling jokes, or doing impressions The sky’s the limit! We’ll be awarding prizes to the top talents of the evening. This event will benefit the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. More information…

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Vacation Bible School

July 13, 2020 9:00 am - July 17, 2020 11:30 am
St Michael Catholic Church, 219 Chappel Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that spiritual enrichment needs to take a vacation, too! Join us at St. Michael’s Church on Kelleys Island for Vacation Bible School. This program is meant for children ages four and up. Children will read and learn from Bible stories, complete crafts, listen to and play music, and engage in educational games. Snacks will be provided. The cost is $10 per child, or $25 per family. Scholarships are available.

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KI Bartender Olympics

July 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Peeper’s will be hosting our first annual Bartender Olympics on July 16th, 2020. This event has the ability to be an ever-changing event…which means more fun for everyone every year!!! We plan on making this for Bartenders on KI this season. We LOVE our Island and we also have some of the best bartenders on Lake Erie. There are 11 bars, and we are asking for each bar to send their best 3. The Four categories this year are… Bar Slide Signature Cocktail…

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Island Fest 2020

July 17, 2020 10:00 am - July 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

The theme for Island Fest 2020 is….Summer Olympic Games! This year’s festival will feature an interactive format with active games that are fun for the whole family! Island Fest, as always, is great fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce, Island Fest will feature Ohio Artisans, local crafters, food vendors, a beer tent, and evening street dances. Saturday kicks off with a lively parade, followed by afternoon live entertainment and fireworks at dusk.  Friday…

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Vacation Bible School

July 20, 2020 9:00 am - July 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church, 101 Chappel St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Please join us for the 2019 Vacation Bible School. This is a free event and children all are welcome! Vacation Bible School meets daily, Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th, from 9 am until noon. On Sunday, July 26th, the children also present a program for the congregation during the worship hour beginning at 10:30 am. Children are welcome to attend as many days as they are able. In addition to learning songs and a skit for the program at church, daily activities…

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Film Fest

July 24, 2020 9:30 pm - July 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

This highly anticipated annual event will feature blockbuster movies whose licensing fees are generously funded by islanders. Our premier sponsor is Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative. Movies will be shown both indoors and outdoors on Friday, Saturday, July 24-26. The outdoor screenings will be held at the Ball Field with an impressive inflatable screen and sound system. In case of inclement weather, the outdoor screenings will also be moved to the Town Hall. For outdoor showings, make sure you bring what you…

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Nature Camp (ages 9-14)

July 27, 2020 8:00 am - July 31, 2020 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Field Station, 528 Division St.
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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The 2020 Nature Camp Theme is “Bugs!” How does a bee make honey? Where do monarchs go in the winter? Campers will explore different ecosystems to uncover these secrets through observation and experiments. The world of insects is a fascinating one, and insects impact our lives every day.  Nature Camp goes far beyond the traditional classroom experience by stepping outside and getting up close and personal with the insects that surround us. We will look for different types of insects,…

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August 2020

Arts & Crafts Fair – KIHA

August 1, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Journey north on Division street and stop by the campus of the Kelleys Island Historical Association for a creative Art Fair! You’ll find vendors and artisans selling their wares, including jewelry, literary works, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, and more. We’ll also have music for your entertainment! Don’t forget to visit the museum and tour the Old Stone Church, built in 1866, as well as the Parsonage Resale shop located just north of the Church!

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Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run

August 1, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Who doesn’t love tooling around the island on a golf cart…especially if there’s friendly competition involved? Join us for the Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run, a family-friendly event that benefits a fantastic cause! Registration begins 10:00 am at Dockers Waterfront Restaurant & Bar. The cost is $10.00 per hand.  Golf cart, bike or car are acceptable. There will be seven stops to collect cards. The final destination will be The Kelley’s Island Wine Co. and KI Cantina, 418 Woodford Rd.  There will…

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Make-A-Wish Benefit Swim

August 2, 2020 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dockers Waterfront Bar and Restaurant, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Have you ever looked out at the lake and thought, “I wonder if anyone has ever tried to swim to Kelleys!” Two island women have been carrying on that very tradition for over 20 years! For this special event, Cindra Mielke and Jeni Hammond  will swim across Lake Erie, ending at Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr, around 11:30 am – 12noon. Their Swims have been as long as 8 1/2 hours (around Kelleys Island) to 2 hours (Marblehead to…

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Adult Nature Camp

August 3, 2020 8:00 am - August 7, 2020 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Field Station, 528 Division St.
Kelleys Island, 43438 United States
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The 2020 Nature Camp Theme is “Bugs!” How does a bee make honey? Where do monarchs go in the winter? Campers will explore different ecosystems to uncover these secrets through observation and experiments. The world of insects is a fascinating one, and insects impact our lives every day.  Nature Camp goes far beyond the traditional classroom experience by stepping outside and getting up close and personal with the insects that surround us. We will look for different types of insects,…

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The Justin Horseshoe Tournament

August 7, 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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All are welcome, no matter your skill of the game.   Fun Awaits You!  Join Us on The Island! Now in its 12th year, the Justin Horseshoe Tournament has quickly become an island tradition that you won’t want to miss. Don’t worry about your tossing skills – it’s all about just having a fun day. Come on out, have a good time, and help us celebrate life, summertime, and Justin’s love of this sport. The Justin Horseshoe Tournament takes place at the…

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Homecoming – KILA

August 7, 2020 5:00 pm - August 8, 2020 4:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Homecoming is an event sponsored by KILA (the Kelleys Island Landowners Association) and serves as a weekend for those who love this island to return and enjoy fun, food, and entertainment. The event will last two days. All Homecoming events will take place at the Kelleys Island Pavilion, located on Addison St.   FRIDAY Homecoming kicks off on Friday night. From 5-9pm, attendees will find live entertainment, food trucks, and games for children.   SATURDAY On Saturday, the fun begins…

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Poker Run Dice Roll

August 22, 2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Grab your bike, golf cart or motorcycle and join in the fun for the 2nd Annual Peeper’s Poker Run/Dice Roll. Explore, Eat, Drink and learn about our beautiful island while earning points from the dice. A $10.00 donation is requested to participate. All donations are given to a wonderful cause. We will announce the destination of the funds a few weeks before the run. Live entertainment and food specials are sure to put a smile on your face! Don’t forget your complimentary…

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KI Outdoor Adventure Weekend

August 29, 2020 8:00 am - August 31, 2020 5:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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In years past, this was a one-day Poker Paddle event.   In 2020, this event will take place all weekend long! Enjoy hiking, kayaking, and biking excursions courtesy of Island Adventours and Bret Maiers of the Island House Restaurant.   Details to come!

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September 2020

Find the Apple of Your Eye

September 5, 2020 1:00 am - 7:00 pm
Charles Herndon Galleries & Sculpture Garden, 114 Laylin Lane
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Find the Apple of Your Eye is a new event for 2020 at the Herndon Galleries & Sculpture Garden!   Roam this beautiful property, enjoy refreshments and live entertainment, and find your favorite piece - whether it's a painting, stone or steel sculpture, or stunning wearable art.   More details to come!

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Island Singers Concert

September 5, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 120 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Glacial Glimpses

September 6, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Glacial Grooves, 920 Division St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Enhance your visit to Kelleys Island and join Pat Hayes, Kelleys Island Audubon President, for a walk around the historic Glacial Grooves. The Glacial Grooves are the most popular natural destination on Kelleys Island. Our grooves are the largest and best accessible example of this geological phenomenon anywhere in the world! They are located at the intersection of Division Street and Titus Road, only a mile and a half north of downtown. The glacial grooves are 400 feet long, 35 feet wide, and up to…

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Treasure Island Day 2020

September 12, 2020 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

Treasure Island Day is an exciting tradition held on Saturday, September 7, 2020. The Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event featuring sales hosted by the local community and businesses. Treasure Island Day begins at 9 am and winds down around 3 pm. Treasure seekers can stop by the Chamber of Commerce office at 9 am to pick up the Treasure Island Day map. The office is located at Seaway Marina, 240 East Lakeshore Drive, Kelleys Island. Maps can…

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Butterfly Fest/Yard Sale

September 12, 2020 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Take a moment of respite from the garage sales all over the island. Stop by the History Museum at 11:00am for an informative presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and butterfly banding. Participants even get the chance to adopt one of these winged beauties! The museum has one of the best yard sales on the island. The Parsonage Resale Shop will also be open. Stop in to strike up a bargain on gently used housewares, books, children’s toys, holiday decorations, kitchen…

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Feathers & Foliage

September 19, 2020 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Enjoy fall’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 will be 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 also have a guided bird walk at the North Pond Preserve and Boardwalk. Join us to view a…

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Wine, Art & Food Faire

September 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. for this family-friendly event, now in its 6th year! The winery will be hosting many vendors, selling everything from hand-crafted art to specialty food. This event always features live entertainment, deals on carryout wine, and of course a raffle! The winery is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, especially with young children. The property features an arcade, playground, farm animals, and horseshoe court. Come out to the Wine, Art, & Food…

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Lobster Fest

September 26, 2020 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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It doesn’t matter to us that Lake Erie doesn’t produce lobster, we are more than happy to import! Come join us at the Village Pump located on Kelleys Island for the Annual Lobster Fest! Dinners are served from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm or until the event is SOLD OUT! Dinner includes lobster tails, potato, roll, a variety of sides and dessert. If you are entertaining a large group, please call ahead. Pricing and menu details can be obtained by…

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October 2020

Harvest Fest

October 3, 2020 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The Kelleys Island Annual Harvest Festival will take place in Memorial Park, the heart of downtown Kelleys Island. The festival will feature fun family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. Activities include children’s games, a clown, relay races, pumpkin painting, and a collection of vendors offering goodies like kettle corn and local honey. Harvest Fest is a community event, and the proceeds will be used to support the Kelleys Island Community Chest, a non-profit organization that…

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Oktoberfest

October 3, 2020 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Bay, 1230 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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This year's Oktoberfest will take place at the West Bay Inn! Look forward to food and beer specials, and of course tons of revelry and live entertainment, too! More details to come.

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21st Annual Chili Cook Off

October 10, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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21st Annual Kelleys Island Chili Cook-Off Hosted by Peeper’s Saturday, October 10, 2020 1-4:00 pm Winners Announced at 4:30 pm Contestants:  8 quarts of chili MUST to be delivered to Peeper’s on Saturday, October 10th no later than 12 pm! You must also include an ingredients list with your entry. Amounts need not be written, this is for allergy and health board reasons.  You will receive one free ticket for tasting/voting per entry  Additional tickets for the…

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Owl Banding Begins (through November 23)

October 14, 2020 7:00 pm - November 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us at Scheele Preserve and the North Pond Preserve nightly after dark. Don't forget your head lamp! More details to come.

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Murder Mystery

October 16, 2020 4:00 am - October 18, 2020 8:00 pm
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, but 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?…

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Family Halloween Weekend

October 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Costume Party & Trunk or Treat at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. EMS Pumpkin Carving at Peeper's KILA Family Hayride at the 4-H Camp Terror at Town Hall

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Day of the Dead Celebration

October 24, 2020 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, most particularly the Central and South region and also by people of Mexican heritage all throughout North America and elsewhere. The holiday is a time for friends and family to gather and remember and pray for loved ones who have passed on and also to support their spiritual journey through the afterlife.   Join us for a Day of the Dead celebration at the KI Cantina! We’ll be having…

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Adult Halloween Weekend

October 24, 2020 8:00 pm - October 25, 2020 2:30 am
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 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 seen the likes of Jetson’s in full regalia and their car, The Ohio State Band, people riding one of Cedar Point’s 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…

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November 2020

Owl Fest

November 6, 2020 7:00 am - November 8, 2020 9:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Owls are among species of migratory birds that Kelleys Island welcomes each year! The Owl Fest is quickly becoming one of the most favored fall events on Kelleys Island. Come and enjoy crisp fall evenings with saw-whet owl banding at Scheele Preserve. Be sure to wake up early, mornings bring songbird surprises with bird banding at Jones Preserve. This is a great opportunity to learn about these wonderful species on Kelleys Island. Banding is weather permitting. Bird programs Saturday, 1-4…

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Half Marathon & 5K

November 15, 2020 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Island Wide, Kelleys Island
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us for the annual Police Chase Half Marathon & 5k, now hosted by the Village Pump!   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 Kelleys Island Town Hall. Awards will be given to the top three runners in each age category as well as overall male and female. Finisher medals will be awarded.   More information to come,…

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Thanksgiving Potluck

November 27, 2020 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Want to unload all those leftovers and see your friends post Thanksgiving feast? Join us for our annual, day after Thanksgiving “Potluck” Dinner. Bring a side dish and enjoy leftovers with your favorite islanders. As always, you can order off the menu if you don’t have any leftovers to bring.

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Christmas Park Lighting

November 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Christmas is always a great time of year..and on the island, it’s even BETTER! Come join holiday fun at Memorial Park on November 27, 2020. Around sunset, the park will be lit up with lights and Santa will also be in town for a visit! This event is fun for the whole family, so we encourage you to bring all your loved ones!

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OSU Tailgate Party

November 28, 2020 10:00 am
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The rivalry is legendary, the party will be epic! Come join us for our Annual Ohio State Buckeye’s take on Michigan State Game! Food, Fun, Friends, Football & Spirits! The Village Pump will be featuring their Tailgate buffet. The very famous, and looked forward to, tailgate picture will be taken out front of the Village Pump at Halftime. This is a great weekend to visit Kelleys Island. Tailgate is a great day to see family and friends, and wind down…

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Sights, Sounds & Scents of the Holidays

November 28, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Get into the spirit by escaping to Kelleys Island! The Kelley’s Island Wine Company is hosting a festive holiday event this season. Grasp the Holiday Spirit and join in on the sights, sounds and scents of the season. The Holiday Bazaar experience provides warmth, comfort, and holiday spirits. Food and Drink will be available for all. Shop the variety of gift baskets available! Be sure to sample a wide variety of local wines and unique food items. This event is…

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