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June 2018

Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 24, 2018 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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$20

A true island tradition!  Come have fun and toss shoes with all your island friends at The Kelley's Island Wine Co.  The cost is $20.00 per team.  Registration begins at 12 noon.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.  Beer, brats, and shoes!  All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.

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Mad River Harley-Davidson Kelleys Island Bike Tour

June 30, 2018 10:00 am - July 1, 2018 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
$10

Registration is held Saturday, June 30th 10 am - 2 pm at Mad River Harley Davidson, 5316 Milan Road Sandusky, Ohio 44870. The cost is $10.00 per player.  Jump on your bike and head to the Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line, 510 West Main St. Marblehead, Ohio 43440.  The wristband you receive with your scorecard will give you a special discounted rate of $20.00 per motorcycle for a round trip ticket.  Relax and enjoy the 25-minute ferry ride to Kelleys Island. …

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July 2018

3 on 3 Russ Wilson Basketball Tournament

July 7, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

  If you love to watch or play basketball, come on down to the court by the ballfield for the Russ Wilson Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament!  Teams may have up to four players and 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…

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Island Fest 2018

July 13, 2018 11:00 am - July 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

The theme for Island Fest 2018 is Dog Days of Summer! 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 an exciting parade in addition to afternoon live entertainment and fireworks at dusk.   The theme for this year's parade is "Dog Days of Summer".  Friday & Saturday are the main days sponsored by the…

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Vacation Bible School at Zion United Methodist Church

July 16, 2018 9:00 am - July 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church, 101 Chappel St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Please join us for the 2018 Vacation Bible School. This is a free event and children all are welcome!  Vacation Bible School meets daily, Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th, from 9 am until noon.  The theme this year is "Game On!" On Sunday, July 22nd, 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…

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Film Fest

July 27, 2018 9:30 pm - July 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Join us for the 12th Annual Kelleys Island Film Fest! Movies will be shown both indoors and outdoors on Friday, Saturday, July 27-29. 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 need to be comfortable - blankets, chairs, golf carts, cars, or trucks. The Film…

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August 2018

Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run

August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run is a family fun event!  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 are seven stops to collect cards. Our final destination will be The Kelley's Island Wine Co. and KI Cantina, 418 Woodford Rd.  There will be games, 50/50 raffles, baskets to bid on and much more to help make your day fun!  One hundred percent of the monies…

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Arts & Crafts Fair – KIHA

August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

This Art Fair 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, as well as the Parsonage Resale shop located just north of the Church!

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Make-A-Wish Benefit Swim

August 5, 2018 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

For the past 24 years, Cindra Mielke and Jeni Hammond have been doing long distance Lake Erie swims, ending at Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr, around 11:30 am - 12noon. Swims have been as long as 8 1/2 hours (around Kelleys Island) to 2 hours (Marblehead to Kelleys). Make-A-Wish families, guests, and islanders line Portside Marina's dock to see the ladies swim in. Life Flight makes a pass over in honor of the Make-A-Wish Children. Once the ladies are…

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Cops and Bobbers

August 5, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Have fun while fishing with the Kelleys Island Police Department.  This family fun event takes place at the Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr.  No worries, fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided!  Afterward, enjoy goodies and refreshments while awaiting the highly anticipated "Biggest Fish Awards".

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Kelly Miller Circus

August 6, 2018 4:00 pm - August 7, 2018 6:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$8 - $13

The Circus is coming back to Kelleys Island on August 6 & 7, 2018.  Join us for another year of Family Fun! For their 80th anniversary, the all-new 2018 Kelly Miller Circus season presents a more intimate atmosphere, with no one being more than 50 feet away from the action. While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. There are two showtimes for Monday, August 6th 4 pm, and 7…

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Homecoming

August 10, 2018 5:00 pm - August 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

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. For the first time in 40 years, this 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 bands (country, 80s, and 90s rock), food trucks,…

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International Student Dinner

August 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

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 resources (banks, shopping, transportation, etc.) and forge meaningful relationships. The Church will supply the main course, beverages, and table service. Islanders will bring side dishes. The event is located at the Village Pavillion at 121 Addison St. Admission is free.…

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K.I.P.D. 3rd Annual Pig Roast

August 19, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$25

Dinner & Drinks! Bounce House, Laser Tag, and Dunk Tank. Live Entertainment! Other Vendors (food, treats, and refreshments) K-9 Demos Finger Painting for the Kids!

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Poker Run/Dice Roll

August 25, 2018 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bag the Moon, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Grab your bike, golf cart, or motorcycle and join in the fun for the 25th Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll. Take a trip around the Island to gather answers and points from the dice. Sign in begins at noon at Bag the Moon 109 W Lakeshore Dr. All forms need to be returned by 5 pm. Great prizes!

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September 2018

Island Singers Show

September 1, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall, 120 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

The Island Singers are a local group of singers from our small island community. The Island Singers are planning their big show at the Town Hall, 120 Division St, on September 1, 2018. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun event! More information soon to come.

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K.I.P.D. Carwash

September 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Police Department, 122 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Donation

Come join the Kelleys Island Police Association at 122 Division Street for the K.I.P.D. Carwash. The carwash will begin at 12 noon and end at 2:00 pm. Donations are greatly appreciated!  

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Glacial Glimpses

September 2, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Glacial Grooves, 920 Division St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Join Pat Hayes, Kelleys Island Audubon President, for a walk around the historic Glacial Grooves. Hear the story of how they were formed by the glaciers that shaped the island, and how they are part of Kelleys Island quarrying history!

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Treasure Island Day

September 8, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

        Enjoy the day touring Kelleys Island where you can seek out unique treasures! This event is an island-wide yard sale sponsored by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. Specific maps of yard sale locations are created and made available 9 am Saturday morning at the Chamber of Commerce office, 240 E Lakeshore Drive at Seaway Marina, and the Island Market 101 Division Street. If you'd like to be a part of the sale, click the button below…

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Butterfly Fest/Yard Sale

September 8, 2018 10:00 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 from the marathon garage sales to stop by the History Museum at 11:00am for a presentation on the Monarch Butterfly and a butterfly banding.  You can even adopt one of these winged beauties.  The museum has one of the best yard sales, and you don't want to miss our famous bake sale either!

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Piper Memorial Poker Paddle

September 15, 2018 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island State Park, 920 Division St
Kelleys Island, 43438
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$20.00

Come and join us for the 1st Annual Memorial for Piper White! The entry fee $20.00 per boat and includes snacks, a picnic lunch, and a donation to Lake Erie Waterkeepers. The number one goal of Lake Erie Waterkeepers is to preserve and to improve the ecosystem in Lake Erie and its watersheds. The poker paddle will begin at Kelleys Island State Park launch (Sandy Beach). Sea kayakers will take a 13-mile circumference of the island and return to the starting…

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Wine Fest & Art Fair

September 15, 2018 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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Free

Come enjoy the day at The Kelley's Island Wine Co. where artists of all types display their work and sell an array of finds. Art tutorials hosted all day. (Pre-registration is suggested with cork crafts and other fun projects. Fall food and drink specials served all day with live music and FREE wine tastings.

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Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival

September 22, 2018 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
FREE

Enjoy autumn's splendor on Kelleys Island.  Join us in a guided beginners bird walk geared to all ages. We are watching the trees for leaves and birds, all day long! There will be migrating birds seen along trails and from the observation deck overlooking the North Pond. Or, follow the signs to Long Point to view a variety of migrating birds with our bi-annual Bird Banding. For more information contact the Kelleys Island Audubon Club

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Harvest Fest

September 29, 2018 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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free

The Kelleys Island Annual Harvest Festival will take place in Memorial Park, the heart of downtown Kelleys Island. The festival will be filled with fun family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. Activities include children's games, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, a tasty bake sale, and a collection of vendors. Harvest Fest is a community event, and the proceeds will be used to support improvements to Memorial Park. Don't miss this special opportunity to welcome our wonderful warm fall weather to the…

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Lobster Fest

September 29, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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TBA

Come join us at the Village Pump for our Annual Lobster Fest! Serving 4 pm to 8 pm until SOLD OUT! Lobster tails and sides. For large groups, please call ahead. As lobster is market price, dinner price will be determined two weeks prior to the event.  Please check back.

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October 2018

Oktoberfest

October 6, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$20

Hand made authentic German Food.  A sellout every year! The $20 Ticket buys: ~Dinner ~Discount game - Drink and eat for dollars off! ~Drink ticket for sampling of fresh beer!  

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27th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

October 6, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bag the Moon, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$14

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 extra cost. Carry out and delivery are available.

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Murder Mystery

October 12, 2018 4:00 pm - October 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Kelleys Island Venture Resort, 441 West Lakeshore Drive
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

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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19th Annual Chili Cook-off

October 13, 2018 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

An island favorite event! Come taste all the entrees in 3 categories Authentic, Original, and Vegetarian. Vote for your favorite and win some prizes as you donate to a great cause!  

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EMS Pumpkin Carving

October 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bag the Moon, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Pumpkin Carving at Bag the Moon 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. A light lunch will

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Kid’s Halloween Party

October 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Come enjoy the outdoor patio at the Kelleys Island Brewery with a costume parade and spooky crafts for the kiddos. All ages welcome! Menu food and drinks available. Schedules and treats vary.

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Family Hayride

October 20, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kelleys Island 4 H Camp, 403 Ward Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$5 - $10

Come up to the Kelleys Island 4-H Camp on Ward Rd for the Family Hayride! There will be hot dogs and drinks, as well as crafts and games for the kids. Pumpkin cookie decorating and marshmallow toasting will also be offered. The event is held inside the dining hall and the hayride takes you down for a view of the lake. Put on your costumes and bring the whole family for an afternoon of great fall fun! $5 per person…

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Terror at the Town Hall

October 20, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall, 120 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Enjoy Halloween movies, games and treats at the Second Annual Terror at the Town Hall. This event is sponsored by the Kelleys Island Safety Forces to thank the community for all their support.

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Adult Halloween

October 27, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

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 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 here for the best Halloween…

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November 2018

Half Marathon & 5K

November 4, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$60

The Half Marathon & 5K 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. Awards will be designated to the top three runners in each age category and also, an overall male and female. Finisher's medals will be awarded. The K.I. Half Marathon & 5K is organized and hosted by the Kelleys Island Venture Resort and supervised by…

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Thanksgiving Potluck

November 23, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Join us for our annual, day after Thanksgiving "Potluck" Dinner. Bring a side dish and enjoy leftovers with us. In lieu of leftover, order off our  menu at the Village Pump.

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Christmas Park Lighting

November 23, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Christmas is always a great time of year! Come join holiday fun at Memorial Park on November 23, 2018. Around sunset, the park will be lit up with lights and Santa will also be in town for a visit! Bring your family and enjoy this community event.

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OSU vs Michigan Tailgate Party

November 24, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Come join us for our Annual Ohio State Buckeye's take on Michigan State Game! Food, Fun, Spirits! Serving our buffet and tailgate picture taken at Halftime. Great day to see family and friends, and wind down the season... "GO BUCKS"!

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