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April 2019

Early Bird Party

April 6, 2019 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Haven't you missed those Brandy Alexanders all winter? 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. Live entertainment, fun, food, cocktails, games, and prizes.  

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Island Job Fair

April 13, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Are you searching for an active, fun, and rewarding seasonal position in a beautiful setting? If you are interested in working on Kelleys Island for the 2019 season, check out our job fair! We will be accepting applications and holding immediate interviews on April 13th from 1pm-5pm at Peeper’s, located at 109 W Lakeshore Drive. Positions available include but are not limited to: Wait staff/servers Bussers Cooks Dishwashers Barback Bartenders Housekeeping Multiple businesses will be recruiting! Come meet with us and…

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Bio Blitz for Earth Day

April 20, 2019 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! http://saffraej.wixsite.com/ki-bioblitz 

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Spring Wine Fling

April 20, 2019 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! There will be fun for the whole family with new additions to the barnyard like our Vin Bit arcade and bigger, better play area! We'll have wine tastings all day you'll find the lowest carry out prices of the year! Join us for music, food, and drink specials served all day. You'll be entered into our raffle and be eligible to win prizes with any…

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Blessing of the Brewery

April 27, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The KI Brewery is a special place where special concoctions are made each year, much to the delight of visitors and residents alike. It is an annual tradition to bless the brewery with the hope that all its many moving parts will function smoothly and result in delicious brews for all! Therefore, we invite you to submit your blessing to wish the KI Brewery the very best in 2019! Send us your poems, prayers, and lyrics. A selection of finalists…

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May 2019

Derby Day

May 4, 2019 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

"..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 144th 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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Cops and Bobbers

May 5, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Have you met the folks who proudly serve on our island's Police force? The Kelleys Island Police Department strongly believes in building positive relationships with the community...and having fun, too! Come on out and fish with the KIPD in a competitive event! It all goes down at Portside Marina, located at 116 W Lakeshore Drive. Don't worry about bringing any equipment with you - fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided! Following the competition, stick around to enjoy food and…

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EMS Spaghetti Dinner

May 11, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$13.00

Come join us for a delicious meal that benefits our Kelleys Island EMS! Trained EMS volunteers, under the direction of Toledo’s Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital Paramedic Sharon Devine, provide prompt, efficient and caring response to island emergencies via Island-based ambulances. The EMS squad works in conjunction with mainland ambulance and hospital systems for injuries or illnesses requiring more advanced medical attention. Our EMS squad participates in regular training and each volunteer has fully up to date credentials. Some of our volunteers…

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Free Museum Day – KIHA

May 18, 2019 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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EMS Safety Forces Day

May 18, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Casino, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Trained EMS volunteers, under the direction of Toledo’s Mercy St. Vincent’s Hospital Paramedic Sharon Devine, provide prompt, efficient and caring response to island emergencies via Island-based ambulances. The EMS squad works in conjunction with mainland ambulance and hospital systems for injuries or illnesses requiring more advanced medical attention. Our EMS squad participates in regular training and each volunteer has fully up to date credentials. Some of our volunteers are also certified in pediatric care and other specialty areas. Join us on…

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KIPD Meet & Greet Cookout

May 18, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Casino, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Meet the new Police Officers on Kelleys Island and say hello to the ones who keep you and your family safe year after year. Join us on EMS Safety Forces Day at the Casino Dock on May 18, 2019 for a special cookout and event with the Kelleys Island Police Department. This is a family-friendly event. The KIPD will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and drinks. This event is free and sponsored by the Police Department.  

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Welcome Back Potluck

May 18, 2019 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 having 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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Nest with the Birds

May 19, 2019 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

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 17th -20th. 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 of events is forthcoming.

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KIPD Carwash

May 19, 2019 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 112 Division Street for the KIPD Carwash. Bring your car, truck or golfcart. The Kelleys Island Police department staff will be handwashing your vehicle. Since there is no car wash on the island, this is a great service. The KIPD. will be accepting your generous donation for the service. Proceeds benefit the Police Department. The carwash will begin at 12 noon and end at 2:00 pm.

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Bike Week Dice Run

May 29, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Roll on in for the Ohio Bike Week Dice Run on Kelleys Island! Registration begins at 10:00 at Peepers and costs $10 / person Ferry: $5 / person Bikes board for FREE Ohio Bike Week Passholders are FREE Registrations must be turned in at the Casino by 5 pm to be eligible for a prize. Drawing for prizes at 5 pm A live band will play at the Casino! Happy Hour Special Hours are from 10am-10pm: $1.00 Busch and Busch Light $2.00…

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June 2019

Bacon Fest

June 7, 2019 4:00 pm - June 9, 2019 7:00 pm
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Come to the lovely grounds of the Kelley's Island Wine Co. and celebrate a love of all things Pork. There will be a Pig Roast and activities filled with Bacon-related Fun all day! The Bacon takeover menu will be served all weekend. Bacon Fest will feature Bacon themed cocktails and prizes will be awarded for The Best Bacon Attire, so get your outfits ready! Enjoy live music all weekend. The Naked Bacon Band will be featured on Saturday. Take the…

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5 & 10K Run/Walk

June 9, 2019 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$20

Running is certainly a lot more fun on an island! Sign up early online here. The 37th Annual Kelleys Island 5 & 10K Run/Walk will be hosted by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and is supervised by Firelands Area Runners 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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Razzles Volleyball Tournament

June 14, 2019 7:00 pm - June 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Seaway Marina, 240 E Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$200

Bump, set, spike! Join the annual Kelleys Island Razzles Volleyball Tournament June 14th &15th! The cost is $200.00 per team. Friday, June 14th, 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 15th.…

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Ohio Craft Beer Week

June 15, 2019 11:00 am - June 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map
Free

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 15th through June 22nd. There will be tastings, tap takeovers, food pairings, and live entertainment all week long featuring breweries big…

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International Student Dinner

June 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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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Navy Weekend

June 21, 2019 8:00 am - June 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Island-wide fun for the whole family! More info to come soon!

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Summer Solstice Soiree

June 22, 2019 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Charles Herndon Galleries & Sculpture Garden, 114 Laylin Lane
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Ring in the longest day of the year in a beautiful waterfront setting known as the Charles Herndon Galleries and Sculpture Garden. Join us for food, drinks, live entertainment, and of course compelling outdoor art. Charles Herndon works out of his studios on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie, a sculpture studio built in 1980 and a painting and photography studio built in 2000. His work derives, in large part, from his experience of the natural features and processes he has…

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Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 23, 2019 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

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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Mad River Harley-Davidson Kelleys Island Bike Tour

June 29, 2019 10:00 am - June 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
$10

Ride along Lake Erie's coast, hop on the ferry boat, and tour beautiful and historic Kelleys Island! The fun begins on Saturday, June 29th 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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July 2019

3 on 3 Russ Wilson Basketball Tournament

July 6, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

Grab your friends, get a team together, and duke it out on the court! 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…

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KI’s Got Talent

July 13, 2019 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us for the first-ever 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 to…

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Vacation Bible School at St. Michael’s Catholic Church

July 15, 2019 9:00 am - July 19, 2019 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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Island Fest 2019

July 19, 2019 11:00 am - July 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The theme for Island Fest 2019 is....Summer of Love! This year's festival will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous Woodstock concert, held in 1969 in upstate New York. The event's format is typical of festivals in years' past, but with a special 60s era twist. Far out, man! 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…

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Vacation Bible School at Zion United Methodist Church

July 22, 2019 9:00 am - July 26, 2019 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 2019 Vacation Bible School. This is a free event and children all are welcome! Vacation Bible School meets daily, Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th, from 9 am until noon. On Sunday, July 28th, 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 26, 2019 9:30 pm - July 28, 2019 11:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Free

Join us for the 13th Annual Kelleys Island Film Fest, sponsored by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce! **LINEUP TO COME** Under consideration for our 2019 Film Fest based on suggestions from the public: Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns, A Star is born, End of Watch, The Goonies, Instant Family, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, I Can Only Imagine This highly anticipated annual event will feature blockbuster movies whose licensing fees are generously funded by islanders. Movies will be shown both indoors and…

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August 2019

The Justin Horseshoe Tournament

August 2, 2019 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 11th 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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Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run

August 3, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

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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Arts & Crafts Fair – KIHA

August 3, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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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! TDon'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 4, 2019 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 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 remarkable 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…

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Cops and Bobbers

August 4, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Have you met the folks who proudly serve on our island’s Police force? The Kelleys Island Police Department strongly believes in building positive relationships with the community…and having fun, too! Come on out and fish with the KIPD in a competitive event! It all goes down at Portside Marina, located at 116 W Lakeshore Drive. Don’t worry about bringing any equipment with you – fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided! Following the competition, stick around to enjoy food and…

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Homecoming

August 9, 2019 5:00 pm - August 10, 2019 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 bands (country, 80s, and 90s rock), food trucks, and games for children.   SATURDAY On…

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KIPD 4th Annual Pig Roast

August 11, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$25

Support the Kelleys Island Police Department by participating in the 4th Annual Pig Roast. Donation: $25 All proceeds will benefit the KIPD. Drinks are available for purchase. The event will feature raffles, Bounce House, Laser Tag, and Dunk Tank and Live Entertainment! Several vendors featuring food, treats, and refreshments will be on site. K-9 Demos will take place throughout the event. Finger Printing for the Kids! Dinner & Drinks! Bounce House, Laser Tag, and Dunk Tank. Live Entertainment! Other Vendors…

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International Student Dinner

August 12, 2019 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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Poker Run/Dice Roll

August 24, 2019 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Are you ready for some late summer fun? Travel across Lake Erie for a bit of adventure and get to know Ohio's best kept secret - Kelleys Island! Grab your bike, golf cart, or motorcycle, join us on the island, and get in on the fun during the 26th Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll. Participants will take a trip around the Island, learning about this beautiful place as they gather points from the dice. Sign-up begins at noon at Peeper's and…

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September 2019

Glacial Glimpses

September 1, 2019 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

September 7, 2019 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, 2019. 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 7, 2019 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 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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KIPD Car Wash

September 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Police Department, 122 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come join the Kelleys Island Police Association at 112 Division Street for the KIPD Carwash. Bring your car, truck or golfcart. The Kelleys Island Police department staff will be handwashing your vehicle. Since there is no car wash on the island, this is a great service. The KIPD. will be accepting your generous donation for the service. Proceeds benefit the Police Department. The carwash will begin at 12 noon and end at 2:00 pm.

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Piper Memorial Poker Paddle

September 14, 2019 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 2nd Annual Memorial for the beloved Piper White! The entry fee $20.00 per boat and includes snacks, a picnic lunch, and a donation to Lake Erie Waterkeepers. The mission of Lake Erie Waterkeepers is to preserve and to improve the ecosystem in Lake Erie and its watersheds. The Great Lakes are considered to be one of the most important fresh water systems in the world, so this event is really helping a great cause.…

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Wine, Art & Food Faire

September 14, 2019 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

Join us at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. for this family-friendly event, now in its 5th 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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Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival

September 21, 2019 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
FREE

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 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…

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Harvest Fest

September 28, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 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 be filled with 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. The festival will also include scrumptious treats from food trucks. Harvest Fest is a community event, and the proceeds will be used to support…

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Lobster Fest

September 28, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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TBA

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. Arrive early to ensure seating and avoid the…

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October 2019

20th Annual Chili Cookoff

October 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Kelleys Island Brewery is hosting an island favorite event! Come taste all of the Chili Cook-Off entrees in 3 fantastic categories: Authentic, Original, and Vegetarian. Be sure to vote for your favorite and win some prizes as you donate to a great cause! While your enjoying the various chili samples, be sure to try a few of the, featured Kelleys Island Brewery, local and seasonal brews. The brewery offers both indoor and outdoor seating and has a wonderful view of…

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Oktoberfest

October 18, 2019 4:00 pm - October 20, 2019 8:00 pm

Enjoy an October weekend on Kelleys Island and participate in this annual event on Saturday, October 5. Oktoberfest at the Kelleys Island Brewery features hand made, authentic, German food. The $20 Ticket buys: Dinner, the opportunity to drink and eat for dollars off and a drink ticket for sampling of fresh beer. A sellout every year! A great event with both indoor and outdoor seating. Be sure to sample the Kelleys Island Brewery seasonal brews.

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Murder Mystery

October 18, 2019 4:00 pm - October 20, 2019 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 19, 2019 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Families can enjoy a fun-filled day with a variety of Halloween activities for the children. Start off the day at 12 noon with the EMS Pumpkin Carving hosted by Peeper's. Head over to K.I. Brewery at 1:30 for Halloween crafts and a costume party. From 3:00 - 5:00, all are invited to the Kelleys Island 4-H Camp for the Family Hayride, crafts, snacks and games, hosted by the Kelleys Island Landowners Association. The Kelleys Island EMS is sponsoring their 3rd…

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Trunk or Treat

October 19, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Island House, 131 Division Street
Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
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What is a trunk or treat? Participants decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy, and come sit in a parking lot and wait for kids to "trick or treat" from car-to-car. Kids have the opportunity to come fully dressed in Halloween costumes and fill up their bags or plastic pumpkins with treats. Kelleys Island Trunk or Treat will take place at the Seaway Marina and the Island House parking lot on Division St.

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Day of the Dead Celebration

October 26, 2019 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KI Cantina, 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 outdoor…

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Adult Halloween Weekend

October 26, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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 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 2019

Owl Fest

November 1, 2019 7:00 am - November 2, 2019 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 10, 2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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. The Kelleys Island Half Marathon is hosted by the Kelleys Island Venture Resort and supervised by the Firelands Area Runners Club. Proceeds benefit…

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Thanksgiving Potluck

November 29, 2019 6:00 pm - 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 29, 2019 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 29, 2019. 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 30, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 30, 2019 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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