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August 2017

Homecoming

August 19, 2017
Ball Field – Venue, 121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Homecoming is a time in which those who love this island, return and enjoy a day of fun, food and entertainment. Watch a parade down Lakeshore... better yet, enter the parade.  The parade starts at 11:00am from the old Neuman Ferry dock. The theme is TBA - anyone is welcome to enter the parade, and anything that rolls is a float! Visit our craft fair, eat lunch, and listen to live music in the Pavilion.  Check out Back to the Wild and the amazing work…

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Free Lecture with Kristen Fussell

August 20, 2017
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

The Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. presents Guest Speaker Kristen Fussell, PhD, Research Development and Grants Manager for the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and Stone Laboratory who will be speaking on Lake Erie’s Critical Issues at 1:00 on the Harmful Algal Bloom, and Key Research Efforts. Refreshments will be served. At 2:30 the KIHA hosts its annual meeting. Find out what we have been up to and where we are headed. This is a great opportunity to tour the museum…

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KIPD 2nd Annual Pig Roast

August 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KI Village Hall, Downtown
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Donations and Funds go to Kelleys Island Police Association & K-9 unit. For further information call the KIPD non-emergency phone number or email Chief of Police Shawn M. Craig at policechief@kelleysisland.us

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24th Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll

August 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Grab your bike - golf cart - motorcycle and join in the fun in the 24th Annual Poker Run/Dice Roll. Take a trip around the Island to gather answers and points from the dice. Sign in is at noon; last bike in at 5 pm. Great prizes.

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September 2017

Audubon Glacial Glimpses

September 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island – Venue, Kelleys Island, 43438 United States + Google Map

Enjoy touring the island while seeking out new treasures! This island-wide yard sale is sponsored by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce. Official maps of the sale locations will be available starting at 9:00am on the day of the sale from the Chamber of Commerce office at the Seaway Marina, and at the Island Market grocery store downtown. Don't miss a day of beautiful late summer weather and a chance to discover some new island treasures!

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Butterfly Festival & Yard Sale

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Take a moment from 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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Roosters Car Wash

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KIPD, 122 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Washing Cars on Kelleys Island and donations go to local charities. For further information call the KIPD non-emergency number or email Chief of Police Shawn M. Craig at policechief@kelleysisland.us

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Fall Perch Derby

September 11, 2017
Casino – Venue, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

This season's Perch Derby will be held on September 11th at the Casino. The contest starts promptly at 8am and ends promptly at 1pm. Admission is $100 per boat. Any boats that arrive back to the Casino dock AFTER 1pm will be disqualified. Upon return, every boat will submit their best 30 fish to be weighed. Prizes will be awarded to the largest perch, sheephead, and boat whose 30 fish collectively outweighed the rest. All proceeds of the event will…

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Wine Fest & Art Fair

September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

This event combines all the things you love about fall! Island vendors & artists have an opportunity to show off their wares and art. Fair food, free wine tastings and raffles provide fun for the whole family. Live music by our house band, the Naked Bacon Band, rounds out this event into a great fall Saturday. Don't miss this chance to see what island artists have been working hard on all summer long!

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Kayak Poker Paddle for Pooches & Yoga Weekend

September 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - September 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
$10

Come enjoy yoga on the shores of Lake Erie. Bring your Kayak, or make arrangements to rent one and come play cards for a cause! $10 per hand09/16/2017 7:30 pm09/17/2017 9:30 am 11:00 am - 4:00 pm09/18/2017 10:30 am 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Enjoy autumn's splendor at the Jones Preserve on Long Point.  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 then have a guided bird walk at the new North Pond Preserve and Boardwalk. Join us to view a variety of migrating birds along the trail and from the observation deck overlooking the pond or…

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Harvest Fest

September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 3rd 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, the Chicken Poop Drop 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…

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Lobster Fest at the Village Pump

September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Pump – Venue, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Join us at the Village Pump for Lobsterfest! Reservations are required. Lobster dinners, lobster chowder, and lobster mac & cheese will be served from 4pm to 8pm.

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October 2017

Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$15

A lot of Oktoberfests have ales galore, the Kelleys Island Brewery's 18th annual Oktoberfest has German food a-plenty. All Beers on sale and this hand-made German food is worth the price of the ferry!  Sauerkraut balls, weinerschnitzel, bratwurst casserole, fried cabbage and potatoes, and red cabbage are all the fixin's that make it sell out every year. Bring your family and your doggie bags, it's fun for everyone. One $15 ticket gets you a plate with 5 items! Make your reservations…

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Chili Cook-off

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$10

2017 is the 18th year for the Kelleys Island Brewery annual chili cook-off. People come from all over to submit their favorite chili to be judged by the public and by an anonymous team of judges always present for the afternoon of fun. Customers pay $10 to taste 20 chilies and vote for the winner in three categories. Sign up your famous recipe and make 10 quarts to qualify for this home-style competition. Categories are Authentic, White, Original, and Vegetarian. $5 from…

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26th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Get your appetite ready for Thanksgiving and practice early! A full course meal - turkey - stuffing - mashed potatoes - gravy - sweet potatoes - cranberries - homemade cole slaw - roll - butter and soft drink. If you still have room, there's pumpkin or pecan pies for a little additional cost. Carry out and delivery is available.

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EMS Pumpkin Carving

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

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Kid’s Halloween

October 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Come to the Kelleys Island Brewery at 1:30pm for the Kid's Halloween Costume Parade! Directions will be given upon registration. After the parade, enter a guess for our How Many Pieces in the Basket competition, and then gather your goodies and head to one of the S'more Stations! Enjoy your tasty fall treats while checking out our other great fall specials. Have a happy Island Halloween, and thank you for coming to ours!

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Family Hayride

October 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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Adult Halloween

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Kelleys Island – Venue, Kelleys Island, 43438 United States + Google Map

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

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November 2017

Kelleys Island Owl Festival

November 3, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Kelleys Island – Venue, Kelleys Island, 43438 United States + Google Map
Free

Enjoy crisp fall evenings with saw-whet owl banding at Scheele Preserve. Mornings bring songbird surprises with bird banding at Jones Preserve. Banding is weather permitting. Bird programs Saturday, 1-4 at the Kelleys Island School.  

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Annual Half Marathon

November 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$40

The 5th Annual Half Marathon will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Kelleys Island downtown area. Runners will tour both the shorelines and inland areas of the island. Numerous water and refueling stations are provided along the course. Post-race ceremonies will be held at the Kelleys Island Town Hall. Awards will be designated to the top three runners in each age category and also, an overall male and female. Finisher's medals will be awarded. The K.I. Half Marathon is organized and hosted by…

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13.1 Marathon

November 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
KI Village Hall, Downtown
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Donations and Funds go to Kelleys Island Police Association & K-9 unit. Provided by Venture Resort and Captains Corner. For further information call the KIPD non-emergency number or email Chief of Police Shawn M. Craig at policechief@kelleysisland.us

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OSU vs Michigan Tailgate Party

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Pump – Venue, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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You are invited to join us for the annual Village Pump Ohio State vs Michigan tailgate party. Starting at 10 in the morning the Saturday after Thanksgiving, $10.00 all you can eat ribs, scallops & potatoes. Group Pics taken at half-time. Live music. A really fun time. Watch OSU kick Mich's butt at The Village Pump!

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