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June 2017
$25

Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue, 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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This event features family friendly competition for a good cause. All profits benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Over 20 teams toss off in a double elimination competition for first, second, and third place. Prizes will be awarded for placing teams. Beer specials will be available all day, while brats and Windy City hot dogs will be cooking to perfection on the outdoor charcoal grill. Come have fun, cheer your team on, or get your hands dirty and play! Sign up begins at…

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July 2017
Free

Fourth of July Kids & Pets Parade

July 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Seaway Marina – Venue, 240 E Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Dress up your kiddos, fur babies, wagons and golf carts for some festive fun! We'll meet at 10am at the Seaway Marina, Lake Superior Pavilion for some pre-parade face painting and other fun.  At 10:30 we'll be on our way, parading along E. Lakeshore Drive. The parade will end at Memorial Park in downtown!

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Russ Wilson Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ball Field – Venue, 121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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! The tournament starts at 9:30am on Saturday, July 9th. A professional referee will be on hand to run the games, and there will be raffle tickets, door prizes, and trophies/medals for the winners! Teams may have up to four players, and will be organized into three categories - 18 And Under, 19-39, and 40+. Registration is $100 per…

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$10 - $25

Vacation Bible School

July 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 14, 2017 @ 11:30 am
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 219 Chappel Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Vacation Bible School for children ages four and up! Enjoy Bible stories, crafts, music, games, and snacks. The cost is $10 per child, or $25 per family. Scholarships are available.

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Free

Island Fest

July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The theme for Island Fest 2017 is BEACH PARTY! Our Island Fest T-Shirt will present a retro 80's beach party theme. Make Island Fest on Kelleys Island your destination for summer fun! Voted No. 1 of 2015 Reader's Picks in Lake Erie Living Magazine, this weekend event features a variety of family entertainment including the Kelleys Island parade, fireworks, unique crafters, live entertainment, nighttime street dances, games, a variety of food and snacks, and a beer tent. It all happens at Memorial Park…

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Free

Vacation Bible School

July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Please join us for the 2017 Vacation Bible School. This is a free event and all children are welcome!  The theme this year is "Star Gazers". Vacation Bible School meets daily, Monday, July 17th through Friday, July 21st, from 9am until noon. On Sunday, July 23th, the children also present a program for the congregation during the worship hour beginning at 10:30am. Children are welcome to attend as many days as they are able. In addition to learning songs and a…

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Film Fest

July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Join us for the 11th Annual Kelleys Island Film Fest! Movies will be shown both indoors and outdoors on Friday, Saturday, July 22-23. The outdoor screenings will be held at the Ball Field, while the indoor screenings will take place inside the Town Hall - which, thanks to a generous donation from LaFarge, has been equipped with a 16 foot screen, rear projection, and a great sound system! In case of inclement weather, the outdoor screenings will also be moved to the Town Hall.…

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Roosters Car Wash

July 29, 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 phone number or email Chief of Police Shawn M. Craig at [email protected]

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August 2017
$10

Make-A-Wish Benefit Golf Cart Poker Run

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dockers Restaurant – Venue, Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map

Registration for the Poker Run starts at 10:00am at Dockers Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, right next to the Portside Marina. $10 a hand, with no limit to how many hands you want to play. Fun and charity all wrapped up in one. You will tour the island stopping at restaurants and stores to pick up cards for your poker hand. Once you have them all, head over to the Kelleys Island Wine Co. There you will find live music, a 50/50…

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Free

Kelleys Island History Museum Arts & Crafts Fair

August 5, 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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This show 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.

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Cops and Bobbers

August 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KIPD, 122 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come have a good time where children can have fun fishing with cops on the island. For further information call the KIPD non-emergency phone number or email Chief of Police Shawn M. Craig at [email protected]

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Make-A-Wish Swim

August 6, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina – Venue, 114 W Lake Shore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Cindra and Jeni have been doing long-distance Lake Erie swims for over 22 years, raising money for charitable donations. In 2016, they raised $33,100, bringing their 22-year total to well over $500,000! Come to the Portside Marina at 11:30am to see the girls swim in. A party at Dockers Waterfront Restaurant & Bar with free food will follow. Many current and past Wish children and families will be present. Come celebrate the 2017 Season of Wishes with us!

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$6 - $16

Kelly Miller Circus

August 7, 2017 - August 8, 2017
Ball Field – Venue, 121 Addison Road
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Experience America's second largest big top show on Kelleys Island.  The Kelly Miller Circus features a galaxy of stars and acrobats, an exotic display of animals, beautiful theatrical lighting, lively circus music, a fun-filled midway and concessions.  Be a part of the magic of Circus Day on Kelleys Island! Purchase discounted pre-sale tickets at kellymillercircus.com or here on our chamber website.

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Justin Horseshoe Tournament

August 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue, 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Now in its ninth 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 Kelleys Island Wine Co. on Woodford Road. Registration begins at 2:00pm, while the tournament begins at 3:00.…

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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

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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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 [email protected]

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$10

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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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 [email protected]

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$100

Fall Perch Derby

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

Wine Fest & Art Fair

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

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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$10

Kayak Poker Paddle for Pooches & Yoga Weekend

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

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
$15

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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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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$10

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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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
Free

Kelleys Island Owl Festival

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

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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$40

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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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 [email protected]

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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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