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September 2019

Feathers & Foliage Bird Festival

September 21, 2019 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Enjoy fall's splendor at the Jones Preserve on Long Point. View a variety of migrating birds with our bi-annual Bird Banding. Join us in a guided beginners bird walk geared to all ages. We 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 – CANCELLED (sort of, click event for details)

September 28, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, we will not be hosting Harvest Fest this year in its original format. However, we will still be decorating Memorial Park, we would still love to have a Scarecrow Contest with Island businesses and anyone else who would like to participate!!! Details will be coming soon for that! We would also still like to have the Fall Plant sale. If you are interested in purchasing mums and other Fall Décor, please write to info@kelleysislandchamber.com All…

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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

Oktoberfest

October 5, 2019 4:00 pm - October 7, 2019 8:00 pm
West Bay, 1230 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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New location! This year's Oktoberfest will be held at the West Bay Inn.

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20th Annual Chili Cookoff

October 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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NEW LOCATION!!! Peeper's is hosting an island favorite event! Come taste all of the Chili Cook-Off entrees in 3 fantastic categories: Authentic, Original, and Vegetarian. Vote for your favorite!

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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
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map

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 KI Wine Co. 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…

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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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