Kelleys Island Events

Fun no matter what your age or interest may be!

Each year, there are over 60 events that occur on Kelleys Island, beginning in March and ending in late November. Whether it’s a beer or wine festival, a craft bazaar, a sports tournament, or tour of our historic or natural areas, there’s something for everyone!

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September 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wine, Art & Food Faire

Join us at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. for this family-friendly event, now in its 6th year! The winery will be hosting many vendors, selling everything from hand-crafted art to specialty food. This event always features live entertainment,

LOCATION:
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, September 26, 2020: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lobster Fest

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

LOCATION:
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

October 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harvest Fest

The Kelleys Island Annual Harvest Festival will take place in Memorial Park, the heart of downtown Kelleys Island. The festival will feature fun family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. Activities include

LOCATION:
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, October 3, 2020: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oktoberfest

This year’s Oktoberfest will take place at the West Bay Inn! Look forward to food and beer specials, and of course tons of revelry and live entertainment, too! More details to come.

LOCATION:
West Bay, 1230 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, October 10, 2020: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

21st Annual Chili Cook Off

21st Annual Kelleys Island Chili Cook-Off Hosted by Peeper’s Saturday, October 10, 2020 1-4:00 pm Winners Announced at 4:30 pm Contestants:  8 quarts of chili MUST to be delivered to Peeper’s on Saturday, October 10th no

LOCATION:
Peeper’s, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Wednesday, October 14 - November 23, 2020: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Owl Banding Begins (through November 23)

Join us at Scheele Preserve and the North Pond Preserve nightly after dark. Don’t forget your head lamp! More details to come.

LOCATION:
Island Wide
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Friday, October 16 - 18, 2020: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Murder Mystery

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

LOCATION:
Kelleys Island Venture Resort, 441 West Lakeshore Drive
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, October 17, 2020: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family Halloween Weekend

Costume Party & Trunk or Treat at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. EMS Pumpkin Carving at Peeper’s KILA Family Hayride at the 4-H Camp Terror at Town Hall

LOCATION:
Island Wide
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, October 24, 2020: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Day of the Dead Celebration

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

LOCATION:
The Kelley’s Island Wine Co., 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Saturday, October 24 - 25, 2020: 8:00 pm - 2:30 am

Adult Halloween Weekend

Immerse yourself in your wildest dreams and dress like it! All bars open, prizes for the best costumes. In the past, we have seen the likes of Jetson’s in full regalia and their car, The Ohio State Band, people riding one of Cedar

LOCATION:
Island Wide
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

November 2020

Friday, November 6 - 8, 2020: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Owl Fest

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

LOCATION:
Island Wide
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Sunday, November 15, 2020: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Half Marathon & 5K

Join us for the annual Police Chase Half Marathon & 5k, now hosted by the Village Pump! Runners will tour both the shorelines and inland areas of the island. Numerous water and refueling stations are provided along the course.

LOCATION:
Island Wide
Kelleys Island, OH 43438

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