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March 2019

Village Pump 50 Years Party

March 16, 2019 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Help us celebrate this iconic island institution's 50th year in business! Stop in for drink specials and your favorite foods all day long. There will also be cake and plenty of giveaways/prizes!   A Brief History of The Village Pump: The combination of post office and barber shop (now the Village Pump) was erected by Gus Kelley in 1890. It was originally to have been a one story structure, however, Mr. Kelley was urged by the townspeople to add a…

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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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Job Fair

April 13, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Are you interested in working on Kelleys Island this summer? There are many positions available at local businesses! Come check out our job fair and apply to work in paradise. We're seeking: Wait staff Bartenders & barbacks Bussers Retail associates Housekeepers  

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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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Free

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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Free

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 – CANCELLED

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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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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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Free

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 12:00 pm - 2:00 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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Free

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 19th. 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. Join us for the 6th annual BACONFEST! The Wine Company And KI Cantina will host a plethora of bacon related fun! From bacon infused drinks to a complete bacon menu we have all your crazy bacon cravings covered. Come check out our TBD Tap Takeover where each beer is paired with one of our favorite pig products. Dine on our house…

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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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Kelleys Island Maritime Festival

June 14, 2019 8:00 am - June 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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This year's Kelleys Maritime Festival will honor the 1978 decision to keep Kelleys Island a place for families, vacations, and residents instead of turning it into parkland, as was the wish of Ohio’s Governor at the time. To protest this decision, a small fleet of islanders “stormed” the mainland in protest, calling themselves the Kelleys Island Navy and received national media attention. This event also culminated in the formation of the Kelleys Island Landowners Association (KILA). Navy Weekend will include…

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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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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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