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April 2018

Early Bird Party

April 7, 2018 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Village Pump, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Come join us for the "Kick Off Party" of 2018 Season! Fun, food, spirits, and music.

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Bio Blitz for Earth Day

April 21, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Spend the day exploring the Kelleys Island ecosystem! 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 21, 2018 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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Come celebrate Spring and the start of our season this April @ Spring Wine Fling Fun for the whole family with new additions to the Barn Yard & bigger, better Play Area! Free Wine tastings all day & lowest carry out prices of the year! Live music with the Naked Bacon Band, food, and drink specials served all day. Raffles & prizes with any wine purchases.

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Blessing of the Brewery

April 28, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Submit and vote on your favorite 'blessing of the brewery' for 2018. Anything goes, and you are the judge so applause is welcome! Spring tasters of our finest ales to bless our new season! $5 for 6 tastings!

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May 2018

Derby Day

May 5, 2018 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

Cure that springtime cabin fever and get a head start on summer fun with Derby Day on Kelleys Island! Our bars and restaurants offer a festive afternoon in celebration of the 144th Kentucky Derby - "the most exciting two minutes in sports." Be sure to wear your Kentucky Derby garb and hat to show off at the celebration and around town!

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EMS Spaghetti Dinner

May 12, 2018 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bag the Moon, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$13.00

The 14th Annual EMS Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Bag the Moon. Dine in or carry out is available. Dinner will begin at 4:30 and consists of salad, roll, spaghetti, dessert, and a beverage. Come and visit with old friends, make new acquaintances, and let the EMS Volunteers serve dinner for you! Raffle tickets will be available for an assortment of prizes, donated by residents of Kelleys Island.  

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Nest with the Birds

May 17, 2018 8:00 am - May 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
Free

The Kelleys Island Audubon Society cordially invites you to join us in welcoming migrating songbirds to our 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! View migrating neotropical songbirds in the wild with Master Bird Bander, Tom Bartlett, at Jones Preserve on Kelleys Island's Long Point. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (May 17-20): Thursday, May 17 6pm - Pot Luck - Please bring dish to pass…

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Free Museum Day – KIHA

May 19, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The Kelleys Island History Museum joins other Erie County museums in celebrating International Museum Day. Admission, of course, is free, and there will be a fun family-friendly activity. Stop by to explore our great museum and tour the historic Old Stone Church, built in 1866, next door.  You can also have fun exploring the all new Parsonage Resale Shop located just north of the historic Old Stone Church.

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EMS Safety Forces Day

May 19, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Casino, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Gathered on the Casino Dock for residents and visitors alike, the Safety Forces on Kelleys Island will be available to answer questions from 12 noon until 2 pm. Come and get an up-close personal view of the equipment from the Kelleys Island EMS, Police and Fire Departments.  The US Coast Guard and State Park personnel may also make an appearance during this event. In addition, Mercy St. Vincent Life Flight Helicopter will be making a landing at 12 noon, weather…

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Bike Week Dice Run

May 24, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bag the Moon, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

This annual event begins with a ferry ride to Kelleys Island. Tour the island, making various stops to roll the dice. Registration begins at 10 am at Bag the Moon $10 per person. Return a completed scorecard to The Casino by 4:30 pm. Drawing at 5 pm.  

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June 2018

5 & 10K Run/Walk

June 3, 2018 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$20

The 36th Annual Kelleys Island 5 & 10K Run/Walk will be hosted by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce and 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 route, especially along the lakefront, and will be provided with numerous water stations. Walkers and strollers are also welcome. Registration begins…

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Bacon Fest

June 8, 2018 4:00 pm - June 10, 2018 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 a love of all things Pork. Pig Roast and Bacon Fun all day! Bacon takeover menu served all weekend. Bacon themed cocktails & prizes given away for The Best Bacon Attire! Live music all weekend featuring the Naked Bacon Band on Saturday.

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Ohio Craft Beer Week

June 9, 2018 11:00 am - June 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map
Free

Do you know there are over 240 breweries in Ohio?  Our state is producing some of the best craft beer in the country and this summer our island establishments will be showcasing some of these brewers during the Ohio Craft Beer Week on Kelleys Island from June 9th through June 16th.  There will be tastings, tap takeovers, food pairings, and live entertainment all week long featuring breweries big and small from Cleveland to Cincinnati and all points in between.  Visit…

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Cops and Bobbers

June 10, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Have fun while fishing with the Kelleys Island Police Department.  This family fun event takes place at the Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr.  No worries, fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided!  Afterward, enjoy goodies and refreshments while awaiting the highly anticipated "Biggest Fish Awards".    

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Razzles Volleyball Tournament

June 15, 2018 7:00 pm - June 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Seaway Marina, 240 E Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$200

Join the annual Kelleys Island Razzles Volleyball Tournament June 15th &16th!  The cost is $200.00 per team. Friday, June 15th, 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 16th. Registration begins 9:00 am…

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Welcome Back Potluck

June 16, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The Kelleys Island Landowners Association is once again having a Welcome Back Potluck. 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 the pavilion, which is located next to the baseball field.  

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International Student Dinner

June 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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 resources (banks, shopping, transportation, etc.) and forge meaningful relationships. The Church will supply the main course, beverages, and table service. Islanders will bring side dishes. The event is located at the Village Pavillion at 121 Addison St. Admission is free.…

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Make-A-Wish Horseshoe Tournament

June 24, 2018 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

A true island tradition!  Come have fun and toss shoes with all your island friends at The Kelley's Island Wine Co.  The cost is $20.00 per team.  Registration begins at 12 noon.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.  Beer, brats, and shoes!  All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.

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Mad River Harley-Davidson Kelleys Island Bike Tour

June 30, 2018 10:00 am - July 1, 2018 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
$10

Registration is held Saturday, June 30th 10 am - 2 pm at Mad River Harley Davidson, 5316 Milan Road Sandusky, Ohio 44870. The cost is $10.00 per player.  Jump on your bike and head to the Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line, 510 West Main St. Marblehead, Ohio 43440.  The wristband you receive with your scorecard will give you a special discounted rate of $20.00 per motorcycle for a round trip ticket.  Relax and enjoy the 25-minute ferry ride to Kelleys Island. …

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July 2018

3 on 3 Russ Wilson Basketball Tournament

July 7, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

  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 Island, Ohio 43438. The tournament will begin at 9:30 am.  A professional referee…

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Island Fest 2018

July 13, 2018 11:00 am - July 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Memorial Park, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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The theme for Island Fest 2018 is Dog Days of Summer! Great fun for the whole family! Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Chamber of Commerce, Island Fest will feature Ohio Artisans, local crafters, food vendors, a beer tent, and evening street dances. Saturday kicks off with an exciting parade in addition to afternoon live entertainment and fireworks at dusk.   The theme for this year's parade is "Dog Days of Summer".  Friday & Saturday are the main days sponsored by the…

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Vacation Bible School at Zion United Methodist Church

July 16, 2018 9:00 am - July 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church, 101 Chappel St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Please join us for the 2018 Vacation Bible School. This is a free event and children all are welcome!  Vacation Bible School meets daily, Monday, July 16th through Friday, July 20th, from 9 am until noon.  The theme this year is "Game On!" On Sunday, July 22nd, the children also present a program for the congregation during the worship hour beginning at 10:30 am. Children are welcome to attend as many days as they are able. In addition to learning songs and a skit…

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Film Fest

July 27, 2018 9:30 pm - July 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Join us for the 12th Annual Kelleys Island Film Fest! Movies will be shown both indoors and outdoors on Friday, Saturday, July 27-29. The outdoor screenings will be held at the Ball Field with an impressive inflatable screen and sound system. In case of inclement weather, the outdoor screenings will also be moved to the Town Hall. For outdoor showings, make sure you bring what you need to be comfortable - blankets, chairs, golf carts, cars, or trucks. The Film…

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August 2018

Arts & Crafts Fair – KIHA

August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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This Art Fair 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, as well as the Parsonage Resale shop located just north of the Church!

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Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run

August 4, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Make-A-Wish Golf Cart Poker Run is a family fun event!  Registration begins 10:00 am at Dockers Waterfront Restaurant & Bar. The cost is $10.00 per hand.  Golf cart, bike or car are acceptable.  There are seven stops to collect cards. Our final destination will be The Kelley's Island Wine Co. and KI Cantina, 418 Woodford Rd.  There will be games, 50/50 raffles, baskets to bid on and much more to help make your day fun!  One hundred percent of the monies…

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Make-A-Wish Benefit Swim

August 5, 2018 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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For the past 24 years, Cindra Mielke and Jeni Hammond have been doing long distance Lake Erie swims, ending at Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr, around 11:30 am - 12noon. Swims have been as long as 8 1/2 hours (around Kelleys Island) to 2 hours (Marblehead to Kelleys). Make-A-Wish families, guests, and islanders line Portside Marina's dock to see the ladies swim in. Life Flight makes a pass over in honor of the Make-A-Wish Children. Once the ladies are…

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Cops and Bobbers

August 5, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portside Marina, 114 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Have fun while fishing with the Kelleys Island Police Department.  This family fun event takes place at the Portside Marina, 116 W Lakeshore Dr.  No worries, fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided!  Afterward, enjoy goodies and refreshments while awaiting the highly anticipated "Biggest Fish Awards".

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Kelly Miller Circus

August 6, 2018 4:00 pm - August 7, 2018 6:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$8 - $13

The Circus is coming back to Kelleys Island on August 6 & 7, 2018.  Join us for another year of Family Fun! For their 80th anniversary, the all-new 2018 Kelly Miller Circus season presents a more intimate atmosphere, with no one being more than 50 feet away from the action. While Kelly Miller Circus still supports circuses with exotic animals, we have chosen, this year to be exotic animal free. There are two showtimes for Monday, August 6th 4 pm, and 7…

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Homecoming

August 10, 2018 5:00 pm - August 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Ball Field, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Homecoming is an event sponsored by KILA (the Kelleys Island Landowners Association) and serves as a weekend for those who love this island to return and enjoy fun, food, and entertainment. For the first time in 40 years, this event will last two days. All Homecoming events will take place at the Kelleys Island Pavilion, located on Addison St.   FRIDAY Homecoming kicks off on Friday night. From 5-9pm, attendees will find bands (country, 80s, and 90s rock), food trucks,…

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International Student Dinner

August 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pavilion, 121 Addison St
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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 resources (banks, shopping, transportation, etc.) and forge meaningful relationships. The Church will supply the main course, beverages, and table service. Islanders will bring side dishes. The event is located at the Village Pavillion at 121 Addison St. Admission is free.…

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