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August 2015

Audubon Nature Camp

August 3, 2015
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September 2015

Butterfly Festival

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Make this one of your stops after sampling the delights of the Island Wide Yard Sale. At 11 a.m., Pat Hayes of our local Audubon Club will present a short program on Monarch Butterflies. He will actually tag butterflies which is so cool to watch. You can even adopt a butterfly and track its migration on the web. Make sure you visit the museum and gift shop and meet local artists, authors and artisans. Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Historical…

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Pig Roast

September 19, 2015
West Bay – Venue, 1230 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Winefest

September 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue, 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Winefest is a fun outdoor festival for all ages! Free wine tasting are available as well as hourly raffles filled with wine themed gifts. Live entertainment will be featured on the covered porches. Festival food and vendors set up under the "wine" tent. Food and drink specials all day and lowest wine prices of the year!

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Dahlia Tour

September 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit the Inn on Kelleys Island and tour the Victorian Style home while learning about the historical background and features. Next is the beautiful Dahlia garden where you will view numerous varieties and colors of this hardy bloom. Each guest will receive a Dahlia stem of their choice to take home.

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Harvest Festival

September 26, 2015
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The 1st Annual Harvest Festival will take place in the Memorial Park, downtown Kelleys Island. The event will be filled with fun, family activities to kick-off the beginning of the beautiful fall season. This is a community event. Times, attractions and activity schedule coming soon.

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Feather and Foliage Bird Festival

September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Enjoy falls 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 of migrating birds…

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Putt-Putt Pig Roast

September 27, 2015
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue, 115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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October 2015

Murder Mystery Weekend

October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015

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! 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? Please…

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Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

October 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, a cherished fall tradition, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula. This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, plein air artists, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers' market, hayrides, sailboat rides and much more. The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula…

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Pumkin Carving

October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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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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March 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

March 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Bring your children and join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The event will be held in Memorial Park, downtown Kelleys Island. The hunt starts at noon!

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April 2016

Kelleys Island Spring Cleaning

April 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free
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Earth Day

April 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Cops and Bobbers

April 24, 2016

Cops & Bobbers is a program designed to teach kids fishing.  The cops are the hosts and we have volunteers from the community to assist us as well.  The goal of Cops & Bobbers is to get kids hooked on fishing, rather than drugs and crime, and show cops in a positive and friendly manner.  Register by emailing the Kelleys Island Police at [email protected], leaving information on how many children, their ages & shirt sizes. Photo by Steve Snodgrass

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May 2016

Derby Day – Village Pump

May 7, 2016
Village Pump – Venue, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Come watch the horses at The Village Pump Fun Food Games and Prizes.... Free apps from 2-3 A Village Pump Tradition, where it all started.

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Derby Day – Brewery

May 7, 2016
Kelleys Island Brewery – Venue, 504 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Derby Day – Bag the Moon

May 7, 2016
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Come watch your favorite horse run the Derby and show off your Derby hats. Denny Michaels will be playing Friday and Saturday evenings and a matinee on Saturday. Great way to start the summer.

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International Museum Day

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

The Kelleys Island History Museum joins Sandusky museums in celebrating International Museum Day.  There is Free Admission and a family friendly activity, not to mention our great museum and a tour of the historic Old Stone Church (built in 1866).

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June 2016

Ohio Bike Week Dice Run

June 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$10

Ohio Bike Week comes to Kelleys Island. Tour the island while participating in the annual Ohio Bike Week Dice Run. The dice run includes an exciting tour of the island while collecting your dice rolls. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy a variety of local businesses. This is a fun event for the riders as well as the islanders. Participation in the dice run is $10; ferry fees are just $5 per bike for this event only! Registration and sign-in begin at…

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Perch Derby

June 6, 2016
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue, 115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Visit Kelleys Island for the Annual Perch Derby, hosted the by the Island House Restaurant! Boats depart from the Casino dock at 8:00am. The cost to participate is $100 per boat, and the best 30 fish will win! Dinner, awards, and raffles will start between 5:30 and 6:00pm, once the boats have returned. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio!

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Kelleys Island Tour – Mad River & Rock-N-Roll City Harley-Davidson

June 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

Mark your calendars! We're turning one of the most popular rides during Ohio Bike Week into a dealership ride from Mad River H-D & Rock-n-Roll City H-D! Ride to the Kelleys Island Ferry then over to the Island on the ferry (with your beloved motorcycle) - Tour the island and get stamped at each stop for a chance to win a prize! _________________________________________________ NO EARLY REGISTRATION Register DAY OF *Saturday, June 18th ----- 10am to 2pm - At Mad River…

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Music Fest

June 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Musicfest is an Island must!  This year will be our 3rd annual Musicfest in downtown Kelleys Island Park. Don't miss this new and exciting event!! Even with the rain out last year,  we hope to Rock the Rock with dry conditions for 2016!  Band and Sponsorship info to follow. Thanks Jackie and Ronnie

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Kelleys Island Summer Programs for Kids

June 27, 2016 @ 9:30 am - July 28, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
$45

Join us for a summer of fun and adventure!  Let the Kelleys Island Field Station lead you on a journey to explore the natural wonders of the island.  There's lots to see and do. Programs are $45 per child per week (fee will be waived for Kelleys Island taxpayers).  We are happy to accommodate drop-ins as space allows. To register, go to kelleysislandfieldstation.org. See all four sessions below:Session 1: Expedition Photography Ever dream of working for National Geographic? This nature…

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July 2016

Breakers Ball

July 30, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 pm

BREAKERS BALL A roaring 20s gala to support the Kelleys Island Historical Association in its efforts to preserve the Old Stone Church and its parsonage. Saturday, July 30, 2016 5-8 pm Come as a flapper, come as you are. Come as a gangster, or a silent screen star. Dress to impress, we'll do the rest! Your ticket includes beverages, heavy appetizers, game chips and a gift bag. There will be dancing, a silent auction, games and loads of fun activities.…

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August 2016

Island Splash Children’s Swim Lessons

August 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - August 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Swimming lessons for children will be offered at the Camp Patmos swimming pool this August! Take a break from the summer heat and give your little ones a chance to learn an essential island skill. Lessons for kids ages four and up will be held from 12-1pm on August 1-5th. The cost will be $25. If you have questions or you'd like to register, call Holly at 419-271-0804!

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Kelleys Island Historical Assoc. Annual Meeting & Speaker

August 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island Historical Association – Venue, 224 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Three of our most popular bar tenders will be sharing some of their favorite stories at the Old Stone Church at 1:00. Find out what is really like behind the bar. After the presentation, the Assoc. will hold its annual meeting. Find out what we have accomplished, and what we have planned for the coming year. Following the meeting there will be refreshments on the porch. This is an Open House day for the museum – admission is free.

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Kelleys Island Police Department Pig Roast

August 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Town Hall – Venue, 130 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$25

Come enjoy a delicious pork dinner and help support the police department at the Pig Roast! Admission includes dinner and live entertainment by Steve Brownell and DJ Hondo. Other events include a dunk tank, bounce house, and fingerprint kits for kids! All proceeds benefit the Kelleys Island Police Association. To purchase tickets, stop in at the police department or ask an officer!

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September 2016

Appledore IV Tall Ship at Kelleys Island

September 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - September 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Portside Marina – Venue, 114 W Lake Shore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Come see the tall ship Appledore IV while it is docked at the Portside Marina this Labor Day weekend! The ship will arrive on Thursday, September 1, and offer both tours and sailing cruises throughout the weekend. Boarding tickets to tour the ship will be $5 each. Cruises will be offered on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, lasting 1.5 hours, with tickets available for $60 each, or two for $100. The ship has a maximum capacity of 40 people, so make…

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Putt Putt – Pig Roast

September 25, 2016
Caddy Shack & Buckeye Bar – Venue, 115 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Date may change based upon September football schedule--stay tuned!

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October 2016

Murder Mystery Weekend

October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016

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!  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? Please…

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November 2016

Thanksgiving Potluck Village Pump

November 25, 2016
Village Pump – Venue, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Join us and bring your Thanksgiving leftovers for our annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck. Watch the Park lighing ceremony and Santa's appearance in the Park and then dinner at the Pump. Turkeys and such provided by The Village Pump. A must for Islanders and end of year fun.

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April 2017

Early Bird Party

April 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Village Pump – Venue, 103 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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The early bird gets the worm! Join us at the Village Pump for food, fun, games n' prizes, and live entertainment as we get ready for another great season on Kelleys Island. The Pump started the Early Bird Party in April over 10 years ago, and it has continued to be an island tradition ever since. Be there or be square!

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Spring Wine Fling

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue, 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

The Spring Wine Fling marks our first large bottling of the year and the start of our spring and summer. We offer free wine tastings, live music, the lowest wine prices of the season, giveaways, and other festival fun. We will also have a special menu running. Come meet our 2017 flock, as well as the new additions to the barnyard!

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Blessing of the Kelleys Island Brewery

April 28, 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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Free

Come enter your blessing from 1-4 pm. Last year's winner: Blessed be the brewer Blessed be the yeast For they turn the water, hops and barley into such a blessed drink. Blessed be the Kelleys Island Brewery Blessed be the brew crew For they welcome all as family to our blessed island home.  

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May 2017

Derby Day

May 6, 2017
Kelleys Island – Venue Kelleys Island, 43438 United States + Google Map

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 143rd 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! Check back here closer to the event date for a list of island businesses that will be open on…

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EMS Spaghetti Dinner

May 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bag the Moon – Venue, 109 W Lakeshore Dr
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$12

Mark your calendars now! Come enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner with Bruce's homemade meat sauce, salad, roll and butter, and topped off with dessert. We start serving at 4:30pm. Carry out and delivery is available. All proceeds go to EMS Assoc. Donations are also accepted. Raffle tickets will be available. The cost is TBD.

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Nest with the Birds

May 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017

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 a delicious potluck & nature program on Thursday. Friday at 8 am is a guided bird walk, which will meet at the Kelleys Island School. See the migrating neotropical songbirds up close and personal with Master Bird Bander, Tom Bartlett, Saturday from 7am - 2pm at…

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Free Museum Day at the Kelleys Island History Museum

May 20, 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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Free

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.

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EMS Safety Forces Day

May 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Casino – Venue, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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Meet the dedicated volunteers providing you with the safety services available on Kelleys Island. Kelleys Island Police, EMS, Fire, the Park Ranger and US Coast Guard are available to answer your questions. Mercy St. Vincent Life Flight will land on the dock, weather permitting.

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June 2017

Bacon Fest at the Kelleys Island Wine Co.

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Kelleys Island Wine Co – Venue, 418 Woodford Rd
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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Free

Because, who doesn't love bacon! Be sure to visit the Kelleys Island Wine Co. for a weekend filled with bacon-related fun. Try our special drinks like the Bacon Bourbon Brunch and the Bacon Jalepeno Margarita. Our entire menu at both the Winery and the Cantina is filled - some may even say overrun - with bacon items. Live music will be played all weekend long by none other than the Naked Bacon Band. Prized will even be given out for the best bacon outfit!…

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5 & 10K Run/Walk

June 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Memorial Park – Venue, 112 Division Street
Kelleys Island , OH 43438 United States
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$20

The 35th 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 downtown,…

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Razzles Volleyball Tournament

June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017
$200

Come on down to the beach at the Seaway Marina for the Razzle's Kelleys Island Volleyball Tournament! The weather will be warm and the shore will be packed as people gather to watch teams compete against each other on the grass. Even if you don't play, it's a great time to head to the island and kick off the summer by partying with us. The fun starts with the player party at The Casino on Friday night from 7 till close. Food will be served until…

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Special Olympics Torch Run

June 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KISP Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States + Google Map

Erie County Run comes through Kelleys Island assisted by KIPD. 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 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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$25

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

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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Free

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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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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$10 - $25

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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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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Free

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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Vacation Bible School

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

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

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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Free

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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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
$10

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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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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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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$6 - $16

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 by clicking the button below:

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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 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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Free

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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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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$10

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! If you'd like to…

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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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Fall Perch Derby

September 11, 2017
Casino – Venue, 104 Division Street
Kelleys Island, OH 43438 United States
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$100

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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Kayak Poker Paddle for Lake Erie Water Keepers

September 16, 2017
$10

Come enjoy this fun event! Bring your Kayak, or make arrangements to rent one with a $10 per entry fee. This event is only one day long on September 16th. There will also be NO YOGA during this event, that has changed.09/16/2017 9:00 am Entire Island (7 stops)09/16/2017 11:00 Recreational Version (5 stops)

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Wine Fest & Art Fair

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

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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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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