Homecoming celebrates a return to the Kelleys Island you love. Friday, the fun starts at 5 p.m. with live music and more. Saturday, a parade beings at Lakeshore Drive at 11 a.m., from the old Neumann Ferry dock. Anyone can enter the parade and anything that rolls counts as a float! From noon to 4…

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Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Kelleys Island Navy, when a flotilla of 200 boats from Kelleys Island protested the state’s plan to take over the island to create a resort.  Events include a blessing of the fleet, flag retreat ceremony and greasy gostra, where competitors will run along a greased pole to try to…

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The 37th Annual Kelleys Island 5 & 10K Run/Walk is 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 supporting the Kelleys Island…

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Come on out and fish with the Kelleys Island Police Department in a competitive event! It all goes down at Portside Marina. Don’t worry about bringing any equipment with you – fishing poles, worms, and life jacket vests will be provided! Share:

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Teams of four paddlers on stand-up paddleboards, in canoes or kayaks, have 2.5 hours to navigate around Kelleys Island to retrieve treasure from hidden treasure chests. The team to collect all the treasure and cross the finish line in the shortest amount of time wins. Awards ceremony, food, drinks and after party at Dockers Waterfront…

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kelleys Island is coming to the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show.   While Put-in-Bay has always been celebrated at the annual mid-winter rendezvous, Kelleys Island Sunday Funday is a first. As is a Main Street area lined with Kelleys favorite shops.   Sunday will feature favorite Kelleys performers, such as The Distractions and…

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Lake Erie is high – more than 20 inches above normal this month. Which means boaters are struggling to climb up from their docks. And waves are destroying property as it erodes beaches and bluffs. The lake is still 7 inches short of the record high set in 1986. And it’s now about the same…

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Bring your bikes to Kelleys Island. The largest of Ohio’s Lake Erie islands, Kelleys offers 30 miles of winding, open roads to cruise. So you can check out the glacial grooves, state park and hiking trails at your leisure. Don’t do what I did: make your kids scooter 3.6 miles from the Kelleys Island Ferry…

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I think the golf carts were their favorite part. In one day at Put-in-Bay, I took my 5- and 7-year-old up to the top of Perry’s Monument, down to Perry’s Cave, around the state park and in to an ice cream shop. But their favorite? Fighting over the front seat in the golf cart as…

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