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Kelleys Island Maritime Festival

June 14 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Kelleys Island Maritime Festival

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 many events at businesses all over the island, such as:

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Jet Express Dock: Flag retreat ceremony, VFW military members and bagpipe player. Ben Elfers will serve as Commodore.
Peeper’s: Live music by Marquis 66, who will perform sea shanties, Shellback initiation with a goldfish shot

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Dockers: Greasy Pole- KI Burgee Flag: Cash prize of $1000 for winner, Live music
KI Brewery: Chowder Challenge
Caddyshack: Sponsored 5Kish Trail Run, live music
KI Wine Co.: Kids Bootcamp Games
Peeper’s: Live music by Marquis 66, who will perform sea shanties, Shellback initiation with a goldfish shot

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Casino: Blessing of the KI Ferry boat line.
KI Wine Co.: Kids Bootcamp Games

ALL WEEKEND:

Casino: Old military navy equipment and amphibious vehicles on display at Casino parking lot.
Village Pump: A decorated Lyman boat, which will be one of the boats in the original flotilla on display in front of Pump, Up Spirits party with rum drink specials.
West Bay Inn: Live music, Cannon blast at Sunset, Sailor games
Portside Marina: All boaters are asked to dress their vessels with festive flags and lights for the weekend. Boat parade around the island.

Details

Start:
June 14 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/KelleysIslandFestival/

Organizer

Portside Marina
Phone:
419-746-2668
Email:
bterry90@gmail.com
Website:
www.portsidemarinaki.com

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