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Blar­ney Island: Island Time” Begins Memo­r­i­al Day Weekend

Blarney Drone

The Memo­r­i­al Day week­end marks the unof­fi­cial start of the Lake Coun­ty boat­ing sea­son. And on the gor­geous Chain O’Lakes, it also means that The Key West of the Mid­west,” Blar­ney Island, is open for a spec­tac­u­lar sum­mer of fun. This hol­i­day week­end is packed with live music day and night, so check Blarney’s cal­en­dar. And remem­ber that next Thurs­day evening, May 30, is the week­ly Thun­der on the Chain drag boat races. Some boats reach jaw-drop­ping speeds of over 150 miles per hour!

In case you’ve nev­er been to Blar­ney Island, it’s the most unique bar/​restaurant/​club you’ll find any­where. Why? Because it’s in the mid­dle of a lake – one mile from shore – and acces­si­ble only by boat. You can bring your own water­craft, or just take the shut­tle boat from the lake­side Port of Blar­ney – a des­ti­na­tion of its own, with a year-round restau­rant, bar and patio. There’s a new Caribbean-style menu this year, so check it out. Blar­ney Island is open Thurs­days through Sun­days. Shut­tle boat ser­vice begins in the late afternoon.

27843 W Grass Lake Rd, Anti­och 8473953804

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