ST PATRICK’s DAY
Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off & Traditional Games
Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than in front of the Shamrock on America’s Emerald Isle? Have you tried your hand at the fish toss? Seen the games on the news and want to take part in the cart race? Come up and enjoy The Great Day on Beaver Island!
March 17, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND BIRDING TRAIL WARBLERS ON THE WATER
Events are held over Memorial Weekend. The festivities include presentations and field trips by expert field guides.
May 26-28, 2018
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY
Food & Fun at Beaver Island Golf Course. GOLF: 4-5 person team best ball golf tournament begins at 2:00
$100 team registration includes meal. Please call John Works to reserve your team. Deadline for sign up is May 31st. Mixed teams welcome. Details: 231.448.2301- B I Golf Course. BOCCE BALL: With Frank D’Andraia – everyone welcome – equipment provided. Family PIG ROAST picnic: 4:00 to 6:00 Bring lawn chairs – Adults $10 – children $5. Beer, wine, canned soda provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Donations accepted – additional proceeds will go toward the Chamber’s development of a visitors phone app. Music too.
June 2, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL
Mark your calendars! Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Lunch at Bill Wagner campground. B.B.Q. buffet at the Shamrock. Beaver Island Bike Festival t-shirt. Bike transportation on the ferry Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies.
June 23, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND ECO-FAIR
The Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is promoting solutions in ecology, renewable energy and local food systems. The fair features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience. **Community Partner and Organization Sponsorship Packages Available** For more information on sponsoring, vending, or attending this event please visit www.bimf.net or contact: Carol Burton @231.838.2883 or Nathan Ayers @734.249.8334
SMITHSONIAN WATERWAYS EXHIBIT
Beaver Island Historical Society is pleased to Present 4 Water Exhibits. Exhibit 1: Water/Ways – Offered by the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit 2: Michigan Water Heritage Project – Offered by: Michigan Humanities, Office of the Great Lakes, Cranbrook Institute, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Michigan State University Exhibit 3: Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes- Offered by Central Michigan University Institute for Great Lakes Research and the CMU Biological Station. Tour the Boathouse, research facility and the MV Chippewa. Exhibit 4: Visit the Madeline
June 23 – August 5, 2018
FOURTH OF JULY
The 2018 July 4th Parade theme – “Peace, Love and the Fourth of July.” The Big Parade at 2:00 & Island Airways Flyover, featuring the missing man formation at 2:00. Line up for the parade starting at Holy Cross Church starting at 1:00. Cannon fire by John Works. Kids Carnival after the parade.
July 4, 2018
Discover Beaver Island history with the annual Museum Week full of informative and entertaining events. Music; presentations on nature, Oral History, and Native American culture; and Nature Walks, a Pet Show, and an Art Show.
July 15 – 21, 2018
BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Beaver Island Music Festival has been creating Music in the Woods since 2003, a 3-day outdoor event combining nature, renewable energies, music and artwork, song and dance. Plan to enjoy one of Michigan’s most unique festivals, with wide varieties of music, art, and activities for all ages, food, camping, and beautiful Beaver Island. Artists perform on many of the ferry rides, shuttles run through out the festival. (231) 838-2883 http://www.bimf.net
July 19 – 21, 2018
BAROQUE ON BEAVER
A presentation of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, Baroque on Beaver – A Festival of Classical Music brings professional and student musicians together on Beaver Island. Performances range from small ensembles to a full orchestra and chorus concert. For information call 888-511-5189 or consult baroqueonbeaver.org
July 27 – August 5, 2018
Island-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament.
August 10-12, 2018
August 12, 2018 @ NOON: Join us for the 2nd Annual Island Bocce Tournament, “The Roll for Pets.” Proceeds from “The 2018 “Roll” benefits The Friends of BI Animals. This great Island event takes place on August 12, 2018 @ NOON, Peaine Township Hall Park. The cost is $20 per person in advance, $25 on event day. Ticket includes food, drink: Homemade Muffaletta Sandwiches & Biscotti and San Pellegrino Limonata Sparkling Soda. BI Community School Sports Booster Coupon Available. PRIZES (beside bragging rights): * Win: $100 in Michigan Lottery Tickets * Place Bocce Set * Show Case (24 count) San Pellegrino Limonata For Information and Advance Tickets please call: 231-448-2603
BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON & PARADISE BAY 5 K
The Beaver Island Half Marathon plus 10K and 5K. Start at 9:00AM for 1/2 Marathon, 9:30AM for 10K and 10:00AM for 5K. Packet pick up and day before registration will take place on the porch at Dalwhinnie from 5 – 6:30. Shirt cut off August 24. You can also register for the race at the start which is at the public beach at 8:00 on Saturday September 1.
September 1, 2018
BITE OF BEAVER ISLAND
NOON to 2:00
See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.
2017 Chef Form – 2017 Vendor Form
October 6, 2018
ST PATRICK’s DAY