Special Annual Events

ST PATRICK’s DAY tn-st-patsWhere better to celebrate St. Patrick’s day than in front of the Shamrock on America’s Emerald Isle? Music all weekend with Danny and friends and Union Guns both nights. 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, 2019 BEAVER ISLAND BIRDING TRAIL WARBLERS ON THE WATER Chestnut Sided WarblerEvents are held over Memorial Weekend. The festivities include presentations and field trips by expert field guides. http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/ May 24-26, 2019 BEAVER ISLAND BIKE FESTIVAL bike-festMark 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. Registration link June 21-22, 2019 BEAVER ISLAND ECO-FAIR Beaver Island ECO-FAIRThe Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is on 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 June 28-30, 2019
FOURTH OF JULY tn-4th The 2018 July 4th Parade theme – “Discover Beaver Island. America at it’s Best!”  The Big Parade at 2:00  & Island Airways Fly-over, featuring the missing man formation at 2:00. Line up for the parade starting at Holy Cross Church at 1:00. Cannon fire by John Works. Kids Carnival takes this year off  with a comeback next year.  Lighted boat parade at dusk. July 4, 2019 GLEN McDONOUGH MEMORIAL CONCERT violin Come Listen to Beaver Island’s talent – young and older. July 5, 2019 MUSEUM WEEK Museum WeekDiscover 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. Visit The BIHS website July 14 – 20, 2019 Mackinac to Beaver Island Race Party sailboat July 17, 2019 BEAVER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL Beaver Island Music Festival-2016Beaver 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 throughout the festival. (231) 838-2883 http://www.bimf.net July 18 – 20, 2019 BAROQUE ON BEAVER tn-baroque-3A 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 28 – August 3, 2019 HOMECOMING tn-homecomingIsland-wide celebration and time to come together for all Islanders as well as the famous softball tournament. August 9-11, 2019 BOCCE TOURNAMENT bocce ball tournamentAugust 11, 2019 @ NOON: Join us for the 3rd Annual Island Bocce Tournament, “The Roll for Pets.” Proceeds from “The 2018 “Roll” benefits The Forest View Living Center. 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 August 11, 2019 BEAVER ISLAND 1/2 MARATHON & PARADISE BAY 5 K Beaver Island Half Marathon and 5 KThe 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. Event Website August 31, 2019

Emerald Isle Irish FestivalcloverGreat Irish bands, food, Irish dancers, history, games and lots of dancing.

September 6-8, 2019

BITE OF BEAVER ISLAND tn-biteNOON 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 Form2017 Vendor Form October 5, 2019
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