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The largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island hosts many activities for every nature lover. The year round population is approximately 600 – with a large percentage of Irish descent. Time slows down here, offering a peaceful, relaxed way of life. Tour the Island by bicycle, or bring your car over on the ferry or rent a car to circle the Island in an afternoon.

Things To Do And See On Beaver Island

Dark Skies

Because of our location in the middle of northern Lake Michigan Beaver Island is one of the finest dark skies star gazing locations in the United States. We are far away from the light pollution of any large metro areas.

Dark Skies

Island Webcams

Paradise Bay Webcams

Visitors Guide

Water Trail

Learn more about the NEW Beaver Island Water Trail. Fun for all on beautiful Lake Michigan surrounding Beaver Island.

Water Trail Website

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Chamber of Commerce Members

Advertising Members

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Just a friendly reminder that our parade this year is at 1:00 O’clock on July 4th, and townships fireworks display is on July 5th at dusk on the harbor. The parade line up starts up at Holy Cross church like past years and heads out of town. We encourage people to start lining up at 12:30 so we can be organized to go at 1:00 o’clock. No particular theme this years as we transition back from last years drive by parade to a normal parade as years past. So that allows everyone to be as creative as you want! Let’s get get in the spirt and let freedom ring! As we continue our transition back to normal after last year we have a small request. Our younger population might not be vaccinated so we are encouraging candy to not be thrown from adults to younger children from floats for obvious safety reasons. As a result the Chamber will produce goodie bags that are sanitized (like last year) to safely pass out to children along the parade route (with gloves on). We will be making a ton of these to insure every child along the parade route gets a fun bag filled with treats, bubbles, and stickers etc.. If you would like to help fill the bags we will be doing so on July 3rd. The Chamber is accepting donations of candy (please nothing that would melt in the heat) or other fun items for the bags if you would like to contribute. Drop off at the chamber office or call 231-448-2505. If it’s easier to make a cash donation for the children’s goodie bags that’s fine also to help off set expenses. Looking forward to another amazing 4th of July on beautiful Beaver Island! Start planning your float and let freedom ring! Photo credit to Becca Foli and Frank Solle

Just a friendly reminder that our parade this year is at 1:00 Oclock on July 4th, and townships fireworks display is on July 5th at dusk on the harbor.  The parade line up starts up at Holy Cross church like past years and heads out of town. We encourage people to start lining up at 12:30 so we can be organized to go at 1:00 oclock. No particular theme this years as we transition back from last years drive by parade to a normal parade as years past. So that allows everyone to be as creative as you want! Lets get get in the spirt and let freedom ring! As we continue our transition back to normal after last year we have a small request.  Our younger population might not be vaccinated so we are encouraging candy to not be thrown from adults to younger children from floats for obvious safety reasons. As a result the Chamber will produce goodie bags that are sanitized (like last year) to safely pass out to children along the parade route (with gloves on). We will be making a ton of these to insure every child along the parade route gets a fun bag filled with treats, bubbles, and stickers etc.. If you would like to help fill the bags we will be doing so on July 3rd. The Chamber is accepting donations of candy (please nothing that would melt in the heat) or other fun items for the bags if you would like to contribute. Drop off at the chamber office or call 231-448-2505. If its easier to make a cash donation for the childrens goodie bags thats fine also to help off set expenses.  Looking forward to another amazing 4th of July on beautiful Beaver Island! Start planning your float and let freedom ring! Photo credit to Becca Foli and Frank SolleImage attachment

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Beaver Island Community Calendar

WVBI Community CalendarThe Beaver Island Community Calendar is maintained by WVBI. Content here is included in WVBI’s weekday on-air Community Calendar report at 9, noon, 3 and 6. These events are also shown on the digital displays around town and across as well as in previews for movies at the BIC Center.  Want digital signage at your business or rental? Learn more here

NOTE: This version of the calendar does not include community board and governance meetings or other events not likely to be of interest to visitors.  To see those or to view more than the events for the next 7 days shown below, visit the full WVBI Community Calendar.

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