Discover Beaver Island

America's Emerald Isle

Things may be a little different right now, but the magic of Beaver Island remains the same. You could be a returning visitor, family member, or a friend we haven’t met yet.

Our lighthouse continues to shine, welcoming you to our shores to create new memories.

Enjoy our endless beaches and stellar Dark Skies! Thanks in advance for practicing safety!
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Beaver Island's Special Events By Date

2020 Event Cancelled
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 19-21st, 2020

The 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 or contact: Carol Burton @231.838.2883 or Nathan Ayers @734.249.8334.
June 26-27, 2020

Explore Beaver island

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

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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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Beaver Island Historical Society
Virtual Event
Monday, 7/20/20 @ 6:30 PM EST

A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch ~ by the bestselling author of The Island of Lost Maps Miles Harvey

Please join the Beaver Island Historical Society for a special virtual event. Monday evening, we will join Miles Harvey online for an interview about his new book The King of Confidence. Hot off the press today his book tells the fascinating but largely forgotten story of James Jesse Strang, the self-proclaimed king of earth, heaven — and Beaver Island is published by Little Brown and Company.

Beaver Island — and Lake Michigan, where Strang’s pirates were legendary — play huge parts in the story, but most of Michigan plays at least a role in Strang’s story, from Mackinac Island to Detroit. Strang was a state legislator for years, during which he represented a quarter of the state.

Centering his narrative on Strang’s turbulent twelve years in power, Harvey gets to the root of a timeless American original: the Confidence Man. Full of adventure, bad behavior, and insight into a crucial period of antebellum history, The King of Confidence brings a readable account of one of the country’s boldest con men and the boisterous era that allowed him to thrive.

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Meeting ID: 816 6148 0931
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A tale for today's politics, for sure… and we all know how THAT ended! When I saw the book's review in the New York Times today (Tuesday) I almost fainted! I wrote my first high school term paper on James Jesse Strang and my social studies teacher called my parents to see if I had made it up! Now we're living parts of the story, again, in the 21st century. Amazing. Do check out the book review if you haven't already.

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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 hereNOTE: 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, visit the full WVBI Community Calendar.

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